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Visiting Jaipur on Holi 2019? Celebrate the festival of colors at Khasa Kothi on Mar 21

The event at Khasa Kothi on Holi is all about celebrating the festival with colors, dancing to cultural fork performances, enjoying traditional popular delicacies including thandaai and sweets followed by lunch and a lot of fun activities for the visitors.

Rimjhim Jethani | Updated:
March 19, 2019 12:59 pm
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Jaipur: The festivals of colors – Dhulandi (Holi) – is just around the corner and the city and Jaipurites are all set to celebrate it with a lot of enthusiasm. The two-day long festival will be celebrated on March 20 (Holika Dahan) and March 21 (Dhulandi).

The state tourism department organizes an event meant especially for tourists every year at Hotel Khasa Kothi in Jaipur. The visitors to the event can have a great time playing with dry colors while dancing to Rajasthani folk music performed by local artists. You need not to be a guest of the hotel to be a part of the celebration.

According to the officials of the tourism department, the event at Khasa Kothi on Holi is all about celebrating the festival with colors, dancing to cultural fork performances, enjoying traditional popular delicacies including thandaai and sweets followed by lunch and a lot of fun activities for the visitors.

Khasa Kothi in Jaipur was built a century ago by the then Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II to provide a comfortable stay to the state guests. The guest house later was converted into a State Hotel and it managed by the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation Lmtd. (RTDC)

Dhulandi Festival (Festival of Colours) is celebrated all over India a day after Holika Dahan and marks the beginning of spring. On this day, young and old alike play with colors and water.

The city experiences an amazing enthusiasm and grandeur during the festival. Locals and tourists from across the world gather at different spots to play Holi.

Many private events in the city are also taking place on the occasion.

However, Holika Dahan or the traditional bonfire is observed post-sunset on the first day of Holi, and is known by several names, the most popular among them being Chhoti Holi and Holika Deepak.

First published: March 19, 2019
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