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Rekla race (Bull cart race)

Tamil Nadu retains a peculiar number of rural sports activities expressing traditional traits of people’s lifestyles in history. The state possesses an array of rural indoor and outdoor sports activities which is still now practised in the rural areas of the state.

The cultural sports, like Jallikattu and Kabbadi, have gained their place in the international arena, alluring tourists from all around the world to witness the event promoting Sports Tourism. Rekla race- This rural sport is a bull cart race where a small cart is drawn by one or two bulls. It is also known as the “Traditional bull cart race”.
Bulls are reared and trained for these races as winning these races signifies pride for the owner. The sport is conducted during Tamil festivals in the rural parts of Madurai, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli and Coimbatore.

Every year on the eve of Pongal, the villages glitter up to celebrate this sport as a part of the celebration. Many native athletes participate in this event with their bulls.
This event is highly expected and thousands of foreign tourists also visit Peelamedu to witness this enthralling sport.

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Peelamedu, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641004

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