Water Sports in Rajasthan
Water sports are a new entrant on the horizon and there is still a long way to go
before it can be considered as a serious option. Rajasthan is trying to gear up
to put its lakes and rivers to good use by introducing several water sports here.
Wherever there is a safe body of water, there are boats to give the visitors rides
on them. Boating and angling are quite common here. Gliding through the unperturbed
water while enjoy the cool breeze can definitely be a refreshing experience.
- Lakes The Preferred Destinations
Rajasthan has got pretty good options as far as water sports is concerned. And if
you do not fear water, then you have got real exciting watery packages.
Ramgarh lake near Jaipur is a man-made reservoir around 4 kms. In length and 2 kms
in width. Throughout the year, water sports of all kinds can be arranged here. Facilities
for swimming, boating etc. are available. Boating is a regular feature, conducted
by trained Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation staff. A fully equipped tourist
village with 10 huts is situated here. During the 1982 Asian games, rowing competitions
were held at Ramgarh.
Siliserh Lake a short drive for about 10 kms from Alwar leads you to the dreamland.
The rolling hills, flaming with bougainvillea and gulmohar, cradle the majestic
Siliserh Lake. A beautiful Palace Hotel run by RTDC provides all facilities for
water sports. ...more on Siliserh
Lake in Rajasthan
Rajasthan also offers angling sites. Bandh Baretha in Bharatpur and Jaisamand in
Alwar, Mansarover near Sariska, Kukas, Chhaparwara and Ramgarh in Jaipur are an
anglers paradise. However, the enthusiasts are advised to carry their own equipment
and obtain permission from the Fisheries Department. Patience and perseverance in
angling , as in life, has rich rewards.
Equipment, trainers and guides and courses, anything that is required for enjoying
water sports in Rajasthan is readily available.