October to March is the best time to visit Mathura as the weather is pleasant during these months. However, Holi is a brilliant time to visit Mathura to enjoy the special traditions and customs of Barsana, a village in Mathura. Janmashtmi, a day to celebrate Krishna's birthday is another important occasion which is very special to experience in Mathura.
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15th - 16th March 2019
Holi, a festival of colours that marks the victory of good over evil is one of the main festivals of Hindus. It is celebrated with great vigour and enthusiasm throughout India. Lathmar Holi is celebrated 4-5 days prior to the festivities of other states. However, it is interesting to note how this festival is celebrated in a rather peculiar way in Nandgaon and Barsana towns in Mathura-district of Uttar Pradesh. The towns are located some 42 kms from Mathura and are extremely popular for the celebrations during Holi. The natives are known for their interesting way of playing Holi with not only colours but also sticks. Thandai (a sweet drink) and Holi go hand in hand, so don't miss out on it!