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Safe practices for a happy Holi

The Holi festival is upon us and we've been in the streets of Pushkar, thrown paint at each other and had the looks in Heathrow when our green hair is on display. So, although festival season in India is a great cultural eye opener and bags of fun, we've got a few tips to keep you safe whilst travelling in festival season and to make sure you have the best adventure.

  • Wear sunglasses. Probably the best piece of advice because there is nothing worse than getting paint in your eye, trying to rub your eye with painted hands and seeing the rest of India glazed in purple. Grab a cheap pair of sunnies and enjoy yourself.
  • Always purchase paint from a reputed shop or vendor. Your group leader will be on hand to advise you on the best practices in Holi and where to buy your paint from but going cheap doesn't pay off. You don't want to come home with an unsightly rash from cheap paint!
  • You're at a celebration but don't forget its grassroots. India celebrates Holi with excessive partying and drinking so try and stay with your group wherever possible. Streets can get very packed and lively so don't stray too far afield. Take part in this amazing display of cultural celebration but be respectful of Indian culture.
  • Remember to pack an old white t-shirt. The colourful rainbow that you and fellow revellers will create on your t-shirt looks amazing on a white background and when dry, you can keep it forever. Make sure it's an old one though because India will have definetly tie-dyed it by the time Holi has finished.
  • Lastly - have fun! Celebrate the incredible adventure you're on in India and have a ball. It's a celebration of colour after all.

Check out some of our incredible adventures in India in Holi season, you think you've seen it all until you spot two multi-coloured cows relaxing on the banks of the Ganges. That's a memory for life.

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From £740pp exc flights
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2. Gentle
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12

Classic Rajasthan

Asia, India | 16 days
Trip code: 
HHSC
Rustic village life - India
The princely state of Rajasthan is packed with palaces, forts, temples and many other fascinating sites.

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Cultural
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3. Moderate
Max group size: 
12

Delhi to Kathmandu

Asia, India, Nepal | 16 days
Trip code: 
HHSK
The Taj Mahal - India
This exciting trip combines a journey through some of India's most celebrated cultural and historical highlights with an exploration of the remarkable Himalayan country of Nepal.

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From £430pp exc flights
Trip type: 
Cultural
Adventure level: 
2. Gentle
Max group size: 
16

Golden Triangle

Asia, India | 9 days
Trip code: 
HHSN
Local market
The Golden Triangle is a classic introduction to India's three most popular cities; Delhi, Agra and Jaipur

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From £795pp exc flights
5
(average rating, based on 3 reviews)
Trip type: 
Cultural
Adventure level: 
2. Gentle
Max group size: 
12

Southern India

Asia, India | 16 days
Trip code: 
HHSS
Local woman
Southern India's spirituality, mist-clad Nilgiri ranges, friendly people and wild animal sanctuaries make it a fascinating part of the country to explore.

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From £1,170pp exc flights
Trip type: 
Food & Cultural
Adventure level: 
2. Gentle
Max group size: 
12

Real Food Adventure - India

Asia, India | 15 days
Trip code: 
HHZM
Group adventure
A gastronomic journey into the cultural heart of India that make your taste buds tingle

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