Holi, the festival of colours, is one of the oldest Hindu festivals celebrated in India. Although it is observed throughout India, certain places celebrate it with much more enthusiasm and passion than others. The people in the area of Mathura-Vrindavan, which was the birthplace and childhood home of Lord Krishna, celebrate Holi with more energy and excitement than anyone else in the country. It truly is a sight to behold as the towns like Mathura, Gokul, Barsana and Nandgaon hold week-long celebrations to honour their deity and have the time of their lives in doing so.
Should you happen to live anywhere remotely close to this part of UP, head over there without a second thought to enjoy Holi as it’s meant to be enjoyed. The only problem you may face is getting there and that problem is solved if you have a bike. The roads in Mathura-Vrindavan are extremely narrow and cramped which make them a deathtrap for cars and they only vehicles that can get through them are bikes. If you don’t have one, you can simply rent a bike of your choice at the lowest rates from Wheelstreet.
How to get there:
Located at a distance of 162 kms from Delhi, Mathura is best reached by road. And with brilliant roads and minimum traffic, the Yamuna Expressway makes sure that the ride is worth every moment. The highway to Mathura is lined with countless dhabas that serve some delicious desi food along with the best way to beat the heat – Lassi.
Once you get there:
All your plans to go to some particular place will be irrelevant as the vibrant atmosphere filled with water and colours engulfs you as soon as you enter the city. While you may seem lost there’s no doubt about the amount of fun you’re going to have. You can revel in the festivities and be drenched in colours and water that will leave you unrecognisable in under a minute. The street-food in this region is just to-die-for and your taste buds will be craving for those exquisite tastes long after you’re done eating. There’s also absolutely no shortage of Bhang available here either.
So ditch the usual Holi plans and head over to Mathura-Vrindavan with the help of Wheelstreet and make this Holi one to remember for years to come.