Kite Flying

(Kankave Baazi)

“Throw your dreams up in the sky like a kite, and it may bring back, a new life, a new love, a new friend or a new foe.” –

That is exactly what ‘kite’ means in Lucknow. A wondrous pastime and at times, full-time too. Not only kids, but also Bade Miyan (as an elderly person is respectfully referred in Lucknow) take to their rooftops, on the banks of river Gomti, on the embankment, on the pavement and at times in the middle of the roads, where traffic has to wait till the flyers finish with their, oh! so important task of flying kites, cutting another kite or grabbing the falling ones. All this and more is a usual scene in the old city area of Lucknow.

We take you on this exploration visit to a rooftop, where you learn the art of flying kites and winning the match. You learn the vernacular dictum of this game and indulge in a real match. Kite flying enthusiasts of the city gather at one place and mesmerize you, with old anecdotes connected to kite-flying and that of the Nawabs. We also treat you to traditional soft beverages (hot/cold) and your rendezvous with kites may leave you praying to God, that sun may never set and you be flying kites all day and all night…


On Request. Please e-mail us on :  

(Includes : Kite flying lessons, soft beverages and take-away kite-flying equipment).

This is a minimum 2 hours programme (Post Lunch). Subject to weather conditions.

A special kite making workshop can also be arranged for special interest FITs/Groups. This workshop will explain each aspect of kite making inside a workshop where kites are made. Check with us the cost of this programme.

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