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Ah, we love Holi! Let’s get drenched in mouth-watering delicacies |Jaipur Beat

With the outburst of Coronavirus, everyone is rethinking about their Holi plans. Who would know that the disease will spread like a bushfire and blot out every major event leaving us all bummed out, especially when Holi is around the corner?

The first festival of the New Year that excites every soul in India thinking of ways to play Holi with friends and family, targeting that one person who refuses to play, all and all having a ball of a time. The children too are super excited to try their colour-filled hands on everyone’s faces but alas all the enthusiasm has been washed out by the sudden outbreak of Corona Virus.

But if we look at the bright side we all got a chance to play Holi like we used to in our childhood days. Yes, you guessed it right, Pichkaris! As the infection spreads with touching you can avoid playing with your hands and instead use pichkaris and water balloons.

Still, if you want to be on the safer side and avoid playing Holi this year, well worry no more because where there is a will, there is definitely great food! As with the celebration, we also look forward to binge eating all mouth-watering delicacies unique to this occasion prepared by our sweet mommy.

No one can imagine Holi without the ever delicious sugar syrup dripping gujiyas. Native to Rajasthan, gujiyas are sweet dumpling filled with yummy cardamom flavoured mawa and dry fruits are specially made on Holi.image1_tonemapped

Along with gujjiya’s you can also prepare moong dal ka halwa, gulab jamun and shahi tukda that’ll just make your festival hip and happening.

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Another Holi munching treat is stacking up the plates with crunchy besan garlic papad to balance off all the sweetness. As Indians are very fond of Papads it is a perfect snack to indulge in.

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No one can miss the classic Holi special recipe made with milk, nuts and spices like saffron, fennel– Thandai!

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Don’t miss to try some colourful mocktails perfect for the spring season.

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Everyone’s favourite ‘Kheer’ always hits the right notes no matter whatever the festival is.

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Steaming hot puris with aloo ki sabzi is quintessential to this festival.

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Ah, how can we not celebrate Holi! Let’s get drenched in most mouth-watering delicacies.

Jaipur Beat wishes you all a Happy Holi 🙂

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6 Reasons Why You Should Not Miss Playing Holi

Holi, the joyous festival of colours and celebrations is one of the most awaited festivals in Jaipur. Everywhere you can spot Jaipurites purchasing different shades of colours, pichkaris and how can we miss everyone’s favourite water balloons! In every temple, you can see Phaag utsav being celebrated with great razzmatazz.

You must be thinking that every Jaipurite loves this festival, you got that wrong! Some people believe that the colours of Holi are not good for the skin and they are harmful to the environment too. But guess, what with proper precautions taken, this festival is as healthy as you can think. Here are the reasons why.

–          Playing Holi makes you summer ready

After a long, tiring and lazy winter that we all face, the singing and dancing at Holi makes us all summer ready. Our body loosens up a bit and we become more active after the celebrations.

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–          A colourful Holi protects you from diseases

You think colours are harmful to the skin, let’s give you a different perspective today. Playing with Holi colours and the fire that is burnt on Holika Dahan cleans the environment and protects us from various diseases.

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–          Get drenched in colourful selfies

This is the only day when the craziest and colourful selfie wins. Funny tongue out poses, quirky poses fill our social media profiles that day and honestly, we love them !

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–          Enjoy some toothsome Gujjiya

Without Gujjiya, Holi seems to be incomplete. Seeing the sight of Gujjiya right after playing Holi is blissful for all.

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–          Don’t need to dress-up for Holi

Holi is that festival for which you can wear any clothes without thinking twice. So dress as you like and you are Holi ready.

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–          Officially go crazy with friends and family

Getting permission from parents is a big task, but on this day you are officially allowed to go as crazy as possible be it with your friends or family.

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So Guys and girls, don’t miss playing Holi this year because it’s fun and guess what, healthy too ! 😀

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Its March Already & Winter Season Refuses To Go Away From Jaipur

Winters seem to stick in Jaipur longer than the usual this time. The weather took a turn but we’re back to square one, freezing in chilly breeze all over again. We’re sure Jaipurites must be living with confusion on a daily basis and we’re here to tell you how.

–          Woollen Clothes, Inside or Out?

When we almost decided to keep the woollen clothes inside, the weather ditched us right then. We neatly packed them and were almost bidding it a goodbye, but the weather was in a different mood and we had to take them out all over again.

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–          Umbrellas?

Yes! Umbrellas are out and we are not joking. Going out for shopping or planning to visit your favourite picnic spot, don’t forget to carry an umbrella with you because you never know, the rain god might be showering its blessing on us anytime of the day!

