The International Kite Festival is an annual event that takes place on Makar Sankranti in the city of Jaipur. The colours of the pink city shine brighter as a slew of vivid, colourful kites adorn the placid sky of Jaipur and present an enthralling spectacle. The rock music and meticulous dancers add to the vibrancy of the ambience. The festival attracts enthusiastic kite fliers from different parts of India to enjoy the delight of kite flying. It is one of the most colourful festivals and is marked by much amusement and excitement.
Held on the occasion of Makar Sankranthi, the Kite Festival of Jaipur takes place in January every year. Various kite flying competitions are organised at the Polo ground of Jaipur where the festival is hosted. If you want to experience a glorious sight of thousand kites, make sure to catch a glimpse of the lanterns at night.
Rajasthan is one of the most vibrant states of India, and its charm reaches up to the brim during the International kite festival in Jaipur. Celebrated every year from 14th-16th of January; the festival witnesses huge participation from voracious kite fliers. People from all over India travel to the city to rejoice the fun and frolic of the kite festival. The three-day festival spills both colors and thrill in the air of Jaipur. As Makar Sankranti is a government holiday, the city celebrates the day off during the festival as people from different age groups engage themselves in the battle of kites. One can usher in the aura of children running over the streets, kids chasing kites and people from their rooftops struggling to cut the other person's kite. The whole city witnesses the flying of myriad kites with their different shapes and colors. The kites which are adorned with lights add more brightness to the already illuminated scenario. People cheer in the revelry of kite festival by either enjoying the enchanting spectacle of blue, green, yellow, purple and orange kites against the serene blue January sky or by zealously participating in the battle of kite flying. The festival provides a kaleidoscopic view of the vibrant art, culture, and heritage of Rajasthan. One of the unique festivals in Rajasthan, the carnival is enjoyed equally by all the people.
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