Thengal Manor

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Thengal Manor – the majestic mansion in Jorhat, built in 1929, Its name is written in the annals of history because on 12th August 1935, the first daily newspaper in the Assamese language, ‘Dainik Batori’ was launched from here.

Thengal offers you the unique pleasure of gracious living in the lap of nature. There are four double Deluxe Rooms and one single Superior Room, all with attached dressing room and baths. It offers fireplaces in all the bedrooms, drawing room and the dining room.

Feel the ambience of colonial days as you relax in the period furniture and décor. A sense of déja vu pervades when you realize that this was from the lifestyle of pioneering Indian businessmen.

Amble across from this regal mansion to the sights and sounds of the typically Assamese village of Jalukonibari. Peep into the homes of metal-working artisans & master weavers, whose exquisite work may never be seen by eyes beyond this village, except yours.

The laughter and music that is unique to this part of the world is yours to savour.

Thengal House was constructed in the year 1929 by Rai Bahadur Siva Prasad Barooah. It was meant to accommodate the two brothers, Siva Prasad Barooah and Sashi Prasad Barooah and their families in the joint family set-up. At one time when both the brothers with their families were living there, there used to be about 100 people for lunch and dinner every day, including many people who came to stay as guests. In 1943, this building was damaged by a severe earthquake, when the house had to be abandoned temporarily for repair. After repairing the building, the families started living in this house till 1950 when the biggest earthquake so far in the North East damaged the structure severely. The house was abandoned and the members of the two families moved to Calcutta, Jorhat town, and the tea gardens. Between 1950 and 1963, for 13 years, the house was unused till repair work started by Mr. H P Barooah by which time, the ancestral properties were partitioned and Thengal Manor fell to the share of Mr. Barooah’s side of the family. Although the house was repaired in 1965, there was no one to live in this house as in the meantime Mr. Barooah had built his own house – Villa Club Road at Jorhat town. Approaches were made by the public to the Barooah Family to convert it into a Museum, or Hospital, or Library, or College, etc. But it was felt by the family that this house, meant for residential purpose, did not lend itself for conversion into a Museum, Hospital, Library, College, etc.


Facilities at Thengal Manor
  1. Round the clock room service
  2. Information on Tour Plans and personal Tour Guide
  3. Swimming Pool and a Baby Pool
  4. Color TV in all Rooms with DTH service
  5. Indoor games- Carrom, Chess, Chinese Checkers, Scrabble, Solitaire, Computer video games
  6. Croquet
  7. Fishing
  8. Hot & Cold Water - Running Hot & Cold Water/Shower for 24 hours
  9. AC Rooms
  10. Parking Space available
Facilities at additional cost
  1. Airport Pick-up & Drop
  2. Tea Tour - Witness plucking of tea leave and tea manufacture in the factory followed by tips on tea tasting.
  3. Cycling
  4. Services of a Tour Guide.
  5. Conference Facility with LCD Projector, OHP, white board, screen etc.
  6. Telephone – at cost for STD and ISD calls
  7. Laundry
  8. Doctor on Call
  9. Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisine served. Also specially prepared traditional North-Eastern cuisine
Tariff : Valid from 1st April, 2013 – 30th September, 2013
   THENGAL MANOR   SINGLE
OCCUPANCY
  DOUBLE
OCCUPANCY
 
  DELUXE ROOM  Rs 5,600.00 Rs 6,500.00
  SUPERIOR ROOM  Rs 4,000.00
 
  ENTIRE MANOR            Rs 28,000.00
 
  EXTRA BED            Rs 2,000.00
 
  NO. OF ROOMS   4 Double Deluxe
  1 Single Superior
Thengal Manor, 15 Kms. from Jorhat towards Titabor.
       
