Holi in Udaipur 2024

 View of Udaipur the City of Lakes located around water lakes and hemmed in lush green hills of Aravallis

Udaipur, the “City of Lakes”, is gearing up for one of its most vibrant festivals: Holi, the festival of colours, isn't just about splashing colours on each other; it's about bringing people together for a joyous celebration of life. Plunge into a colourful adventure during Holi in Udaipur! Here's a guide to the city's colourful celebrations and the best places to visit.

From Holika Dahan to Dhol Beats

People with their children celebrating Holi in Udaipur by dancing

Holi in Udaipur is a big celebration, full of enthusiasm and excitement. The celebrations usually start a day before the main festival with Holika Dahan, where bonfires are lit to symbolise the triumph of good over evil. The next day, known as Dhulandi, is when the real fun begins. People come out on the street to play with colours, water guns and balloons spreading joy and happiness.

Holi: A Vibrant Tapestry of Faith and Fun

A sage sitting in a meditation position with a trishul by his side

Holi attracts a large number of pilgrims to Udaipur, where the temples are also beautifully decorated. Many people visit a week before Holika Dahan to take part in the festivities, presenting prayers and sweets to their deities in hopes of receiving blessings for their families and loved ones. Children frequently dress up as gods or goddesses and perform little skits to delight the onlookers. Furthermore, elders frequently perform dramas in the evenings, adding to the celebratory atmosphere, as seen in fairs and villages around Udaipur.


Holi Hai! Your Guide to the City of Lakes

City palace in the city of Udaipur during evening with the lights on

City Palace: City Palace is a must-visit during Holi. The royal family leads a spectacular procession from the palace to Manek Chowk, where the festival is celebrated with traditional music and dance. It’s a breathtaking show that immerses you in Udaipur’s rich cultural heritage.

an ancient monument entrance, showcasing intricate architectural details and historical significance

Gulab Bagh: Gulab Bagh, also known as Sajjan Niwas Garden, is a lovely garden located near the City Palace. It's a renowned location for Holi celebrations, with both residents and visitors gathering to play with colours amidst the lush foliage.


A beautiful lake with crystal clear water and a boat, surrounded by lush greenery and a picturesque city view

Fateh Sagar Lake: The gorgeous Fateh Sagar Lake is another favourite location for Holi celebrations in Udaipur. The tranquil waters of the lake provide the ideal background for the colourful festivities.


Indulge in Udaipur's Holi Flavours: A Feast for Your Senses!

Traditional sweet imarti, artfully arranged on a plate

Holi time in Udaipur features the city's traditional food, providing a feast as lovely as the holiday itself! Gujiya, a sweet dumpling packed with khoya and dried fruits, and Thandai, a refreshing milk drink laced with nuts and spices, are must-haves for Holi

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