Holi 2016.. Mathura or Vrindavan?

#1 Jan 6th, 2016, 01:38
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My last day in India will be March 24, the day after Holi. I'm looking to spend the day of holi, and a few days prior, in either mathura or vrindavan since it's so close to Delhi for me to easily take a taxi or bus to the airport the night of holi (I have an early plane schedule)

What would be the best itinerary to experience such a beautiful holiday while still being able to catch my 3am Delhi plane? what days would be the best to be there, and for how long? Taking into consideration me leaving 23d at night


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Your flight departs at 3 am on the 24th and you are considering a taxi to Delhi airport on the evening of 23rd ?

Travelling on that night .. be prepared for the worst of drunken/drugged anarchy/mayhem .. not recommended.
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Then would it be better to spend time in Mathura or Vrindavan for the celebrations prior to Holi, then spend the day of in Delhi?
Itinerary suggestions would be cool for the time around Mathura.

However, if Mathura celebration would be worth me taking a taxi to Delhi airport around 8pm, just as long as I get there around midnight. Unless that's too much.
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… sure, a pre-taste of Mathura will be fine .. and the holi drinking starts a few days before.

Other than hiring a Humvee you could have the day of the 23rd in some nice guesthouse and shopping mall of south Delhi.
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Plus you better have a place to shower and change clothes, as you'll be full of colors and looking a mess when you leave Vrindivan.
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Ok.. then I'll spend the day of Holi in Delhi.
What sort of color celebrations go on around Mathura before the actual date?
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Believe the correct colour show time will be the morning of the 24th .. but beware the kids taking squirting pre-shots in the days before.
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Sorry, my departure date is 3 am on the 25th actually. Friday. So I could still celebrate the morning of 24th and leave the night? I could care less about getting on a plane full of color.
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Originally Posted by Tyler Hawkins View Post I could care less about getting on a plane full of color.
The Airline and other passengers might. Don't try to attempt it!
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Originally Posted by Tyler Hawkins View Post Sorry, my departure date is 3 am on the 25th actually. Friday. So I could still celebrate the morning of 24th and leave the night? I could care less about getting on a plane full of color.


… that’s lucky .. from 12 noon on the 24th conditions are supposed to return to normalcy.

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