Kite Festival (Makar Sankranti)
Tourism of Gujarat, offers travel related information concerning Kite festival which is held on the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti, which is celebrated all across the length and breadth of the country with varying intensity. Makar Sankranti is well known but the exciting and thrilling adjunct to the festive day, that is, Kite flying is popular in only some of the regions of the country with Gujarat, leading the way in terms of the people's participation and the fervor of the celebrating folks and the intensity they display in their annual merriment.
Kite Flying has always been the favorite pastime of the localites of Gujarat with Ahmedabad and some of the smaller towns too being the practioners of the regaling and thrilling Kite Flying Festival, being celebrated in Gujarat, India. Uttarayan, marks the day when monster winter starts declining and days begin to become longer and the heat of the festival can be felt. Ahmedabad, situated in Gujarat, India, is known as the kite flying capital of Gujarat, India, with an attendant Patang bazaar, which remains open through the 24 hours personifying the popularity of the kite flying festival, to the brink of a frenzied preoccupation. People in Gujarat make their own kites with locally available paper and sticks along with the making of the kite thread being done with glass powder and a quaint rice paste.