ADVENTURE SPORTS IN ASSAM

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Location : Assam
Famous Adventure Activities : Mountaineering, Trekking, Mountain Biking, Para-Sailing, Hang Gliding And Golf



MOUNTAINEERING

Camping, AssamThe hills in Assam, particularly the North Cachar Hills and Karbi Hills are ready to receive tourists for Trekking and Mountaineering. 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 very good hills for adventure.

TREKKING

Assam is also famous for trekking. North Cacher Hills and Karbi Hills provide ample scope for trekking. There is a recognised trekking route in both the districts.

MOUNTAIN BIKING

The hilly terrain offers very good challenge to Mountain Bikers. The Tourism Department in collaboration with the Assam Tourism Development Corporation and other adventure organisations has organised several bicycle and motorbike rallies in and outside the state. Several foreign groups including individual tourists have visited the state by mountain bike.

PARA-SAILING

Para Sailing, AssamA totally new sport, Para-sailing, has been introduced by Assam Tourism Development Corporation to attract domestic and foreign tourists. The ideal place for Para-sailing is near Guwahati.

HANG GLIDING

The state also has very good scope for Hang Gliding. The ideal places for Hang Gliding are Kamakhya Hills and hills around Kaziranga.

GOLF

There are 21 golf courses in Assam, out of which 15 are south of River Brahmaputra. Most of these golf clubs are run by the tea estates and are astride national highway 37 between Guwahati and Digboi. Numerous tea gardens of Assam have 9 and 18 hole golf courses along with airstrips attached to them. Of late, golf is also regarded as adventure sport. Some of the golf courses in the state are: Golf, Assam

  1. Narengi in Guwahati
  2. Army Rhino Club of Misa in Nagaon
  3. Planters Club of Jorhat
  4. Gymkhana Club, Thaora Tea Estate in Dibrugarh
  5. Moran Planters Club, Kanjikhowa in Dibrugarh
  6. Panitola Planters Club in Dibrugarh
  7. Jaloni Club in Duliajan
  8. Digboi and Margherita Club in Tinsukia
  9. Dhansiri Polo Club in Golaghat

These Golf courses along national highway are within 50-km of each other and most of the golf clubs have membership within 25-km radius. All the golf courses are of generally 9 holes with a golf hut and changing facilities. But the Digboi Golf Course, which is 18 holes, has better facilities and a separate, well-run club and provides accommodation as well. The golf courses are also within reasonable distance of existing airports.



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