Chitral wins Shandur Polo trophy

Chitral polo team sealed the trophy after beating Gilgit-Baltistan by 10-5 in the final of the Shandur Polo Festival played at world highest polo ground in Shandur valley.

A large number of foreign and domestic tourists and visitors experienced the battle between the true warriors on the world’s highest polo ground in Shandur. The polo teams of Chitral, Gilgit, Laspur and Ghizer participated in the “game of kings” and the “king of games”.

The Shandur annual festival brings a great sense of contentment to the people of these districts. The festival is often embellished with cultural orientations of both the teams that include their cultural dances, paragliding and folk music.

The polo game has now got international fame and every year thousands of visitors and tourists from across the world come to Chitral to watch the grand gala. The local cultures including music and Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan’s performing art were also displayed. A tent village had been set up for providing boarding and lodging facilities to both foreign and domestic tourists.

by Aurangzaib buzdar

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