Shandur Polo Festival 2022


Shandur Polo Festival is a regular mega event of the Gilgit-Baltistan Government which is held from 7th to 9th July every year on the highest polo ground in the world, bordering the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. However, the event has been scheduled this year from 1st to 3rd July 2022 due to the falling of Eid-ul-Azha. Both the governments of Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa jointly arrange the said mega event. Cultural shows, exhibitions, temporary bazaars and musical nights shall be the main events in addition to a series of free-style polo matches that is a cherished attraction for both foreign and domestic tourists. The final match shall be played between the archrivals of the Gilgit-A Team and Chitral-A Team. Mostly, the Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan graces the occasion as Chief Guest.