Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) and Sarangkheda Committee recently organised The Sarangkheda Chetak Festival 2018-19 celebrating the rich legacy of age-old horse festival. Starting from December 12 2018 to January 8, 2109, the festival is all set to witness various breeds and different kind of horses which become a horse lover’s delight.
An ancient pastoral fair of horses has now transformed into a one-month long celebration held in the scenic rural vicinities of Northern Maharashtra on the banks of Tapi River. The festival exhibits horses from the states including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat. The district of Nandurbar comes alive during the Sarangkheda Chetak Festival, exhibiting horse shows, horse race and dance performances such as Lawani along with enchanting Kavi Sammelani, the one -month festival is a perfect platform to appeal to tourists from across the globe. The objective is to showcase the art, culture and numerous facets of the region. To promote this festival at an international platform, the organizers have also associated with TripXOXO the online booking platform for things to do activities and to provide the information for tourists across the globe.
The festival was inaugurated on December 11, 2018 by Jaykumar Rawal, Tourism Minister, Government of Maharashtra, Madan Yerawar, State Tourism Minister, Government of Maharashtra in the presence of Taisaheb Nayankumar Rawal, President, Dandaicha Municipality.
Rawal said, “The main aim of the festival is to encourage the rich legacy of the horse fair and I am positive that the Department of Tourism & MTDC will take this festival on an international platform. The festival exhibited more than 2500 horses from across Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. We wish to create new paths for tourism with special attention to adventure tourism to attract a huge number of visitors to the state. I am certain in days to come the Nandurbar district will create a niche for itself and make a mark in the tourism map.”
Yerawar said, “Sarangkheda Festival is an ideal platform to attract tourists nationally as well as internationally. I am happy to be a part of this festival celebrating the rich culture and heritage. Nandurbaug district has immense scope for tourism and we envisage to boost tourists in this destination through Sarangkheda Chetak Festival. From horse show to sports and dance performance, the festival is going to be grand.”
The Sarangkheda Chetak Festival 2018 is overall a festival of speed, energy and glamour a festival for all. This year the festival is back filled with more energising entertaining events for all age groups across the country and worldwide.