DISCOVER INDIA DURING HOLI
Rising from the Thar Desert, Rajasthan’s royal history, opulent palace, rich cuisine and colourful traditions make it a great destination all year long. But there’s a charm to visiting the Indian state in the month of March as Holi, the spring festival of colours – on March 13 this year – envelops streets in a haze of powdered colour and festivities. For a stay that’s equally regal book into the Jai Mahal Palace – now a Taj Hotel’s property: there’ll be performances by artists in the palace lawns, sweets to try, and you can play Holi with organic colours. Rooms from Dh849. Call 0091 141 660 1111.