Tourists in Rajasthan celebrate festival of colours

March 11th, 2009 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS  

Jaipur, March 11 (IANS) Tourists from India and abroad joined people of Rajasthan in celebrating Holi Wednesday as they painted one another with colours and danced in the streets.
“We came here especially to be part of this beautiful festival. We enjoyed it. We do not have anything like this in our country,” said an Australian tourist who identified himself as Patrick.

Several foreigners, including women, also danced to drum beats and played with colours. Children armed with water pistols drenched passer-by while elders greeted one another on the occasion.

The Rajasthan government had made elaborate arrangements for maintaining law and order.

“We do not have reports of any untoward incident from anywhere in the state till now,” a home department official said in afternoon.

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