Enjoy the Festival of Kites in Jaipur


kite festival

Innumerable colourful kites will dot the skyline of  Pink City- Jaipur tomorrow, to announce the festive beginning of the year with Makar Sankranti.

This is a marked day when winter officially ends and spring begins – a transition symbolic of saying bye bye to the previous season’s shivering struggle and the beginning of a fresh new season, which is celebrated by holy dips into sacred rivers, flying kites, making merry and savouring delicious food.

With the sunrise the Patang Baaz’s would climb onto their terraces to celebrate the festival and engage in kite-flying. Rajasthan Tourism Department has also organized a special kite fest for the both, the domestic, and international tourists at Chitrakoot Stadium where tourists would not only enjoy the kite-flying but also relished til ke laddoo, fini and gajak – special delicacies of the festival.  Some closely fought competitions take place mid air; bring down other’s kite while saving your own!!  While the city dwellers would enjoy kite flying on their houses’ terraces with loud music, dak ki pakodi and the company of their friends and family.

Late in the evening, as the sun sets, the night festivities would begin. People release paper lamps from their terraces and the fascinating firework take over the sky by the evening till night.


How You can enjoy the Festival of Kites ?

  • Get to Jaipur – that’s the right key. Even though the festival is celebrated in most parts of India, its magnitude and enthusiasm in Jaipur is like no other place.
  • Jaipur is well connected by trains, buses and flights with other parts of India. Getting into the Pink City is easy.
  • Book a stay with Alsisar Haveli, in the walled city of Jaipur. This is from where you can enjoy the festivities of Makar Sankranti and the International Kites Festival will take place at Chitrakoot stadium which is just a 15 min. drive from Alsisar Haveli.
  • The Alsisar Haveli is an ancient Rajput Mansion. Experience this old world charm of heritage and soak in the hospitality along with celebrating Makar Sankranti .
  • We would suggest a short holiday (3-4 days) to Jaipur, when you are there to celebrate Makar Sankranti. The International Kite Flying event is strategically planned to coincide with Makar Sankranti.

Alsisar haveli


Come experience the fabulous festival of kites in the Pink City of Jaipur, to see the huge kites and watch the expert kite fliers from all across the globe that this festival brings along.

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