Holi, "Festival of Colours" is celebrated in India with elephant sports, loud parades, music, dance and powder paint to welcome the season of spring and end of winters. On the day of the festival, people apply dry and wet colours each other or exchange small gifts. Holi is celebrated with same enthusiasm all over India but Jaipur in March is one of the best places to see it.
Holi, "Festival of colours", is celebrated with elephant sports, loud parades, music, dance and powder paint. The festivities mark the beginning of spring and the end of the winter season. Participants cover each other with coloured water and powder, whilst others exchange small gifts. Nobody is exempt from the celebrations, not even visitors to the area.
Jaipur, known as the Pink City because of its brightly-painted stone buildings, is a lively and bustling place founded in 1727. The City Palace houses an excellent, if somewhat eclectic, museum, and the magnificent Amber Palace lies on top of a hill just outside the city.
8 1/2 hours (New Delhi)
Emirates & Jet Airways
GMT+5 1/2 hours
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