Kila Raipur is a famous village, located in Ludhiana district in Punjab, India. This village is famous worldwide for being the host of the annual Kila Raipur Sports Festival, also known as the Rural Olympics. All of the events played during the fair show the physical strength and valor of the men and women of Punjab. In the month of February each year, this place becomes the destination for hundreds of sports enthusiasts, including foreigners. Punjab has always been a land of fairs and festivals, but Kila Raipur is a shine up this state's sports zeal. EaseMyTrip brings to you a number of Kila Raipur holiday packages that can offer you an opportunity to witness the fair. The tour package will surely make your Kila Raipur trip really memorable. On your Kila Raipur tour, you won't only get to see fair but also explore nearby places.
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Kila Raipur Sports Fair / Rural Olympics:
Kila Raipur Sports Festival, popularly known as the Rural Olympics is held annually in Kila Raipur, a village near Ludhiana in Punjab India. This festival is organized during the month of February annually. During this time, this place is flock by sports enthusiasts, including foreigners. They come to Kila Raipur to see the special breed of bullocks, camels, dogs, mules and other animals competing in competitive events. Three types of competitions are held during rural meets, Purely rural games (Kabaddi, Weight-lifting, Wrestling etc., Modern sports (like hockey, athletics, football, cycling, volleyball, handball etc.) and Performing sports (like twisting an iron-rod by placing it on Adam's apple, acrobatics, cracking a big stone by placing it on the chest, passing tractor over the rib-ease etc.).
Villagers are not just fond of their own competitions they also like to size-up the skill and power of their animals like horses, bulls, dogs on the sports ground. Bullockcart racing has become a passion in Punjab. Because of a ban on hunting, hound-races are held in Punjab by hanging a bait of fake hare before them. At places, pigeon fights and cock- fights are contested.
Other Games played During Kila Raipur Sports Fair:
Tirinjen, Kikli, Gheeta Pathar, Kokla Chhapaki, Chicho Chich Ganerian, Lukan Miti (hide and seek), Kidi Kada or Stapoo, Ghaggar Phissi, Kabbadi, Rasa Kashi (tug of war), Akharas, Martial art, Kite Flying (Patang Bazi), Guli Danda (Lippa) and much more.