Kite Flying in Lucknow

Kite Flying

Kankave Baazi

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.

Cost :

On request –

Starting Time : 

Winters / Summers – Anytime by appointment from 11 am to 3 pm

Expected Duration : 

2 hours (minimum)

Remarks : 

Kite flying depends largely on weather conditions. In case of rains it may have to be called off randomly. At times slow or very harsh winds too are not conducive fir this activity and in such conditions, flying kites may not be enjoyable, but there can be no refunds in that case as most of the programmes are pre-arranged on exclusive basis. 

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

  • Inclusions
  • Exclusions

Orientation and kite-flying lessons by experts.

Lecture on kite-flying by an expert.

Soft beverages and light refreshments served during the activity.

Take-away kite-flying equipment.

Transport services (No pickup / drop).

Any meals.