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11th Street Festival to open on 28 Dec
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Dec '09
Pokhara will host a five-day, 11th Street Festival at Lakeside starting from December 28, this year. The festival aims at promoting art, culture and costumes of the place on national and international arena, said Restaurant and Bar Association (REBAN), organizer of the event.

A huge area, on which the festival is to be held, will be decorated in an attractive manner to pull in large number of visitors during the event. Moreover, the entertaining events such as tourist race, boat race, kayak race and other cultural activities to be performed by different communities residing in and around Pokhara will be the other attractions, informed President of REBAN, Mr. Surya Bhujel.

Handcrafted items from rural areas promoted by the Foreign Ministry and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) will also be on display during the event. Financial transactions of about Rs. 8 to 10 million is likely to take place during the festival, wherein over 400,000 domestic and foreign visitors are expected to visit.

The festival is estimated to cost around Rs. 4.2 million. More than 60 security personnel would be deployed during the event, and the area wherein the festival is to be conducted will be declared no-vehicle zone during this period, informed the organizer.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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