With Holi just around the corner, we’re guessing you must be excitedly making plans already. And, why not, when you have enough and more parties happening around town? So, put on your best whites and head to these happening spots for your fix of colour and music. Happy Holi!

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Opus Out of the Box

Can’t wait till Thursday for the Holi bash? From DJ Jasmeet’s Bollywood beats to special pani puri and ice golas, Opus Out of the Box is going all out with their pre-Holi party.

Where: 2, Graphite India Main Road, Doddanekkundi, Mahadevapura, Whitefield

When: Saturday, March 19, 8pm

Contact: +91 9886091975

Price: INR 500 per person

Find the event on Facebook here.

Pebble – The Jungle Lounge

Start your celebrations early with Pebble’s Holi party. Expect everything from unlimited organic colours to rain dance along with a line-up of 12 DJs playing non-stop music in the background. And, in case the house music doesn’t quite get you into the mood, there’s Punjabi dhol and Bollywood tracks, too. Oh, and live food counter for when you want to take a break from all the fun.

Where: 3 Princess Academy, Ramanna Maharishi Road, Palace Grounds

When: Wednesday, March 23, 5pm onwards and Thursday, March 24, 10am-10pm

Contact: +91 8884227447

Price: INR 500 upwards

Buy tickets for the event here.

Find them on Facebook here.

The Lalit Ashok

Six hours of colourful fun is what you can look forward to at this party. Unlimited food, starters and thandai {the classic Holi favourite!} to indulge in after you make most of the rain dance and colours. Make sure you walk in wearing white, of course.

Where: Kumara Krupa High Grounds

When: Thursday, March 24, 12pm-6pm

Contact: 080 30527777

Price: INR 1, 499 upwards

Buy tickets for the event here.

Find them on Facebook here.

Royal Orchid Central

With colour snow sprays, balloon fights and bursts of vibrant hues, this Holi Festival is worth heading to. Complimentary shooters, coconut punch, thandai and lassi are on offer to keep you going along with upbeat dhol, EDM and B-town hits. Need we say more?

Where: 47/1, Dickenson Road, Manipal Centre

When: Thursday, March 24, 11am

Contact: 080 25584242

Price: INR 400 upwards

Buy tickets for the event here.

Find them on Facebook here.

E-Zone Club

Get splashed and sprayed or just dance along to the beats at E-Zone Club’s celebration. So, expect a good deal of gulaal, liquid colours and pulsating music {by over seven DJs, including DJ Bl3nd and DJ Ivan} to keep you pumped up.

Where: 23/24, KR Puram Ring Road, Chinnapanahalli, Marathahalli

When: Thursday, March 24, 10am-10pm

Contact: +91 9945179112

Price: INR 1,000

Buy tickets for the event here.

The Taj West End

Take your gang along and go all out this Holi with desi beats by DJ Vipul Khurana and nine other DJs while you play about with organic colours and sprays. Also, expect CO2 cannons with bursts of bright colours! Too tired after all the fun and frolic? Fuel up at the exclusive food stalls which will also serve IMFL drinks.

Where: 25, Race Course Road

When: Thursday, March 24, 10am

Contact: 080 66605660

Price: INR 500 upwards {includes entry and colours}

Buy tickets for the event here.

The Chancery Pavilion

Head here to kick off the festivities with a two-day pool party. Apart from city-based DJs, there’s Aashikaa and A-Sen from Mumbai and DJ Shadow from Dubai with desi disco music. And, of course, games, colours and Holi-themed food and drinks {think vodka pani puri and thandai}. Quite a party, we must say!

Where: 135, Residency Road

When: Wednesday, March 23, 1pm-10pm and Thursday, March 24, 12pm-8pm

Contact: 080 41414141

Price: INR 600 upwards

Buy tickets for the event here.

Big Pitcher

In true Holi spirit, Big Pitcher will have dry colours and dhol beats as well as pumping music. Be there in your best whites!

Where: 4121/P, L R Arcade, Old Airport Road, HAL 3rd Stage, New Thippasandra

When: Thursday, March 24, 11am-5pm

Contact: For reservations, call 080 45530000

Price: INR 1,000 {full cover for couples}, free walk-in for ladies

Find the event on Facebook here.

Aqua – The Park

What better way to welcome the festival of colours than with a two-day party by the poolside? When you’re done splashing about in the pool {filled with colours}, make way to the live chaat counter where you can get high on bhaang snacks and vodka pani puri.

Where: The Park, 14/7, MG Road

When: Wednesday, March 23, 10am onwards and Thrusday, March 24, 11am onwards

Contact: 080 25594666

Price: INR 300-700

Buy tickets for the event here and here.

Destination by SALT

Expect desi music and decor at this party, where you will be welcomed with a tika and a Rooh Afza drink. With outdoor games, water balloons and pichkari play {oh yes!} on the cards, this one promises to be fun.

Where: 2D2, 4th Cross, Dyavasandra Industrial Area, Mahadevapura, Whitefield

When: Thursday, March 24, 11am onwards

Contact: 08067415575

Price: INR 599

Buy tickets for the event here.

Crowne Plaza

Get set for a combination of Holi special music, colours and a specially curated menu of traditional dishes at this poolside party.

Where: 43, Hosur Road, Electronics City Phase 1

When: Thursday, March 24, 12pm onwards

Contact: +91 9620800500

Price: INR 500 {cover charge, includes one free beer}

Hard Rock Cafe

Not much of a party animal? Hard Rock Cafe has you sorted. Head here to try out their special Indianised cocktails and shots. So, there’s Barfi, Thandai and Meetha Paan shots to be downed as well as cocktails like Velvet Saffron Chocolate and Paan Mojitos to sip on.

Where: 40, St. Marks Road

When: Sunday-Thursday, March 20-24, 8.30am-11am and 12pm-11.30pm

Contact: 080 41242222

Find them on Facebook here.

Sheraton Grand

Welcome Holi with a sumptuous brunch at Feast. Pick from live counters that include a carving station and even street food counters dishing out jalebi, chaat and paav bhaji. Oh, and glasses of thandai and mocktails to keep your thirst at bay.

Where: 26/1, Dr. Rajkumar Road, Malleswaram-Rajajinagar

When: Thursday, March 24, 12.30pm-4pm

Contact: 080 42521000

Price: INR 1795 {plus taxes} upwards

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Featured image by: Steven Gerner

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