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Holi in Pokhara, Nepal

Holi in Pokhara Nepal
Holi - the festival of colours - is a major Hindu festival celebrated in India, Nepal and around the world. Here are some pictures of the Holi celebration in Pokhara, Nepal.

I am currently in Pokhara — the second largest city of Nepal — visiting Joe and Sofia who owns The Castle Resort. Since I first visited Nepal in 2017, Pokhara remains one of those cities I would love to visit again and again. So when I got a chance to visit the city again, I didn’t give the idea a second thought.

On 20th April, we celebrated Holi in Pokhara. Holi — the festival of colours — is a major Hindu featival celebrated in India, Nepal and around the world on the day of Phalgun Poornima (full moon day) of the Vikram Samvat calendar.

On the day of Holi, I made a spontaneous desicion on visit the Pokhara lakeside and observe the celebrations. I took my camera along and started walking by the lake, clicking pictures of people I came across. The whole lakeside seemed to be covered in different colours as everyone — young and adults, locals and tourists alike — were soaked in the spirit of the festival.

I was able to save myself from colours until a group of girls asked if they could apply colours on my face. Hesitant at first, I said yes and by the time I returned, my face and clothes were turned into a canvas featuring many vibrant colours.


In Photos: Holi in Pokhara, Nepal

A Young Girl with Colours on Face in Pokhara
A Young Girl with Colours on Face
Tourists Playing Holi in Pokhara Nepal
Tourists Playing Holi
A Group of Young Boys in Pokhara Posing for A Photo
A Group of Young Boys Posing for A Photograph
Kids Playing Holi on A Boat in Phewa Lake
Kids Playing Holi on A Boat in Phewa Lake
A Girl on A Boat in Phewa Lake Pokhara
A Girl on A Boat in Phewa Lake

Pokhara Lakeside During Holi

A Woman Dressed in Traditional Clothes
A Woman Dressed in Traditional Clothes

A Vendor Selling Holi Colours

Three Guys Sitting by Phewa Lake

A Girl Washing Colours Off Her Face
A Girl Washing Colours Off Her Face

A Girl with Tika on Her Forehead

A Kid Completely Covered in Colours During Holi Festival


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Parvez Shaikh

Parvez Shaikh

Meet Parvez, who broke free from his mediocre life to live a life he's now proud of. His life-goal is to seek happiness in everything he does, in every part of the world.
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