 
 Time By
  Road
     Distance
     By Road  
   
  Guwahati - Jorhat  6 Hrs.      314 Km.
  Jorhat - Kaziranga  2 Hrs.      96 Km.
  Kaziranga - Guwahati  4.5 Hrs.      217 Km.
  Kaziranga - Shillong  6 Hrs.      295 Km.
  Guwahati - Shillong  2 Hrs.      104 Km.
  Jorhat - Sibsagar  1 Hr.      56 Km.
  Thengal - *B.S.B.  45 Min.      20 Km.
  *B.S.B. - *B.G.  20 Min.      5 Km.
  Shillong - Cherrapunjee  1.5 Hrs.      56 Km.
  Jorhat - Majuli  1.5 Hr. by both
*B.S.B : Burra Sahib's Bungalow
*B.G : Banyan Grove

Lorem the typically Assamese village of Jalukonibari stands the 72 year old Thengal Manor in Jorhat.

Thengal offers you the unique pleasure of gracious living in the lap of nature. Plush suites of single and double bedrooms with baths and dressing rooms attached. In addition there is a sitting room, dining room, lounge. kitchen and pantry. Feel the ambience of colonial days as you relax in the period furniture and decor. A sense of deja vu pervades when you realise that this was the lifestyle of pioneering Assam planters.

Located at Geetanagar in the heart of Guwahati and spread over more than 10,000 square feet it is an ideal destination for visitors seeking exclusive luxurious living in comfort and elegance. Perched on the hilltop, having a breathtaking view of the sprawling city of Guwahati, ensconced in the lap of hills and lined by the meandering Brahmaputra, its interiors reflect traditional Indian elegance influenced by colonial era with all modern amenities.

Built on four levels, the house has 3 exclusive rooms and a suite. The lowest level has, besides the kitchen complex, sprawling drawing and dining rooms. While the drawing room is large enough to receive even thirty guests at a time, it is decorated with antique furniture, chandeliers assembled with Belgian cut-glass, original art works of contemporary Indian artists and bric-a-brac collected from various corners of the world. The dining table can seat 10 guests and is adorned with Chippendale chairs. Meals are served in imported fine bone-china and silver-ware cutleries. A well-appointed cozy bar is stocked up with Indian and foreign liquors and liqueurs and can serve exotic cocktails.

The second level houses 3 exclusive rooms. Each room is furnished with double/twin beds, lace curtains and matched furnishings, antique furniture, an alcove with a desk with monogrammed stationeries, sitting area with a 52” LCD with satellite TV channels. Each room has an attached bath with running hot and cold water.

The Open Terrace graces the third level of the house. This has multifarious uses ranging from open-air breakfast overlooking the mist and cloud covered hills and the city to evening parties or candle-lit cozy dinners under the cool starry night sky overlooking the millions of city lights of Guwahati.

The fourth level houses the suite consisting of the master bedroom, a sitting room, a study and a private dining room. The bedroom is fit for kings and is furnished with a king sized bed and antique furniture. The adjoining study has well appointed sitting area facing a decorative fireplace. The wall-to-wall glass window permits the view of the city of Guwahati in the lap of the hills all around. The guests may decide to use the private dining room in case they are keen on exclusivity.

Hacienda offers dedicated valet service to the guests and also arranges sight-seeing tours including visits to the Kamakshya Temple, Shillong & Cherrapunji.

lorem the typically Assamese village of Jalukonibari stands the 72 year old Thengal Manor in Jorhat.

Thengal offers you the unique pleasure of gracious living in the lap of nature. Plush suites of single and double bedrooms with baths and dressing rooms attached. In addition there is a sitting room, dining room, lounge. kitchen and pantry. Feel the ambience of colonial days as you relax in the period furniture and decor. A sense of de-javu pervades when you realise that this was the lifestyle of pioneering Assam planters.


Facilities at The Hacienda
  1. Round the clock room service
  2. Suite with personal Dining and Kitchen space, plus staff accommodation
  3. Office Room with Computer and Internet facility
  4. Newspaper
  5. Telephone
  6. Color TV in all Rooms with DTH service
  7. Running Hot & Cold Water/Shower for 24 hours
  8. AC Rooms.
  9. Information about Tour Plans and personal Tour Guide
  10. Indoor games- Carrom, Chess
  11. Drawing-Dining Hall, large enough to have a party of 40-50 persons
Facilities at additional cost
  1. Conference Facility with LCD Projector, OHP, white board, screen etc.
  2. Laundry
  3. Airport Pick-up & Drop
  4. Doctor on Call
  5. Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisine served. Also specially prepared traditional North-Eastern cuisine
Tariff : Valid from 1st April, 2013 – 30th September, 2013
  THE HACIENDA No. of
Rooms
 SINGLE
OCCUPANCY
       DOUBLE
     OCCUPANCY  
 
