Holi celebration in Bundi, Rajasthan // March 2019

I was very lucky to been able to attend and photograph one of the most colourful and interesting celebrations in India – Holi. I decided to travel to Bundi, a small village off the beaten path where few tourist go and enjoy the event there. It was a great decision – there were almost no tourists and the party was crazy!!

The History of Holi

Holi’s origins are linked with the coming of spring, good harvest and fertility of the land. Two stories are linked to Holi celebrations. The first is pretty romantic and explains why Holi is the exuberant colourful party it is today.

It celebrates the love story of Krishna and Radha. Krishna is traditionally depicted as having blue skin. He told his mother he was unhappy that his difference would come between him and fair-skinned Radha. His mother told him not to wish for fair skin but to playfully smear Radha with paint instead. Which he did and Radha fell in love with him.

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My adventure in Rajasthan // March 2019

Sunset over the Blue city of Rajasthan – Jodhpur

My first adventure in Rajasthan was a great success! We had amazing weather, visited some great cities and met so many interesting people. I have to say that we all fell in love with the blue city of Jodhpur and it’s calm and welcoming people, with the beautiful city of lakes – Udaipur and it’s numerous sunset points that attract locals and tourists every night, with the calm and off the beaten track Bundi where it seems the time have stopped.

Please enjoy a few photos from our trip and if you like what you see and what to join the next adventure in India, contact me at: ivo.popov@gmail.com

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