Polo Match Action on the Highest Ground in the World
Leh is home to the highest polo ground in the world. Here the teams line up before the start of play. The
team in grey were a local army team and that in red were some sort of animal welfare organisation.
It was an interesting experience. The game is a bit more 'physical' than it's western relative and the teams
change ends every time a goal is scored which means the goalkeepers charge from one end to the other as
there's no delay for the restart!
The action got pretty close at times. The playing area came right up to the terracing at the side of the
The game lased nearly an hour. I think the army team ended up winning 9-0! There was a final the following
day so I assume that this was the semi-final.