Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) and White Orchid Resort Pune to host 2016 edition of Annual Pune Kite Festival

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Mumbai, January 13, 2016: MTDC and White Orchid Resort Pune are delighted to announce the dates for the Annual Pune Kite Festival 2016 – 14th to 17th January 2016. The White Orchid Resort is located in the near Sinhagad fort, surrounded by lush green tropical vegetation, behind the backwaters of Khadakwasla Dam, in Pune. The distinctive location & a vast range of services make the resort an excellent peaceful & relaxing getaway option.

The Annual Pune Kite Festival has been a big draw for tourists over the years and the steady growth in visitor numbers has been observed year on year. Travellers can choose from package options of INR700 per person (inclusive of breakfast & lunch) or INR1200 per person (inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner) or INR2200 per person (inclusive of breakfast, lunch, dinner and stay). Participants in the Kite flying competition at the festival stand to win the below prizes:

  • 1stplace: 2nights/3days stay at any of the available MTDC resorts
  • 2ndplace: 1night/2days stay at any of the available MTDC Resorts
  • 3rdplace: 1night/2days stay at the available Orchid Resort outlets

Commenting on the festival, Shri Paraag Jaiin Nainuttia (IAS) Managing Director MTDC, said, “The Annual Kite Festival has always created tremendous interest among tourist both Indian and international. It also gives festival participants a chance to explore the beautiful city of Pune and its surrounds. Each year, our effort have been focused on amplifying the event and taking it a notch higher than before. We are positive that this year too we will see tremendous participation, healthy competition and an overall memorable experience.”