Celebrating Holi in Lonavala

Are you planning a holi-day in the charming hills of Lonavala? Don’t worry! We have curated a guide for a magnificent Holi vacation in the tranquil valleys of Sahyadri. But before we move forward, let us give you a brief introduction to this famous festival of colours. Holi is a Hindu festival celebrated annually on the day after the full moon in the month of Phalguna. It commemorates the arrival of spring and celebrates the love of Radha and Krishna.

As the vibrant colours of “gulaal” fuse with the lively air of Lonavala, you are all set to witness Holi, one of the most celebrated festivals in India. The lush green mountain cliffs are tainted with polychromatic colours and echoes of people's laughter. Dance on this effervescent festival with “Balam Pichkari” and “Rang Barse Bheege Chunnarwali” playing in the backdrop. And if you are running low on energy, chug on a glass of “Bhang Thandai” for a refresher. Step out of your busy schedule and have a memorable time to cherish forever!

Holi - The Festival of Colours

The festive mood of Holi commences with “Holika Dahan,” a bonfire that takes place the night before Holi. It is a ritual where people pray for the demolition of evil and the triumph of goodness. Since ancient times, the festival is celebrated to welcome the blossoming spring as we move on from the gloomy winter. It is also known as the Festival of Love, where individuals let go of their animosity and reunite to celebrate this auspicious day. The event of Holika is followed by the real gala the next morning, with people gathering in the streets and smearing bright colours on each other. Gear up with your water guns and balloons, and be ready to engage in a fun exchange of colours. Also, try decadent delicacies like gujjia, malpua, dahi balla, and the must-have thandai. Tune in to soulful folk songs or lively Bollywood mash-ups and get doused in the coloured water.

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Why Should You Celebrate Holi in Lonavala

Perched at an altitude of 624 m, Lonavala is one of the most sought-after destinations near Mumbai. Endowed with picturesque landscapes and stunning historical landmarks, it has the best ambience to host a party away from the teeming metropolis. The gentle spring breeze with the subtle lingering coldness of the winter will surely enhance your experience. Celebrate your Holi lavishly against the picture-perfect backdrop of the mystical hill station dotted with charming gardens and lakes. Besides that, Lonavala is packed with several Holi events and parties. Get ready with your powdered colours and water gun and dive into an exciting time in Lonavala!

Best Places for Holi Celebration in Lonavala

Lonavala is the ultimate destination for celebrating Holi away from the scuttle of the city. One of the popular locations is Pawana Lake. Surrounded by dense forest and ancient forts, this riveting lake promises an incredible ambience to immerse yourself in colours. There are special camping packages near this lake during the Holi season, like indoor games, barbeque, campfire and soothing live music. Put on your dancing shoes and go for the rain dance while relishing the energising thandai. Rhythm Lonavala is another venue you must check out. This 5-Star resort is a perfect choice to host your Holi Party in Lonavala for a large group. Nestled amidst the lush green valleys of the Western Ghats, this resort offers a scenic and rejuvenating retreat to its patrons. The wide carpeted lawns are graced with pretty vines, promising you the picture-perfect backdrop to your Holi celebration. Planning a pool party? Check out the pristine swimming pool that is ideal for your holi party.


We hope we have convinced you to come to Lonavala for your next Holi Party. While in Lonavala, do consider staying in Rhythm Lonavala. The resort features stunning accommodations, perfect for you to rest after a long day of partying. It has fine-dining options and premium services guaranteeing you a marvellous stay!

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