International Elephant Race festival @ Nepal

Tripoto
5th Apr 2014
Day 1

Guys have u ever heard of elephant race . I mean yes guys u heard it right chitwan national park is the venue for this astonishing race.

This race festival is an exciting as it involves unusual sporting activity which is held in nepal every year in December. This festival is an ideal set up which one get indulged into nature, unusual event & also to explore the place & its cultural around.

We reached the venue by taking local riskshaw from our hotel & entering into the park we were completely mesmerized by the the arrangement, beautiful elephants with racing enthusiasm, people from all over the world & so many beautiful things.

We headed towards the venue & we found that in the race tharu people who are professional tamers ride the elephant. Interestingly guys these riders are chosen by the lottery system not by choice so that every rider is given a chance & also this gives race a competitive race as this makes riding difficult for the jockeys who had train their favorite particular elephants.

Guys apart from the elephant race in this festival various other activities are also organised in a day or two like Elephant bathing,Traditional elephant decoration ,Elephant soccer match & so many other exciting events. While exploring the place we came to know that these elephants are being trained for these matched a week prior to these events.

Guys this festival of elephants is the unique & awesome activities one should take time & explore & enjoy these races.Its a mandate to visit this venue if one is a big fan of elephants & if one is in nepal!!

Photo of Chitwan, Nepal by ayushi kabra
Photo of Chitwan, Nepal by ayushi kabra
Photo of Chitwan, Nepal by ayushi kabra
Photo of Chitwan, Nepal by ayushi kabra
Photo of Chitwan, Nepal by ayushi kabra
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