With Holi 2021 being right around the corner, most of us are reminiscing about the good old days when we could dress up in our Holi-special outfits and get ready to be soaked in colour, water and of course, festive spirit. But, before you start feeling mellow about not being coloured red, green and yellow this Holi, let us tell you that there are a lot more ways to celebrate Holi than you thought.
We know that the pandemic has really changed the way Holi celebrations in India are held, but Covid for sure, can’t discolour the Indian festival of colours. Read on to find out how you can celebrate Holi with full-on fervour!
Cook up a storm this Holi
Feeling like you can’t celebrate much with friends and family right now? Spend the day browsing through and cook some yummy Holi recipes with your family. If you have little kids at home, pick out some dishes that they can help you cook, such as barfis (traditional Indian sweet) and thandai (milk-based Indian beverage). Talking of food and Holi, how can we forget the infamous gujiya (fritters), shakkarpara and mithi sev that are the staple foods for Holi celebrations in India.
In case you want to give traditional recipes a miss, bake a yummy cake and use colourful frosting or sprinkles to decorate it. Wondering how to get all the ingredients for these recipes? Just shop with our partners Amazon Pantry and Flipkart Supermart to get the ingredients delivered, and pocket your InterMiles.
Host a virtual Holi event
It is important to realise that you do not have a timer in your head that you need to finish a set or a program within a specific duration. Remember that you are working out for personal gains, be it a loss of weight or incorporating a healthy lifestyle. For the same, you need to be true to yourself and avoid being in competition. Choose to set realistic goals before starting a home workout regime.
Organize a fun fluid painting session
Something a lot of travellers opt for is a night of camping in the desert. The sky looks absolutely surreal at night, and you’ll have the time of your life. If you are visiting during the off-season, you’ll see lesser tourists and will be able to enjoy the amazing view to yourself. You will find quite a lot of camps that have decent washrooms and other basic amenities.
Luxury tents are also a popularly chosen mode of accommodation and something you can opt for if you are travelling with your family or are on your honeymoon. Camping is one of the most sought-after things to do in Jodhpur.
Tell the famous tales of Holi
Even though most of us have been celebrating Holi for years now, some of us are not fully aware of why the Holi festival in India is celebrated. So, this time, bring out the fact books and read up on why Holi is celebrated in India. If you have young kids at home, plan an exciting story-telling session for them where they can learn more about how this vibrant festival came about. Looking for books that tell the tales of Holi? Order them via Amazon and earn your InterMiles, too!
Plan a Holi special movie marathon
There are plenty of programs available online, but which is the one true workout regime designed for you? It is important that you first discover this about yourself and what your body requires before you choose a routine. And when you do choose a routine, be very loyal to it. For some, it is the calves that need to be strengthened while for the others, the core is essential. Pick a routine that best suits your needs.
Play some fun Holi music and let your hair down
Not being able to play Holi outdoors doesn’t mean you can’t groove to some classic Holi music, does it? Curate a list of your favourite songs that you’ve heard over the past years at Holi events and bring on that vibe at home. Start making a playlist from early on and make sure to include songs that your family members will also enjoy.
With this idea, see how your home turns into a party place under minutes. But which party is ever complete without scrumptious food? Order in from our partners, Zomato and Swiggy to earn Miles while you gorge on your favourite food and dance the day away.
Make and sip on thandai
Is Holi ever complete without some thandai (a rich, milk-based drink laced with nuts)? Look up recipes online for a step-by-step guide on how you can make thandai right at home. Usually, the recipe would need you to make some preparations a few hours in advance so you can enjoy the authentic taste of home-made thandai.
But if you’re not in the mood to make thandai from scratch, pick up a ready-to-make premix available in the market. When you’re going for a quick grocery run, to pick up some groceries especially for Holi, remember to use InterMiles’ co-brand cards to pay for your purchase to earn Miles.