2019 has started with a bang, with the festival season in full swing. Our favourite is the kite festival, which kicks off on January 14. If you’ve admired Shah Rukh Khan dancing to ‘Udi Udi Jaye’ or Salman Khan in ‘Dheel De, Dheel De Re Bhiya’ this is probably the right time for you to visit Jaipur and immerse yourself in the festival of kites.
The Rajasthan Government is going to kick off the International Kite Festival, starting January 14 on Makar Sankranti, which will continue for three days at the Jaipur Polo Grounds. The International Kite Festival has a long-standing history; in recent years the festival has grown into a magnificent event that sees huge participation. The event is usually divided into two sections – kite wars and friendly kite flying sessions. Of course, on the last day of the event, the prize distribution ceremony takes place at the Umaid Bhawan Palace.
Kites of every shade and shape, from dragons to diyas and even celebrity faces, from indigo to red, golden to silver, fly against the blue January sky, making this a sight to remember. From Wau-balang kites from Malaysia, to the traditional kites from Japan (called Rokkaku), the llyang-llyanghave from Indonesia and the silk kites from China, you’ll probably find them all here. As the city is already so colourful and vibrant, with crowded rooftops, and delicious Rajasthani cuisine makes it extra special. Don’t forget to try the ‘Gur ki Gajjak and ‘Til Ke Laddoo’.
If you are someone who enjoys losing themselves to a festive spirit and cheering crowds, then this is your lucky day(s)! Kite enthusiast or not, you can choose to participate or simply enjoy the mesmerising view of a clear blue sky drowning in kites of different shapes and colours. With the International Kite Festive just a week away, pack your bags and stay with us at V Resorts Adhbut Jaipur for a real taste of Rajasthan. So, why wait? Book your stay today!