Holi Festival in Mathura

8 Days


  • Holi is one of most colorful and happening festivals celebrated in almost every part of India. Braj ki holi is very popular for its different theme and unlimited fun. The Holi festival and related festivities of India Holi tour, begins days before the main day of the festival, from the Phalgun Amavas to Ekadashi. During this festival, the entire region become alive with live performances of singers, dancers, artists, decoraters, They play drama based on life of Shree Krishna, decorate streets, temples and houses beautifully. So to enjoy the Braj holi festival, Travel to India has designed Holi in Braj festival toyr to witness the unique festival tour in India. Along with Holi festival tour, you will get a chance to visit the world-famous “Taj Mahal” in Agra and the historical city of Delhi.


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Early morning leave for Vrindavan and check in the hotel. In the afternoon leave for Barsana to witness the most happening and colorful holi festival. Torists arrive at this occasion from corners of country and world. The festivities begin with Lathmar Holi played in Barsana, a small village near Mathura. Lathmar Holi usually begins around a week before the main Holiday. From many years there is a tradition of Lathmar holi where women of Barsana village welcome men from Nandgaon with wooden sticks in their hand. They throw colorful water on them, beat men with lath and sing song to celebrate this auspicious occasion. After a tiring day, return back to your hotel and take proper rest.

Day 2 :

Post morning breakfast, leave for Nandgaon as celebration in Barsana is followed by similar celebrations in Nandgaon on the second day of Holi tour. Nandgaon is the village where lord Krishna spent his childhood. As the legend goes, Radha with her friends called Gopis would come to Nandgaon on this day to take revenge on Krishna and his friends by splashing color on them. Following similar tradition men and women of Nandgaon celebrate holi in same style.

The Banke Bihari Temple is the most revered temple that hosts a week long celebrations during Holi here. During the festivital, Bihariji(krishna’s another name) is dressed up in white clothes and priests sprinkle colour on everyone that makes the whole atmosphere livelier with bhajans playing in the background and people dance on the tunes. On this day of Ekadashi before Holi, there are special celebrations at famous Banke Bihari Temple at Vrindavan in the afternoon after the Temple gate opens at about 4 pm. Here you will find another aspect of Holi celebration with colorful flowers, not with colour. Stay overnight at hotel in Vrindavan.

On day 4th of Holi tour, you will take an excuse from holi celebrations and enjoy the heritage monuments. Depart from Vrindavan early morning for Agra and enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri is a well-known historical place of architectural significance. It is an ancient city built in 16th century by the Mughal emperor Akbar. Akbar built this city in honor of Sheikh Salim Chishti.
Afterwards stay overnight at hotel in Agra.

Wake up early and visit world famous “Taj Mahal” during sunrise that shows a different color of Taj in its morning rays. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj. If you have adored Taj Mahal only in pictures, then must witness the beauty of taj.

Come back to the hotel after visiting Taj Mahal. Post breakfast leave for Vrindavan. Celebrate holi festival in nice atmosphere of Vrindavan.

Day 6 :

Vrindavan is the main centre of holi celebration. Visit as early as possible to Banke Bihari temple in the morning as the temple opens early morning. Play Holi with the lord Krishna with colors, flowers. The priests throw colour and holy water and the crowd chants and dance madly in unison. The full on masti goes till 12 pm, after that temple get closed as its time for rest of Lord Krishna. In the afternoon, drive towards Mathura to participate in the colourful Holi procession which starts at Vishram Ghat. You will observe many kids dressed up as Radha Krishna and decorated jhanki. As it is the day of Holika Dahan, enjoy the rituals in evening. Holika Dahan is supposed to win truth over evil. Afterwards, return back to hotel and rest overnight.

Day 7 :

Today is the day for which you are waiting from long time. The biggest event takes place at the historical Dwarkadheesh Temple in Mathura. Enjoy the fun frolic activities of throwing colors on each other as well as bhang preparation. Get colored in colors of holi at dham of Lord Krishna. Enjoy holi sweets and delicacies like Dahivade, kachori and other items. Overnight stay at hotel.

Post breakfast, drive back to Delhi. Here the holi tour package ends with colorful memories.


Cost Includes

  • Hotel accommodation on twin sharing with buffet breakfast.
  • Aircon car with English speaking driver throughout the tour for all transfers, sightseeing, intercity travel.
  • Car services are inclusive of all services; right from pick up from the airport till departure.
  • Driver allowance (food & Stay)
  • All toll taxes, entry permit and parking charges.
  • English Speaking guide at the time of sightseeing.
  • Elephant ride ascending the amber fort in Jaipur.
  • One dinner at Chokhi Ki Dhani –5 star village theme resort with folk dances, puppet show.
  • 01 Cycle Rickshaw ride for in Jaipur for an hour to explore the colourful market of Jaipur.
  • Delhi and Jaipur Light and Sound Show Tickets.

