Colour your weekend this Holi

Mar 14, 2014, 11:17 IST | Kartiki Nitin Lawate

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. 
Call: 67248181

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