Watch: Rare And Unusual Indian Sports You Didn’t Know Existed

Malavika Menon
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As a vast and diverse country, India is known for a wide variety of cultures and lifestyles within its borders. These cultures have attributed to the birth of many traditional and local sports that have become a matter of regional pride to the people who live there.

Cricket, football, tennis, badminton, hockey and kabaddi remain some of the more popular and well-known sports in India. Yet, there are plenty of other sports and games that many of us are not familiar with, and these games are played with great enthusiasm and gusto each year.

Owing to years of tradition passed down from one generation to the next, some of these sports have been around for several years but have never gained immense popularity all over the country.

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But sports play an essential role in enhancing the social and cultural life of a region by bringing communities together and ensuring that differences are put aside to engage in a friendly game every once in a while.

From the elephant polo game in Jaipur to Kambala, the bull race, in Karnataka, here’s a look at some of the rarest and most unusual sports from all over the country.

Sources: Council of Europe, Times of India, The News Minute +more

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