The lakes of Rajasthan are known for water sports. During the 1982
Asian games, rowing competitions were held at Ramgarh lake near Jaipur. Ramgarh
lake is a man-made reservoir around 4 kms. in length and 2 kms in width.
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.
Drive for about 10 kms from Alwar and you
enter dreamland. The undulating hills flaming with bougainvillea and gulmohar
cradle the majestic Silliserh Lake. A beautiful Palace Hotel which is run by Rajasthan
Tourism Development Corporation provides all facilities.
Udaipur - the
lake city of India, is also good for water sports with boating being a regular
feature. The ideal place for water sports is Jaisamand Lake situated 50 kms south
of Udaipur. This lake is the second largest artificial lake in Asia (the water
spread area is 90 sq kms.). Throughout the year, water sports of all kinds can
be arranged here.
The Chambal river offers the exhilaration of water rafting
in the Kota region. From Jawahar Sagar to Dholpur, the intricate network of the
Chambal river, flowing through rocky gorges and forests, provides ideal locales
for the perfect water adventure. While traversing the river by boat, one Jjcan
see the gavial (crocodile) basking in the sun on river banks. Plans are underway
to introduce a ferry service on the Chambal river from Kota barrage upstream to
Bhensrodgarh - a fine opportunity to ride on the gushing waters. Rajasthan also
offers angling sites. Bandh Baretha in Bharatpur, Siliserh and Jaisamand in Atwar,
Mansarover near Sariska, Kukas, Chhaparwara and Ramgarh in Jaipur are an angler's
paradise. However, the enthusiasts are advised to carry their own eaubment and
obtain permission from the Fisheries Department, Patience and perseverance in
angling, as in life, has rich rewards.