Cost Excludes

  • Any international/domestic air/train fare.
  • Monuments/sightseeing entry charges.
  • Government Service Tax (GST) 5% on the tour package.
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as laundry, tips, phone calls, insurance, portage, soft/hard drinks, meals unless not specified etc.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the 'Inclusions' shall not be the part of this package.


What is Mathura Holi?

Mathura Holi is the celebration of the Hindu festival of colors, Holi, in the city of Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India, known for its association with Lord Krishna.

When is Mathura Holi celebrated?

Mathura Holi is typically celebrated in March, around the same time as the general Holi festival, with the date varying each year based on the Hindu calendar.


What are the key rituals of Mathura Holi?

Key rituals include “Lathmar Holi,” where women playfully beat men with sticks, and the throwing of colors, along with traditional songs and dances.

How long does Mathura Holi last?

Mathura Holi spans several days, starting before the actual Holi day and continuing for some days after, creating a festive atmosphere.

Can tourists participate in Mathura Holi?

Yes, tourists are welcome to join the celebrations, but it’s important to respect local customs and traditions and play Holi in designated areas.

What are the traditional sweets of Mathura Holi?

Traditional sweets include gujiya, mathri, peda, and various treats made with khoya (reduced milk).

Is it safe for tourists to visit Mathura during Holi?

While generally safe, tourists should exercise caution, use natural colors, wear old clothes, and be aware of surroundings to ensure a positive experience.

Are there special events during Mathura Holi?

Yes, cultural events, folk music, and dance performances take place, with temples organizing special programs in Mathura and nearby Vrindavan.

How to reach Mathura for Holi celebrations?

Mathura is well-connected by road and rail, with the nearest airport in Agra. Planning transportation and accommodations in advance is advisable.

What is the history behind Mathura Holi?

Mathura Holi has historical roots in the legends of Lord Krishna’s playful interactions with the Gopis, making it a sacred and culturally rich celebration.

What is the significance of Lathmar Holi?

Lathmar Holi reenacts the playful teasing and beating of Lord Krishna by the Gopis using sticks, symbolizing the divine love between Radha and Krishna.

Are there any religious ceremonies during Mathura Holi?

Temples in Mathura conduct special religious ceremonies, including prayers, rituals, and processions, enhancing the spiritual aspect of the festival.

What are the precautions for playing Holi in Mathura?

Precautions include using natural colors, protecting the eyes, wearing old clothes, and being mindful of the cultural significance of the festival.

Can children participate in Mathura Holi?

Yes, children are an integral part of the celebrations, enjoying the playful atmosphere and participating in color-throwing and cultural events.

What is the best time to visit Mathura for Holi?

The best time is during the Holi season, ensuring visitors experience the full spectrum of festivities and cultural events.

How is Mathura Holi different from Holi in other places?

Mathura Holi is unique due to its association with Lord Krishna, and the celebrations involve specific rituals and events not found elsewhere.

What types of colors are used in Mathura Holi?

Traditional and natural colors made from flowers, herbs, and plant extracts are commonly used to ensure safety and environmental friendliness.

Are there accommodation options for tourists in Mathura during Holi?

Yes, Mathura offers various accommodation options ranging from hotels to guesthouses, but booking in advance is advisable during the Holi season.

Are there guided tours for Mathura Holi?

Some travel agencies and tour operators offer guided tours specifically tailored for experiencing the unique celebrations of Mathura Holi.

Can tourists take photographs during Mathura Holi?

While many locals and participants enjoy being photographed, it’s essential to seek permission and respect privacy, especially in crowded areas.

What are the cultural performances during Mathura Holi?

Cultural performances include traditional folk dances, songs, and reenactments of scenes from Lord Krishna’s life, adding to the festive atmosphere.

Is there a dress code for Mathura Holi?

There is no specific dress code, but wearing old clothes is recommended due to the use of colored powders during the celebrations.

Are there any age restrictions for participating in Mathura Holi events?

There are no strict age restrictions, and people of all ages can participate in the festivities, ensuring a diverse and joyous celebration.

What are some nearby attractions to explore during Mathura Holi?

Besides the Holi celebrations, tourists can explore nearby attractions such as Vrindavan, Govardhan Hill, and various historic temples in and around Mathura.

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