Bengalureans to get a taste of kambala | Mangaluru News – Times of India

MANGALURU: In its efforts to popularise kambala or buffalo race— the traditional sport of Tulunadu— a Bengaluru-based travel agency is offering an exclusive ‘Kambala Holiday Package’ to Bengalureans. A group of 10 persons will be part of the two-day package. They will attend Rama-Lakshmana Jodukere Kambala held at Goldfinch City, on March 6.
Ravi M, managing director Arjun Tours and Travels Private Limited, who was fascinated by the traditional sport of coastal Karnataka is offering the Kambala package. “The idea struck me when a friend who recently attended a kambala posted a few mesmerizing pictures of the traditional sport. I wondered why can’t we promote this to those outside coastal Karnataka as well foreigners. I spoke to kambala organiser Captain Brijesh Chowta and came with a two-day kambala package targeting Bengalureans,” he told TOI.


Ravi said that a good many registered initially but cancelled following the sudden spike in Covid-19 cases in Mangaluru. “Currently 10 persons, including five travel writers, will be part of the package. I haveasked tourism minister CP Yogeeshwara to promote kambala and he was positive, said ” Ravi said, who is also the vice-president of Karnataka Tourism Forum.

The two-day package will also introduce Bengalureans to coastal cuisines and sight-seeing. “The guests will leave to Mangaluru from Bengaluru on March 6 early morning. Later, they will go to watch kambala till evening. The next day, there will be sight-seeing to various tourist places of Dakshina and then the return trip to Bengaluru,” he explained.

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