Pakistan

CHITRAL (Web Desk): Three-day famous Shandoor polo festival will commence on July 22 in Chitral at the world highest Polo ground.

The official of Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) told APP that the schedule for the festival has finalised after consulting the district administration of Chitral.

The festival regularly held each year from July 7 to 9th but this year Eid-ul-Fitr was likely to fall on those dates due to which the schedule was changed.

According to an official of TCKP, now the Shandur Polo Festival will be held from July 22 to 24.

13442195_975004785930176_2396094852034110819_n Shandoor Polo Festival is one of the big festivals in Pakistan. There are six players to each side, but this is by no means a rule in local polo games. The game lasts for one hour with a ten-minute break.

The polo which is played between the polo teams of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is experienced as a free-style polo match.

Passion for Polo will be the highest on the world’s highest Polo ground. Every year, Shandur invites visitors to experience a traditional polo tournament between the teams of Chitral and Gilgit.

The festival also includes Folk music, Folk dance, traditional sports.