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Celebrate Holi With A Touch Of Tajness At The Iconic Grand Palaces Of Taj

Experience the festival of colors with a splash of royalty

February 23, 2018 Spring-time is synonymous with festivity and the best reflection of that is the festival of Holi, inarguably one of the most popular in the country. Resplendent with vibrant energy, Holi is not just a splash of colours but a myriad of experiences. Soak in the festive gala with some of India’s royal families at Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris authentic Rajput Palaces in Rajasthan. Experience Holi from the comfort of the palaces while hobnobbing with royalty and immerse in the festive atmosphere. Explore the fascinating traditions of India and be sure to create memories for a lifetime.


Umaid Bhawan Palace is the last of the great palaces of India, perched high above the desert capital of Jodhpur, where the royal family still resides. One doesn’t need to be a personal friend of His Highness to join in the festivities. All guests at Umaid Bhawan Palace can take part in two days of celebrations, including the lighting of the bonfire on the eve of Holi, a day of playful colour throwing and enjoying the mesmerising Gair folk dances in the peacock filled palace gardens. 


At the exquisite 18th century Taj Lake Palace guests can be a part of the Holika Dahan, the symbolic burning of evil in a traditional ceremony at the City Palace joined in by the royal family. The next morning, they don Indian traditional ethnic wear to be ferried across to the Badipal Jetty to throw organic dry colours over each other with local musicians and Dhol drummers playing, surrounded by the shimmering waters of Lake Pichola.


Make sure you do not miss out on a visit to the Pink City during this festive time. From the luxury of the historic Rambagh Palace witness Holika Dahan and top these experiences with sumptuous food and cultural performances. Home of the erstwhile Maharaja of Jaipur and his wife Maharani Gayatri Devi, Rambagh Palace with its rich textures, opulent furnishings and ornamental gardens exudes regal elegance.  

Experience true luxury and treat yourself to the splendour of a bygone era with Taj’s grand Palaces. To book your stay or know more please visit Taj Hotels Festive Specials

About Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris

Established in 1903, the iconic Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris is Indian Hotels Company Limited’s (IHCL) brand for the world’s most discerning travellers seeking authentic experiences in luxury. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury. The unique portfolio comprises 100 hotels across 62 locations around the globe including presence in India, North America, United Kingdom, Africa, Middle East, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan and Nepal. For over a century, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, the crown jewel has set a benchmark for fine living with exquisite refinement, inventiveness and warmth. Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris is part of the Tata Group, India’s premier business house. 

Vivanta provides new generation travellers a contemporary and creative hospitality experience that matches their bon-vivant lifestyles. 

The Gateway Hotel welcomes guests to a refreshingly enjoyable and hassle-free experience, anytime, everywhere, offering the highest consistency in quality, service and style. 

Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris is the flagship brand of Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL). IHCL also operates hotels in the economy segment with the Ginger brand, a pioneer in the branded budget hotel space in India and also its largest. Indian Hotels Company Limited runs Taj SATS Air Catering, a joint venture of the Indian Hotels Company, and SATS (formerly known as Singapore Airport Terminal Services), the market leader in airline catering, providing inflight catering at key cities. 

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