International Kite Festival, Ahmedabad Gujarat- India

by Pavitran
(Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India )

The International Kite festival of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India is held every here from 11th January to 14th January from 1989 onwards. For the last 20 years, the kite festival has usually attracted about 250 to 300 kite fliers from various countries.

This year (2009) near about 256 kite fliers from 32 countries participated at Ahmedabad for the International Kite Festival.

The unique part of the festival is that dozens of cities, 100s of towns, 1000s of villages migrate to roof tops to fly kites! Near 40 to 45 million people participate in the kite festival. Millions of people come to see & meet the International kite fliers. The Gujarat is one of the kite capitals of the world. This happens only in Gujarat!

Have a peaceful wind.

Comments for International Kite Festival, Ahmedabad Gujarat- India

Average Rating starstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Rating
starstarstarstar
Promotional...
by: Tim Parish

... but informative as well! Thanks for the info, Pavitran. My guess is that you have some sort of connection with the festival. How about getting a friend or relative to give an 'on the ground' perspective as well? Something that will actually take the reader to 'a day at the festival' :-)

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Kite Festival Highlights.




E-book special of the month...


I've been making and flying traditional-style
Box Kites on-and-off ever since this site was started...

Get the e-book for making a range of bamboo or dowel designs. Down to $7 from the usual $9.95, for this month.

With a large range of wind speeds covered, not to mention a large choice of kite size to attempt, the ideal box kite for you has to be in there somewhere!

My personal favorite would have to be the giant 2.4m (8ft) long Multi-Dowel Box which flies steep and steady. It's on the e-book cover over there...

The e-book is a PDF file - which means printable instructions to refer to while you make the kite. It also means convenient off-line access if that suits you better.



What's New!

  1. The Eddy Kite

    Sep 28, 16 07:00 AM

    A previously published page covering the historical Eddy design - a large tail-less Diamond. Illustrated with our own Dowel Diamond, also tail-less, which is based on the Eddy concept...

    Read More









 


E-books


Kite-making e-book: Simplest Dowel Kites

This one's FREE
Download it now!



More E-books...





Testimonials
(unedited)

"Love the easy to understand step by step instructions, made from next to nothing materials and above all so much fun to fly... cheers Tim for sharing your well thought out pdf kite designs with the whole world.

Very satisfying making your own and watching them get air-born for the first time."

_________________

"I've just bought your super e-book and spent most of last night pouring through all the great stuff in it!

Very detailed and USEFUL information - thanks for such a great book."

_________________

"30+ years ago, I tried making a kite using the 'instructions' in a free kite-safety booklet. What a disappointment for a young boy.

 Your instructions and methods are wonderful. You help the builder to focus on accuracy, without making it hard. Also, you use materials that are durable, yet cheap!"

_________________

"omg i made a kite from this site and i fly it ....... booom i didnt expect this bc in the other sites instuction are trash

thank you"




Kite-making e-book: Simplest Dowel Kites

This one's FREE
Download it now!



More E-books...





Wind Speeds


Light air
1-5 km/h
1-3 mph
1-3 knots
Beaufort 1

Light breeze
6–11 km/h
4–7 mph
4–6 knots
Beaufort 2    

Gentle breeze
12–19 km/h
8–12 mph
7–10 knots
Beaufort 3    

Moderate breeze
20–28 km/h
13–18 mph
11–16 knots
Beaufort 4    

Fresh breeze
29–38 km/h
19–24 mph
17–21 knots
Beaufort 5    

Strong breeze
39–49 km/h
25–31 mph
22–27 knots
Beaufort 6

High Wind
50-61 km/h
32-38 mph
28-33 knots
Beaufort 7