[vc_row type=”boxed”][vc_column][vc_column_text]Well, being a Bollywood movie buff , I always dreamed about celebrating Holi the way it is shown in movies like ‘yeh jawani hai deewani’, ‘mohabatein’ and offcourse ‘sholay’!! (I know I am being sooo cheesy, but it’s ok). So, last year, this time I ended up talking to my travelling friends, relatives etc. enquiring about the best place to enjoy Holi, my style!!
Being a resident of Rajasthan, I came to the conclusion, why not celebrate Holi this time in Pushkar as I have heard and read about it a lot from my friends and some blogs that I read! Also visiting Virndavan a kind of a cliché.
So, Holi generally takes place around the beginning of the third month of the year i.e. march. It represents the triumph of good over evil and the coming of springtime. And as it is said that India is a colourful land, this festival surely proves it so, as Holi is known as the festival of colours.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”888″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”890″ img_size=”large” alignment=”right”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On the morning after the Holi bonfire, the colours started bright and early. We appeared into the bright sunlight at around 8am and the streets were already crowded. The ambience was more than just colours. It is not only just playful and spirited but it’s a full blown music party right in the centre of the city. You just have to let your hair down, laugh at yourself and live the moment & you’ll make an amazing memory! Just enjoy the Holi like attending a trance party.
However there are certain things that you should keep in mind:
- Slather coconut oil all over your body, before going out, so as to stop your skin from absorbing all the colours. Trust me you don’t wanna look like a coloured freak for a month!
- Also pick some cotton buds from preventing the colour entering your ears.
- Be prepared for the onset of colours as soon as you leave your hotel. Try purchasing some colours from the local vendors, as it is always good to fight back by smearing colours on others when you are in midst of the chaos.
- Make sure you keep your eyes and mouth closed when someone is applying colour powder on you.
- And ENJOY!!!
[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”889″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]However, female travellers need to remain a little bit cautious as many people will try and use this opportunity to grope you in inappropriate ways. It’s better to stay in groups and not let anyone get too close to yourself. I would not discourage any women from taking part in these Holi festivities because it is indeed a lifetime experience, all you need to have is a lil bit precaution and just be aware of the fact some guys will try to get sleazy.
Apart from all this, Holi was amazing!!!! Everybody was covered in blues, pinks, greens, reds and yellow and they were all just blended together no matter young or old, Rich or poor, tourists or locals, it’s like a human rainbow. There was no judging & there’s only laughing, jumping, smearing, spraying and splashing each other with dry or wet colours. It was surely a feast for the eye.
For several days afterwards I saw the remains of Holi colour on my purple, red hands and legs and on the faces on my friends, however, the memory of this Holi will take a while to fade away!