Here’s a list of cities popular for celebrating Makar Sankranti in a unique way. Where Ahmedabad adds a special food, Guwahati enjoys it with its traditional dance.
Makar Sankranti is around the corner with no signs of kite festivals to be held. Since Coronavirus pandemic has put a halt on large gatherings, people are missing the fun of kite festivals. However, some cities in India do not even need such festivals. Reason being their unique and rich style of celebrating it. Read below how these cities popular for celebrating Makar Sankranti do something extra than the whole country.
Ahmedabad is one of the best places to visit during Makar Sankranti. The city has an old long tradition of flying kites and people follow it every year. Khadia area is a must-visit place in Ahmedabad since it has the tallest terrace. The view of the whole city from this terrace is unforgettable. Also, you will jump with joy after eating ‘Undhiyo’, a vegetable dish in Ahmedabad during this festival.
After Ahmedabad, one cannot forget the experience of flying kites in Jodhpur. Every year, the Jodhpur International Desert Kite Festival is organised where people from across the world show their skills. Apart from the event, the city offers an amazing sight of markets that becomes colourful. So, how about celebrating the kite festival in a Rajasthani way this time?
Bageshwar is situated in Uttarakhand and a must-visit place in Makar Sankranti. The beautiful place organises a four-day ‘Uttarayani’ fair during this time. And, a lot of business activities take place in the fest. However, the city also offers the best sight after kites meet the hills.
The capital city of Rajasthan celebrates the festival in a lot of ways. People have different rituals to perform in the city on Makar Sankranti. But the unity in flying kites can easily be seen there. Residents of Jaipur also play music on the roads and streets during this festival. Every year, a parade is also organised that includes elephants, and camels.
Makar Sankranti is popular with the name ‘Magh Bihu’ in Guwahati. The people of the city have their way of celebrating by lighting bonfire and performing Bihu dance. The bonfires are called ‘Mejis’ that are made of wood, bamboo and hay. So, get ready to not just enjoy the kite festival here but to also explore a different style of celebration.