  SUITE   1 Rs 15,000.00    Rs 16,000.00
 
  DELUXE ROOM   3 Rs.8,000.00    Rs.9,000.00
 
  ENTIRE BUNGALOW Rs.38,000.00
 
  EXTRA BED Rs.2,000.00
       
 
 Time By
  Road
     Distance
     By Road  
   
  Guwahati - Jorhat  6 Hrs.      314 Km.
  Jorhat - Kaziranga  2 Hrs.      96 Km.
  Kaziranga - Guwahati  4.5 Hrs.      217 Km.
  Kaziranga - Shillong  6 Hrs.      295 Km.
  Guwahati - Shillong  2 Hrs.      104 Km.
  Jorhat - Sibsagar  1 Hr.      56 Km.
  Shillong - Cherrapunjee  1.5 Hrs.      56 Km.
   

The Burra Sahib’s Bungalow was originally used as a Visiting Agent’s bungalow by George Williamson. After the Barooah’s purchased it, the Chief Executive Officer of the Barooah Group was using this bungalow. The bungalow is about 125 years old and the steel structure was imported from the U.K. The total floor area is about 10,000 sq.ft. This house was renovated and refurbished in the original style, -- the life style of the tea-planters in the 19th and 20th century, to get transformed into a cozy Club House.

Burra Sahib’s Bungalow has now been converted into the Club House at Kaziranga Golf Resort, and boasts of a Heritage Deluxe Room for accommodation of guests, a Sitting Room, with DTH, fine dining restaurant, wellness centre, swimming pool, Lounge-cum-Bar, library, pool table, indoor games etc.

More at Kaziranga Golf Resort

The Burra Sahib’s Bungalow came with Sangsua Tea Estate, which was purchased by the Barooahs from M/s. George Williamson & Co. Ltd., in the year 1974. This particular bungalow at Sangsua was originally used as a Visiting Agent’s bungalow by George Williamson. After the Barooah’s purchased it, the Chief Executive Officer of the Barooah Group was using this bungalow. The bungalow is about 125 years old and the steel structure was imported from the U.K. The total floor area is about 10,000 sq.ft. It has four bed-rooms, a large sitting room, and verandahs all around to suit the climate. This house was renovated and refurbished in the original style, -- the life style of the tea-planters in the 19th and 20th century. This bungalow was also converted into a guest-house for renting it out to tourists and visitors that came to see Kaziranga Game Sanctuary or the Majuli Islands (the biggest river island in the world). This house also retains the old furniture and furnishings with fire places in most rooms.


Facilities at Burra Sahib's Bungalow
  1. Round the clock room service
  2. Information on Tour Plans and personal Tour Guide
  3. Swimming Pool and a Baby Pool
  4. Color TV in all Rooms with DTH service
  5. Indoor games- Carrom, Chess, Chinese Checkers, Scrabble, Solitaire, Computer video games
  6. Croquet
  7. Fishing on request
  8. Hot & Cold Water - Running Hot & Cold Water/Shower for 24 hours
  9. AC Rooms
  10. Parking Space available
Facilities at additional cost
  1. Airport Pick-up & Drop
  2. Tea Tour - Witness plucking of tea leave and tea manufacture in the factory followed by tips on tea tasting.
  3. Cycling
  4. Services of a Tour Guide.
  5. Conference Facility with LCD Projector, OHP, white board, screen etc.
  6. Telephone – at cost for STD and ISD calls
  7. Laundry
  8. Doctor on Call
  9. Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisine served. Also specially prepared traditional North-Eastern cuisine
Tariff : Valid from 1st April, 2013 – 30th September, 2013
 BURRA SAHIB'S
   BUNGALOW
   No. of
   Rooms
         SINGLE
       OCCUPANCY
 DOUBLE
OCCUPANCY   
 
  DELUXE ROOM      4         Rs 5,600.00 Rs 6,500.00
 
  ENTIRE BUNGALOW              Rs.20,800.00
 
  EXTRA BED              Rs 2,000.00
 
Burra Shahib Bungalow 4 Kms. from Banyan Grove.
       
