Tour Type
Holi Tour

Mathura Holi: Lathmar Holi & Rangbhari

Detail Itinerary

  • Ekadashi 2023 Get immersed in the colors of Holi in Mathura - Vrindavan - Barsana - Gokul- Nandgaon...the Land of Lord Krishna!

    Holi, the festival of vibrant colors and joy, embodies spring and happiness in India. In Mathura, Lord Krishna's beloved city, Holi is celebrated with unique enthusiasm and devotion. This land is a perfect platform where all the wonderful traditional customs, rituals, and festivities related to Holi are celebrated with utmost joy and zeal. Revelers surround the streets while they shower each other with brightly colored gulls (powder). Devotees visit Lord Krishna temple to seek blessings while the elders tell stories of Lord Krishna’s mischievous childhood activities during Holi. A genuinely colorful experience, Mathura’s unique celebration of Holi makes it an apt destination for anyone who wants to soak up a carnival of religion, tradition, and civic life! The Mathura Holi Festival is a fantastic extravaganza that captivates the senses! The month- long fiesta enlivens the Brij Bhoomi and its towns of Gokul, Vrindavan, Barsana, Nandgaon, and Mathura. Surprisingly the festival festivities begin in February, and during this time, there Is a carnival atmosphere with colors abounding in festive moods. Every year International TV teams from all corners of the globe witness this vibrant spectacle. Even politicians and photographers travel to Mathurato to delight in these joyous moments. You dont want to miss experiencing the sights, smells, and sweet tastes at this fantastic event! Every year in the city of Mathura, a divine and fascinating event occurs. It is called ;Barsana Lathmar Holi, an ecstatic festival with an air of sacredness and devotion. This event is followed by a massiveFalen Ki Holi where a priest performs the incredible feat of walking through fire unscathed. Locals believe it to be a miracle granted to him by a saint who blessed him and his family with Fire immunity. Also, the Dauji Huranga in Baldeo hometown will surely delight you with its extraordinary display of colors! The spectacle will make your experience genuinely out-of-this-world and offer thrills that no other festive occasion can match!

  • 1: Barsana Phool Maar Laddu Holi in Sriji Temple
    01 /03/ 2023, Wednesday

    Holi is a festival that is celebrated with great enthusiasm in Barsana. Laddu Holi, which takes place at the Shriji Temple dedicated to Radhaji in the town of Barsana, is one of the most important events associated with the festival. The temple and its surroundings are decorated with colorful flowers, lights, and vibrant colors to create a festive atmosphere. During Laddu Holi, the devotees play with colorful laddus (a sweet made of gram flour and ghee) as part of their worship. Everyone takes turns throwing laddus at each other and singing traditional songs praising Radhaji. Holi is one of the most joyous festivals celebrated in India, especially at Barsana, where Shriji Temple is located. During Holi festivities, devotees of Krishna gather in grand numbers to show reverence and devotion to their beloved deity. As part of the event, laddus (sweet balls) are thrown into the crowd as a blessing from God, accompanied by vibrant colors, melodic songs, and rhythmic dances - a sight that brings much merriment. Revelers joyfully accept these offerings and shower flowers on the idols of Shri Krishna and Radhaji, like when Krishnaji once played Holi with Radha Ji and showered her with flowers.

  • 2: Barsana Lathmar Holi ( Main Holi Barsana )
    02/3/ 2023, Thursday

    The Brajwasi are a unique people easily recognizable for their zeal for celebrating festivals and honoring traditional cultural events. One such festival is the beloved Lathmar Holi, which not only celebrates the joyous colors of spring but also promotes women empowerment as embodied in the teachings of Shri Krishna about valuing, protecting, and honoring all women. According to lore, Shri Krisha would come to Barsana with his friends during Holi, but Radhaji and her friends chased them away with bamboo sticks - a tradition that has taken on new life in modern times of celebration. During this game of fun, men from Nandgaon visit Barsana to be deliberately chased away by ladies wielding those same bamboo sticks! It's an experience likeno other - feel blessed and join in!

