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International Kite Festival Jaipur

(Last Updated 31 Oct, 2023)

  • Dates :

    14/01/2023 - 14/01/2023

  • Location :

    Jaipur, Rajasthan

The International Kite Festival in Jaipur is one of the most-attended festivals in Rajasthan. This festival is celebrated on the 14th of January every year, the day of Makar Sankranti. The popularity of the International Kite Festival in Jaipur is such that it attracts kite fliers from far-off corners of the country. The thrill and excitement lingers in the air, and everyone is enchanted. So join the joyous mood of Jaipur and celebrate the pleasure of flying kites. The most colorful festival in Rajasthan provides unlimited fun and frolic.

Dates for International Kite Festival 2023, Jaipur

International Kite Festival Jaipur 2023 will be celebrated for 3 days. The festival starts on 14th January and shall continue till 16th January.

History of the Kite Festival in Jaipur

The international Kite Festival in Jaipur has a long-standing history. The custom of flying kites is associated with Makar Sankranti. People celebrate the blessed day by flying kites from their rooftops. Kite-flying competitions are also organized at this festival.

People fly kites on Makar Sankranti because they receive the benefits of sun exposure. During winter, our body gets infected and suffers from cough and cold, and the skin also gets dry during this season. When Sun moves in Uttarayana, its rays act as medicine for the body. During kite flying, the human body is continuously exposed to sun rays, eradicating most infections and insanitation. 

Jaipur International Kite Festival Celebrations 2023

The International Kite Festival of Jaipur has grown into a magnificent event. It experiences huge participation. The festival is inaugurated at the Jaipur Polo Ground. The festival is divided into two sections one is the Kite War, and the other is the Friendly Kite Flying Session. The Kite festival is inaugurated at the Jaipur Polo Ground. The last day of celebration and the prize distribution too is held after three days in the Umaid Bhawan Palace's royal premises.

Kites of every shade of indigo, ochre, red, blue, yellow, green, fuchsia, indigo, ochre, pink, and orange against the blue January sky are a dazzling sight. People of all ages fly kites from dawn to dusk, rejoicing in the day's spirit. Crowded rooftops, fun-loving rivalry to outdo each other, and delicious feasts are the hallmarks of the day. In addition, people are seen indulging in the delightful flavors of sweets prepared specially for the day.

How to Reach Jaipur

By Air

Jaipur has its city airport. The Sanganer Airport is 13 km from the city. The air terminal receives domestic and international flights: taxis, autos, buses, and cabs commute to the city from the airport.

By Rail

Jaipur is connected to almost every part of India through Indian Railways. Several trains are commuting to the city. For a royal experience, one can take the Palace on Wheels. Luxury trains and other rail rides run on the route. From the railhead, buses, cabs, taxis, and autos traverse the city.

By Road

Jaipur has a good network of roads. Frequent connections are available from Delhi and major cities of India. The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) runs luxury buses and state-owned buses. Cabs, taxis, and private vehicles also commute to the capital city of Rajasthan.

Are you planing to attend the International Kite Festival in Jaipur? If yes, make plans to stay in the city. Choose from ourcollection of hotels in Jaipur. Luxury hotels, palaces converted as heritage remains, and budget lodgings are available for bookings at your desired location. 

If you also want to explore more of Rajasthan and its royal pleasures, you may want to browse through our collection of Jaipur tour packages. Also, check out packages that include visiting Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Pushkar, and other major cities. Make comfortable and hassle-free travel plans with us.

FAQs about International Kite Festival Jaipur

Q: Which is the International Kite Festival of Rajasthan?

Ans: Jaipur Kite Festival is an international kite festival of Rajasthan. A grand celebration is held on the occasion of Makar Sankranti (14 January every year) for people from all over the country.

Q: Which city is famous for kite festivals?

Ans: Jaipur is known for its international kite festivals. The festival attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world.

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