Independence Day is just not complete without colourful kites dotting the Delhi sky—and when it comes to scoring the best, there is no place better than Lal Kuan in Chandni Chowk. The moment you come out of the Chawri Bazaar metro station and head towards Lal Kuan, you can spot thousands of colourful kites just brightening up the entire lane.
From street stalls to large walk-in shops, almost every other shop in the lane sells a variety of kites, ranging between INR 2 to INR 300. The kites and manja are made here, but you will find some from Meerut, Moradabad, Jaipur, and Gujarat. It is easy to spot kites with images of Bollywood and Hollywood stars, eminent political personalities, and cartoons between all the colourful and sparkly options that the shops have to offer. Some shops even make special kites for kite flying clubs and individual contestants at kite flying festivals.
Manja too comes in different sizes and material, and you can place advance orders for one of their super-sized rolls that cost as much as INR 4,500.
Ruling the sky just doesn’t take skill, but also a great kite and manja set, and Lal Kuan is perfect for such a purchase. Whether it is individual sale or bulk offerings, these shops do it all, and at affordable rates.