Flying kite is unquestionably one of the most popular sports in India, something which all of us have tried at least once. The excitement of flying kite is matchless, irrespective of the time you are flying them. However, a touch of festivity does add a charm to it; so does the International Kite Festival Hyderabad.
Organized by the State Government, International Kite Festival is an important part of Hyderabad tourism. The setting and the grandness of the festival is so enthralling and energetic, that no one can resist the temptation to fly kite. During this festival Hyderabad allures not only the local residents but also a huge numbers of tourists who comes especially to witness and be a part of kite festival. During International Kite festival, a kite flying competition is also held, which also draws many participants and even more onlookers, who would busy themselves in cheering for the kite they loved the most.
Four day long festival of Kite fills Hyderabad with festive fervor where everyone seems ready to either fly their kites, piercing the blue sky or cheering their fellow kite flyers as they cut through other kites. Each part of Hyderabad city radiates fun and entertainment during the Kite festival. With kites of various colors, sizes and shapes, the festival makes for a beautiful sight with blue sky filled with colours unlimited. The festival is organized during the month of January. Hence, the pleasantly cool weather of the city during this month makes the experience of kite flying even better. However, A wide array of stunning kites paints the sky of Hyderabad with innumerable colors, creating a site worth remembering.
From professional kite fliers to hobbyists to first-timers, everyone take part in this festival with equal enthusiasm. Adults, teenagers and children people of all age group assemble together and celebrate it. What makes the fest even better is the enthralling music that is played live along with varied stalls serving mouth-watering snacks and some featuring best of the kites.
Although the Kite festival is organised in daylight, some parts of the city also celebrate the festival in night. Flying kite in the night is soon becoming popular amongst many kite lovers. Wide-ranging shapes and sizes of kites with halogen lights pointed upwards fill the sky in night like beautiful stars.
Whether in night or day, traditional kite or the modern one with halogen light, flying kite during the Kite festival is something everyone should try at least once.