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2 friends cover 400 km of swollen Brahmaputra on self-created raft

Oct 10, 2020 11:02 IST

Two adventure enthusiasts in Assam did what many would be wary of doing on the swollen Brahmaputra amid the floods. Rishan Doley and Shekhar Bordoloi rowed a bamboo raft, from Majuli, the world's largest river island to Umananda, the world's smallest inhabited river island near Guwahati. The approximately 400 km distance took the duo 8 days to complete. The aim of the thrilling experience was to highlight the potential for water sports and rafting in Assam. It took them a week to build the 25-feet-long, 17-feet wide bamboo raft, using 170 bamboo shoots and named it Sibuk. The journey was not smooth for the two friends, when they experienced whirlpools and harsh winds. They were equipped with an LPG cylinder, a stove, a mini generator among other essentials.

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