Desert Kite Festival, India
The history of Desert Kite Festival dates back to 1997. Through these years, the festival grew bigger and wider, traveling from Jodhpur to Jaipur, Agra, Lucknow, and Goa. Now the festival comes back to its original place in the heart of Rajasthan.
The Festival starts in Jodhpur from where we head to Jaipur to witness the kite madness of Makar Sankranti. It is one of the major festivals in Rajasthan. This Hindu festival is celebrated on the 14th of January, symbolizing the transition of the sun into Northern Hemisphere. This day is also a kite day where everyone from kids to elderly turns their heads to the sky, where kites virtually block the sky in Jaipur. Thus everyone joins desert kite festival either as a spectator or as a participant. The purpose is to cut the opponent’s kite with a special thread called manjha. Upon success, screams of “Woh kata hai!” echo from rooftops and sounds of drums fill the air.
Everyone can participate in this event, one just grabs a kite and joins in. It’s an amazing experience watching kites from all around the world and filling the sky above with various colors. Come join us and enjoy a fun-filled day!
Jodhpur and Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Rajasthan is a region in North West India. Many travelers visit Rajasthan to experience the vast Thar Desert, Aravallis mountain ranges, numerous forts, palaces, and temples. In the heart of the desert, lies the city of Jodhpur, the capital of the former Marwar kingdom. This city also represents Marwar’s rich history with symbolic monuments such as the spectacular Mehrangarh Fort and the royal cenotaph Jaswant Thada.
Another architectural wonder of Rajasthan is Jaipur. In 1876, the entire city of Jaipur turned into pink color to commemorate the visit of Welsh Prince. Thus Jaipur is often referred as the Pink City. Join us to experience this special place!
Includes the following:
- Airport Transfers and Intercity travel in India
- Accommodation for the entire stay
- Guided city tours
Excludes the following:
- Personal expenses such as telephone calls, laundry, beverages etc.
- Entrances and camera fees at monuments
- Tips and gratuities to drivers, guides and hotel staff
- Applicable local government service tax
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