Uttarayan (International Kite Festival) in Gandhinagar

Thousands of kites adorn the sky

Thousands of kites adorn the sky | Photo credit: Kaushik Patel/flickr

Uttarayan (International Kite Festival) Overview

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The International Kite Festival is celebrated annually in Gandhinagar and marks the change of season from winter to summer. This colourful festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm as the sky fills with thousands of kites in myriad colours. Weeks before the festival kite makers busy themselves with making kites and on the day of the festival markets are thronging with kite sellers and buyers. The International Kite Festival is so important in the state that the day is declared as a public holiday so that everyone can enjoy the day.

  • Opening Closing Time 14 and 15th of January annually

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Location

All over Gandhinagar. The best place to enjoy the festival is at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad, which is located 27 kilometres from Gandhinagar.