Mumbai’s famous water parks and theme islands may have thrown open their doors for Holi revelers, their Delhi counterparts are the other extreme. Drunken brawls and misbehaviour with women, eventualities of every Holi celebration in the Capital, have caused theme parks to veto celebrations on the premises.
“Unlike other occasions we never come out with a special Holi package. We close the water park in the second half as some people come drunk and then misbehave with our guests and female staff,” says Priya Tyagi of Adventure Island.
Many places ban stag entries and are only open for families. “As a policy we do not entertain stags during Holi,” says Sanjeev Verma of Splash Water Park. While EsselWorld and Water Kingdom in Mumbai have organised special Holi bashes with live DJs, Delhi’s venues have special security.
Some restaurants have even decided against serving alcohol. “We have special bouncers on duty and breath analysers at the entry so that people who are drunk can be stopped right there,” says Padmaja Dave of Fun and Food Village.
Rain in the colour
Despite ‘no entry’ at water parks, Delhiites can still have a wet ‘n’ wild Holi at rain dance events across the Capital.
Holi Cow, Chhatarpur.Ph:9811729886.
Rang Barse, Daffodils Hotel, Club Tivoli, Chhatarpur. Ph: 9899563557.
Grand Westend, Rajokri. Ph: 9810706044.