KITE FESTIVAL

KITE FESTIVAL

The KITE FLYING FESTIVAL is celebrated in many cities of India marking the end of winters on the occasion of Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan during January. Invented by the Chinese around 2,800 years ago by the famous 5th century Chinese philosopher Mozi and Lu Ban the kites were first used to send message for a rescue mission. Ahmedabad the capital city of Gujarat plays host to the International Kite Flying Festival, attracting thousands of Kite enthusiasts to the city of Ahmedabad.

Kite Festival – Source: The Hindu

Well before the arrival of the Kite Festival the manufacturers get busy with making Kites and Manjha. The sky – line of Ahmedabad sparkles in the vibrancy of the colourful Kites and people from all walks of life whether its big-small, rich-poor, national or international come together to embark on this rejuvenating experience of lifting their Kites aloft to compete with each other by cutting the string of the opponent Kite flyer.

Kite Festival Source: News18.com

The famous Patang Bazaar in the heart of Ahmedabad the Kite capital of Gujarat is abuzz with people buying and selling Kites, Manjhas and Firkis.

Kite Festival Source:Pinterest

The biggest International Kite Festival welcomes people from all over the world who gather with the specialized Kites of their region ranging from the illuminated box kite, beautiful hand painted kites with traditional motifs, giant banner kites from USA, rokkaku fighting kites Japan, Italian sculptured kites, flying dragon kites from China and a team of upto 500 kites on a single string are just a drop in the Ocean of this sporty event of joy and happiness.
THE KITE MUSEUM: A brainchild of Bhanubhai Shah the Kite Museum in Ahmedabad is located in Sanskar Kendra. The museum displays some amazing collection of rare and extraordinary kites. The Kite Museum provides a platform to showcase kites crafted from 400 pieces of paper, kites with miniature paintings of Radha Krishna, intricately crafted sequences of garba dance, kites with mirror work and block prints to name a few.

Kite Festival Source: Journeymart.com

A unique collection of kites made from different materials like polythene, cotton, paper and spinnakers nylon are also on display. One of the most extravagantly designed kite in the museum is the hexagonal Rokkaku Japanese kite.
 

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RANN UTSAV A CLASSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA

RANN UTSAV A CLASSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA

An indigenous part of The Vibrant Gujarat the RANN UTSAV is an extravaganza which celebrates the spirit of Gujarat and its people. Located in the Thar Desert area of the Indian state of Gujarat, the Kutch District is a vast expanse of salty marshes. The pristine White Rann with its picturesque landscape and rich ambiance are soul rejuvenating.

Source: Geo Voyages

A plethora of extra – ordinary Art, Craft, Dance, Music and Food the Rann Utsav is a platform for the creative manifestation for the native of the area to showcase their rich and cultural heritage of alluring and colorful Folk Dance and Music.

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The Rann Utsav also known as the Tent City is a canopy of colourful and well set – up tents complete with all amenities required for a comfortable stay. Visit the site rannutsav.com for details on bookings and packages

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The Rann Utsav is an annual affair and attracts tourists from all over the world who take back loads of fond memories and a promise to come back again for the breathtaking experience.

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The three month long festival is loaded with lots of fun and adventure to keep you on your feet. You can look forward to a magical Full -Moon night excursion, golf cart and camel cart ride, para motoring, meditation, yoga and last but not the least a mouth watering local cuisine that leaves you craving for more.
                                                This photo of Sasumaa Gujarati Thali is courtesy of TripAdvisor.
The official date of the Rann Utsav 2017 – 2018 has been announced . It begins from 1st Nov 2017  to 20th Feb 2018. Lots of Tour Packages are available for the visit and stay at the Rann Utsav which includes the pick – up and drop, accommodation , food and sightseeing.

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Bhuj is the closest town to the White Rann is well connected by Air , Rail and Road .
Location of Rann:-
Bhuj to Rann Utsav  –  80 km / 2 hrs
Mandvi to Rann Utsav  –  140 km / 6 hrs
Rajkot to Rann Utsav  –  310 km / 7 hrs
Ahmedabad to Rann Utsav  –  400 km / 8 hrs
Vadodra to Rann Utsav  –  520 km / 10 hrs
Surat to Rann Utsav  –  675 km / 13 hrs

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New Year 2017 Fireworks at Burj Khalifa – Part 2

New Year 2017 Fireworks at Burj Khalifa – Part 2

When it comes to New Year fireworks, Burj Khalifa is one of the few places I would like to be a live spectator. Burj Khalifa which is the world’s tallest building is prepared well in advance for this annual firework extravaganza. December is top ranking month for Dubai visitors. Dubai shopping festival another shopping carnival which is an add-on reason to be in Dubai in December-January. Here we come with some of live captured moments for New Year 2017 fireworks. Enjoy it!

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New Year 2017 Fireworks at Burj Khalifa – Part 1

New Year 2017 Fireworks at Burj Khalifa – Part 1

When it comes to New Year fireworks, Burj Khalifa is one of the few places I would like to be a live spectator. Burj Khalifa which is the world’s tallest building is prepared well in advance for this annual firework extravaganza. December is top ranking month for Dubai visitors. Dubai shopping festival another shopping carnival which is an add-on reason to be in Dubai in December-January. Here we come with some of live captured moments for New Year 2017 fireworks. Enjoy it!

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