 
 Time By
  Road
     Distance
     By Road  
   
  Guwahati - Jorhat  6 Hrs.      314 Km.
  Jorhat - Kaziranga  2 Hrs.      96 Km.
  Kaziranga - Guwahati  4.5 Hrs.      217 Km.
  Kaziranga - Shillong  6 Hrs.      295 Km.
  Guwahati - Shillong  2 Hrs.      104 Km.
  Jorhat - Sibsagar  1 Hr.      56 Km.
  Thengal - *B.S.B.  45 Min.      20 Km.
  *B.S.B. - *B.G.  20 Min.      5 Km.
  Shillong - Cherrapunjee  1.5 Hrs.      56 Km.
  Jorhat - Majuli  1.5 Hr.
   
*B.S.B : Burra Sahib's Bungalow
*B.G : Banyan Grove

KAZIRANGA GOLF RESORT is conceived as a premium, futuristic abode for spending a holiday in a colonial tea environment, learning the game of golf at one of the largest Golf Academy and 18 hole championship golf course and enjoying life in a natural setting.

The site selected for creating such an existence was finally put together after a lot of searching. The objective was to locate a resort style retirement retreat in a peaceful, serene yet accessible location in Assam and at the same time have an abundance of Natural Resources around it. The B&A owned Sangsua and Gatoonga Tea Estates provide the opportunity as desired.

The golf course, a first of its kind of tea and golf resort in the world amongst a natural landscape, is nearing completion. This 18 hole championship golf course is being developed on a 150 acre site, with attendant infrastructure and social services – Resort Hotel, Health Farm, 18 Hole Championship Golf Course, Driving Range & Golf Academy, Homes furnished with all up-market brands in the apartment, Fine Dining Restaurant, DTH, Coffee Bar, Swimming Pool with main Clubhouse, Tennis Courts, Landscaped Walking Trails amongst the Tea Estates, Library, Billiards Lounge for NRI and Indian Business Clients.

Oh, 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 staying in ‘Banyan Grove’, situated in the heart of Gatoonga Tea Estate.

Take a peek into the life of the Tea Estate Manager as he begins his day at 5.30 am. Walk with him as he makes his rounds of the garden.

See the colourful women pluckers as they chatter and sing while meticulously plucking the freshest two leaves-and-a-bud from the bushes. Enter the factory and get a first-hand knowledge of how tea is made. Learn the art of tea-tasting from the masters. A fascinating story that begins from the bush and ends in your cup!

Built more than 100 years ago, it had been the abode of the ‘Factory Assistant Manager’ – lovingly called "Mistry Sahib" for his all-pervading technical skills. His nocturnal visits to the factory are familiar, since best teas are made during the cool early hours.

The floor area is over 9000 sq. ft. and compound area spread over 2 hectares. This bungalow has seven spacious bed rooms, with fire places in all bed rooms, a large sitting room and a large dining room, with an attached kitchen. This bungalow offers a unique and graceful lifestyle of an era gone by. This bungalow is for use to tourists who come to see the resort bungalows of the tea gardens for their holidays. This bungalow is owned by B & A Limited, the parent Company, but is being managed by Heritage North East.


Facilities at Banyan Grove
  1. Round the clock room service
  2. Information Center with Tour Plans and personal Tour Guide
  3. Swimming Pool and a Baby Pool
  4. Color TV in all Rooms with DTH service
  5. Indoor games- Carrom, Chess, Chinese Checkers, Scrabble, Solitaire, Computer video games
  6. Croquet
  7. Fishing on request
  8. Hot & Cold Water - Running Hot & Cold Water/Shower for 24 hours
  9. AC Rooms
  10. Parking Space available
Facilities at additional cost
  1. Airport Pick-up & Drop
  2. Tea Tour - Witness plucking of tea leave and tea manufacture in the factory followed by tips on tea tasting.
  3. Cycling
  4. Services of a Tour Guide.
  5. Conference Facility with LCD Projector, OHP, white board, screen etc.
  6. Telephone – at cost for STD and ISD calls
  7. Laundry
  8. Doctor on Call
  9. Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisine served. Also specially prepared traditional North-Eastern cuisine
Tariff : Valid from 1st April, 2013 – 30th September, 2013
 BANYAN GROVE  No. of
 Rooms
   SINGLE
  OCCUPANCY
 DOUBLE
OCCUPANCY   
 
