International Kite Festival, Jaipur
Note: The festival celebration in Rajasthan remains cancelled until further notice in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The International Kite Festival, Jaipur is one of the most- attended festivals in Rajasthan. The most colorful festival of Rajasthan provides unlimited fun and frolic. This festival is celebrated on 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. Join the joyous mood of Jaipur and celebrate the pleasure of flying kites.
Dates for International Kite Festival 2021, Jaipur
International Kite Festival Jaipur 2021 will be celebrated for 3 days. The festival starts on 14th January and shall continue till 16th January.
History of 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 on this festival.
People fly kites on Makar Sankranti because they receive the benefits of sun exposure. During winter, our body gets infected and suffers with 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, which eradicates most of the infections and insanitation.
Jaipur Inernational Kite Festival Celebrations 2021
The International Kite Festival of Jaipur has grown into a magnificent event. It experiences a 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, fushcia, indigo, ochre, pink, orange against the blue January sky is a dazzling sight. From dawn to dusk, people of all ages fly kites rejoicing in the spirit of the day. Crowded rooftops, fun-loving rivalry to outdo each other, and delicious feast are the hall-marks of the day. People are seen indulging in the appetizing flavors of sweets prepared specially for the day.
How to Reach Jaipur
Jaipur has its own city airport. The Sanganer Airport is 13 km from the city. The air terminal receives both domestic and international flights. From the airport taxis, autos, buses and cabs commute to the city.
Jaipur is well connected to almost every part of India through the means of Indian Railways. There are several trains 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.
Jaipur has a good network of roads. Frequent connections are available from Delhi and major cities of India. Luxury buses, state owned buses are run by Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC). Cabs, taxis and private vehicles also commute to the capital city of Rajasthan.
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