Holi Festival is one of India’s favorite celebrations among Indians and visitors to the country. The Holi Festival is the country’s brightest and most festive holiday! Ready to experience the joy of Holi yourself? Book cheap flights to India for as low as $559 and find yourself in the middle of a colorful celebration!

The best part? Holi celebrations last several days, so you can catch a Holi party in more than one city!

What is the Holi Festival?

Holi Festival leaves everyone smiling
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Holi is a colorful and fun festival celebrated in India. Visually, it’s like a huge, epic water and color fight! People throw brightly colored powders and water balloons at each other, making everyone look like a rainbow explosion. Holi is a time for everyone to forget their worries, dance, and enjoy delicious treats. It’s about spreading happiness and love. Finally, Holi is a time for friends and family.

It’s the brightest party you can imagine but with a lot more meaning and tradition behind it. Holi dates back to the Hindu legend of Prahlad and Holika, with good triumphing over evil. Throwing colors symbolizes joy and the triumph of goodness.

Best Places to Celebrate Holi Festival in India

Every city puts its twist on Holi, so every celebration is different. But all Holi parties are full of color and energy! Where should you go to celebrate Holi? We’ve picked our top 3 cities!


Mathura is one of the best places to celebrate Holi in India
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Visit Mathura, Krishna’s birthplace, to celebrate the coming of spring. Mathura is an important city for Hinduism. As a result, it hosts an extended Holi celebration lasting over a week. This year, the celebration will last from March 17 to March 25.

What can you expect? Mathura’s Holi festivities are well-known and attract visitors from across the world. Tourists travel to Mathura to witness the joyous chaos of colors, music, and dance. Hindus celebrate the triumph of good over evil and the arrival of spring.

The city’s narrow lanes come alive with spirited celebrations as locals and tourists alike engage in traditional rituals such as the ‘Lathmar Holi,’ where women playfully beat men with sticks, echoing the playful spirit of Lord Krishna and his beloved Radha.

By the way, the neighboring town of Vrindavan (Holi will be celebrated March 17-26 there), where Krishna spent his youth, also hosts a mesmerizing Holi celebration known as the ‘Phoolon wali Holi,’ where participants drench each other in fragrant flower petals.

Visit Mathura for Holi for an unforgettable cultural immersion and a glimpse into the age-old traditions of India’s most colorful festival.


Travelers love visiting Delhi for its diverse culture and history. And the Holi festivities are a perfect chance to discover India’s capital region. With the availability of direct flights to Delhi from New York, Chicago, San Franciso, and Washington, D.C., it’s an easy trip to plan. Unlike Mathura, Delhi officially celebrates Holi for two days, March 24-25.

Delhi celebrates the Holi Festival with zeal and enthusiasm. Expect a unique blend of traditional rituals and modern festivities. One of the highlights is the colorful street processions and community gatherings across the city. From bustling markets to historic monuments, Delhi comes alive with the spirit of Holi. Tourists can join locals in smearing vibrant colors on each other. Everybody dances to lively music and indulges in delectable traditional sweets like gujiya and thandai.


Gateway of India in Mumbai
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Mumbai is a bustling metropolis on India’s western coast. It attracts travelers with its vibrant energy and diverse culture. If you’re looking for a unique twist on traditional Holi festivities, then Mumbai is for you!

As the heart of India’s entertainment industry, Mumbai infuses Holi celebrations with a contemporary flair while still honoring age-old customs. The city’s cosmopolitan atmosphere provides a melting pot of cultures, making Holi in Mumbai a colorful reflection traditions from across the country. In 2024, most of the celebrations in Mumbai will be taking place between March 23 and 25.

Mumbai’s streets will come alive with a kaleidoscope of colors. Locals and visitors will unite in gatherings and street parties. From the iconic Gateway of India to the bustling markets of Colaba and Bandra, every corner of Mumbai will be a canvas for joyous revelry. Additionally, Mumbai’s vibrant nightlife scene will offer an alternative way to celebrate Holi. You can join themed parties and events hosted by clubs and bars across the city. And if you’re into camping, there’s a party for you too! Alibaug Beach will host a beach camping Holi party on March 24!

Now is a perfect time to travel to Mumbai. Flights start at under $600!

Experience Holi in India

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Experience the Joy of Holi
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