  DELUXE ROOM    7    Rs 5,600.00 Rs 6,500.00
 
  ENTIRE BUNGALOW        Rs 40,000.00
 
  EXTRA BED         Rs 2,000.00
 
Banyan Grove, 16 Kms. from Jorhat, via Rowriah, Kamarbandh, TF., Army Camp & Gatoonga TE.
       
 
 Time By
  Road
     Distance
     By Road  
   
  Guwahati - Jorhat  6 Hrs.      314 Km.
  Jorhat - Kaziranga  2 Hrs.      96 Km.
  Kaziranga - Guwahati  4.5 Hrs.      217 Km.
  Kaziranga - Shillong  6 Hrs.      295 Km.
  Guwahati - Shillong  2 Hrs.      104 Km.
  Jorhat - Sibsagar  1 Hr.      56 Km.
  Thengal - *B.S.B.  45 Min.      20 Km.
  *B.S.B. - *B.G.  20 Min.      5 Km.
  Shillong - Cherrapunjee  1.5 Hrs.      56 Km.
*B.S.B : Burra Sahib's Bungalow,           *B.G : Banyan Grove

The north-eastern part of India is called the land of blue hills, green valleys and red rivers. Of what little is known about it, suffices to say that one visit is all it takes for visitors to come back again and again and again.

Assam is home to the world famous one-horned rhino and with its colourful fairs and festivals, rich flora and fauna, the boundless adventure opportunities offered by the mighty Brahmaputra and its sister rivers. Assam has something for each and every kind of traveller.

Heritage North East provides boutique heritage hospitality, where we offer a colonial lifestyle and a tea holiday. Here one may step back more than a 100 years to savour the pleasures of a colonial past and feel the ambience of colonial days while relaxing in the period furniture and décor.

While staying in the heart of the Tea Estate, one can see the colourful women pluckers as they chatter and sing while meticulously plucking the freshest two leaves-and-a-bud from the bushes. Visit to the factory provides a first-hand knowledge of how tea is made. One can learn the art of tea-tasting from the masters. A fascinating story that begins from the bush and ends in a cup!

Heritage North East Pvt Ltd. is a part of the B&A Group of Companies, having wide interests in tea plantations, tea broking, heritage tourism and packaging. The flagship company of the group is its tea plantation business, incorporated in 1915, having prime quality tea growing areas on the south bank of Upper Assam.

Heritage North East is a relatively new Company, conceived and floated by the initiative of the B&A Group of Companies in the year 2000, with the objective of getting into Tourism, and especially into Heritage and Tea Tourism in the North East.

JORHAT OFFICE ADDRESS :

Heritage North East Pvt Ltd.
Indu Bhawan, Mahatma Gandhi Road
Jorhat – 785 001
ASSAM

Mr. Saila Pratim Buragohain
Mobile: +91 9706771578/+91 8471949841
E-mail : sailapratim@kazirangagolfresort.com

Ms. Uttara Gogoi
Mobile: +91 94355 14177
E-mail : uttara@barooahs.com

KOLKATA OFFICE ADDRESS :

Heritage North East Pvt Ltd.
113 Park Street, 9th Floor
Kolkata – 700 016
WEST BENGAL

Mr. Sourav Sarkar
Mobile: +91 9830428462/+91 9830622243
E-mail : sourav@barooahs.com
        sourav.srkr@rediffmail.com

Ms. Doreen Jones
Mobile: +91 98312 57602
Land Line: +91 33 2229 5098, 2217 6815
E-mail: djones@barooahs.com
        heritagenortheast@gmail.com

 
 
 
 
