Kites has a very ancient kite tradition. Most people believe that kites were brought into India by Chinese travelers F Hien and Huin Tsang.
Most Indian kites have a very similar shape and that is of a diamond tissue paper with a center spine and a single bow intersecting the spine.
Kites are particularly associated with the festival of Makar Sakranti which falls on 14th January every year
What is very obvious is the enthusiastic participation of ladies. My guess for this would be that it was introduced by the Indian/ Hindu wives of the Mughal Emperors in the harem.