There was a giant yellow squid chasing a big blue elephant's tail high up in the sky. And funny tawny cats chasing fish too. Where, you ask? At the International Kite Festival organised from January 14 to January 16 in Dwarka.
The festival, organised by Delhi Tourism, was held at the Sector 10 DDA grounds of the sub-city. A total of 11 nations from across the globe were part of the festival, which saw thousands of people from across Dwarka itself.
Professional kite flyers from the US, Australia, Canada, Ukraine, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Korea, China, the Netherlands and Malaysia participated in the festival, which featured a variety of different kites in myriad shapes, sizes and colours. Indian kite flyers were also part of the festival.
This was Dwarka's first kite festival and a perfect weekend for Dwarka residents. Apart from the main attraction, there were food stalls, traditional Indian dance performances and puppet shows. The festival drew in people from all age groups and was a huge success.
The festival was inaugurated by Kapil Mishra, Delhi Tourism Minister. Renowned folk artiste Malini Awasthi enthralled crowds on the final day of the festival.