Jaipur is known as the Pink city and is the capital of Rajasthan. Jaipur has a different way of celebrating every festival. Rajasthan is also known as ‘Rangeelo Rajasthan” due to its colourfulness and enthusiasm in celebrating every festival. On the occasion of Holi, the people of Jaipur decorate their houses with colourful flowers and draw rangolis in the house near their entrance. Not just the house, even the city is decorated beautifully.
When tourists enter Jaipur during this occasion, they can witness the city adorned in rich colours and decorative items. People make different sweets such as Papdi, Gujiya, sweet Shakarpara and many other tasty dishes. Both the young and old people are filled with excitement and enthusiasm when the buy watercolours, Gulaal or dry colours and pichkaris for their Holi celebrations.
Holi Dahan and Colour Holi in Jaipur
Holi is a two-day celebration, the first day being Holika Dahan and the second day being the day people play with colours and is known as Dhulandi. One the day of Holika Dahan people start a bonfire as a symbol of burning Holika and removing evil from the earth. People worship the bonfire as they believe it will bring them prosperity and they can remove evil from their houses and lives.
On the second day, people play with colours along with their friends and family. There are many Holi events in Jaipur where people can come together and play with people they might not even know. People can find many tour packages that specify the celebration of Holi in Jaipur.