Kite festival is one of the most awaited events for the passionate kite flyers. It is that time of the year when the sky gets painted by different types of colorful kites. One can compare the kite flyers to the professional painters. Painters create their imagination on canvas with the help of colors. The same goes with the kite flyers; the only difference here is that they have sky as canvas and kites in place of colors. The sky and kite both complement each other and provides stupendous scenery to the spectators.
Kite Festival Ahmedabad 2013
This year Kite festival 2013 is going to be one mega celebration. People in India celebrate several festivals down the year with same enthusiasm & Kite festival is no exception. But the special thing about Kite festival 2013 is that it is 25th anniversary of this festival. So its organizers – Gujarat tourism are all set to organize it on a bigger scale. Professional kite flyers from different parts of the world are expected to take part in it. It is scheduled for 10th – 14th January 2013.
Celebrating Kite Flying Festival in a Full Groove
In India 14th January is celebrated as Uttrayan – Makar Sakranti. The festival according to Hindu mythology is celebrated to laud the change in climate. As it is believed that from this day winter slowly subsides and summer begins gradually in India. The festival includes many traditional things but one of the most popular is kite flying. Many people who don’t know the historic or mythological importance of this festival only knows it as kite flying festival. The festival is not completed without some of the famous Gujarati dishes like Undhiyu & Jalebi. These two dishes are very popular across the whole Gujarat. Undhiyu is a mixed vegetable dish and Jalebi is a sweet dish. People start flying kites from as early as 5.00 a.m. that too in a winter morning so one can just imagine the craze for the festival.
Kite Festival at Different Places in Gujarat
Kite festival is celebrated in whole Gujarat with same passion and zeal. But there are some places to note down if you want to get the real feel of the festival of kites.
1) Ahmedabad, Gujarat – it is also the destination of International Kite festival 2013.
The venue is Sabarmati Riverfront. It is one of the major hanging out place in Ahmedabad. It is one of its kind project and of the beautiful place in Gujarat.
Apart from that the eastern side in Ahmedabad known as old city is also a hot destination to for flying kites. Here people live in Pols – housing cluster. It is closely adjacent to each other so it becomes an added advantage for kite flying.
2) Surat, Gujarat – one of the fastest growing cities in the world is also very fond of kites. The city has various nicknames like Diamond city, Textile city & City of Bridges & Flyovers. The city has a very strong bond with kite festival. The reason here is not kites but the thread that is used for flying kites. The thread made in Surat is world famous and is always in high demand in kite frenzy cities.
3) Vadodara, Gujarat – It is one of the major cities in Gujarat. People here are known for celebrating every festival with full passion. Polo ground in Vadodara is known for hosting kite festival on a bigger scale where many international kite festivals accumulate every year.
4) Kutch, Gujarat – Gujarat tourism organizes rann festival in the white desert of Kutch. The dates of rann Utsav and kite festival coincide with each other. Dhordo village & Mandvi beach are hot destinations for enjoying kite flying festival. A huge number of people turn out every year to enjoy the kite festival event organized by Gujarat tourism.
Kite Festival at Night: The Tukkal makes starry Night more Scintillating
Center attraction of Kite festival is kites. They are of different types made from various materials. The kites used by professional kite flyers are made from wooden dowels, split bamboo, fiber glass, graphite, plastic film etc. on the other side casual kite flyers use simple kites made from paper and small thin bamboo sticks.
It is these colorful kites that rule the sky in the morning but after evening ‘Tukkals’ rule the sky. People fly white kites at night and with the thread of that kite tukkals are attached. It is a small lantern enclosed in a smartly cut piece of paper. People attached several tukkals on a single kite providing spectators an unbelievable site.
LET’S Celebrate Together: Be a part of wonderful festival
Kite festival is round the corner and yet another colorful festival is coming fast to make a sparkle of happiness and togetherness. Get ready to add color to the sky with the kites and have fun with full groove. Let’s celebrate together and have a wonderful festival with all blessing and enjoyment.
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