Places to ring in the Holi vibe


Songs, water balloons and bright colours are the major highlights of the most vivid and lively festival of India – Holi. Celebrating the triumph of good over evil, this colourful festival is observed on Phalgun Purnima. The bright colours are believed to signify energy, life, and joy. Bright coloured powders known as Gulal or Abir, smeared on everyone’s face accompanied by the splashing of coloured water.

The foodies of Kolkata are always ready to indulge themselves in intoxicating drinks and mouth-watering delicacies and specialty desserts. Holi is an occasion which is just incomplete without desserts and drinks, so here are the places where you can visit to enjoy this festival and satisfy your taste buds.

AMINIA: A place with thousands of memories in the hearts of Kolkatans, Aminia, has been serving the Kolkata gastronomes with their famous Awadhi and Mughlai cuisine since 1929. They have a total of 9 outlets all over Kolkata.

Though people are head over heels in love with Aminia’s Biriyani, one shouldn’t forget about the delicious desserts that they serve. Holi is incomplete without sweets, and Aminia is all ready to please the gourmets of Kolkata with their amazing desserts. One of the most famous and mouth-watering desserts of Aminia is Saffron Milk Cake which is one of its kind. If you are planning to visit Aminia on the day of Holi, don’t forget to try this colourful dessert.

What: Saffron Milk Cake

Where: Aminia

Address for Golpark outlet: 57, Golpark, Ballygunge Gardens, Gariahat, Kolkata – 700019

Address for Nagerbazar outlet:166, Jessore Rd, Shyam Nagar, Satgachi, South Dum Dum 700055

Address for Shyam Bazar outlet: 94, BidhanSarani, Sovabazar, Hati Bagan, Shyam Bazar, Kolkata – 700004

Address for Chinar Park outlet: Rajarhat Main Rd, opposite Karnataka Bank, Chinar Park, Sukanta Pally, Baguiati, Kolkata -700136 Address for Behala outlet: 54, Diamond Harbour Rd, Pathak Para, Behala, Kolkata – 700060

Address for Barrackpore outlet: 62, SN Banerjee Rd, opposite Great Eastern, Sardar Bazar, Kolkata – 700120

Address for Serampore outlet: 212, Grand Trunk Rd, Mahesh, Mahesh Colony, Serampore– 712202

Address of Sodepur outlet: 12 BT Road, Sodepur, Kolkata – 7000114 Price: Rs. 120/- +taxes Timings: 11:30 AM – 11:30 PM