Shandur Top, situated in Gilgit, and called “Roof of the world” has the highest Polo Ground in the World at an elevation of 12,200ft. The version of the polo game played here is considered to be the purist of all, called freestyle polo.
Since 1936, a traditional polo festival is being held here and people from all around the world come to watch the matches.
The traditional game of polo was started by Balti Prince Ali Sher Khan. Held annually since 1936, the Shandur Polo Festival is a tournament between local teams that invites visitors to view the game along with shows of folk music, dance, and celebration. The tournament is featured in the opening episode of the show The Himalayas with Michael Palin.