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          Fan or no fan?

At one point of time, we started switching on the fan, isn’t it true Jaipurites? But now every moment of the day is so confusing that we can’t decide what needs to be done L Winter, summer, humid, we’ve experienced it all in the past 15 days and still we’re stuck at the same question, fan or no fan?

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–          Holi in pullovers?

This year seems like we will be playing the festival of colours in pullovers! Imagine all of us in bright coloured pullovers and splashing colours & water on each other 😀 Doesn’t it sound strange ! We might experience it this year Jaipurites, be prepared for it already 😉

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–          Weather cold or not?

Alarm clock rings, we wake up to see the beautiful sunrise and guess what? You don’t see one! Yes, the weather has decided to play hide and seek with us. You wake up one day to see a bright sun shining right at you, the next day you see the rain showers as soon as you open your window and the very next day a cold chilly breeze blowing right at your face. We’re sick and tired of it. Why can’t the weather decide what it wants once and for all :/

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–          Gajar Ka Halwa or Ice Cream?

Left in a pickle? Can’t decide whether your taste buds want Gajar Ka Halwa or is it already time for Ice Cream? Don’t worry, enjoy both side by side while watching the scenic view of Jaipur! Happy binge-eating 😀

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6 Holi Parties In Jaipur That You Cannot Afford To Miss

Dance, music and colours are awaiting your arrival at the most happening colourful festival of the season, Holi. The Pink City of India brings to you a tremendous number of Holi parties where you can make your Holi-days worthwhile. So guys and girls, get ready to let your hair down and groove your moves on the musical beats of the most happening Holi celebrations in town.

  1. Holi On The House

In the mood for some rain dance and live dhol where some extravagant Bollywood songs will be playing in the backdrop? This Holi party promises just that and much more. Snack on from the live food counters whilst you play with organic colours and water guns only at Heiwa Heaven. Book your tickets now : https://www.heiwaheaven.com/holi/

Date:  2nd March

Venue: Heiwa Heaven

Time: 10a.m- 4p.m.

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  1. Rang Barse Jaipur- Holi Event

Come one, come all, and attend the most hip and happening Holi festival of the season. Let the colours shower on you while you dance on the extravagant music by one and only DJ BNU and DJ Maddy. Join in the colourful celebration now !

Date: 2nd March

Venue: The Heritage Village Resort & Spa

Time: 10a.m. onwards

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  1. Holi Music Festival

Celebrate the Holi day by wearing whites, vivacious vibes and trance tides with the biggest Holi Music Festival in town. Soak yourself into the vibrant music festival with DJ INDOMAFIA, PRASH, SYNC and Yash Tyagi in the lush green gardens of Narayan Singh Hotel with your friends!

Date: 2nd March

Venue: Hotel Narain Niwas Palace

Time: 9a.m. onwards

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  1. Rangarang

Fond of Rajasthani Folk dance and music? Enter the beautiful world of Rangarang, where you will witness Holi celebrations in full traditional form. Mark your calendars now !

Date: 28th February

Venue: Jawahar Kala Kendra

Time: 6:30p.m.

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  1. Holi With Elephants

This time celebrate the festival of Holi in style with elephants. There will be dance; there will be music and lot of competitions to keep you engaged throughout the festival. Enjoy the buffet lunch along with relishing thandai and enter the magical world of colours where elephants will be seen performing various sorts of acts right in front of you.

Date: 2ndMarch

Venue: Near Elephant Village, Jaipur

Time: 9a.m. onwards

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6. Dhulandi Festival

Organised by the Department of Tourism of Rajasthan especially for tourists, Dhulandi Festival is a grand celebration of colours and water. Play with dry colours and water whilst you enjoy the stunning cultural performances by folk artists in Jaipur.

Date: 2nd March

Venue: Khasa Kothi Hotel

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Happy Holi ! 🙂

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An Ideal Holication At Heiwa Heaven, Jaipur

Festivals, festivals and festivals that is what the city of Jaipur is all about. With the onset of one festival, another beautiful festival comes along where in you can celebrate it with more zeal and enthusiasm. The month of March comes with Holi, the festival of colors which spreads joy and happiness all over. And this festival of colours and togetherness is being celebrated and hosted by Heiwa Heaven Resort where there will be dance, music, colours and what not.

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Experience the most vibrant Holi filled with organic colours to splash on each other along with rain dance where you can groove in all you want under the showers of water. To make the party more fun, there will be dhol and bollywood tracks played just for you with tangy snacks and relaxing drinks being served.

