According to organizers, the event will feature activities like elephant race, elephant football, elephant beauty contest, ox cart race, horse cart race and canoeing race. Similarly, the organizers will give information about daily activities of elephants to the visitors.
“It will feature cultural activities of Tharu – the indigenous community living in and around Sauraha,” organizers said at a press conference in Kathmandu.
Organized since 2004, the elephant festival is already a popular event in Nepal’s tourism calendar. It draws thousands of domestic and foreign visitors to Sauraha every year. It also attracts media personnel from different parts of the world.