Chitwan Elephant Festival to be held in Sauraha

9th Dec, 2016 | Tourism Mail Crew

CHITWAN: Chitwan Elephant Festival is going to be held at Sauraha in Chitwan district from December 26-30.

[caption id="attachment_2141" align="alignnone" width="800"]An elephants trying to eat bananas placed on the table during the 12th international Elephant football festival in Chitwan, Nepal on Monday, December 28, 2015. Photo: Skanda Gautam/THT File Photo: Skanda Gautam/THT[/caption]

The International Elephant Polo will remain the highlight of the Festival which is taking place at Sauraha after a gap of 7 years, according to International Elephant Polo Competition Coordinator Shankar Sainju.

The Regional Hotel Association at Sauraha is giving continuity to the Polo competition where eight elephants forming two groups will play against each other.

Coordinator Sainju shared that the prospective polo player elephants are being trained for the match that will last through total twenty minutes.

During the five-day event, various other elephant-related activities will be organized with a view of retaining the tourists visiting Chitwan National Park, informed Coordinator Sainju.

The local hotel entrepreneurs are excited about the Elephant Festival which they believe would help lure visitors and prolong their stay, especially the foreign tourists during this off season.

The Festival will also feature Elephant Beauty Contest, Elephant Race, Elephant Catwalk and interesting games among calves such as football among others. RSS