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Considered world’s largest tea producing region, Assam is brimmed with a number of colonial era bungalows, mostly located in the eastern part of the state. Tourists from across the world frequent these places to get a taste of British architecture amid the lush green gardens. Here are a few must visit tea destinations:
Mancotta Heritage Chang Bungalow, Dibrugarh
Located around 15 km from Dibrugarh airport, Mancotta Heritage Chang Bungalow at Mancotta Tea Estate was built by British tea planters. The bungalow offers a taste of the bygone colonial times. Be it experiencing lush greenery of the tea estate or being awed by the colonial influence in the décor, this is a must visit place for heritage tourists.
Kaziranga Golf Resort, Jorhat
Kaziranga Golf Resort, earlier known as Burra Sahib Bungalow, is a heritage plantation bungalow built more than 120 years ago. Located at Sangsua Tea Estate near Jorhat, the property was set up by renowned planter Hemendra Prasad Barooah to make tea tourism popular in the region. The resort also has a golf course in the middle of the tea garden, making it a unique experience for people wanting to have a slice of tea tourism in Assam.
Banyan Grove, Jorhat
Nestled in the middle of Gatoonga Tea Estate in Jorhat, Banyan Grove is a century old colonial plantation bungalow. The bungalow offers a rich colonial experience with British-era décor in a serene natural environment.
Thengal Manor, Jorhat
Situated around 15 km from Jorhat, Thengal Manor is a heritage tea estate bungalow constructed in 1929. The bungalow is very popular among tourists owing to its large collection of various materials from British era. ‘Dainik Batori’, the first Assamese daily, was also launched here.
Wathai heritage Bungalow (Tinsukia)
Wathai Heritage Bungalow at Limbuguri Tea Estate in Tinsukia is a plantation bungalow situated around 5 km from Dibru Saikhowa National Park, making it the perfect destination to spend the night after an engaging day of birding inside the Park.
Wild Mahseer, Sonitpur
Located in Balipara division of Addabarie Tea Estate, Wild Mahseer is a heritage bungalow established by the British Assam Tea Company in 1864. The bungalow has been named after one of the toughest game fish in the world ‘Wild Mahseer’. Known for its impressive colonial architecture, lush greenery and wide range of activities, Wild Mahseer is the go-to place for tea enthusiasts.