Amid all the negative news that has dogged the 34th National Games, the Khel Gaon built in close proximity of the Mega Sports Complex here is one bright spot which asks for attention.
The sprawling Athletes Village has 31 nine-storied apartments, four row houses and a duplex bungalow housing about 10,000 athletes. Nicely lit up in the evening, the place in the backdrop of Sal forest provides a colourful and vibrant ambiance.
At the end of the day, the Village becomes abuzz with a lot of social and cultural activities with athletes and delegates enjoying every minute of their stay here.
But the major attraction of the Khel Gaon is its food plaza — the dining complex — which serves varied delicacies, right from appetisers to main course to desserts.
Gujarat swimming team manager Neha Trivedi said the best part of the Khel Gaon was food and the elaborate arrangements made for the comfort of the athletes. "We had heard bad things about the Games but we realised otherwise. The arrangement is very nice.”