Pokhara, December 16
In view of the Visit Year-2020, Restaurant and Bar Association, Pokhara, is organising the 21st road festival at Pokhara’s popular tourism hub, Lakeside, from December 28 to January 1.
At a press conference, REBAN shared the festival slogan ‘Let us enjoy street food and festival of Pokhara’. This year’s street festival is to be organised coinciding with the government-announced Nepal Visit Year-2020.
A team of REBAN also reached Chitwan, Itahari and Janakpur for wider publicity of Pokhara street festival. According to Festival Co-convener Naresh Bhattarai, the festival is being organised with an estimated cost of Rs 7 million while it is expected to draw an income of Rs 8.5 million.
Main attractions of the festival would be national and international cultural programmes, stage shows in the area stretching over the 3-km street and sale of national and international varieties of street foods. Likewise, exhibition of handicraft, entertaining sports programme, adventurous tourism events, documentary screening, children’s park and performance of various artistes will also feature in the festival.
Visitors from across the country and Lucknow and Gorakhpur of India are expected to visit the festival, the organiser said.
A version of this article appears in print on December 17, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.