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Start your New Year with radiant flying kites – International Kite Festival 2017 in Gujarat!

Written By: Vineeth Mohan

How about starting the New Year with some radiance?! Let's rush to Gujarat as this beautiful state hosts the International Kite Festival 2017.

International Kite Festival 2017 in Gujarat

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International Kite Festival 2017 in Gujarat is something you shouldn't miss out on! The skies of Gujarat radiates in different colours during the second week of January. The festival of Uttarayan is uniquely a Gujarati phenomenon. The festival marks the days in Hindu calendar when winter paves wave to summer! During this time, the skies over most cities of the state are thronged with colourful kites from before dawn until well after dark.

International Kite Festival 2017 in Gujarat

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International Kite Festival 2017 venue : The International Kite Festival is held in Ahmedabad. Uttarayan is celebrated across Gujarat, with major centers of kite-flying in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Nadiad, among others.

International Kite Festival 2017 details

Date : 8th - 14th January, 2017 at Sabarmati River Front, Ahmedabad
Timings : Celebrations start at 8 AM and continue till 5 PM

International Kite Festival 2017 in Gujarat

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How to reach : Ahmedabad is well connected to all the major cities in the country. Sabarmati River Front can be reached by hailing a cab from any point in the city.

The International Kite Festival 2017 in Gujarat is set to display amazing collections of fancy kites in all shapes and hues! The vibrant kites splash a palate of hues on the skies of Gujarat. The Kite Club and Kite Association of Gujarat makes this extravaganza more interesting by inviting ace kite flyers of national and international grade!

International Kite Festival 2017 in Gujarat

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The main competition is to battle nearby kite-flyers to cut their strings and bring down their kites. People from all walks of life can come and display their kite flying skills on a common platform. It is not just about kite flying! Laser and sound shows, kite making workshops etc. are added to this event to make it more attractive.

International Kite Festival 2017 in Gujarat

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Since 1989, the city of Ahmedabad has hosted the International Kite Festival as part of the official celebration of Uttarayan, bringing master kite makers and flyers from all over the world to demonstrate their unique creations and wow the crowds with highly unusual kites. Travel to Gujarat for International Kite Festival 2017 and bring back peerless memories. Happy Travelling :)

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