The Tourism Department proposes to organize various festivals, which have huge potential to attract both domestic and foreign tourists to the State. The International Kite Festival in Hyderabad attracts visitors from various countries. The sky is decorated with rues of kites flown during Sankranti in Telangana, particularly at Hyderabad and in general by enthusiast kite flyers.
The tradition of kite flying during Sankranti festival period was taking place for many decades in Telangana State. To revive this tradition, Government of Telaangana have decided to celebrate 2nd International Kite Festival coinciding with Makar Sankranthi at Hyderabad from January 12 to 15, Yadagirigutta on January 17 and Warangal on January 17 respectively.
The International Kite Festival 2017, is a festival which is committed fro a social cause of raising awareness of the importance of education and empowerment of girl children and expects a footfall of around 50,000 visitors.
The festival will have participation from seventeen countries have 70 International & 40 National kite flyers and a special night-flying event is scheduled on January 17 as a pre-festival event at People’s Plaza, Necklace Road. The main three days of kite flying will take place on January 13,14 & 15 at The Aga Khan Academy here and aim for the festival is to “fly a kite for a girl child and colour the sky for a cause” this Sankaranti! Further the festival is celebrated at Yadagirigutta on January 16 and warangal on January 17 and the department proposes to celebrate the said festival in the entire State within a period of five years. (NSS)