Holi is around the corner and it needs to be celebrated in style. Here’s your lowdown on where to head and how to celebrate the festival
12 pm onwards A pool party, gulaal, thandai, dhol and Holi delicacies teamed together with excellent room packages. Courtyard by Marriott Pune City Centre promises to make your Holi a colourful one. Enjoy the chaat counters, a live jalebi counter and a spread of Holi delicacies with unlimited domestic alcohol.
Make your own colours
Green: Use mehendi / henna powder, separately or mix with equal quantity of any suitable flour to attain a lovely green shade.
Yellow: Mix two teaspoons of haldi/turmeric powder with double quantity of besan (gram flour). Haldi and besan are extremely healthy for our skin, and are also used widely as a ubtan while taking bath.
Red: Red sandalwood powder/raktachandan/lalchandan (pterocarpus santalinus) has a beautiful red colour, is extremely beneficial for the skin and is used in face packs, etc. This can be used instead of red gulaal.
Blue: The jacaranda flowers can be dried in the shade and ground to obtain a beautiful blue powder. The flowers bloom in summers.
Black: Boil dried fruits of amla / Indian gooseberry in an iron vessel and leave overnight. Dilute with water and use.
On: March 17
At: Courtyard by Marriott Pune City Centre, Bund Garden Road.
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