Your Perfect 3-Day Holi Itinerary To Mathura-Vrindavan

Waquar Habib


The Holi festival celebrated in Mathura-Vrindavan is an explosion of colours and culture. It attracts a large number of devotees and tourists with its lively Lathmar Holi in Mathura and exuberant Banke Bihari Temple festivities in Vrindavan. It is a beautiful blend of joy, music and devotion rooted in mythology and tradition.

Holi at Bankey Bihari Temple, Vrindavan | Shutterstock

Day 1


Start your trip from Mathura, arrive in the morning and visit the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple. This temple is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna and a significant pilgrimage site for Hindus. It offers insights into his life and is a must-visit for those interested in Hindu culture.

Beautiful view of Potra kund, Mathura | Shutterstock


Enjoy a traditional meal at a local eatery and visit the Dwarkadhish Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Krishna and showcases exquisite architecture. The temple is one of the three main pilgrimage sites related to Krishna and is a famous Char Dham in Hindu mythology.

Dwarkadhish Temple | Shutterstock


Take a leisurely walk along the Yamuna riverbank and witness the mesmerising sunset. You can also participate in the Holika Dahan ceremony, where a bonfire is lit to signify the victory of good over evil.

The ritual of Holika Dahan | Shutterstock

Day 2


Explore the vibrant streets of Mathura during the festival of Holi, where the entire city is decorated in a riot of colours. Don't miss the unique tradition of Lathmar Holi festivities, where women playfully beat men with sticks.

Glimpses of the Lathmar Holi | Shutterstock


Depart early for Vrindavan to attend the Holi celebrations at the famous Banke Bihari Temple. This temple is one of the main centres for Holi celebrations in Vrindavan, where devotees come together to play with colours and offer prayers to Lord Krishna during the lively festivities.

Celebrations at the Banke Bihari Temple | Shutterstock


Enjoy a traditional Holi lunch at a local eatery in Vrindavan, followed by a visit to the Radha Raman Temple. Experience the joyful atmosphere as devotees celebrate Holi within the temple premises.

Radha Raman Temple, Vrindavan | Shutterstock

Day 3


Explore the temples of Vrindavan, including the ISKCON Temple and the Prem Mandir. These temples offer serene environments for meditation and reflection.

A view of the Prem Mandir | Shutterstock


Experience a delicious Holi feast at a local eatery, indulging in traditional sweets and savoury snacks. The savouries include Malpua, Karanji, Thandai, Gulab Jamun, Dahi Batata Puri, Bhel Puri and much more.

Assortment of Holi foods | Shutterstock


Celebrate Rangbhari Ekadashi with singing and dancing in colourful attire, which concludes the Holi festivities in Vrindavan. Experience the mystique of Nidhivan Temple to witness Lord Krishna's nightly Rasleela with Radha and other Gopis.

Old antique wall painting in Dwarkadhish Temple | Shutterstock

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