Though the International kite festival of Jodhpur festival began only a few years, it has gained immense popularity in such a short span of time. The best kite flyers from India and abroad take part in this mega even and try to show off their art of kite flying.
Usually, the Kite Festival is celebrated on January 14 in India during Makar Sankranti. The three-day festival is held at the Polo Ground in Jodhpur. Air Force helicopters also release kites from the sky, while hundreds of schoolchildren release balloons.
Everyone takes part in this festival and soon the sky gets dotted with tiny specks of kites. This festival generates a lot of enthusiasm among people-be it old or young and the excitement touches the peak when one kite cuts the other.
During the kite festival, one gets to see a variety of designs ranging from that of birds to dragons to divine images to anything that a human mind can conjure.
The three-day festival consists of - Fighter Kite Competition and Display Kite Competition. Winners of both categories are awarded prestigious trophies.
On the final day the festival is shifted to the exquisite lawns of the Umaid Bhawan Palace, the royal residence of the Maharaja of Jodhpur, where the winners are awarded prizes.