Colour balloons, unlimited colours and water guns, live food counter where in delicious variety of chaat and snacks will be prepared right in front of your eyes, is awaiting your arrival where DJ Irfan will be playing non-stop for you.

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Drench yourself into festival of colours, soak your soul into the bollywood tracks and get ready for some action-packed adventure that will make you forget about the world.

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Spend your exotic Holi-days at Heiwa Heaven where in you can have all the fun you want with your friends and family.

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Book your tickets nowhttps://www.heiwaheaven.com/holi/

Date: 2nd-  March

Venue: Heiwa Heaven

Time: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

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8 Types Of Interesting People You Meet On Holi

All year round, you celebrate festivals with full energy and high fervour, some of you love Diwali, some of you wait for Rakhi to meet your brothers while some of you sleep on the night of 24th Dec in hope to wake up to Santa’s gift by your side ! But how many of these festivals actually give you a chance to embrace your wild side 😉 Let’s be honest, none ! And so, especially for your wild side to break the barriers and celebrate with ecstasy (No, we ain’t talking about turning into Christian Grey), there is a festival specially created to rock your world – Holi !!

So let’s set some ground rules here. Holi has no rules. So let us brief you about these varied species you shall encounter on this day and you might as well take it all in stride and give it back, but not take offense: D

  1. The Stranger We know that Mumma told you to not talk to a stranger, but Holi holds no such rule. So if a stranger is coming to color you and not doing anything inappropriate, just color him/her back with the same zeal and laugh about it !

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  2. Streetsmart KidsYou leave your house on your cycle/bike/car and some kids on the street or that little naughty kid on the balcony in your neighborhood drops a water balloon at you hurting you a little bit and obviously leaving you dripping in colors, don’t frown ! Make a strategy to do it back to them 😀

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  3. Bhaang MixersOh the classic sign of Holi ! Someone mixing bhaang in your thandai when you least expect it and the after effects are horrible, for you ! While those watching you are having a gala time 😉 Let it go and enjoy the craziness 😀

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  4. The Black HandedLike every year, you swore to play with gulaal and some water this year, but who will explain this to the wild freaks who are black handed and are going to turn you in a blackface with ‘pakka rang’ in few seconds ! Just keep your home made face packs ready and bring it on 😉

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  5. The Bouncers 

    By bouncers, we sure don’t mean the ones who would protect you, what we mean is the strong ones who are waiting for the right moment to spot the easiest prey and throw them in a bucket or a tub or a tank of water on Holi 😀 Don’t hold it against them and rather lay a trap 😉Holi 2

  6. PrankstersThey can start from people ganging up on you to something as disgusting as throwing ketchup and eggs at you 😉 Pranks don’t stop and so shouldn’t you 😀

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  7. The 3 p.m. VisitorsThe time around 3 p.m. when after an hour’s shower, you think you are going to eat and melt into your dear bed, you have a surprise visitor who came to wish you a bit late and won’t leave without coloring you all over again ! Be prepared 😉

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  8. Forceful Draggers 

    Just when you thought you will take a break from Holi this year, a doorbell rings and before you know, someone with colored face drags you out and breaks your dry spell 😉Holi - 7
    Bura Na Maano Holi hai !!

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Some Do’s & Don’ts To Make Holi Special This Year!

With holi just a few days away, Jaipurites are all ready to play pranks. The water balloons are filled, white clothes ironed and kept, gulal and other colors all set in a plate and pichkaris filled with the right quantity of pakka rang mixed with water. The mood has already been set in the pink city but with these preparations, there are some do’s and don’ts that one must keep in mind while playing holi in the city 🙂

Do’s

  • Dress appropriately in white or pastels (but remember to carry a colorful dupatta as it gets transparent) and get colored 😉 Be stylish but moreover comfortable.
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  • Its preferred to wear normal flip-flops which are waterproof and not slippery.
  • Cover your skin by applying coconut oil and sunscreen. Also take care of you nails by putting the right nail paint 🙂
  • Carry your sunglasses as the color may be irritating to the eyes and may be allergic.
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  • At the end, don’t forget your cellphones. No matter how much ever water resistant it might be, its better to get it safe in a waterproof case or a zip lock, because you never know someone might push you in the pool 😉

Don’ts

  • Its best to keep it simple and avoid jewellery.
  • Holi seems to be the festival where one can go carefree without makeup as at the end you have to get wet and colored 😉
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  • Avoid wearing nice clothes of silk and nylon, rather prefer cotton and linen as they dry fast.
  • It’s provided not to wear quirky and fashionable footwears as you might feel bad once they get wet and colored 🙂

 

 

 

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