In the globe of destinations, some surround magnetism to them, the kind that will carve a special place in your heart, and always give you a reason to come back. Gujarat for me has always been that destination! It could be your first rendezvous with its people, and roads, but trust them to make you feel comfortable and safe, especially for a woman traveller like me.
I began this year with a trip to Gujarat, and it was not my first trip to the State, but I bet like my earlier trips here, it surprised me with undiscovered stories, places, and festivals!
What were these new surprises you ask? Read on to know how there's always a pleasant surprise in Gujarat...
International Kite Festival
Makar Sankranti has always been a popular Indian festival, but growing up, I had learnt stories that were all praises of the zest and love the people of Gujarat show towards this Kite extravaganza! Marking the onset of longer days is the annual International Kite Festival. This year, the celebration ticked off in Ahmedabad with kite flyers from 45 countries flying colourful kites in the sky, beautifully marking unity in cheer and colour! Witnessing the sky become a host to multiple kites one by one is like watching an artist paint his precious canvas with a masterpiece! Kites from across the globe representing culture, social messages, and peace are a part of this celebration. Canada, Australia, Belgium,Argentina, Mexico, Japan, were among the few of the many participants this year.