SHANDUR POLO FESTIVAL
Polo is an equestrian wear with its beginning implanted in Central Asia dating back to the 6th century BC. Initially it was a preparing amusement for cavalry units for the King’s watches and other tip top troups. It was presented into South Asia within the 13th century. The English word ‘polo’ is in truth, a Balti word meaning ‘ball’. In antiquated times, there was no constrain to the number of players and no time constrain – the group that scored nine objectives to begin with was delegated the victor. Nowadays the diversion highlights six players on each side with the coordinate enduring one hour in add up to with a ten-minute break.
Shandur Polo Celebration is an yearly calendar occasion of the Tourism, Sports, and Culture Division Gilgit-Baltistan, which is held on 7-9th July, each year at the world’s most elevated polo ground at Shandur Pass (12500ft). Amid the three days mega celebrations, polo matches are played between archrival polo groups of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral. Shandur Polo Celebration has accomplished national as well as universal acclaim due to the conventional free-form polo matches mixed with colorful social appears, melodic programs, and paragliding.