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holi - up for celebrating the festival of colours with me in north india?
Posted February 7th, 2013 - 6:06 pm by from London, England (Permalink)
Hey

At the moment i'm travelling across se asia on a motorbike but really want to experience holi in North India. Will be a super fast visit as im heading to japan to play roller derby shortly afterwards, but if anyone is up for celebrating holi and wants to meet up it would be great to hear from you. (im thinking 4 days - so catching the bonfires the night before it all gets very very messy).

I know that Vrindavan-Mathura regions of the state of Uttar Pradesh are most famous for the Holi Celebration, but would love to hear from people who've experienced holi, or who have recommendations on the best places to see this festival of colour. Really excited.

Posted February 7th, 2013 - 8:21 pm by from Jaipur, India (Permalink)
Jaipur's Holi cum Elephant festival (flashback2012) https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104722350688152287608/albums/5800918898857159233

Posted February 7th, 2013 - 11:49 pm by from New Delhi, India (Permalink)
we will organize a holi party in our place.
u can join,if wana enjoy holi in delhi.
hugs
manu

Posted February 8th, 2013 - 1:59 am from Nashville, United States
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Posted February 8th, 2013 - 5:18 am by from Jaipur, India (Permalink)
@Daniel...
be in Jaipur on 26 March for Elephant festival and on 27 March for color festival(Holi)
c u

Posted February 8th, 2013 - 5:19 am by from Jaipur, India (Permalink)
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Posted February 8th, 2013 - 4:27 pm from Nashville, United States
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Posted February 8th, 2013 - 4:39 pm by from Jaipur, India (Permalink)
I think there is not direct bus or train to Dharmashala so
from Jaipur to Delhi by train or by bus and then from Dharmshala again by bus..

Posted February 8th, 2013 - 4:52 pm by from Jaipur, India (Permalink)
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Posted February 8th, 2013 - 6:13 pm by from Gurgaon, India (Permalink)
Hey Dan,

IMHO, From Jaipur to Dharmashala you might want to go by road rather by air. although, i doubt if there is any direct flight operating on that route.

Most of the travelers wants to explore Himachal by road to cover all sightseeing and road side beauty :-)

Cheers
jony

Posted February 9th, 2013 - 3:51 pm by from New Delhi, India (Permalink)
Hi Daniel, Marie,

Maybe we can choose Delhi or Jaipur for holi and be there together and celebrate together. I can join you guys for more traveling also.

Regards,
Jackie


Posted February 10th, 2013 - 2:50 pm from Nashville, United States
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Posted February 18th, 2013 - 12:00 am by from Lima, Peru (Permalink)
Hey,
I'm in the same dilema. So everyone thinks Jaipur is the best place to be in Holi? I'm gonna be in Nanda Devi in Uttarakhand a few days before so I'll try to make it. Does anyone knows if there are any fast connections to Jaipur?
cheers
Andres

Posted February 18th, 2013 - 9:20 am by from Sikeli, Indonesia (Permalink)
Hi everyone!
I've been reading some posts bout holi and so far everyone (mostly) will go to jaipur. I still cant decided where to go for holi. Vrindavan, jaipur or mumbai. I'll be in mumbai from 22nd march till 24th march and will decided where i'll be for holi. For now, vrindavan. But, will see when i get to mumbai :)

From mumbai i should go to delhi 1st and then vrindavan or is there any direct train to vrindavan?

Thanks
Eka

Posted February 18th, 2013 - 11:48 am by from Jaipur, India (Permalink)
HI Eka,
Firstly I m advicing you not to go to Vrindavan for Holi festival as this is not safe for you as a female Tourist.
If still u want to go then go delhi first and then go to vrindavan , We have an old ancestral house there in main city area so if u like we can make some kind of arrrangements .
I and my family here stay in Jaipur, here holi will be wonderful and world class elephant festival also on same days.

cheers
Maanav

Posted February 18th, 2013 - 1:14 pm by from Bangalore, India (Permalink)
Eka

I suggest you find a really good North Indian family as your host in Delhi or anywhere around vrindavan or rajasthan. That will be the safest and best Holi. Although, I see so many couchsurfers here in this post wanting to join for Holi, if you all guys are together on the day, I dont think safety would be an issue...

Stay safe and Enjoy India, all of you

Cheers
Amit

Posted February 20th, 2013 - 4:03 am by from Sikeli, Indonesia (Permalink)
Hi amit and manaav

Thank you for infos :)
Like i said i havent decide where im gonna be for holi, but yeah vrindavan is the place i have in mind rite now. Im not gonna be alone there, i'll be going with 2 other friends. But we still can change ;) we will see it when we get in mumbai. If we decide to have it in jaipur then i guess i'll be seeing you there! :)

Eka

Posted February 20th, 2013 - 5:02 am by from Jaipur, India (Permalink)
Thanks Eka,
you can be in touch with me when u arrive in Mumbai.
if u like u can ask for my cell no. too.

bye take care
Maanav

Posted February 8th, 2013 - 7:02 am by from Mosta, Malta (Permalink)
Hey Marie,

I'm Kevin and together with a very good friend of mine, I'll be visiting North India in March/April and we are also so looking forward to the Holi Festival, which we plan to spend in Jodhpur, in the Rajasthan Region. :))

Marie, I don't want to sound pessimistic about spending Holi in Vrindavan, but it's good to know about your safety there as a woman which is, according to some Cser's, not the most ideal place to be in as a woman. To get an idea, follow the link below and read the whole conversation to get a feel of what this non-indian CSer female experienced during Holi in Vrindavan: 'Holi in Vrindavan unsafe for females'. It's also good to read the comments posted by other CS'ers below the conversation

I know it's not good to be too paranoid whilst experiencing such unique moments but, you need to be informed about certain issues, especially related to health and safety, and thus it's always good to make some homework beforehand.

You have a good time Marie and, of course, take care ;-)

I wish you a wonderful time during your holiday in India, and a Happy & Safe Holi :)))

I'm sure it's gonna be a wonderful and unforgettable experience for both of us :)

Positive vibrations to you all the way from Malta :))

Kev

Posted February 15th, 2013 - 5:59 am by from Jaipur, India (Permalink)
Hey marie,
I m Localite Jaipur, so you must come in 26th march for celebrating Holi and Elephant festival here which is one of a kind of festival througout world, so dont dare to miss it dear. If need any help do contact, i m always at ur help.

cheers
Maanav