India is the world’s largest producer of tea, but most is drunk in the local market. Most of the quality tea produced from Assam and Darjeeling is exported and sold in major cities of the world by renowned retailers like The Better Beverage Co. of Edinburgh, HTH Hamburger Teehandel of Hamburgh, Harrods of Knightsbridge in London, In Pursuit of Tea / Harney’s Tea / Special Teas in New York, – Mariage de Freres & Hediard &
Fauchon in Paris, – E Link Schurman in Rotterdam, Wako and Cozy Corner of Ginza in Tokyo.
Assam is a black tea named after the region of its production. This tea grown at sea level is known for its body, briskness, malty flavor, and strong, bright color. Though “Assam” generally denotes the distinctive black teas from Assam, the region produces relatively smaller quantities of green and white teas with their own distinctive characteristics.
Darjeeling tea has traditionally been prized above all other black teas, especially in the UK and the countries comprising the former British Empire. When properly brewed it yields a thin-bodied, light-colored liquor with a floral aroma a tinge of astringent tannic characteristics, and a musky spiciness. A sweet cooling aftertaste should be felt on the mouth. Lush green fields with mist covered mountains at the backdrop, voices of cicadas and birds filling the air with no other sounds to compete with them, cool unpolluted wind carrying the drifting odour of fresh tea from the factories, these are the attributes that can be attached with a typical tea estate. A tea estate is a perfect domicile in natures lap. For city dwellers a tea estate would be a real treat to the eye, an apt location for relaxing the tired mind, totally an ideal place to spend a holiday. The idea is to provide a person, who lives far away from nature, deprived of all nice things that nature offers, a chance to reside in a completely natural environment. A tea tour would include nature walks around the garden, trekking, chance to harvest and prepare their own tea and accommodation in one of the antique wooden bungalows in the garden. Thus touring the tea plantations would surely be a good experience for tea enthusiasts and dealers.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Guwahati Airport/ Dibrugarh Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.|
ROUTE: GUWAHATI – TEZPUR – JORHAT – DIBRUGARH
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Check-in and Check-out time at all hotels is 1200 Hours.
Overnight stay at Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary which is located between Tezpur and Jorhat.
Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary (A UNESCO World Heritage Site): It is home to more than 75% of the world’s population of the great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros. The main wildlife besides the Rhino comprise of the Asiatic Water Buffalo, Elephant, Tiger, Leopard, Swamp Deer, Barking Deer, Hog Deer and Sambar. More than 400 species of birds are found in Kaziranga – Swamp Francolin, Khalij, Pheasant, Streak Throated Woodpecker and Oriental Pied Hornbill, Falconets, Greater Adjutant Stork and a large number of Spotted Billed Pelican.
Location Hotel Name Total Rooms Bed Type
Tezpur Wild Mahseer Lodge 12 —
Jorhat Burra Sahib’s Bungalow Or Thengal Manor 4 6
2 Doubles & 2 Twins
5 Doubles & 1 Single
Dibrugarh Mancotta Chang Bungalow 4 2 Doubles & 2 Twins
Rates for the above program are available on request.