The annual Kite Festival was celebrated with much enthusiasm and high spirits today on the terrace of the Sarvatobhadra Chowk at the City Palace. On the occasion, foreign and local tourists flew kites and enjoyed the traditional eats. To the delight of the visitors, both Rajsamand MP, Princess Diya Kumari and the Rajasthan Tourism Minister, Shri Vishvendra Singh also interacted with them and tried their hand at kite flying.
On the occasion, MP, Rajsamand, Diya Kumari said that the festival is organized by the Maharaja Sawai Mansingh II Museum Trust to create awareness among the tourists about this heritage festival. Kite flying is a major part of the historic tradition and culture of Jaipur.
On the occasion, Rajasthani folk singers also presented traditional folk songs. Along with this, the tourists had the opportunity to view the displayed ‘Kites’ and ‘Charkhie’ pulleys of the Late Sawai Ram Singh II (1835 – 1880). The Minister also saw the exhibition and appreciated the exhibits.