A TRIP BACK IN TIME …. TO THE TINKLE OF TEA CUPS

Welcome to Assam – the tea capital of the world ! Over 800 gardens. Some of them extending to over 2000 acres surrounded by nature’s bounty. They offer the most breathtaking views of lush green, while producing the largest volume of tea from a single region in the world. The backdrop of Assam’s tea gardens are the rainforests and grasslands of North-Eastern India – home to the world’s rarest flora and fauna. In fact, credit for the discovery of Kaziranga, the most sought after destination today for the Great Indian One Horned Rhino, goes to early tea planters! They brought it to the attention of conservationists and thence, to today’s inveterate wildlife globe-trotters! In addition to this natural splendour there is the many hued engaging folk culture of the indigenous people of Assam. Their everyday life, intrinsically linked to the tea gardens, offers a cameo of colours not just in sights but in sounds as well!

Majuli: The Largest River Island in the World

Just 20 km off Jorhat, Assam, lies the largest riverine islands in the world and the largest freshwater island in South Asia. Snuggling in the bosom of the mighty Brahmaputra, Majuli is a treasure island of culture & natural heritage. This exotic place is also the spiritual destination for many as Lord Krishna is reported to have played on this island. Majuli is a heavenly abode of different kinds of flora and fauna, covering more than 100 species of birds and more than 20 reptiles, 20 mammals, 1000 insects and lesser forms, nearly 100 types of local fish.

The uniqueness of Majuli has to be felt and enjoyed in its idyllic atmosphere. Being the Cradle of Assamese culture, Majuli is the storehouse of a large number of centuries old manuscripts, antiquities, crafts and paintings. Hand beaten pottery and water weed and bamboo-cane art works are quite sort after items for visitors coming to Majuli. Majuli is also the treasure house of traditional medicines.

One must not miss the twenty-one Satras on the island, several of them still very active in the tradition and training of dance, drama, music, art and craft. The best way to experience the secrets of Majuli is through its culture. A cruise down the river in the early morning will greet the visitors to the chirping of hundreds of migrating birds.

The best time to visit Majuli is during the Rasleela festival, at the time of the full moon in the month of November.

Kamakhya Temple

Situated atop the Nilachal Hill in Guwahati, Kamakhya temple is the foremost shrine of Assam for more than a century. Being the centre of the ancient seat of Tantric and Shakti Cults of Hinduism, Kamakhya attracts thousands of tantra devotees in an annual festival known as the Ambubachi Mela in the month of June.

The shrine is also famous for the flight of steps going down to the bowels of the earth, to a dark mysterious chamber, were draped in a silk sari and covered with flowers is kept the matra yoni.

Rising to a modest height of 562 feet above the Brahmaputra, several other smaller shrines and temples are also located in its vicinity. The ideal time to visit the temple is during the month of April, as it also coincides with the Bihu festival. Since Guwahati has its own airport, reaching Kamakhya Temple by air is not a problem.

Kaziranga National Park

For the adventure lovers, Kaziranga National Park is the place to be. Covering an area of approximately 430-sq-kms with its swamps, rugged reeds, and tall thickets of elephant grass, Kaziranga National Park is located on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River in the far North East of India, Assam. A world heritage site, its famous for the Great Indian One-Horned Rhino.

The best time to visit Kaziranga National Park from mid-November to early April months. That is also the time when the park is open. Visitors can ride on the elephants to move around the park or cruise in a boat on the Brahmaputra along the park. The park also conducts Jeep Safaris for those interested.

The park is well connected by road, were one can take the bus or hired cars. The nearest airport is situated at Jorhat, 97-km from the park. The other airport is located at Guwahati, which is 217-km from Kaziranga. The Tezpur airport is also quite close to the park.

Sibsagar

One hundred and fifty km east of the famous Kaziranga National Park, lies the town of Sibsagar with its picturesque postcard scenery. A historical and heritage place in Assam, Sibsagar is famous for the monuments of the Ahom kingdom which reigned supremacy for 600 years over the town. The name 'Sibsagar' comes from the city's main feature, the 129-acre artificial tank called the Sibsagar Lake.

Rising on the periphery of the lake are the archaeological remains, palaces, and temples of the Ahoms, now being preserved as national protected monuments. Devotees from all over throng out here for a visit to the temples, where as migratory ducks from Siberia and various other birds come over during the winter months adorning the lake.

