Published on : Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Chitwan is now hit by the international and national tourists as the 14th edition of Elephant Festival with the participation of over 50 elephants, kicks off in Nepal.
The five-day event is organized by the Regional Hotel Association of Sauraha in Chitwan National Park, was inaugurated by Nepali Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.
The annual fiesta of 14th edition of Elephant Festival aims to bring humans closer with elephants, encourage wildlife protection and conservation and promote tourism in the region.
According to the organizer, 14th edition of Elephant Festival will showcase elephant walk, elephant football, elephant bath, elephant beauty contest and elephant picnic, among others. The elephant picnic was added to the schedule some three years ago to provide affection, care and respect to the elephants.
Chitwan National Park is enriched with the profusion of wildlife and flora and fauna where elephant safari is one of the major attractions.
Besides the elephant adventures, Elephant Festival will also feature cultural procession, ethnic dances and musical programs with stalls of variety of local foods.
There are hundreds of domestic and foreign tourists visit Chitwan every year to experience this incredible fiesta, which will conclude on December 30, 2017.
As Chitwan is a pioneer hub for elephant adventures, tourism entrepreneurs often claim that it still lacks tourists as compared to other tourism destinations of the country like Kathmandu and Pokhara.