BRIJ FESTIVAL

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Location: Bharatpur, Rajasthan.
Occasion: Raslila.
Timing: Eve Of Holi, (March).


Folk Dancers at Brij Festival, RajasthanThe Brij Festival takes place a few days before Holi, the festival of colours. Held in honour of Lord Krishna, this festival is marked by verve and zest. Villagers, in gay, multihued attire, can be seen singing and performing the Raslila dance-the immortal love-story of Radha and Krishna. All of Bharatpur comes alive to the sound of folk melodies on this festival held on the eve of Holi.

Men and women, young and old, rich and poor-all are touched by the spirit of this festival. Boisterous revellers spare no one during this festival and delight in splashing colour on everyone around.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air: Agra is the nearest Airport (56 kms.).
Rail: Bharatpur is situated on the Delhi - Mumbai main railway line.
Road: Jaipur is situated on National Highway No. 11 (Bikaner - Agra).



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