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5 Top Destinations in India for Celebrating Holi

March is the month for Holi festivities in India. Those travelling exclusively to witness the Holi celebrations are choosing Punjab, West Bengal, Lucknow, Karnataka, Delhi and Mumbai to catch a glimpse of the unique festivities in these cities. Here’s what to expect:

PunjabThe key attraction of Punjab is the Hola Mahalla, observed a day after Holi in Anandpur Sahib. An elaborate display of martial arts and skills by the warrior Nihang Sikhs along with creative contests at other places, grace this, one of the largest gatherings of Sikhs in the world.
West BengalHoli is celebrated as Dol Purnima in Bengal. Rabindra sangeet, prayer offerings to Lord Krishna and spring swings can be seen all around. Basant Utsav is celebrated to welcome the new season wherein women wear beautiful yellow or green sarees and apply colour to each other gracefully.
KarnatakaIn Karnataka Holika-Dahan is called ‘Kaamadahana’, a public bonfire which signifies the victory of yogic bliss over lust. In Hubli, Rangpanchmi holds a lot of importance which is celebrated by playing with colours. Subtle and subdued, it is the gentlemen’s version of Holi.
MumbaiMumbai is a melting pot of many cultures. Young children position themselves on rooftops with buckets full of water-balloons to be thrown on unsuspecting passers-by. Their last form of stress busting revelry before the annual school exams begin. People are invited to join in and be part of the merry-making in Holi parties.
DelhiNothing is subtle or subdued about the way Holi is played in Delhi. There are a lot of well-maintained open spaces in Delhi where people play Holi. Pilgrimage trip to India Gate is a must. Garden or terrace barbecue get-togethers are a norm here.

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