The Holi festival is happening on March 10, 2020 in Mumbai. If you're wondering how to best celebrate, check out these Holi parties at various locations in and around the city.
- Holi Party and Dharavi Tour: Do something different his Holi and celebrate with the community at Dharavi slum. Reality Tours is running this special trip on March 7 (three days before Holi). You'll go on their signature Dharavi tour first, and then be taken to the girls' football field where you'll be provided with natural colors and joined by people from Dharavi, children from Reality Tours' various community programs, and also their staff. You'll get to play Holi there, accompanied by music. Time: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost: 1,400 rupees per person. The price includes drinks, snacks and a white T-shirt to wear.
- Sunburn Holi Bash with KHSMR Live: Perfect for those who want to party hard this Holi, Asia's biggest electronic dance festival will feature Indian-American DJ and producer KHSMR performing a live orchestral set. It will be a special charity Holi show for Saturday Art Class to promote holistic education for children in Mumbai. The venue is Mahalakshmi Racecourse. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: 500 rupees upwards for entry only.
- Bolly Boom Holi Bash: Claiming to be India's largest Bollywood music Holi party, this event is to be held at the MMRDA Grounds in Bandra East. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: 499 rupees upwards for entry only.
- RangRave - Festival of Colors: An epic Holi party at Nesco in Goregaon East (near the Western Express Highway), with top Indian DJs spinning across various genres, traditional dhol musicians, organic colors, rain dance, and food. Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: 500 rupees upwards.
- Colour Splash at The Country Club: Six DJs, a singer, and Punjabi dhol players will be performing at this popular family-friendly Holi party in Andheri West. There will also be a foam zone, rain dance, and color bombs. Time: Starts at 10 a.m. Cost: 500 rupees upwards.
- Holi Festival at Essel World: As usual, Essel World (one of India's top theme and amusement parks) is holding its annual Holi celebration. This party is ideal for families, with plenty of rides, food and fun. There will be a DJ and rain dance but no colors, keeping it as eco-friendly as possible. Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: 424 rupees upwards. Early bird discounts are available.
- Holi Festival at Water Kingdom: If you'd rather get wet and wild this Holi, you may prefer this event at Water Kingdom next to Essel World. There will be food and a Bollywood DJ. Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: 528 rupees upwards. Early bird discounts are available.
- Imagica Holi Bash: Another of India's top theme parks, at Lonavala near Mumbai, is throwing a massive four-day Holi party from March 7-10, 2020. Attractions include live performances, parades, acrobats, pool party, DJs spinning Bollywood dance music, and special food and drinks. Cost: Tickets start from 1,099 rupees. Stay and travel options are available.
- Holi Bash Beach Camping at Alibaug: Want celebrate Holi away from the city? Join this groovy beach camping experience under the stars at Revdanda beach! It includes games, DJ, live music, rain dance, barbecue, bonfire, and tent accommodations right on the beach. The location has bathrooms and washrooms. Cost: 2,000 rupees upwards.