Jaipur is the sparkling city of the royal heritage but apart from its magnificent forts, palaces, and monuments, it is famous all over the world for its most colorful festivals. Every ceremony in the royal city is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm.
Kite Festival is among popular festivals of Jaipur celebrated on 14th January on the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti by everyone. On this day, the sky is full of colorful kites and looks like a massive collage on a sky blue base. Everyone is busy flying kites and enjoying the loud music with season’s food and snacks like til ke laddoo, gajak, chikkis, pakodi or jiggery laddos.
Here are some of the must visit places at the time of Makar Sankranti in Jaipur:
This fort is situated at the top hills offering a breathtaking view of the Pink City. There can be no better place than this to have a lovely view of festivities in the majestic city. Whether it is flying the kites on Makar Sankranti or lighting diyas on Diwali, this is the first preferred place for celebrating festivals.
2. Galtaji Temple
In the Hindu calendar, Makar Sankranti marks the commencement of Uttarayana. The sun moves from the zodiac Sagittarius to Capricorn and occurs around January 14 each year. On this day, people take a holy dip in the kund of Galtaji and seek blessings from the Sun by performing Surya Namaskar for good health, and wealth.
3. Laxmi Narayan Temple
Commonly known as Birla Mandir, is devoted to Goddess Laxmi and God Vishnu. The idols of Lakshmi and Narayan draw the attention of public as they are made out from one piece of marble and are seen holding a kite and a charkha. Because of the large space and ability to accommodate large groups of people, people love celebrating the auspicious festival here.
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