Second International Kite Festival in city from Jan. 12

Telangana State’s second International Kite Festival to be held from January 12 to 17 in Hyderabad is going to introduce Remote controlled kites” which will be flown for the first time in the country.


Traditionally kites are flown with strings.  But, remote controlled flying of kites is something revolutionary which is not witnessed much in India. The joy of remote control kite flying offers altogether a new experience first time to Indians disclosed Dr Geoffrey Fisher, Head of the Aga Khan Academy.  These kites will be flown at a special night flying curtain raiser event at People’s Plaza on January 12, he said.


KITE 2017 festival is organized for the cause of women’s empowerment through girl-child education. It aims to raise the tourism profile and rich cultural heritage of Hyderabad as a ‘hidden jewel’ of India by attracting renowned international kite flyers from 16 countries and 10 pan Indian clubs to Telangana State. International teams from 17 countries and ten pan-Indian kite flying clubs to provide electrifying demonstrations throughout the week. PV Sindhu, Telangana State icon, will be the face of the festival.  


The KITE Festival (TIKF) is organized to profile the long-standing regional tradition of kite-flying and the unique culture, crafts, and cuisine of Telangana through an exciting festival program for schools, children, families and kite-flying enthusiasts of all ages, Tourism Secretary B. Venkatesham said. 

Telangana Tourism is extending KITE into a week-long festival spread across four districts and expects a total footfall of 50,000. Festival passes are available online through BookMyShow. For any information, inquiries and advance school reservations, ring 07330612555 or by email, website: (NSS)