Preparation complete for "Chitwan Mahotsav"

8th Jan, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

BHARATPUR, Jan 8: Preparations for "Chitwan Mahotshav" due to start from Monday has completed. The event which will be held in Narayanghat from Monday will host events ranging from Trade Fair, Cultural shows, food festivals and water sports.


The 11th edition of the festival, which will end in 18th of January, is being organised by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Chitwan (CCIC) in collaboration with District Development Committee of Chitwan and Bharatpur Sub-metropolitan City to promote local trade and tourism.

The festival will be held in banks of the Narayani River will showcase the local agricultural and industrial products, and traditional cuisines in Four Hundred and 75 stalls. The event also will have cultural and literary shows and water sports such as rafting and water boat.

There also will be the stall of products made from Bananas, for which the district is renowned for. Apart from the tourism promotion the event also will exhibit sample banana farm where various techniques of producing and processing the fruit will be exhibited along with showcase of dairy and poultry products.

The festival will also host a special food festival at Campus Chaur, where traditional cuisines will be served. The event is expected to be attended by 500,000 visitors, including locals and foreigners. The organisers hope that transactions at the festival will surpass Rs 200 million.

The event will feature stalls where local products, automobiles, information technology products, paintings, sculptures and financial products, among others, will be displayed. The stallers also will have insurance guarantee.

The festival, which is held every two years, is mainly targeted at locals, Nepalis from different parts of the country, and foreign visitors who want to know more about the region, said Raju Shrestha co-chairman of CCIC.

Tickets have been priced at Rs50 for general visitors and Rs25 for students. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is scheduled to inaugurate the Chitwan Mahotsav.