Gilgit - Baltistan

Schedule of annual Shandur Polo Festival changed

July 2011 373

Our Correspondent

Gilgit, May 25: This year the annual Shandur Polo Festival will be held in the first week of July, i.e. 2-4 July, instead of the traditional schedule. The change is schedule comes because the Islamic month of Ramzan, fasting, is likely to start in the second week of July. During Ramzan festivities are forbidden and people avoid eating and taking liquids, from dawn to dusk.

The festival is attended every year by thousands of people from within Pakistan, along with tourists from other parts of the world.


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  1. good information, is it safe to stay at the shandur festival, and to travel with family to see the shandur festival by car, and what are the arrangements to stay at night and what about the toilets , please inform urgently.

  2. @Azhar, U should take ur own tent, Warm clothes, dry food. U can for sure take ur family in ur car. If u have a 4X4 car thats gud bcoz the terrain is difficult.

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