If there’s a Holi spectacle you must witness once in your life, let it be that of Mathura and Vrindavan. Boisterous revellers crowd streets, all feasts are topped off with sweets and bhang, and colours run riot for seven days. Every place imbues the festival with a flavour of its own, from Nandgaon and Barsana’s Lathmar Holi to a holi for widowed women in Vrindavan. Lord Krishna’s homeland puts on a show to remember. Visitors should be prepared though. Even being armed with a DSLR camera will not spare you from being drenched.
Abhishek Hajela is the recipient of the prestigious International Nikon Award. He curates and leads experiential photography workshops globally, and is a specialist in culture, people, street, portrait, and wildlife photography.