Marking the start of spring, the colourful festival of Holi commemorates the victory of good over evil, and is the most fun-filled Hindu festival. People dance, sing, and smear coloured powder and water on each other as part of this massive celebration — and we want you to be a part of it! Come participate and celebrate in the festival of colours and get a once-in-a-lifetime experience of Holi in Jaipur!
Once we’ve picked you up at your hotel, we’ll take you a nearby heritage property that has been turned into a villa for guests. Upon arrival at the villa, you will be greeted with a warm welcome by the noble hosts, who will be dressed in traditional Rajput attire like dhotis and kurtas, and safas (Rajasthani turban). You’ll also get dressed for the occasion, with your hosts helping you into traditional outfits. The women will be given crisp white dresses (kurta) and traditional pants (salwar), while men will adorn kurta and pajama-style pants, as well as a turban.
The celebrations will take place at the villa courtyard, where traditional folk dancers will welcome you with changs (a kind of tambourine), dholaks (hand drums), and herbal coloured powders along with pichkaris (water guns!).
You’ll watch special performances by regional Rajasthani folk artists and musicians, and even a Bollywood-style dance.
The celebration ends with a festive buffet lunch that includes authentic Rajasthani cuisine, desserts, beverages, and a bottle of beer for each person.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, food and drinks (festive snacks, lunch, homemade desserts, soft drinks and one beer per person), coloured powder, one pair of kurta and pajama pants and turban per person as a special Holi gift from the host family for you to keep.
Exclusions: Tips/gratuities for your local guide and host family.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher.
If your details are not correct, it is very important to please email us to confirm your correct pick up hotel using the contact details on the voucher. If you prefer you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.