  • 3: Nandgaon Lathmar Holi :
    03 /3/2023, Friday

    After witnessing the remarkable event at Barsana, of Women thrashing men with sticks, it is now time for Nandgaon to take sweet revenge through the famous Lathmar Holi. The Barsana boys come to this small town to be hit by women armed with bamboo sticks. As the duel takes the form of an extravagant celebration, the atmosphere is filled with an abundance of colors, sweets, and laughter. You don't want to miss out on such an incredible occurrence! Everyonepresent there gains pleasure and joy as they witness the colorful skirmish between men and women - each side trying their best not to lose. Make sure you mark your calendars and get lost in this incredible experience at Nandgaon!

  • 4: Vrindavan Holi Celebration in Banke Bihari Temple (Rangbharni Ekadashi)
    05/3/ 2023, Sunday

    Rangbharni Ekadashi is an eagerly awaited day for Shri Krishna's devotees, celebrated with particular zeal in the Banke Bihari Temple at Vrindavan. From early morning, the temple witnesses a continuous stream of people from all walks of life, and it isn't easy not to be enchanted by their enthusiasm. Their faces are full of anticipation as they dress up in bright colors, adorn themselves with tilak, and prepare to participate in all the festivities. As soon as the sun sets over Vrindavan, the sight is dazzling - people throwing color on each other, singing and playing music in camaraderie - all this while remembering Shri Krishna, who blessed this land centuries ago! It’s nothing short of magical and is a real testament to their love and bond with him. Rangbharni Ekadashi undoubtedly epitomizes Harinaam Sankirtan - true celebrationthrough devotion!

  • 5 : Mathura Holi at Krishna Janmabhoomi ( Birthplace of Lord Krishna)
    05/3/ 2023, Sunday

    Each year, Mathura comes alive with the grand celebration of Holi held at the Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple, famous for its connection to Shri Krishna's birth. Pilgrims from all over the world come to pay homage and join in the festive festivities. Aside from singing and dancing in vibrant hues, devotees participate in the Lathmar Holi - a playful game where women use bamboo sticks to 'attack' men. Celebrations are also held at Shri Dwarkadhish Temple, further enriching the experience by transporting attendees back to a time when joy was unbridled and inexhaustible. Regardless of your religious beliefs, this is an opportunity not to be missed; heading to Mathura during Holi will leave you with a deep appreciation of India's culture and some unforgettable memories!

  • 6 : Holika Dahan ( Holi Fire)
    7/3/ 2023, Tuesday

    During the Holi festival, we celebrate the victory of good over evil using Holika Dahan. On the eve of Holi, a pyre is prepared, which symbolizes the burning of Holika - an evil-minded woman who was sent to take her brother son in her lap and sit in the fire because she had a boon thatshe would not be harmed by fire. However, Prahlad, a devoted worshiper of Vishnu, was saved,while Holika was burnt instead. Families celebrate this auspicious occasion, and people perform rituals lovingly in Mathura and Braj Bhoomi. Fireworks light up the skies, and everyone celebrates the joy of reunited family members, love, and fellowship as they take rounds around the pyre together.

  • 7 : Dhulandi Holi (Colorful Water Holi in Brij)
    8/3/2023, Wednesday

    Holi Dhulandi represents a unique, refreshing day full of color and joy! Across the Braj area, a delightful sense of unity is felt as people come together to celebrate. Whether it's powdered red, blue, green, pink, or purple that they’re throwing or spraying with their water guns, everyone is having a great time. The streets are filled with delighted laughter and happy Holi songs, and people gather in groups to partake in fun activities. This is a beautiful reminder to all that no matter what our differences may be, we can put those aside for one particular day and bask in love and brotherhood. Such an experience needs to be experienced first-hand, so join us on this vibrant occasion at Braj Bhoomi!

Tour Costing

PACKAGE 2 WITH SUV CAR ₹ 7000 Enquiry
PACKAGE 3 WITH MUV CAR ₹ 8500 Enquiry


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