Monday, September 16, 2013

Pigeon fancying !

Did you know ?
Pigeon flying is an established tradition in Agra, some parts of Old Delhi and Lucknow, since many decades. Even today, four or five flocks of pigeons fly above Taj Ganj in Agra every evening around 4 pm.

Agra’s kabootarbaz or pigeon fancier’s just don’t race one or two pigeons but fly them in stocks, and control them with a code comprising of high pitched whistles and calls.

It’s time to head to Agra to witness this event…..

And I recently came to know that many people, not only in India but across the world - fancy pigeons!