of the world's largest rivers, the Brahmaputra and it's tributaries flow through
the state offering a wide network of rivers for various water sports.
The river Jia Bhoroli, Kapili and Manas are the best places for angling. The
Jia Bhoroli river is home to the fierce game fish, the Golden Mahseer, or tiger
of the Himalayan rivers.
An annual Angling competition is regularly held at Jia Bhoroli where a number
of anglers both from outside the state as well as abroad participate every year.
Angling is so popular a sport here that there is an organised body by the name
'Assam Bhoroli Anglers Association' which organises this sport in the month
of November every year in collaboration with the State Forest Department. Eco
Camp situated at the fringes of the Nameri National Park is an avid camper's
The turbulent rivers, the mystic blue hills, the savage terrains and serene
countryside beckon the adventurers to Assam. Challenge the Brahmaputra, one
of the four largest rivers in the world and cruise down the mystic river from
Ninging to Dhubri.
Boat racing is a very popular sport of the state. People very often organise
boat racing during festive occasions at places like Hajo, Saulkuchi, Barpeta,
etc. The involvement of the masses in this sport can be compared with the snake-boat
racing in Kerala.
The mighty river Brahmaputra and its turbulent tributaries like Manas, Jia Bhoroli
and Kapili offer immense scope for River Rafting. The fiery rapids in these
rivers fuel the spirit of adventure in you.
Most of the tea gardens of Assam have golf courses attached to them. All of
them are 9 hole golf courses except for Digboi which is an eighteen hole course.A
stay in the tea garden, playing golf and driving through tea country is an unforgettable
Mountaineering & Trekking
Assam's topography makes her an ideal destination for trekkers, mountaineers
and rock climbers. The hills, in particular, the North Cachar Hills and Karbi
Hills are ready to receive tourists for trekking and mountaineering.There is
a recognized trekking route in both the districts.
There is also a rock hill in Morigaon District known as "Elephant Rocks"
which offer ample scope for Rock Climbing. The Simhasana Hill of Karbi Anglong
is also famous for rock climbing. The main city of Assam, Guwahati, is surrounded
on three sides with beautiful hills.
The hilly terrain offers a very good challenge to Mountains Bikers. The Assam
Tourism Department in collaboration with The Assam Tourism Development Corporation
and other adventure organizations have organized several bicycle and motorbike
rallies in and outside the state. Several foreign groups including individual
tourists have visited the state for the same.
Para - Sailing
A totally new sport, Para-sailing, has been introduced by Assam Tourist Development
Corporation to attract domestic and foreign tourists. The ideal place for Para-sailing
near Guwahati is North Guwahati.
Hang Gliding also has potential here. The ideal place for Hang Gliding are Kamakhya
Hills and hills around Kaziranga.
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