Kokrajhar, one of the 23 districts of Assam is known as the gateway to the Northeastern part of India, which lies on the bank of Brahmaputra river and is situated adjacent to Bhutan. Gourang, being a persistent river that flows through the city gives out the right ability for adventure tourism and sports such as River Rafting, Canoeing, Boating and Fishing. The most suited time to visit Kokrajhar is between October and January when the river overflows after the strong boost of monsoons. There are a couple of well-maintained government operated lodges for comfortable tourist stay and various mid-sized private hotels in Kokrajhar which is located along the east bank of the river and are within 5-kms radium of the river Gourang. Fishing and boating are considered popular among all the locals and tourists.
River sports in India are the most popular and is considered adventurous for all. River Rafting is one enticing sport that is mainly played on the turbulent water of the mountainous rivers. India has many rivers for water sports to explore and enjoy. Gourang river of Kokrajhar is considered to be one of the best places for white water rafting in India, after Rishikesh. Camping by the side of an effusive river is also a thrilling experience – predominantly on a full-moon night, when the river glints in the dark like fizzing diamonds.
The river Gourang in Kokrajhar provides many such places for camping in the vicinity of the Kokrajhar.