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13th Chitwan Festival from January 9, focus on tourism

Published Date : November 20, 2021
Elephant riding in Chitwan National Partk, Chitwan. (file photo)

CHITWAN: The 13th edition of the Chitwan Festival is to be held on the banks of the Narayani River from January 9, 2021. The festival this year is set to focus on tourism.

According to information shared at a press conference here on Friday, this year’s Chitwan Festival is being organized targeting the tourism sector as the sector has been badly hit by COVID-19 pandemic.

The festival will focus on the upliftment of tourism and tourism entrepreneurs, with activities related to tourism including discussions on various aspects of the sector, said Chair of the Chitwan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Raju Shrestha.

The theme of the festival is identity of Chitwan, multidimensional tourism and the fact that Chitwan is an excellent destination for both domestic and foreign tourists, said Chair Shrestha.

There will be 350 stalls including four special stalls and domes in the festival which will run till January 18. The number of stalls has been reduced this year due to the risk of Coronavirus.

The organizers estimate that around five hundred thousand visitors will attend the festival that is expected to lead to a trade and transaction of over Rs. 250 million.

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