Holi in 2020 falls on 9th & 10th March, which is Monday and Tuesday, respectively. Hence, it is going to be another extended Holi weekend (like in 2019), with 4 days to celebrate the festival of colours. The weekend and Holi-days will surely take celebratory vibes to a notch above.
Many celebrate with among a mass gathering of Holi parties, while a few fancy to keep it a private celebration with their loved ones. However, some would like to make the most of the extended weekend by taking a vacation to an ideal getaway.
Whether you are a shutterbug or a food lover with a sweet tooth, or you want to get away from the dullness of every typical weekend, these places will surely let you enjoy Holi in the best possible way as there is always something for someone in Karnataka. We present to you a lineup of incredible places in Karnataka, where you can celebrate Holi.
It is well-known that Holi is a fun-filled festival that is more popular in the north rather than in the south. Nonetheless, if you are in Karnataka and still wish to rejoice the festival of colours, the best place to visit in Karnataka is Hampi. Holi is observed as a religious day and various customs and interesting activities take place in the temples of Hampi. Moreover, you can find many social and artistic events too. By the end of the festival, the locals drench each other with water colours. And it is a custom to wash those colours off the body by taking a plunge in the river.
Bangalore is one of the most exciting places to celebrate Holi. A Holi event in Bangalore offers a gleeful time with your special someone as you get to party in the hippest and happening places of the city. One can find numerous parties across the city which offer diverse experiences like camping, indoor and outdoor games etc. Holi is one of the big festivals of 2020 and it is celebrated in Bangalore with artistic shows, colours, and a bucket load of fun. All in all, Bangalore turns into a multi-hued city during this auspicious day.
Closer to Hampi, Bagalkot celebrates Holi with much pomp and grandeur. Holi is celebrated across Karnataka but nowhere with as much enthusiasm as at this hamlet in Karnataka. Rejoiced over four days with great splendour and show, Holi Habba or festival is Bagalkot's most significant cultural tradition. The celebration kicks off with Kama Dahanam - a bonfire ritual indicative of burning lust and other evils withheld in the human minds and hearts. This is followed by three days of fun with colours, dance and music. People meet in parks and streets all over the city bombarding dry coloured powder or with water guns and water balloons filled with coloured water at each other in their sight.
There are so many exciting Holi events in Mysore this year, which offers venues to dance to popular Bollywood tunes and heave colours and water balloons at each other. Be it rain dancing or a pool party on Holi, there is a lot to look forward to in Mysore. And with eco-friendly events making all the waves; Holi with organic colours is the whole new concept. There are a bunch of parties in Mysore that have already started the only organic colours' concept and yet it is as entertaining and joyous as you think them to be. Besides all the parties, there are other fun-filled Holi events; one of which being the colour run in Mysore. It is a running race but it includes colours and that's honestly fun.
The festival of colours is chiefly celebrated with much vigour in Mangalore to mark the arrival of spring. Witness youngsters having the time of their lives as they play with colours. Locals dance to the beat of the music, which absolutely compliments the joyous celebration. With people smearing each other with colours of red, green, orange, blue, about every hue, creating a rainbow of sorts; spray water on each other and have loads of fun getting drenched in the colours of Holi. All in all, the spring is welcomed with open arms in Mangalore as it should be - with spirit and unbeatable fun!
Davangere has set the mood for Holi already and it's time for you get in the festive mood too! With a diverse crowd, Davangere boasts of friendly environment, where you can celebrate Holi with strangers too. Take a walk down the streets of Davangere, choose the group you want to celebrate Holi with and enjoy the festival; sounds extreme but that's how affable Davangere is! However, Ram & Co Circle is the best place in Davangere to partake in Holi Celebrations. The festival includes food, colour, dance, and music.
Hubli is one of the best places in Karnataka to enjoy a traditional version of Holi. The procession starts early in the morning. Locals offer prayers and rituals at temples and home. And many savouries and food items are distributed among neighbours! Following, they heave coloured water or powder at each other. Thus this beautiful city will be drenched entirely with colours during Holi.