Amazing Phoolonwali Holi ( Holi with Flowers) at Vrindavan 6th March 2020

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Location: Vrindavan,Uttar Pradesh , India

Destination type : Cultural Destination

Holi is an ancient Hindu festival mainly celebrated in Indian subcontinent . Its a festival of colours.The Indian diaspora spread around the world has taken the celebration of Holi wherever they went. Phoolon wali Holi is celebrated on the day of Ekadashi (eleventh day on lunar calendar) before Holi at Banke Bihar temple Vrindavan.

History of  Phoolon wali Holi at Banke Bihari temple , Vrindavan

  1. Holi is mentioned in Hindu puranas written 2250 years ago
  2. The Europeans got fascinated by Holi during 16th century when they reached India
  3. The Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan was established by Swami Haridas
  4. The temple construction was completed in 1862
  5. The Phoolon wali Holi celebration was started in Banke Bihari temple and is believed the deity comes to celebrate Holi along with his devotees

Activities for tourists at Vrindavan during Phoolonwali Holi festival

  1. Wait till 4pm when the gates of temple is opened and priests throws flowers at devotees
  2. Capture this short celebration of 15 minutes in camera
  3. Try out paani puri, jalebis or other delecacies
  4. Visit Shree Krishna Balram temple

How to reach there


The nearest airport is Agra around 67 km away from Vrindavan. There are regular flights to other important tourist destinations of India such as

  1. Delhi,
  2. Mumbai,
  3. Varanasi, and
  4. Khajuraho.


Though Vrindavan itself is a railway station, the major railway station nearby is Mathura on the Delhi-Chennai and Delhi-Mumbai main line. Several express trains connect Mathura from other major cities of India like

  1. Delhi,
  2. Mumbai,
  3. Chennai,
  4. Bangalore


October to March is the best time to visit Vrindavan.

Season Average temperature
Winter ( October to March) 12°C to 20°C
Summer ( April to June) 30°C to 45°C


Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Mathura ( 15kms away)
  2. Agra ( 70kms away)
  3. New Delhi ( 160 kms away)
  4. Alwar(115 kms away)
  5. Jaipur (236 kms away)

Some hotels in Vrindavan for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Kadamb Resort

Hare Krishna Orchid

Hotel Santosh Dham

Sri Vrindavan Dham

Country Inn Hotels & Resorts Vrindavan

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