Pack some old clothes and celebrate the end of winter by getting covered in coloured powder at the vivid Festival of Colours in India.
Taking place across India, this carefree celebration sees in the Spring harvest season by holding big parties where coloured water and powder is thrown around, covering all revellers.
Holi got its name as the 'Festival of Colours' from Lord Krishna, a re-incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who liked to play pranks on the village girls by drenching them in water and colours.
It is celebrated every year after the March full moon (27 March this year) to see out the winter and welcome in a plentiful Spring harvest.
So those wanting to inject some colour into their travels need to book now to make sure they get to witness these playful festivities.
Encounters Travel is offering an eclectic tour of India's Golden Triangle and a national park, for £549 per person (saving £50). Available for departure on 23 March, the price includes transfers, eight nights' accommodation in good quality hotels on a mixed-board basis, as well as a local guide throughout. Flights excluded.
For more information and bookings, visit encounterstravel.com
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