Dhulandi Festival 2018, Jaipur Rajasthan

Happy Holi to all of you..

Hope you had a wonderful, crazy and fun times with your loved ones.

This Holi we tried to fulfill my childhood dream to going to a holi party wearing white, playing only with dry colors, no water wastage, Live music and have crazy fun times safely.

The moment I got to know about the Dhulandi Festival’18 I was so sure to be a part of it. It was organized by Rajasthan Tourism, strictly for Foreigners and guests of Hotel Khasa Kothi in Jaipur where the event was organized.

Khasa Kothi is a heritage Hotel built by the then Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II to provide a comfortable stay to his important (khass) guests. It was acquired by Rajasthan government years ago after we got independence. Its huge with lush green lawns, in the heart of the city.

Festival was very well organized with live music, wedding bands, local dancers, custom clad theater artists and photo booths. People were enjoying the festival in its true colors, foreigners and Indians alike.

Dhulandi Festival is organized every year by the state tourist board. You can experience this year’s craziness from our pictures below.

The Splendid Khasa Kothi
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Before the fun begins
Let the Fun begin
Dhulandi
Folk Musicians
Folk Dancers
Happy funny people
Vibrant
Lets play Holi
Posers
Tourists from New Zealand
Tourist from Delhi
Fun is in the Air
Horse Ride
Swirling In
Smile, Its the Best
What’s better than a smiling face?? Two Smiling faces

Namaste
Namaste from Italy

Had to take a pic against this beautiful vintage dresser
We made a lot of friends and shared countless laughter

Whats more exciting then featured on the Rajasthan Tourism Instagram page 😉

Good nyt and have fun always.

 

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Dessert Festival 2018, Jaisalmer Rajasthan

Hey Everyone,

I once read that a Dessert is a place without expectation. Until recently I believed that but on my recent trip to Rajasthan’s Interiors I saw things peoples totally unexpected and got completely amazed by the hospitality, patience, and perseverance of Rajasthan, let alone dessert.

Even with the harshest of Sun & toughest of climate, Rajasthan offers warmest of smiles with hearts as wide as their desserts

 

Speaking of unexpected, we got to experience the opening ceremony of Maru Mahotsav or Dessert festival 2018 in Jaisalmer. We had no idea of its grandeur & the effort locals and government put in it to make it so.

There were Camels decorated with brightest of Pom-Poms, Jaisalmer’s Royal family, Men with silver swords with facial hair even bigger than my whole face. Ladies clad in traditional attires and lust-worthy jewelry.

Maru Mohatsav 2018

Maru Mohatsav 2018

Maru Mohatsav 2018

Dessert Festival is celebrated every year for three days prior to full moon in Jan-Feb. It celebrates the prophecy, according to which Lord Krishna told Arjun about a Yadav successor who will set up the kingdom on Trikuta Hill(Triangular hill). Prophecy becomes true when Rawal Jaiswal a Yadav successor established Jaisalmer in 12th Century after his name.

Maru Mohatsav 2018

Maru Mohatsav 2018

Maru Mohatsav 2018

Maru Mohatsav 2018

Maru Mohatsav 2018

Maru Mohatsav 2018

Maru Mohatsav 2018

Maru Mohatsav 2018

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The government now equally celebrates the festival as it enhances Tourism. Even BSF & Army take participation in various competitions like Camel race and Fighter plane stunts.

Maru Mohatsav 2018
BSF’s Camel Parade

Maru Mohatsav 2018

Maru Mohatsav 2018

Maru Mohatsav 2018

Maru Mohatsav 2018

Maru Mohatsav 2018

Maru Mohatsav 2018

We couldn’t stay until the whole festival but it was surely a delight to experience the opening ceremony of Maru Mohatsav. If you plan to visit Jaisalmer do it during the festival.

Share with me if you have been to Jaisalmer and how was your experience.

Stay tuned for more post from Jaisalmer.

Bye..

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