Sibsagar may be visited throughout the year. Sibsagar is well connected to the National Highway 37, which runs right through the state of Assam, connecting Sibsagar with Guwahati and Kaziranga on one side and Dibrugarh on the other. It is also quite close to some of the airports, the nearest being Jorhat just 55 km away. The Dibrugarh, Dimapur, and Tezpur are the other airports.

Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary

Hollongapar Gibbon Wildlife sanctuary, more popularly known as the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary is located at the Jorhat district of Assam. Covering a total area of 20.98 sq km, the sanctuary was first establishment in the year 1997. Playing a major role in the research and conservation of the primate community of the animal kingdom, this sanctuary is the only place in India conserving the Western Hoolock Gibbon. Some of the other protected species of primates includes the Capped langur, Bengal slow loris, Stump tailed macaque, Northern pig tailed macaque, Rhesus macaque and last, but not the least, the Assamese macaque. Besides all these, many other mammals, birds and reptiles are also common here.

Just 19 km from the town of Jorhat, the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary with its rich biodiversity have attracted tourist attention from all over the world. One can visit the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary throughout the year but the ideal time is during the months of June to July & February to March.

Namphake Buddhist Monastery

Established in 1850, the Namphake Buddhist Monastery is one of the oldest and most respected Buddhist Monasteries in Assam. In and around the Monastery premises, amidst its green landscape is a Pagoda built in 1937, a symbolic Ashoka pillar and the Nong Mungchiringta (Musulinda tank).

Various ancient manuscripts and religious scriptures, some hand-made, hand-written pages with fascinating hand-dyed paintings to illustrate the texts takes the visitors to a different era. There is also a manuscript made of gold, but that is forbidden to the visitors. Tourists can even look at the pictures of Princess Sirindhorn of Thailand from the time from when she visited the monastery.

Bihu

One of the most important festivals of Assam, Bihu is celebrated by all Assamese people irrespective of caste, creed, religion, faith and belief. There are three Bihu festivals in Assam in a year, in the months of Bohaag (Baisakh, the middle of April), Maagh (the middle of January), and Kaati (Kartik, the middle of October). Each of the Bihu festivals are said to coincide with the farming calender of Assam.

The most popular and also the most colourful of the three Bihus is the Bohag Bihu or Rongali Bihu celebrated in the middle of April. Dol or Holi as is popularly known is celebrated during this time, with a majestic full moon in the sky. This is also the time when the agricultural season begins. The most popular Bihu dance, which is the folk dance of Assam is performed in conjunction with the traditional Bihu folk music. There are also Bihu dance competition held during this time, attracting large number of tourists from all over the country and abroad.

Panidihing Bird Sanctuary

Covering a total area of 33.93 sq. km, Panidihing Bird Sanctuary is a dream come true for birdwatchers and ornithologists alike. The sanctuary is situated in the Sibsagar district and was established in 1996 as a wildlife sanctuary. With the stunning backdrop as its setting, Panidihing is prized for some very rare migratory birds like the adjutant storks, fishing eagles and a variety of ducks. The bird reserve is one of a kind in the country.

The best time to visit the Panidihing Bird Sanctuary is between the months of November to April. It is well connected to the major cities, with Jorhat being the nearest train station and the nearest airport.

Art & Crafts

For more than two thousand years, Assam has maintained a rich tradition of various traditional crafts. The people of Assam have traditionally been craftsman from time immemorial. Be it Cane & Bamboo items and musical instrument to Bell metal decorations, Woodcrafts or Pottery, Assam has always excelled in making commonly used utilities and daily household accessories.

Assam is also the home of several types of weaving and handloom products, the most prominent and prestigious being their Muga silk. This natural golden silk is exclusive only to Assam and one may fine finely weaved saris and stoles among other things.

A part of Assam is also into Mask making, mostly concentrated in the Vaishnav Monasteries. This traditional art forms the basis of Assamese culture and have found an important place in the cultural activities of the people. Jewellery making of various kind is also quite popular is Assam, specially of gold and silver.

