Rural Olympics In India

Rural Olympics In India

A Farmers Meet

Started in 1933 as an annual recreational meet where farmers from areas surrounding the small town of Kila Raipur could get together and test their endurance. The idea gave birth to the Kila Raipur Sports Festival, popularly known as the Rural Olympics in India. Every February for three days participants from all over the world travel to compete and tens of thousands spectate.

If you would like to make an incredible holiday or trip to explore north-west India, here’s more about the main attractions of the Rural Olympics:

Rural Olympics

The festival is over six decades old and growing, with more than 4,000 participants and watched by around a million spectators each year. Competitions are held for major Punjabi sports:

  • Athletics
  • Hockey
  • Feats of Strength
  • Kabaddi
  • Bullock Cart Racing
  • Tug Of War
  • Archery
  • Lifting Of Sack
  • Tractor Race
  • Gatka (Martial Art)
  • Nihangs Riding Skills
  • Gidha, Bhangra & Folk Dances
  • Loading, Offloading Trolley Of Paddy

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