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The event: A Hindu holiday known as the Festival of Colour, it is one of the most exuberant festivals in the world and is celebrated all over India.

When: March 8, 2012

What happens: Revellers welcome the arrival of spring and disregard social norms and taboos with parades, music, dancing, and mayhem – spraying friends and family with brightly-coloured powders and water. 

Do it: World Expeditions’ seven-day compact Delhi to Kathmandu trip will make sure you are in Jaipur, the capital of the desert lands of Rajasthan, for Holi. Departing on March 7, it costs from £590 not including flights. You can also take in the festival on a tour through Rajasthan aboard India’s luxury Palace on Wheels train, starting and ending in New Delhi. It is featured by several UK tour operators.

www.worldexpeditions.co.uk, www.palaceonwheels-train.com

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