Kochi has various plans on how to celebrate Holi
The liberty that Holi celebrations bring makes it the wildest among festivals. People engage each other freely with pichkaris, colours and music, and even strangers are pulled into the fun.
Ava Lounge kickstarts the festivities with renowned Bollywood DJ Lemon. This Pune-based performer, who was honoured with the best DJ award by the All India DJs Club, will hit the decks along with artistes like DJ Raveen and Boon & Bayn. Expect pop numbers like Mein Tenu Samjhawan at the party. `1,000 for couples. On March 11 . From 7 pm. Details: 4129999
Vibrant music and gulaal marks the celebration on the waterfront lawn, led by Kochi’s own DJ Savyo. Percussionists Gino K Jose and Prince Abraham bring in their rhythms with the electronic thump, alongside artistes like Bassvibe and DJ Arnold. A North-Indian snack counter will offer savouries like papri chaat and pakora to party goers. `1,000 onwards. On March 12 from 4 pm. Details: 6673300
This open-air party titled Balam Pichkari is an invitation to ‘go pagal’. The music finds a balance between the electronic tunes from musicians including DJ Envy, and the North-Indian grooves of dhol. Chase your friends with dry colours or watch children frolic in the pool. Expect street food specials like golgappa. `1,000 onwards. On March 13 from 4 pm. Details: 2865064