Rajasthan is a land of magic and marvels! It is a land where the golden sands of the Thar Desert incites life, a land where cultures overtake contemporary lifestyle, a land where every season is celebrated with passion and enthusiasm.
On a visit to Rajasthan; Jaipur to be more precise, on the day of Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan (in January), you can witness the entire of the Jaipur sky getting intruded with colourful kites! A celebration of its own kind, this Kite Festival in Rajasthan unites the locals, who, with full vigour and passion, participates in kite flying and fill in the ambience with a riot of colours.
During this 2-days’ festival, the locals throng the pious Galtaji Temple and take holy dip in the kunds (ponds). They worship the Sun God for prosperity and a good harvesting season. In addition to the traditions, Kites Festival also brings in an array of fun-frolic activities. Kite flying competition is the primary attraction of Kites Festival in Rajasthan.
- Celebrated Across: Jaipur
- Celebration Month: Makar Sankranti (January)
- Last Celebrated On: 13th to 14thJanuary, 2016
- Next Celebration On: 13th to 14th January, 2017