On the occasion of the ‘Makar Sankranti’, the Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan has organized a two-day (13-14 January) ‘International Kite Festival’ at the Chitrakoot Stadium in Jaipur from 11 am tomorrow. This has been organized under the PPP mode along with Nomad Travels of Mumbai and the festival is supported by Fevicol and Jet Airways.
A number of international kite flyers will show their skills of flying artistic kites. These flyers are from the USA, Canada, the UK, Holland, Belgium, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. The special feature of these kites is that they measure as much as 4 to 5 meters across and are in shapes like dragons, birds, fish and other geometrical designs.
Similarly, kite flyers from pan-India – Mumbai, Mangalore, Dahanu, Rajkot will also bring their colourful creations to fill the skies of Jaipur. A number of artistic kite makers will also partake in the festival.
The entry to the festival is open to all and is free of cost.