Holi Festival in Vrindavan and Mathura Part II

Holi Festival in Vrindavan and Mathura Part II

Holi Festival in Vrindavan and Mathura Part II After spending a couple of hours relaxing from the morning’s craziness, we headed into the town of Mathura, where a parade was set to occur starting at 2pm.  It was obvious as we approached the street that the parade was set to be on, as we could hear loud music blaring, announcing the coming parade.  Some women and children observed from the balconies and rooftops above, not wishing to be in the midst of all the action.  As we weaved our way…

Holi Festival in Vrindavan and Mathura Part I

Holi Festival in Vrindavan and Mathura Part I

Holi Festival in Vrindavan and Mathura While hanging around Big Brother Hostel in Agra, a few of us were sharing our plans for Holi, set to be celebrated on March 24.  My plan at this point was to celebrate it in Jaipur, as that was the next scheduled stop on my list and I had heard that almost any city in North India was a good place to celebrate.  A few people spoke of their experiences heading up to Vrindavan and Mathura, about 60 kilometers north of Agra.  Here, the…