Holi Festival Tour

Holi Festival Tour

Holi is a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus. Holi is also known as the festival of colors. It is primarily observed in India, Nepal, Pakistan, and countries with large Indic Diasporas populations following Hinduism. The main day, Holi, also known as Dhuli in Sanskrit, also Dhulheti, Dhulandi or Dhulendi, is celebrated by people throwing scented powder and perfume at each other. Bonfires are lit on the eve of the festival, also known as Holika Dahan (burning of Holika) or Chhoti Holi (little Holi). After doing holika Dahan prayers are said and praise is offered. The bonfires are lit in memory of the miraculous escape that young Prahlad accomplished when Demoness Holika, sister of Hiranyakashipu, carried him into the fire. Holika was burnt, but Prahlad, a staunch devotee of god Vishnu, escaped without any injuries due to his unshakable devotion. Holika Dahan is referred to as Kama Dahanam in South India. Holi is celebrated at the end of the winter season on the last full moon day of the lunar month Phalguna (February/March), (Phalgun Purnima).

In most areas, Holi lasts about two days. One of Holi’s biggest customs is the loosening strictness of social structures, which normally include age, sex, status, and caste. Holi closes the wide gaps between social classes and brings Hindus together. Together, the rich and poor, women and men, enjoy each other’s presence on this joyous day. Additionally, Holi lowers the strictness of social norms. No one expects the polite behavior; as a result, the atmosphere is filled with excitement and joy.

Originally, it was a festival that commemorated good harvests and the fertile land. In addition to celebrating the coming of spring, Holi has even greater purposes. Hindus believe it is a time of enjoying spring's abundant colors and saying farewell to winter. Furthermore, Holi celebrates many religious myths and legends.

Day by day itinerary

07 March 2020 - Day 01: Arrive in Nepal international airport transfer to Hotel.

08 March 2020 - Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu such as Monkey temple, Boudhanath stupa and Kathmandu Durbar square.

09 March 2020 - Day 03: Celebrate Holi festival.

10 March 2020 - Day 04: Sightseeing in Bhaktapur and Patan city full day.

12 March 2020 - Day 05: Drop to airport for own way journey or next trip.

Note: the itinerary subject to change as your schedule.