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Basant Kite Flying Festival  in Lahore Pakistan | Festival Tours in Pakistan

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The Basant Kite Flying Festival is celebrated on the 26th and 27th of January every year, to mark the beginning of spring. Basant Mela is the kite flying festival of Pakistan, celebrated mainly in Lahore—the historic capital of Pakistan. The Basant Kite Festival in Lahore is celebrated in spring, and heralds the beginning of the season. Along with the kites there is also great food, folk art, dancing and music. When you first visit Pakistan’s capital city during the Basant Kite Festival, you will see that the streets are filled with enthusiastic people flying kites everywhere. They fly them on the terrace, on top of roofs, and even standing on vehicles. The sky is dotted with thousands of kites of different shapes and colours.

People fly kites during the night also, which illuminates the sky in a most unique way. Once the Basant Kite Flying Festival starts, the Basant Mela market also begins. The Basant Mela market sells various things and holds many of the other festival’s activities. The Basant mela is a very crowded place filled with flowers and fruits, and also sumptuous Punjabi food. There will be the widest variety of kebabs to taste at the Basant Kite Festival, as well as puppet shows, horse dancing, folk dancing, handicrafts and arts.

Pakistan has a wide variety of cuisines, and when you visit Lahore for the Basant Kite Festival, you really have to indulge in the amazing food. This is really no place for a diet.

Itinerary: 

Day 01: January 26th   Activities of basant mela: Visitors will be greeted at the airport in traditional style, Transportation to/from the airport with the guide explaining about the festival basant in lahore, Cultural trour to welcome the delegates upon arrival at the hotel. Welcome drinks (Lasi). dinner – Punjabi Food Festival in Kim’s – serving traditional array of food in Punjabi cultural ambiance, A tour to the walled city to witness night kite-flying and illuminated colorful, historical monuments and balconies.

Day02: January 27th Activities of basant mela: Reception in the Lawns – The delegates will be decorated with yellow scarves and the ladies will be decorated with Gajras, Breakfast with traditional Punjabi food, Kite flying competition, Performance by Cultural troupe throughout the day, traditional lunch arrangements in the Lawns, Performance by famous folk singers, Dancing horses and jhumar dances,  Stalls of kites, bangles, flowers, handicrafts etc. Tonga ride:  Enjoy dinner in Food street – Punjabi Food Festival, Lahore by night – tour on Bugees.