Women hitting men with sticks! That too next door to Krishna's birthplace! One of the most bizarre ways to celebrate holi can be witnessed in Barsana on the outskirts of Mathura. Totally worth the 2.5 hours drive from Delhi. And totally worth it given Mathura's world famous Holi celebrations!
Here's Deepak Mehta's hot pick for a Mathura weekend: Hotel Radha Ashok. He says: "Nice and conveniently located hotel. Good service, clean and neat hotel, good rooms. Loved the stay and a reasonably pleasant stay. Eager staff members for service, good food and I would stay once again if I visit Mathura and would recommend to fellow travellers."
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Did you know Purulia district has a distinct way of celebrating their holi with a wide variety of unique folk art like the remarkable chhau dance, darbari jhumur, natua dance, and songs of West Bengal's wandering Baul musicians. Just 6 hours from Kolkata. .
Swarup Dalal checked out the place and talks about his stay at Palashbari Ecological Resort. He shares: "This resort is situated in the middle of the jungle. You should not expect all the facilities but you will got everything, the caretaker cum cook is very helpful."
Vrindavan. The Holi magnet for Indian and westerners alike and a major feature on every traveller's bucket list. Just 2.5 hours from Delhi via the incredible Yamuna Expressway. If you haven't done it don't miss it. Delhi will still be there in 2017!
Easy pick to stay over Holi weekend has been reviewed by Rahul Patel: Nidhivan Hotels & Resorts. He says: "Loved everything about this hotel, staff, rooms, view, service, price. Definitely worth it. I would stay here again in future, if you are in mathura or Vrindavan. Come stay here."
Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore started Basanta Utsav. Another world famous Holi celebration! Don't hide in your house in Kolkata this Holi. Get on the road and celebrate it in style! It's just 3 hours away.
HolidayIQ traveller Abhijit Dasgupta from Kolkata stayed at Mark & Meadows Resort. He loved it: "The property is awesome. Room services and behavior of staff was excellent. Specially, kanchan the very young staff, always ready to help and provide services. Also, true with Saddam another staff. Food is excellent but slightly on the higher side. But the biggest advantage is the privacy and quietness of the property."
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Want a more hard core Holi? Check out some wrestling, martial arts, mock sword fights and turban tying competitions up north in Ambala, 3 hours from Delhi.
Parush Mehndiratta chats about his amazing stay at Best Western Country Woods Resort. He says: "Wonderful experience with Best Western Country Woods Resort. Excellent location, room, cleanliness, food and all other kind of facility. Such an awesome experience with this deal."
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If you want a more upscale, luxe Holi this year, celebrate it with a true blue Royal! The Mewar family of Udaipur celebrates Holi in fine fashion, featuring a royal band!
Pranay Jain shares his calming vacation at the Ramada Udaipur Resort saying: "Very good hospitality, nice place and enjoyed trip with family. Very clean and calm place. Enjoyed hot pool and jacuzzis, enjoyed event placed in hotel, my son enjoyed magic show. Food severed was also very good. Spa was not up to the mark. We had comfort staying in Ramada Resort Udaipur."
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