Visakhapatnam

Beach road drowns in sea of colours

Rain dance event was a major hit in Visakhapatnam on Friday.

Rain dance event was a major hit in Visakhapatnam on Friday.   | Photo Credit: K_R_DEEPAK

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Traditional fanfare, gaiety mark Holi celebrations in city

A sea of colours filled the streets of the city on Friday as revellers celebrated Holi with traditional fanfare and gaiety. The celebrations started from the early hours of the day and Beach Road was the main hub of all festivities.

With faces smeared with colours beyond recognition and clothes drenched, scores of youngsters and families came down to the beach.

A group of 10 Russian tourists, who were in the city as part of their India tour, were in for a pleasant surprise when revellers greeted them with colours.

“This is so much fun! We loved playing with colours and made many friends. This festival would surely be one of the highlights of our India trip,” they said.

‘La Tomatina’

Holi turned into ‘La Tomatina’ at Mila’s Street Festival held for the first time in the city at the beachside venue opposite Hawa Mahal. Colours were substituted with tomatoes with the venue filled with tomato pulp as people tossed ripe tomatoes at each other.

Chrome Outdoor’s event at The Park was brimming with crowd who participated in the fun-filled rain dance event.

The venue had a separate area for children and family crowd.

The little ones plunged into inflated swimming pools filled with colourful waters under the watchful eyes of the parents.

Bollywood music pepped up the spirits at MGM grounds near Beach Road.

The mood this year, at many households, was to embrace herbal colours. Several families celebrated the festivals with dry herbal colours.

Some schools celebrated the festival a day ahead, giving out the message to save water and play with eco-friendly colours.

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