 DAYS ACTIVITY
  Day 1 Arrive at Jorhat. Stay at Thengal Manor / Banyan Grove / Golf Resort
 
  Day 2 Get acquainted with plucking & manufacture of tea. In the afternoon, go fishing, or travel to Jalukonibari village & then enjoy folk dances. OR, enjoy Golf at the 18 hole, Par 71, championship golf course, the first of its kind of ‘Tea and Golf Resort’
 
  Day 3 Visit Majuli Island, the largest Riverine Island in the world and the seat of Vaishnavite culture that started during the sixteenth century. UNESCO is considering “World Heritage” status for Majuli.
 
  Day 4 Leave for Sivasagar (80 kms / 1 Hr 45 mins), the capital of the mighty Ahom Dynasty to see the relics which are 600 – 700 years old.
 
  Days 5 & 6 Go to Kaziranga National Park and watch wild life. Night halt at Kaziranga. Next morning, elephant ride to see the one horned rhino at close proximity.
 
  Day 7 Proceed to Guwahati. See the Balaji Temple & visit places of your interest. Spend the night at The Hacienda.
 
  Day 8 See the Kamakhya temple & proceed to Shillong by road. Stay in a hotel at Shillong.
 
  Day 9 Spend the day at Shillong, the ‘Scotland of the East’. Visit Wards Lake and Elephant Falls. Night halt at a hotel in Shillong.
 
  Day 10 Visit Cherrapunjee, the place with the world’s highest rainfall. Night stay at Shillong.
 
  Day 11 Proceed to Guwahati to take the flight to Delhi or Kolkata.
 

(1) The packages are indicative plans. These could be changed to suit your requirements.
(2) Best time to visit Kaziranga National Park is between November & April
(3) Season for plucking & manufacture of tea : April – November.
 DAYS ACTIVITY
  Day 1 Arrive at Jorhat. Stay at Thengal Manor / Banyan Grove / Golf Resort. Participate in Assamese folk dance organised only for you.
 
  Day 2 Leave for Sivasagar (80 kms / 1 Hr 45 mins), the capital of the mighty Ahom Dynasty to see the relics which are 600 – 700 years old.
 
  Days 3 & 4 Go to Kaziranga National Park and watch wild life. Night halt at Kaziranga. Next morning, elephant ride to see the one horned rhino at close proximity.
 
  Day 5 Get acquainted with plucking & manufacture of tea. Visit a village to get a glimpse of rural lifestyle of Assamese people. Alternatively spend the day golfing at our 18 Hole Championship Golf Course.
 
  Day 6 Visit Majuli Island, the largest Riverine Island in the world and the seat of Vaishnavite culture that started during the sixteenth century. UNESCO is considering “World Heritage” status for Majuli
 
  Day 7 Spend the morning fishing / golfing.
Proceed to airport for outbound journey
 

(1) The packages are indicative plans. These could be changed to suit your requirements.
(2) Best time to visit Kaziranga National Park is between November & April
(3) Season for plucking & manufacture of tea : April – November.
 DAYS ACTIVITY
  Day 1 Arrive at Jorhat. Stay at Thengal Manor / Banyan Grove / Golf Resort. Participate in Assamese folk dance organised only for you.
 
  Day 2 Get acquainted with plucking & manufacture of tea. Visit a village to get a glimpse of rural lifestyle of Assamese people.

ALTERNATIVELY, visit Majuli Island, the largest Riverine Island in the world and the seat of Vaishnavite culture that started during the sixteenth century. UNESCO is considering “World Heritage” status for Majuli
 
  Day 3 Visit Sibsagar, the capital of the mighty Ahom Dynasty to see the relics which are 600 to 700 years old.
 
  Day 4 Early morning travel to Kaziranga National Park for Elephant Ride and thereafter Jeep Safari to see the one horned rhino at close proximity and enjoy wild life. Return to Jorhat. OR, just avail of the Jeep Safari.
 
  Day 5 Leisurely breakfast on the lawn, spend the morning fishing / golfing.
Proceed to airport for outbound journey
 

(1) The packages are indicative plans. These could be changed to suit your requirements.
(2) Best time to visit Kaziranga National Park is between November & April.
(3) Season for plucking & manufacture of tea : April – November.

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