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Desert Kite Festival

Desert Kite Festival, is a major event in Rajasthan organized every year during the time of Makar Sankranti which occurs on 14th January .This is the time when the inclination of the sun is in the Northern hemisphere .

The Desert Kite Festival in Jaipur is three days full of revelry and festivities when the kites of different sizes and colors virtually cover the sky. The whole region immerses in celebrations and people take part in competition of who snatched the maximum kites of one’s rivals. As soon as the kites are snatched the people start shouting from the roof tops ‘ Who Kata’ and drums are beaten .

The Desert Kite Festival in Rajasthan is the time when you will find all kinds of kites some may be as huge as 1.5 km. These kites not only flaunt unique designs and shapes but some of them also carry socially relevant messages or some may be caricatures of the politicians.

Various Attractions of Desert Kite Festival are:

  -  Gala inauguration ceremony at the Polo Ground.

  -  Air Force Helicopters disperse huge number of kites in the sky shaped like birds,stained glass windows, wasps etc.

  -  The Desert Kite Festival are of two types ,the Fighter Kite Competition and the Display Flying , the later is more subtle and doesn’t involve fierce competition.There are prestigious trophies to be won in both the competitions. The participants are treated a lavish dinner every evening in the luxury hotels.

  -  The finale is held at Umaid Bhawan Palace where the jury decides the winners of both competitions are prizes are distributed

  -  The farewell ceremony is organized and then dinner is hosted with Maharaja.

The Desert Kite festival has become much popular now even with the tourists who can take part in kite flying competitions.

Enjoy the Desert Kite Festival when you are on tour of Rajasthan for more information contact India Holiday Travel for more information.


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