Holi Hai

Vrindavan, Barsana, and Nandgaon

Event Date

Start Date - March 12, 2022

End Date - March 15, 2022

Location

Barsana

Participation Fee

Main Tour
Rs. 20,000/participant.

Single Supplement Charges:
Rs. 8500/-

Overview

Overview

The most celebrated Holi is in the Braj region – locations connected to Lord Krishna: Barsana, Nandagaon and Vrindavan. Holi at Barsana, the birthplace of Radha, a village, 42 kms away from Vrindavan, is of particular interest. Here, men from Nandgaon, the land of Krishna come to play Holi with the girls of Barsana and hope of raising their flag over Shri Radhikaji’s temple. But, instead of colours they are greeted with sticks by the gopis. Hence, this Holi gets its name – Lathmaar Holi. Smart enough, men come fully padded as they are fully aware what kind of welcome awaits them and also the fact that they are not allowed to retaliate on that day. In this mock battle of sorts, they try their best not to be captured. The unlucky one’s however, are forcefully led away and get a good thrashing from the women. All in the spirit of Holi.

The next day, it is the turn of the men from Barsana. They reciprocate by invading Nandgaon and drench the womenfolk of Nandgaon in colours of kesudo, naturally occurring orange-red dye and palash. Today, the women of Nadagon beat the invaders from Barsana. The week long Holi celebrations also continue in the various Krishna temples on different days. The celebrations are filled with clouds of colours and of course, much fun.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

• 3 days of color soaked Brij Holi
• Samaj at Nandgaon temple
• Lathmaar Holi at Barsana

Your Mentors

Jassi Oberai

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: 12th March, 2022
Day starts at Vrinadavn. All are suppoed to reach Vrindavan in first half (pre lunch). Spend the rest of the day exploring colourful bylanes. Evening will be introductory session with the pre tour briefing and preparing the camera gear for next two days. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: 13th March, 2022
Early morning departure from Vrindavan to Barsana at 6 AM. Spend the day exploring colorful bylanes and people playing Holi. Experience the Latth Maar Holi in Rangeeli Gali. Depart for Vrindavan at 18.00 hrs. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 3: 14th March, 2022
Early morning departure from Vrindavan to Nandgaon at 6 AM. Arrive at Nandgaon. Spend the day exploring colourful bylanes with people celebrating Holi. Experience the colorful Samaaj in the Nandgaon Temple. Depart for Vrindavan at 18.00 hrs. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 5: 15th March, 2020
After breakfast leave for photography session in Banke Bihari Temple. After temple shoot, if time permits explore bylanes of Vrindavan otherwise head to hotel and checkout to leave for respective destinations.

Tour Ends

FAQ

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions and Other Important Info

– How different are tours and photo tours?
Unlike travel agents who plan your holiday based on what is hot in that season with almost no inclination to offer you what you would want to see, Photo Tours are innovative ways to experience a place through the guidance of a professional photographer. All of our photo tours are fun with a loads of learning and knowledge sharing. Moreover, since the group consists of photography enthusiasts only it makes your experience your experience more focused and fun filled.

– Can non-photographers join this tour?
Yes in fact we have had non photographers including family members joining our tours to get the best possible experience.

– How safe is our camera equipment?
We will help you protect your camera during the Holi coverage. Detailed briefing will be there to ensure everyone understands how to protect the camera equipment.

– How many people will share my vehicle in while traveling to Barsana and Nandgaon
We will have a 12 seater coach to travel to Barsana and Nandgaon

– What is the suggested equipment for this tour?
Since the camera will be covered, it is recommended you carry one multipurpose lens like 24-105mm

– I am a rank beginner in photography / I only have a simple point and shoot camera. Can I be a part of this tour?
Oh yes very much! We always encourage every nature and travel enthusiast whether an experienced photographer or not to attend such organized photo tours. Feel free to be a part of this tour and get to take valuable tips home from our skilled team of experts and other participants as well.

– How many participants are expected to share a Room?
All participants are accommodated in twin-sharing rooms. Single supplements are charged extra. Please inquire with us about your single supplement charges.

Participation Fee

Main Tour
Rs. 20,000/participant.

Single Supplement Charges:
Rs. 8500/-

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