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6 Reasons Why the Jorhat Gymkhana Club Is Very Important To World History

Samagnee Baruah
Intern, Bordoisila

27th June, 2016

Jorhat, a busy town or we can say our mini city in the Upper Assam is a place blessed with rich cultural heritage. This last capital of the Ahom Dynasty is very famous for its Gymkhana Club. Established in 1876 by D. Slimmons, Jorhat Gymkhana Club is situated 4 km away from the centre of the town. The club is a venue for horse races, lawn tennis grass courts, swimming pool, billiards, golf, cricket and so on and is a must see place in Assam.

Here are 6 interesting facts about this famous place, Jorhat Gymkhana club.

1.Jorhat Gymkhana Club is the second oldest golf course in India.

2.It is the third oldest golf course in the World.

3.The club has a horse racing circuit where the Governor’s Cup is played every year.

4.Built during the British times, the club has a lush green 9-hole golf course.

5.It's home to the unique tradition of Pony Racing, also known as the Jorhat Race .

6.Jorhat Gymkhana Club also hosts the Tea Tourism Festival of Assam.

This, the Jorhat Gymkhana Club is one of the most visited tourist attractions of Jorhat and rests over a vast 180 bighas of land and has a distinct architecture. The Club road was the first asphalt road to connect the City Centre with the Jorhat Gymkhana Club. Gymkhana Club is a symbol of rich cultural heritage and gives a deep insight into the history of tea planters of Assam.


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