It may be ideal to plan your trip to Rajasthan during the festival of Holi, the festival that depicts color, sweetness and joy and welcomes the spring season. It is a weeklong on- going celebration in Mandawa where one can enjoy dancing to the music of the Dhols or drums, as they enjoy “Bhang”, a sweet concoction made of milk and cannabis. The celebrations continue thru the day as people greet each other with dry ‘Gulal’ n ‘ Abeer’ of the most vibrant colors.
If you haven’t seen Jaipur during Diwali, you haven’t seen it at all. Jaipur is dressed like a bride during this festive time. All the streets, homes and markets are decorated and lit up. Whether it the big business houses or the smallest of vendors, everyone is all out to outshine the other. The wares, sweets, gifts, decoration, etc. are on full display. Music plays as you drive along the street markets. The streets are lined up with stalls selling every conceivable gastronomical delight right thru the midnight.