Kite Flying in Rajasthan


Kite Flying is a famous festival/event of Jaipur, celebrated every year on the day of Makar Sakranti. On this event colorful kites hover over the sky and brighten up the sky. The “International Kite Flying Festival” celebrated in Jaipur invites kite flyers from all over the world to showcase their skills at the annual competition organized at the capital of Rajasthan.


Rambagh Golf Club in Jaipur

Golf was popular among the royal families ever since the 19th century. When Maharani of Jaipur Rajmata Gayatri Devi wanted to learn golf and asked the King to build one for her, it was then when the King turned the Rambhag Palace into a golf course for the Queen. The venue has played host to some of the best polo matches during the rule of Sawai Man Singh 2. Enclosed by the Gayatri Devi’s Palace, the Rambagh Golf Club is a prominent golf club of Jaipur. The golf club plays host to numerous golf events & competitions organized here throughout the year. Recognized by the Indian Golf Union, it is a great platform for budding golf players.


Royal Jaipur Golf Club

The royal Jaipur Golf Club was designed by PCD Australia. Spread over a vast area of 200 acres of land in the lower Aravalli hills of the city, the Royal Jaipur Golf Club is a point of interest for golf lovers in Jaipur. It is operational in 55 acres comprising 9 holes 3000 yards par 34 golf courses.


Significance

The Kite flying festival at Jaipur is celebrated every year on the day of Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan. Considered auspicious, the festival marks the transition of the sun from dhanu rashi (Sagittarius) to makara rashi (Capricorn). Also, it is believed that on this day the northward journey of the sun begins.


Rituals & Celebrations

On the day of Makar Sakranti, the people of Jaipur visit Galtaji and take a dip in its holy water. Thereafter, they pray to the Sun God to bless them with health, wealth & prosperity. On the day of Makar Sakranti the Pink city of Jaipur plays host to numerous kite flying competitions & events. The main Event is the "International Kite Festival" held in Jaipur for three day, which invites kite flyers from all over the world to participate in the colorful event.


Food

On the eve of Makar Sakranti various delicacies are prepared in each of the household to add up to the festive spirit. Dishes made from sesame seeds like Til Ke Laddu, Gajak (Sesame Brittle), and Feeni (a sweet made of fibres) are savored by all during maker Sakranti.


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