amjung – The 19th Ghalegaun Festival would be organised at Ghalegaun, which is also known as the model village of South Asia, from May 6.
The Ghalegaun Rural Tourism Management Committee would be organising the three-day festival keeping up with the local traditions, the Committee informed at a press conference in Besisahar today.
Ghalegaun has been organising the festival for the past 19 years with an objective of promoting tourism by publicising local art, culture and village lifestyle.
Stating that the previous festivals have helped in promoting the village, the organisers said that the festival would give a message of economic prosperity.
Various programmes including Gurung Food Festival, sightseeing, observing Gurung Museum, the tea garden, local home stay and rural tourism would be the main attraction of festival. More than 25,000 domestic and foreign tourists visit this model village every year.
The concept of rural tourism was introduced in Ghalegaun for the first time 19 years ago.