2 Nights / 3 Days

Majestic Holi at Barsana

Mathura-Vrindavan-Barsana-Govardhan

Overview

Festivals are the focal point of celebration in India. Most festivals are celebrations of Lords and Goddesses who are remembered and honored through heritage, culture and traditions. Holi is no different. This festival not only marks the eternal love between Radha and Krishna but also the victory of good over evil of Narasimha Narayana over Hiranyakashipu.

Starting with Vrindavan, Krishna's birthplace, 'Vrinda' meaning Tulsi and 'Van' meaning forest. Visit the Dwarkadheesh Temple, Banke Bihari Temple and Rang Nath ji Temple. Later move onto the birthplace of Radha, Barsana. It holds the infamous festival of Holi. This festival is all about dousing everybody in colors called Gulaal. The atmosphere is surreal with colored powders flying all over and water splashing. Celebrate the best time of your life and pay a visit to Govardhan.

With a Majestic Holi at Barsana Package, you will never forget what true festival of colors feels like. Choose this package to invest your 3 Days into an experience of a lifetime.

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Itinerary Details

Arrive at Mathura Railway Station. Upon arrival, our representative will meet you and direct transfer to the hotel. Check-in to hotel. Afterwards proceed for Krishna Janmbhoomi, “The birthplace of Lord Krishna” later proceed to have darshan at Dwarkadheesh Temple. Later drive towards “Vrindavan” is a holy city situated on the bank of Yamuna River. “Vrinda” is the meaning of Tulasi & “Van” as forest. So at the time of Lord Krishna it was a beautiful forest of Tulasi, where Lord Krishna used to play & dance with his childhood friends. Upon arrival here visits: The most auspicious & famous – Banke Bihari Temple, Nidhi Van, Rang Nath ji Temple, ISKON Temple, Prem Mandir & Vaishno Mata Temple etc. Overnight stay at hotel.

Following breakfast & Later proceed to Barsana, “The place where Godess Radha born”. Upon arrival here have darshan at Radha Rani Temple. Later enjoy viewing the world famous “Holi”, the festival of colors is celebrated with a great deal of fervours and enthusiasm throughout the state of Uttar Pradesh. Barsana, the birth place of Radha, Lord Krishna’s beloved attracts a large number of visitors each year when it celebrates Holi. On this particular day, the men of Nandgaon come to Barsana. Their intention is to take over the temple of Shri Radhikaji. But the women of Barsana are reluctant to allow them to do so. They resist them with bamboo sticks. The men are unable to strike back. All they can do is to splash colors on the women. The men who are caught are rather unfortunate.

The men are forced to clad themselves in women’s clothes, apply cosmetics and dance like ladies in front of everybody. This is embarrassing to them but others have their fair share of laughter. However everything is done in the right spirit. It is a mock battle and both the victors and the vanquished enjoy everything thoroughly. According to legend, Lord Krishna met with similar kind of treatment from the Gopis. Just the reverse happens on the next day. The men of Barsana drench the women of Nandgaon. The air reverberates with holy songs on the occasion of Holi. These songs known as Hori are based on the conservations between Krishna and Radha. It is indeed a delight to watch all the people participate in this unrestrained merry making. It is pleasantly entertaining and provides everyone with a lot of joy.

Barsana Holi is celebrated on the ninth day of the month of Phalgun according to the Hindu calendar. It corresponds to the month of February or March. It is best to plan a visit to Barsana when Holi is celebrated. The State Tourism Board has arranged a special viewing of the celebrations in a ground on the outskirts of the town. You can witness the brilliance and splendor that marks Barsana Holi easily.After having darshan proceed to Govardhan Mount. Here do the Parikrama of Holi mount – Govardhan Giri (Optional). Overnight stay at hotel.

This morning have a sumptuous breakfast & then departure to Mathura Railway Station or Delhi Airport for onwards journey.

Tour concludes with the sweet memories & blessings of Lord Krishna..........

INCLUDED

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.

EXCLUDED

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.

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