Ninth Int’l elephant race to kick off on Dec 26

CHITWAN: The ninth international elephant race is set to kick off on December 26 at Sauraha in Chitwan.Twenty four teams including 16 international teams are participating in the race, informed the Regional Hotel Association Nepal Chitwan Chapter at a press conference on Monday.
Regional Hotel Association Chitwan Chapter has been organising the event since nine years.According to the organiser, the two-day event will end on December 28.
“The event will also showcase a football tournament of elephant calves in which four teams will participate,” said the President of the organisation, Narayan Bhattarai.
Similarly, 6 elephants will participate in elephant make-up competition and 10 in bullock cart and Tanga race.
Coordinator of the event, Gyanendra Kumar Bista informed that 25 percent discount on lodging and 15 percent discount on food will be provided to the tourists staying at the hotels in Sauraha during the event.
Bista further informed that food stalls, performance from national level artists will be major highlights of the event.

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