Festival of colours Tour
Festival of colours Tour a Perfect Holiday in Nepal . Your Holiday start with this medieval city: visit Swyambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar square & Boudhanath. Enjoy the heart-stopping views along the Kathmandu cityIt is a spring festival, also known as the festival of colors or the festival of sharing love. It is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities outside Asia. It is the perfect plan for holiday in Nepal. Holi in Nepal starts one week before the main day of Holi. There is a tradition of erecting a long bamboo stick (lingo) covered with pieces of different color cloths (Chir) in Bashantapur Durbar square, Kathmandu. In the eve of Holi the lingo is taken down and the Chir is burnt. The event is called Chir Haran or Holika Dahan. Holi then starts.
Holi celebrations start on the night before Holi with a Holika Bonefire where people gather, sing, dance and party. In the evening, after sobering up, people dress up and visit friends and family. Holi is celebrated at the approach of the vernal equinox,on the phaulgu Purnima (Full Moon). This tour offers a unique opportunity to explore Nepal combined with Natural beauty and cultural riches.The festival date varies every year, per the Hindu calendar and typically comes in March. The festival has, in recent times, spread in parts of Europe and North Americas as a spring celebration of love, frolic and colours. Anyone and everyone is fair game, friend or stranger, rich or poor, man or woman, children and elders. The frolic and fight with colors occurs in the open streets, open parks, outside temples and buildings. Groups carry drums and other musical instruments, go from place to place, sing and dance. In this festival Some drinks are intoxicating. For example, Bhang an intoxicating ingredient made from cannabis leaves, is mixed into drinks and sweets and consumed by many. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair ruptured relationships. During this tour you can also visit tudhikhel to celebrate tarai relegion holi festival.
|Day 01:||Arrival in Kathmandu|
|Day 02:||Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley|
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport
Meeting at airport upon arrival by Plan Holidays Personnel. We will pick up from airport and then escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. During the driving of half an hour, enjoy the heart-stopping views along the Kathmandu city. After arrival at your hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to explore the local area, overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
In the morning, after breakfast, Your sightseeing will be visited places according to your interest. Visit Swyambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar square & Boudhanath. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu
Today the day of colors and you can enjoy the festival which signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships, and is also celebrated as a thanks giving for a good harvest. Morning is a free-for-all carnival of colors, where participants play, chase and color each other with dry powder and coloured water, with some carrying water guns and colored water-filled balloons for their water fight. Anyone and everyone is fair game, friend or stranger, rich or poor, man or woman, children and elders. The frolic and fight with colors occurs in the open streets, open parks, outside temples and buildings. Groups carry drums and other musical instruments, go from place to place, sing and dance. Afternoon drive to bhaktapur and visit the historical places. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Bhaktapur-Kathmandu
Today you can visit tudikhel to celebrate holi of terai people. Different places could have different dates for Holi celebration in order in olden days. Actually, there was a tradition of bringing Holi from places to places, so It is said Holi is the day when Holika is died. It is celebration of her death. People visit family, friends and foes to throw color powders on each other; laugh and gossip, and then share Holi delicacies, food and drinks. Some drinks are intoxicating. For example, Bhang an intoxicating ingredient made from cannabis leaves, is mixed into drinks and sweets and consumed by many. In the evening drive to Patan Durbar Square. And visit Museums and temples. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: Kathmandu
After Breakfast visit pashupatinath and Departure for onwards destination.
- Accommodation at listed hotels or equivalent.
- Daily breakfast at hotel.
- Transportation/Transfers by Air-conditioned Vehicle.
- Sightseeing tour as per the program.
- Services of English speaking local Guides during sightseeing tour.
- Inland/International flight charges.
- Things of personal nature like laundry, telephone etc.
- Any meals except specified in above inclusions.
- Camera fee.
- All other than those listed in above inclusions.