If you’re planning on going for a holiday and looking for a new destination, rest assured your search ends here! Fly to the amazing state of Punjab in India and be a part of the exciting Rural Olympics held annually at Kila Raipur. With international flights to India available at such incredible discounts, there is no reason to postpone your trip to the country anymore!
What is so special about a village holding a bunch of sports you might ask? Well because these are no ordinary bunch of sports played here. The village of Kila Raipur near Ludhiana in Punjab is known for the insane type of sports events it holds every year. Hailed as the rural Olympics of India the event had been held annually for over decades now, held currently at the Grewal Sports Stadium. Word has spread massively about this event, and tourism to the relatively unknown village of Kila Raipur has seen a steady increase in recent years.
Tourists are eager enthusiasts to try their hand at some of the seemingly bizarre sports played here. Get on available fastest tickets here and you will see some amazing feats by participants. Everything from Tractor races, Bullock-cart races, dog and camel races to Kabaddi, Hockey and tug-of-war are held here. You will also be able to see awesome sights where people pull tractors only with their teeth. There are song and dance performances as well, not to mention Punjabi music blaring from speakers as the games go on. One of the most popular sports however is Kabaddi. People come from all over to take part in this particular event. Kabaddi is extremely popular in India, with national and international Kabaddi leagues being formed and international tournaments being held in the country. It is the one sport truly Indian.
So come down if you are an outdoors-person and love adventure sports. Rural Olympics have been held every year since their inception way back in 1933 (barring a year) and are a treat to watch. The games are open to participation and draw unimaginable sponsorship from big names. For instance, Hero Honda sponsors the Bullock-cart race and offers prizes that are worth lakhs of rupees. While Bajaj Scooters offer 4-5 scooters every year. But the biggest and brightest prize is the Bhagwant Gold Cup for the hockey tournament, containing an obscene amount of gold in it. So with incentives aplenty, no wonder people give these games their all. Visit if only to watch and not participate in the games here. You will not be disappointed by your trip for sure.