Mumbai: Alila Fort Bishangarh, the only warrior fort that has been converted into a heritage resort, celebrated the Kite Festival on January 19 with a colourful theme based on various shades of the Indian culture.
Speaking on the occasion, Binny Sebastian, General Manager, Alila Fort Bishangarh said, “The kite flying festival is an exciting and important gathering where three to four generations come together. We wanted all our patrons to experience this beautiful festival with authentic Rajasthani delicacies and other traditional activities. It is truly heartwarming to celebrate this occasion at the Fort and we look forward to celebrating kite festival every year as we move ahead on our growth trajectory.
The kite flying festival, also known as Makar Sankranti, is cherished as a prominent festival of Rajasthan. The festival was celebrated at the Fort with in-house guests, international travellers and non-residential guests.
With breathtaking views of striking architecture in the midst of rolling Aravallis, the guests enjoyed kite flying along with an array of traditional activities such as bangle making, henna art, pottery making with other local artisans from the village of Bishangarh. In addition, the guests treated themselves to flavourful Rajasthani delicacies, gastronomical delights at the live food station and grooved to the beats of the Live DJ.
An hour’s drive from Jaipur, Alila Fort Bishangarh is a 230-year-old defensive fortress. After seven years of restoration, it has undergone a brilliant transformation with a total of 59 suites. The original fort has been left intact, with much care given to ecological restoration and the reconstruction of new residential areas, to recreate the courtly flavour of Shahpura’s royalty.