Thursday, 28 December 2017

Elephant polo kicks off in Sauraha

Posted by Anup Baral | December 28, 2017 :
An elephant festival has kicked off in Sauraha in Chitwan. It is the 14th elephant festival. The festival began with the procession of elephants that started from the eastern side of the Chitwan National Park and passed through Sauraha. The nine different programmes like elephant 'fast walk' tournament, elephant Polo, a football match among elephant calves, cart race, elephant painting, picnic for elephants, a cultural programme and a boat riding competition are the parts of the festival, according to the Regional Hotel Association Secretary Rammani Khanal. A Tharu cultural rally was also the part of the inaugural session of the festival. The festival is the continuity of the Elephant Race Tournament that used to be held in Sauraha 14 years ago.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.