India has a vast and unique culture, so every state has
its own traditional sports to follow. India become the
land of traditional sports like Kushti The Indian
Wrestling, Vallamkali, Jallikattu and many more. India
is also known for its diversified culture and traditions.
One of the traditional sports in India is Mallakhamb
also known as the pole dance of India, it is one of the
very difficult sports in India. There are few
famous villages sports are also very adventures sports
in India. We are listing few most popular traditional
sports in India.
Gilli-Danda is an amateur
sport played in the rural areas and
small towns all over India and
Pakistan as well
as Cambodia and Italy. The game is
played with two sticks: a large one
called a danda, which is used to hit a
smaller one, the gilli.
•Standing in a small circle, the player balances the gilli on a
stone in an inclined manner (somewhat like a see-saw) with
one end of the gilli touching the ground while the other end
is in the air.
•There is no official maximum number of players or teams.
Gilli-danda can be played where each individual plays for
themselves, or between two teams.
•"Gilli Danda" is played with
two pieces of equipment -
a danda, being a long
wooden stick, and a gilli, a
small oval-shaped piece of
As an amateur youth sport,
gilli-danda has many
regional variations. In some
versions, the number of
points a striker scores
depends on the distance
the gilli falls from the
striking point. The distance
is measured in terms of the
length of the danda, or in
some cases the length of
• Kabaddi is a wrestling sport from India.
• It is a recreational form of combat training.
• The word Kabaddi is derived from a Tamil word
meaning "holding of hand", which is indeed the
crucial aspect of play. It is the national game of
Bangladesh, and the state game of Tamil Nadu,
Karnataka, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh in India.
• India has taken part in four Asian Games in
kabaddi, and won gold in all of them.
• Two teams occupy opposite halves of a small
swimming pool or field and take turns sending a
"raider" into the other half, to win points by
tackling members of the opposing team; then the
raider tries to return to his own half.
• The raider must not cross the lobby unless he
touches any of his opponents. If he does so then
he will be declared as "out".
• The game is played with 20-minute halves and a
five-minute halftime break during which the
teams exchange sides.
• The raider is sent off the field if:
• the raider crosses a boundary line.
• a part of the raider's body touches the ground
outside the boundary (except during a
struggle with an opposing team member).
• Each time when a player is "out", the
opposing team earns a point. A team scores a
bonus of two points, called a "lona", if the
entire opposing team is declared "out". At the
end of the game, the team with the most
Kabaddi World Cup
Men World Cup
• The Kabaddi World Cup was
first played in 2004 and
then in 2007 and 2010.
• So far India is the unbeaten
champion in Kabaddi World
• Pakistan and Iran are the
next most successful
nations, with the former
being runners-up thrice and
the latter twice.
Women World Cup
• The Women's Kabaddi
World Cup was first played
in 2012 in Patna, Bihar,
• India won the championship
defeating Iran in the finals.
• India retained the title in
2013 by defeating the
debutants New Zealand in
Kite flying is one of the most popular sports
and festival in India.People enjoy kite flying
mainly on independence day. Kite Festival in
India is popular the worldwide and celebrated
with great fun and fervor. Watching the colorful
sky during the kite festival is indeed a feast to
the eyes. Kite flying is an inexpensive game and
can be enjoyed alone or with number of
Kite is basically made of paper, Kites
usually come in various shapes and
sizes and framed by a thin bamboo
stick. Kites are attached to a thread
rolled in a pinball and flown against the
direction of the wind. Kite flying is lot of
fun but the real excitement lies in
cutting in each other's kites. The more
kites you cut the more expert you are
Pittu Garam (Seven Stones traditional South
Asian game played between two teams. The
game requires a tennis ball and set of seven
stones which can be stacked up to form a
small tower. The aim of the game is to be able
to break the tower and then rebuild it before
getting hit by one of the opponent.
Each player gets three tries for attempting to break the
If a team is successful in getting a pittu, the player which
broke the tower gets an additional three tries.
If a player successfully breaks the tower but a player from
the opposite team catches the ball before it hits the ground,
then the attacking player is deprived of his remaining tries.
When a player from defending team picks up a tennis
ball they may not move from that position till they have
thrown the ball away.