Hyderabad: The 3-day kite and sweet fest during the Sankranti festival finished on a grand note on Wednesday. In spite of the Numaish and the Hunar Haats at People’s Plaza and several Telugu movies were in theatres, people made it to the kite festival at Parade Grounds in Secunderabad.
According to Hans News Service, B. Venkatesham, Secretary of Youth Advancement, Tourism & Culture, said, “The response was good, as much as 12.5 lakh people visited the festival.”
Previous year 9 lakh people visited the kite festival. With more than 1,000 varieties of cuisines was one of the reasons for the increase in footfalls.
A designated part of Parade Ground, housing the sweet stalls, was packed right from the commencement of business hours at 3 p.m. From ‘Pitha’ of Assam to Ethiopia’s ‘coffee’ and ‘ Chakli’ from Maharashtra the home-made sweets and snacks were reasonably priced.