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#1 Nov 15th, 2017, 02:55
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Hi guys, this will be my third trip to India. This time my girlfriend will come with me, but she's only given a little over 2 weeks off work.
She wants to experience both Shivaratri and Holi, however both are spaced apart just enough that we will have to miss one of them by a couple of days considering flight time.
Any suggestions?
I've though about landing in Delhi a day before shiva ,leaving to Varanasi, then make our way to Rajasthan, and celebrate an early Holi (I've heard of lathmar?) then depart the day after.

Delhi>Varanasi>Rajasthan, then whatever Holi we can celebrate.
Help with advice and itinerary?
Maybe depart home Feb 9 and return around 29?
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#2 Nov 15th, 2017, 22:14
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Lathmar happens in Barsana. This might give you an idea about what happens before Holi in Vrindavan and around. The dates for 2018 have not been mentioned however the dates for 2016 and 2017 are mentioned. Those dates might give you an approximate idea of when the different events will be held.
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Originally Posted by Tyler Hawkins View Post Hi guys, this will be my third trip to India. This time my girlfriend will come with me, but she's only given a little over 2 weeks off work.
She wants to experience both Shivaratri and Holi, however both are spaced apart just enough that we will have to miss one of them by a couple of days considering flight time.
Any suggestions?
I've though about landing in Delhi a day before shiva ,leaving to Varanasi, then make our way to Rajasthan, and celebrate an early Holi (I've heard of lathmar?) then depart the day after.

Delhi>Varanasi>Rajasthan, then whatever Holi we can celebrate.
Help with advice and itinerary?
Maybe depart home Feb 9 and return around 29?
If you heard from Donald Trump that there will be a Feb 29 in 2018 then it is "Fake News" !

"Holi" in my view is the more interesting festival if you are adventurous and don't mind getting wet and smeared in multi colored Holi "Gulal/powder".

"Holi" with strangers can be tricky for a female and is best celebrated in a safe environment with your friends/family as it is assumed that anyone who is out to play "Holi" will not mind getting "touched" and you will have to be near your girlfriend to ensure that things don't get out of control.

Main Holi is on March 2 and there is useful info for Holi for tourists in this site and might be a good idea to contact the Rajasthan Tourism and to stay in one of the hotels where you can participate in a safe Holi festival.
https://www.indiaodysseytours.com/kn...-in-india.html
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I've celebrated Holi on the main day in Vrindivan a few years ago. Does anyone have experience with Lathmar Holi or events before? Is the celebration with color similar to the day of?
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Below is a clip of a song from a recent movie which depicts the Lathmar Holi. Not sure how of much of that is over dramatized.

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