Holi Festival Tour Package 2020 | Hola Mohalla Sikh Festival
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09 Days/ 08 Nights
Under Rs 2,000
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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. Hola Mahalla is an important Indian Sikh 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 holi is 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.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most prominent Sikh Gurudwara, or Sikh house of worship, in Delhi, India and known for its association Sikh with the eighth Guru, Guru Har Krishan, as well as the pool inside its complex, known as the "Sarovar." It ranked No 1 among the best tourist spot. This place of solace is flocked by more than thousand people in one single day. People from various religions, castes and places visit this holy place .
Holi Festival (09th March 2020) - 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.
Anandpur Sahib (Hola Mohalla) - March 10 & 11, 2020 - On this three-day grand festival, mock battles, exhibitions, display of weapons, etc., are held followed by kirtan, music and poetry competitions. The participants perform daring feats, such as Gatka (mock encounters with real weapons), tent pegging, bareback horse-riding, standing erect on two speeding horses and various other feats of bravery.
Hola Mahalla is a Sikh Olympics event which begins on the first day of the lunar month of Chet in the Nanakshahi calendar and the event lasts for 3 days. For meals, which is an integral part of the Sikh institution (Gurdwara). Visitors sit together in pangats (Queues) and eat vegetarian food of the Langars. The event concludes with a long, military-style procession near Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib, one of the five seats of temporal authority of the Sikhs
HOLI & HOLA MOHALLA FESTIVAL
PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENTIAL TOUR
(NEW DELHI, MATHURA, VRINDAVAN, ANANDPUR SAHIB) INDIA
BEST SEASON - Feb & March
NO OF DAYS/ NIGHTS:09 Days/ 08 Nights
ACTIVITY: Colour, Romance, Music, Bravery, Mock Battles
* Holi Celebrations in Mathura & Vrindavan
* Hola Mohalla celebrations in Anandpur Sahib
* Visit to the traditional Martial Arts “Dera” in Anandpur Sahib
* Visit to a “Peda” cottage unit – a Mathura specialty sweet.
*Experience Indian train journey
* Saree/ Turban tying activity in Anandpur Sahib
* Local folk songs & dances in Anandpur Sahib
Arrive Delhi / Visit Bangla Sahib Gurudwara & Janpath Market shopping / Dinner at local pub in Connaught Place
Delhi – Mathura / Chadi Maar” Holi/ Dancing with Lord Krishna Procession / village walk / City experience of ways of life/ culture
182 Kms/ 3 Hrs
Holi Celebrations in Dwarkadhish Temple/Gopinath Temple/ Isckon Temple & Ashram in the evening
Drive to Delhi / Train to Anandpur Sahib
Delhi to ANB (8-9 Hrs.)
Holi Holla Mohalla Celebrations in Anandpur Sahib
Holla Mohalla Celebrations / Overnight train to Delhi
Arrive Delhi / Day at leisure. Overnight at Hotel
Visit Old Delhi - Rickshaw Ride, Jama Masjid, Spice Market, Shopping & Dilli Haat
Transfer to international airport
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