After breakfast drive to the airport to board flight to Guwahati. Meeting and assistance on arrival at the Guwahati airport. Drive directly to Tezpur. Meeting and assistance on arrival at the Wild Mahseer Lodge situated inside the Adabari Tea estate. Check in at the lodge followed by dinner and overnight stay.
The Wild Mahseer Lodge is located on the north bank of the Brahmaputra River. The Adabari Tea Estate, which originally belonged to the British Assam Tea Company, goes back to the year 1900. Till 1962, the manager operated from the single-storied Burma teak bungalow here. Subsequently, the office was shifted, and the sprawling bungalow was left unoccupied. The property has been renamed Wild Mahseer (after a popular fish found in the Brahmaputra and Jiabharali river nearby), and the bungalow has been re-christened The British Assam Heritage Bungalow. Spend a leisurely day at the Tea Estate enjoying the warm hospitality and the scenic beauty. Enjoy various blends of tea from the Adabari Tea Estate in a tea tasting session. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
After breakfast drive to Jorhat. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the Burra Sahib's Bungalow or the Thengal Manor. Jorhat, the gateway to north-east Assam is the heartland of tea. Besides its many tea estates, it has the famous Teklai Experimental Center that conducts research on new varieties of tea and its therapeutic effects. Starting with the British colonial exterior, soak in the sprawling interiors of carpeted, wooden floors, four to five bedrooms, high ceilings, verandahs with sloping roofs and a panoramic view of acres of flower-bedecked garden. Take a peek into the life of the tea estate manager as he begins his day at 6 am. Walk with him as he makes his rounds of the garden. Overnight at the bungalow.
To live in a tea estate! Amidst early morning mist, trilling songbirds and rolling, Verdant hills. Yes, it is indeed a world apart, if you happen to be staying in a 'burra bungalow', where the tea estate manager lives. Known for their quaint, colonial architecture, these bungalows are associated with a unique and graceful lifestyle of an age gone by. Have a leisurely breakfast. Spend the morning relaxing amidst the tea estate taking an occasional stroll and tasting the exquisite varieties of tea. Visit the tea factory later in the day and witness first hand the various processes carried out there followed by a tea tasting session. Dinner and overnight at the bungalow.
After breakfast drive to Dibrugarh. On arrival check - in at the Mancotta Chang Bungalow located at the Mancotta Tea Estate. The bungalow still retains its old world charm because of its large rooms with wooden flooring and old colonial furniture. Watch a traditional dance performance by the local tea tribes in the evening sipping the garden fresh tea. Overnight at the Bungalow.
After breakfast visit the tea garden with an expert tea taster who will later demonstrate how freshly made tea is carefully measured out and brewed in special cups made for sampling. Participate in the tea tasting session to judge the samples for appearance, aroma, taste and strength. Afternoon transfer to the airport to board flight to Kolkata/ Delhi. End of Services.
Check-in and Check-out time at all hotels is 1200 Hours.
Mr Mr. Aniruddha Das
Landmark Hotels, Dr B. Barooah Road, Ulubari, Guwahati, Assam, India - 781007
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