Adventures & Sports
One of the world's largest rivers, the Brahmaputra and it's tributaries
flow through the state offering a wide network of rivers for various
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 ideal getaway.
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, Guwahati 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
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 experience.
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
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
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.
foreign groups including individual tourists have visited the state
for the same.
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
Hang Gliding also has potential here. The ideal place for Hang Gliding
are Kamakhya Hills and hills around Kaziranga.
Info on Adventures, Sports, Trekking, Mountaineering , Water Sports etc. of Assam - India