Rural Olympics, Kila Raipur - Feb 2018 The history of Rural Olympics is very interesting. I had first visited this festival in 2017 and loved it so much that I returned here again in 2018.
Where: LudhianaPopularly called the 'rural Olympics', the Kila Raipur Sports Festival is held in Kila Raipur in Ludhiana every year in the month of February. The event gives recognition to several rural sports such as Tirinjen, Kikli, Gheeta Pathar, Khidu, Kokla Chhapaki, Chicho Chich Ganerian and Kabbadi. Sportsmen from all over Punjab and northern states of India consider it an honour to compete at Kila Raipur.Farmstays in PunjabThere has been a growing trend of farmstays in Punjab. Travellers from all over India and the world are interested in experiencing the farm life in the agriculture haven of India. There are several budget and luxury options available for a farmstay in Punjab. The Citrus Country Farms, Punjabiyat and Prakriti Farms are few of the trusted and must visit places in Punjab.For those driven by religion and spiritualityPunjab is considered one of the most secular places in India as Sikhism, the dominant religion, is largely considered to be among the more secular of faiths. Other than Sikhism, Punjab is home to followers of other major religions as well, such as Islam, Christianity and Hinduism. There are several temples, mosques and gurudwaras in Punjab, but here are a few that you must visit on your next trip.
Well! Kila Raipur Sports Festival, popularly known as the Rural Olympics, is held annually (February) in Kila Raipur (near Ludhiana), in Punjab, India. It was in 1933 when, Philanthropist Inder Singh Grewal visualized an annual recreational meet where farmers from areas surrounding Kila Raipur could get together and test their corporal endurance. The three-day festival is witnessed by more than a million people, every year. So many eyeballs witness the numerous set of games like Bullock Cart race, Athletics, Tug of War, Horse Race, Tractor Race, Cycle race, Dog Race etc.