In Pics: Kites of All Shapes Take Flight at Sabarmati Riverfront
Colourful kites can be seen in the sky at the Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad
Colourful kites can be seen in the sky at the Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad(Photo: Rahul Nair/The Quint)

In Pics: Kites of All Shapes Take Flight at Sabarmati Riverfront

The International Kite Festival is integral to Gujarat’s cultural heritage. State organisers leave no stone unturned to host the world’s finest kite fliers at Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad.

The week-long festival culminated on 14 January, Uttarayan, on a day when almost all Amdavadis fly kites. In this year’s edition of the International Kite Festival, nationals from 45 countries and people from 13 states within the country participated in the event at the Sabarmati Riverfront.

Organisers said 151 participants included nationals of the United States, United Kingdom, Cambodia and Nepal. This year, the Gujarat government has also decided to organise a kite festival at Kevadia, the site of the Statue of Unity, a memorial to Sardar Patel.

The Quint brings you a few snapshots from this year’s International Kite Festival.

Some kites carried the message of unity.
Some kites carried the message of unity.
(Photo: Rahul Nair/The Quint)
Kites like the ‘Caterpillar’ were a favourite among children.
Kites like the ‘Caterpillar’ were a favourite among children.
(Photo: Rahul Nair/The Quint)
India’s national animal flies high.
India’s national animal flies high.
(Photo: Rahul Nair/The Quint)
Catching the wind at the right moment.
Catching the wind at the right moment.
(Photo: Rahul Nair/The Quint)
A World War relic takes the form of a kite and reignites the sky.
A World War relic takes the form of a kite and reignites the sky.
(Photo: Rahul Nair/The Quint)
The joy of take-off.
The joy of take-off.
(Photo: Rahul Nair/The Quint)

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