Mangaluru, Jan 20, 2019: Plans are afoot to hold Bangalore’s first Kambala in Dodda Aalada Mara, in the outskirts of Bangalore. Experts of the coast are making preparations to create Kambala tracks as suitable land has been identified by Kambala patrons in association with various stakeholders. The location is a tourist spot in Kethohalli.
The land belongs to Upendra Shetty, President, Bengaluru Bunts Association. However it may be held only after the Kambala season in coastal Karnataka.
Prof. K. Gunapala Kadamba, President, Kambala Academy and Founder Secretary, Dakshina Kannada Kambala Committee said the idea was mooted when a protest was held demanding legal status for the sport at Freedom Park in 2017.
However the number of pairs of buffaloes participating may not be as high as 100 as in Dakshina Kannada considering the expenses involved.
Kadamba disclosed that one more Kambala event near the backwaters of Gorur Dam in Hassan District, is being planned in association with the Akhila Karnataka Grameena Kalegala Okkoota.