Jorhat Gymkhana Club is a sports venue that was built in the year 1876 by D.Slimmon. It is a venue for horse races, golf, cricket, polo, billiards matches, and has a swimming pool and lawn tennis courts as well. All these games have been played here, since the very inception of the club.
The golf course here, is the third oldest in the world and the oldest in Asia and so is a part of World Heritage List. There is a gentleman’s bar and a theatre as well here. The cricket ground is known as Jorhat Gymkhana ground and has a capacity of 8,000 and has turf wicket.
The Jorhat Gymkhana Club has 9-hole parkland style golf-playing course. It also has a beautiful clubhouse that was made by importing materials from Kolkata (then Calcutta).
This club was built for recreation of British tea plants and is now one of the most visited places in Assam.
Popular Things to Do and See in and Around
Exploring the Jorhat Gymkhana Club takes time as it is spread over a vast area. Flower shows are arranged during winter and many tourists flock to this club to be a part of such shows.
Garh Ali is one of the most famous tourist attractions of Jorhat, which is a huge embankment built by the Ahom kings to protect their kingdom from the attack of enemies. Burigosain Devalay is a Shakta temple located very close to the centre of the city. Dhekiakhowa Bornamgho is a famous namghar that you can visit as well.
Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a wide range of mammals like elephants, Assamese macaques, tigers, jungle cats, and leopards. This is also located in Jorhat.
Jorhat Gymkhana Club is well connected to entire Jorhat via the smooth local transport system. You can take rental cars from Jorhat railway station to reach Jorhat Gymkhana Club. Many local buses also take you to this spot.
Best Time to Visit
Winter is pleasant and this is the best time to visit Jorhat Gymkhana Club. It is only during this time that you can see horse races and flower shows.