Kite flying is something that would make your spirits soar just like the kites in the sky. The International Kite Flying Festival in Ahmedabad is a unique festival in which you can showcase your kite flying talent. It is one of the most cheerful festivals of Gujarat. Many visitors from India as well as abroad visit Ahmedabad to witness this remarkable spectacle.
Date and Venue
7- 15th January 2016 at Sabarmati Riverfront, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Splendour of International Kite Festival Ahmedabad
Kite Festival was started in the year 1989 and it has maintained the grandeur and magnificence associated with it through all these years. You can see colourful kites high up in the sky making the sky beautiful to look at. Kites made up of cloth as well as paper or other materials are available.
In the year 2016, International Kite Festival is expected to have impressive kites of various shapes and sizes. In this week-long festival you will get to enjoy kite flying on Sabarmati Riverfront with the beauty of the slow flowing river glorifying the atmosphere even more. The cheering and rejoicing of the crowd would fill the place with glee. National and international kite flying experts would grace the occasion. Laser and sound shows along with workshops for kite preparation would make the special occasion totally epic.
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You can participate in the kite flying competitions individually or in groups. The visitors would also be enlightened on the history and importance of flying kites. Besides, delicious Gujarati food and creative artwork stalls awaits you at the festival. Kites spreading awareness for social issues add a responsible motive too, to the festival. It is really an experience worth cherishing all your life.
You can visit the walled city of Ahmedabad, that is pol area, on 14th January and 15th January and see the augustness of the festival even more. Photographers? Are you listening?
Entrance to the venue
Car Entry Point-
Patang Hotel, Nr. Nehru Bridge Corner, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 38009
Vallabh Sadan Temple, Opp. Gujarat Chambers of Commerce, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad
Reaching the venue
Ahmedabad is one of the most important cities in Gujarat. Reaching it is not a problem regardless of the mode of transportation.
You can reach the venue through BRTS bus, that is the most convenient and pocket friendly way to reach the venue.
There are many hotels in and around the venue area for a budget friendly, comfortable and luxurious stay, according to your preference.
Apart from kite flying…
Once you have witnessed the brilliance of International Kite Festival, you can head to Kutch to enjoy the Rannotsav 2015-2016, which is an equally delightful carnival. There are a number of places in Ahmedabad too, if you wish to have a relaxed vacation with family without travelling any more.
You still have a few weeks for planning a fun filled vacation in the pleasant month of January. Make sure you have a high resolution camera along with you to capture the best snaps of the sky.