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Assam: Sport

ADVENTURE & SPORT: BOAT RACING in river Brahmaputra is a popular sport. Rafting is undertaken in the turbulent tributaries of


Brahmaputra like Manas, Jia Bhoroli and Kapili. North Cachar and Kerbi Hills are suitable for trekking and mountaineering.

ENTRY FEE: ENTRY fee for national parks is Rs 10 for Indians and Rs 175 for foreigners. Road toll is Rs 150 per day per trip by car/jeep. Photography also attracts a fee. Fee for elephant ride per trip per person is Rs 100 for Indians and Rs 525 for foreigners, and for children half charge. (Fees may change from time to time)

CLIMATE: ASSAM has four main seasons - summer, monsoon, winter and spring. Winter and spring - October to April - is the ideal period to visit Assam.

DRESS: LIGHT woollen in winter, cotton in summer.

LODGING: THE TARIFF for Government tourist lodges range from Rs 25 for dormitory per bed to Rs 410 for A/C double room and Rs 650 for twin cottage. ( Guwahati tourist lodge, Ph: 0361-544475; Bonoshree lodge, Kaziranga, Ph: 03776-62423)

TOURIST OFFICES: DIRECTORATE of Tourism, Government of Assam, Station Road, Guwahati, Postal Code: 781001, Ph: 0361-547102, 542748; 544475, Fax: 547102; Assam Tourist Office, 8, Russel Street, Calcutta (Kolkata), Postal Code: 700071, Ph: 2295094; Assam Tourist Office, Baba Kharagh Singh Marg, Near Connaught Place, New Delhi, Postal Code; 110001, Ph: 3345897.

THINGS TO BUY: BAMBOO products like bags and furniture; sarees etc made of Assamese Muga (golden) and Pat (white) silk. A Muga silk sari costs Rs 8,500 to 10,000 while the white variety costs only Rs 4,000 to 6,000.




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