Braj Holi Mahotsav 2022: Celebrate Holi the Rajasthani Way

Rang barse bheege chunar wali, rang barse! 😀

The whole country is in a joyous mood for Holi right now, and the colourful state of Rajasthan is calling you to join the celebrations. The Government of Rajasthan is hosting the famous Braj Mahotsav this year. 

When: 12th – 14th March

Where: Bharatpur, Deeg and Kaman

Celebrated over a period of three days, the Braj Mahotsav is held in honour of Lord Krishna. It is believed that Krishna spent a part of his childhood in Rajasthan, too. One of the major attractions here is the Ras Leela Dance, which depicts the pure bond of love between Radha and Krishna.

The entire city of Bharatpur comes alive with festivities during the Mahotsav. Locals and tourists don colourful attires and dance to the tunes of folk music. Also, this festival is your chance to visit the state one last time before the summers hit. 

Also Read: 5 Unusual Holi Celebrations in India

Here’s what all you can expect at Braj Holi Mahotsav 2022 –

Day 1: Bharatpur

The festivities in Bharatpur will kick off at the Lohagarh Stadium with Kho-Kho and Kabaddi competitions. They will be followed by mehendi and rangoli making, and moustache and turban tying competitions. The day will end on a melodious note at Mega Night Cultural Evening, wherein singer Vidya Shah will be mesmerising the audience with her voice. 

Day 2: Deeg

The second-day events will take place in Deeg. Sports events like rope pulling and kabaddi along with rangoli and turban tying competitions will be organised at the Mela Maidan here.

Then, the guests can enjoy a colourful fountain show in the evening. Also, renowned Kathak dancer Manjari Chaturvedi will be performing ‘Radha Raas’ at the Palace of Deeg. 

Day 3: Kaman

On the third day, dress up in your best Holi outfits because Kaman will host various forms of the festival in the temples throughout the city. Lathmar Holi, Gulal Holi, Dudh-Dahi Holi and Laddu Holi will all be celebrated. This will be followed by a Shobhayatra of Rajasthani folk artists from Gopinath Temple to Vallabh Ji Temple. A ‘Krishna Bhajan Sandhya’ and ‘Braj Rasiya Gaayan’ will conclude this three-day festival.

Before you go, do check out the travel guidelines for the state. Refer to our COVID guidelines tracker here

We wish you a fun and safe trip. Happy travelling! 😀