When a festival is dubbed as the festival of colours, it’s only safe to assume a riot of celebrations will paint themselves across hotels and restaurants as well. With this in mind, we’ve curated some of the biggest Holi events lined up for you from across the country. By Bayar Jain
1. ITC Grand Bharat, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Delhi NCR
An exclusive pop-up is set to enthrall you for Holi at ITC Grand Bharat this year. If the backdrop of the ancient Aravalli hills aren’t enough to get you in the festive fervour, sumptuous live grills and barbeques in an al-fresco dining style are sure to make up for the lack. Adding to this will be a Holi carnival at The Bharat Brasserie by the water front gardens, wherein many themed activities await!
2. Conrad Bengaluru
At Conrad Bengaluru, Holi resonates in each of the dishes lined up. In an attempt to celebrate the festival of colours to the T, the team at the poolside al fresco dining here, Tiamo, have crafted a menu with a splash of eco-friendly natural colours, each boasting of fresh and delicious produce. Picture handcrafted festive beverages such as Rang Rasia, a cocktail with whipped cream, orange and pineapple juice in Bacardi Black garnished with an orange zest peel; Gulab Thandai, a cocktail with rose syrup and milk in tequila garnished with almond flakes; Desi Girl, a cocktail with passion fruit syrup, Tabasco, black pepper and lime juice in vodka garnished with olives; Paan Rabri, a cocktail with condensed milk and gulkand in vodka garnished with betel leaves; and Mithai Pista, a cocktail with whipped cream, vanilla syrup in vodka garnished with pistachio. Pair this with dishes like Red Peri Peri Chicken skewers, prawn bisques, Brown Wild Mushroom Truffle Oil soup, or even a pink note with a Splattered Strawberry Swiss roll to end it all, and you’ve got yourself a memorable festive feast.
3. Vivanta Guwahati
Located on the Guwahati-Shillong highway in the commercial and cultural heart of the capital of Assam, Vivanta Guwahati is an urban retreat designed for global business travellers, adventurers and connoisseurs of the good life. This flavour of ensuring their guests have a good time also resonates throughout their Holi celebrations this year. Guests can indulge in an array of delicacies — each underlying the same festive tone — during the special Holi brunch.
4. Radisson Blu Hotel Ludhiana
This year, Radisson Blu Hotel Ludhiana has ensured that they cover all elements of this colourful occasion and leave no stone unturned. Moreover, the fact that the weekend joins hands with International Women’s Day, it’s only natural for the celebrations to be bigger than before as well. Guests can indulge in fun-filled activities paired with unlimited entertainment during the specially curated brunch. A stay package for double occupancy, which includes two major meals at Cafe Delish — their all day dining restaurant, takes the fun a notch higher.
5. Alila Fort Bishangarh, Jaipur
When at Alila Fort Bishangarh, Jaipur, soak in the breathtaking views of the striking architecture with dhol beats and glorious folk performances. Chemical-free and environment friendly Holi celebrations aside, guests can even enjoy flavourful Rajasthani delicacies, play games, fly kites, ride on a camel cart or even explore a Rajasthani mela at the resort’s gorgeous Haveli Courtyard.
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