Holi is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India also known as the "festival of colours" or the "festival of love When Holi is celebrated, bright colors and happiness soak each and every corner of the state and bring much joy to the lives of the people.HolaMahalla is an important IndianSikh festival held in Anandpur Sahib in Punjab which follows Hindu festival of Holi. Holla Mohalla is an occasion for the Sikhs to reaffirm their commitment to the Khalsa Panth. Chadi Mar holiis popular way to celebrate holi in Vrindavan, Barsana and Mathura. Chadi Mar holi in which people hit with sticks (Lath). Mathura and Vrindavan is famous in world for its temples and lord Krishna birth Place.
Holi Festival (29th March 2021)- Holi, amongst the most distinct culturally-rooted festivals of India, evokes the buoyant spirit of the spring season. The way Holi in India stirs up excitement among people, no other festival can. Well known for its high-octane celebrations, the Holi festival is famously associated with colours and water balloons. Falling in the month of March/April in the Hindu calendar, the Holi festival celebrates the onset of spring and renewal. Coming forth with the full flush of life, the invigorating air of Holi festivities spreads into the lives of people throughout the year.
However, the most interesting moments of Holi festival is the pyramid-type arrangement with a pot of buttermilk hung very high up in the street. Men climb up this pyramid to break the pot, in the same way as Lord Krishna did when he was a child. Holi in India is never complete without the special Holi menus which include especially homemade rich sweet dishes like, 'gujiyas', 'malpuas' 'puranpolis' Cool summer drinks like 'thandai', mixed with the intoxicating 'bhang', are eagerly looked forward to. Holi celebrations can be seen in full exuberance with children and adults indulging in a frenzied display of colored water play with friends, relations and peers. The evening is a more formal affair, with people greeting each other with 'gulal' or dry colours, wearing new clothes. Mathura, Vrindavan and Nandgaon in Uttar Pradesh are the bastions of Holi celebrations. 'Braj Holi' is extremely famous and people come from everywhere to play out the love legends associated with young Radha and Krishna. The traditional ideas of good versus evil and upholding of moral values are borne out by several mythical events associated with Holi celebrations. The burning of Holika figuratively played out by burning the effigies of Holika.
Kumbh Mela Festival 2021
Haridwar Kumbh Mela - Kumbh Mela, the largest religious gathering in the world, is held every 12 years in rotation at the four holy places of Haridwar, Allahabad, Ujjain and Nasik. The 2021 Maha Kumbh Mela will be held at Haridwar. It will witness the coming together of millions of pilgrims, accompanied by sadhus and different akharas, to take a dip in the holy River Ganges. The bathing dates for this mega event have already been announced and they are mentioned below.
Rituals of Kumbh Although taking the dip in the sacred waters on all days of Kumbh beginning from Makar Sankranti is considered holy, yet there are some specific auspicious bathing dates. There are magnificent processions of saints and their disciples, members of various Akharas take part in the ritual of Shahi Snan at the start of Kumbh.
Mythological Significance The origin of Kumbh Mela was transcribed by the 8th-century philosopher Shankara. The founding myth of the Kumbh Mela points out to the Puranas (compilation of ancient legends). It recounts how Gods and demons fought over the sacred pitcher (Kumbh) of Amrit (nectar of immortality) called the Ratna of Samudra Manthan.
HOLI FESTIVAL & KUMBH MELA TOUR 2021
PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENTIAL TOUR
(HARIDWAR, RISHIKESH, MATHURA, AGRA & DELHI) INDIA
Gopinath temple - Today, you can join the widows of Vrindavan and participate in holi with them. These ladies who are banished from homes come and stay in the Pagal baba ashram and devote their life to spirituality and god. Few yers back, they were not allowed to celebrate holi in colours.
For the last few years it has changed and one can play holi with them in colours. It is a good feeling and you can also donate to the noble cause. Go to Gopinath temple in Vrindavan around noon and take part in the festivities. Whole day for experiencing the Holi festival Dinner in the Hotel and overnight
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 08: Drive to Delhi (180kms/ 4hrs)/ Visit Old & New Delhi
* 8:30am - Post breakfast, we drive back to Delhi
* 12:30pm - Lunch in Delhi
* 1:30pm - Visit Old Delhi on a rickshaw ride. Visit Jama Masjid Mosque, Spice Market
* 4:30pm – Drive to visit Sikh temple.
* 5:30pm - Visit the Sikh temple, community Kitchen, sarovar etc
* 7:30pm – Farewell dinner
* Transfer to the airport for flight back home
Meals: Breakfast Only
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* All accommodation on twin sharing basis in unique and Experiential 4/5 star category hotels
* Meals as per the itinerary
* All transfers as per the itinerary
* All Transportation in AC mini coach
* Local English speaking guide in Mathura & Vrindava, Agra, Haridwar & Delhi
* All excursions, entrance fees, and visits as described in itinerary
* All sightseeing and entrance fees
* All activities as per the itinerary
* Two bottled water per person per day
* Government Service Tax 5%
* International airfare
* Passport and visa fees
* Medical and trip insurance & evacuation costs
* Airport taxes; excess baggage charges
* Video & Camera fees
* Tips to drivers or guides
* Items of a personal nature, including alcoholic beverages, laundry and telephone calls
* Other items not specifically mentioned as included.