What date is the International Kite Festival in Gujarat?

#1 Dec 8th, 2011, 22:23
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Hi all,
We're going to India in Jan 2012 and I've seen that we will be near Ahmedabad when the kite flying festival is on. Most websites say it is on the 14th Jan every year, but some of the kit society websites are saying its on between 9-11th Jan. Can anybody help clarify?

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#2 Dec 16th, 2011, 14:40
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International Kite Festival (Festival of Uttarayan) is celebrated on Sakranti festival.

Hence, it would be celebrated this year on Saturday, 14-January-2012 and would continue on Sunday, 15-January-2012.

Uttarayan is celebrated across Gujarat, with major centers of kite-flying in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Nadiad, among others.

Please visit Gujarat Tourism website for details
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thanks for your help - we've since got through to the gujerat tourist centre and have been told that ahmedabad is holding celebrations on the 12th and 13th so I think we will head for then.
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Can it be hard to find accommodation during the festival?
I'll be in Ahmedabad at that time, and I'm wondering if I should book a room in advance.
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There must be plenty of stay options available in Ahmedabad, which would accommodate you very well. It would be advisable if you could do some googling for Hotels at Ahmedabad.

Later your review could be of some help to other members also!
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Thanks for your reply Prakaant.
But eventually I'll probably Couch Surf there.

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