Holi is just around the corner and as much as we love celebrating this fun festival with our loved ones, it's time to travel to new places and take in the festive spirit this long Holi weekend. If you have already got your leaves approved for the long weekend, you are halfway done. But if you have not, a quick staycation will solve your worries. So this year, instead of celebrating the festival of colours, the old-fashioned way, try something new by taking a quick vacation up the North. We have curated a list of places you can visit from Delhi this long Holi weekend and have a great celebration with your family and friends even without gulaal and pichkaris.
7 Places To Visit From Delhi This Holi Weekend 2023
1. Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
Located at a distance of around 150 kilometres from Delhi, the religious town of Mathura is considered the birthplace of Lord Krishna and thus bears importance in Hindu mythology. Holi is especially the best time to visit the town where the streets come alive with festivities, devotional music and performances and processions.
2. Jaipur, Rajasthan
This city in Rajasthan is an overnight bus journey away from Deli at approximately 250 kilometres. Blessed with culture, rich history and stunning architecture, Holi is celebrated by the city with gusto. Traditional music and dance performances, street parades and processions and a lot of fun with colours can be experienced when in Jaipur.
3. Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Agra is at a distance of around 200 kilometres from Delhi. It is famous because of the pride of the nation - the Taj Mahal is located here. But due to its rich cultural heritage, the town also celebrates Holi on a large scale. Along with the regular colour smearing and water splashing, the Holi celebrations include singing, dancing and exchanging sweets and snacks in this part of the country.
4. Nainital, Uttarakhand
Nainital is a picturesque town around 350 kilometres from Delhi. Nainital looks cheerful during the Holi festivities with a lot of singing, dancing and exchange of festive wishes surrounding the Naini lake. On one day, you can take the day out to go boating too.
5. Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Known for its picturesque locations and local cafes and restaurants, Manali is a famous hill station in Himachal Pradesh. You can go on pub crawls while celebrating the spirit of Holi with your loved ones and have a great time amidst the stunning mountain ranges.
6. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
This Yoga capital of India is at a distance of around 250 kilometres from Delhi and is the most sought-after destination for adventure lovers. The holy town of Rishikesh has a lot to offer from white water rafting, and bungee jumping to iconic Ganga aartis at the Ghats. Celebrating Holi in this spiritual town would be a one-of-a-kind experience.
7. Jim Corbett, Uttarakhand
If the idea of adventure, nature and wildlife excites you, Jim Corbett is the place for you to visit this long Holi weekend. One of the most famous wildlife destinations of the country, the national park has a large number of animals, hundreds of species of resident and migratory birds and plenty of lush green trees and if you're lucky, you may just spot a majestic tiger on your safari too.
Where would you like to celebrate Holi 2023?