Note - Prices are exclusive of GST and will be charged extra 28% GST on Room Charges.
Extra Bed on CP Plan : Rs 1500.00 + 12 % GST per night (Only 01 bed in a room is allowed)= Rs 1680.00
Room tariff valid until 30 Sep 2018.
Chowkidinghee, set right in the heart of Dibrugarh District, is believed by locals, to be named after Chowkiting Gohain, an influential khampti leader, who lived in the early 19th century. Hence the name Chowkidinghee is a perfect example of sandpapering by the local dialects over the decades.
The Chowkidinghee Tea estate situated right in the middle of the chowkidinghee area, was bought over as a company more than half a century ago. The cozy little manager's bungalow, skirts the garden and stands in front of the age old tea factory of the estate. The faint yet refreshing aroma of freshly cut tea leaves from the factory and the garden all around makes this bungalow nothing short of a tea lover's haven, and especially for those who wish to have an exclusive tour of the Assam tea gardens. This decades old "chang ghar" (a house on stilts) has survived the most horrific earthquakes Assam has ever experienced, seen floods sweep away as much as two kilometers of the town of Dibrugarh, and in all of that continued to be home to innumerable "chai bagan" managers. A slight dent in one of the iron beams supporting the bungalow from the earthquake in early 1950's, is all that is left now for us to envision of the times the garden has seen.
A warm and inviting fireplace adorns the heart of the bungalow, the "jaali" verandas overlook a perfect expanse of green, and what completes this perfect getaway, is that refreshing cup of freshly brewed authentic Assam tea. The bungalows is now open to tourists and below are some snippets from how they described their experience here:
"Beautiful house, very harmoniously preserved…. We feel as in the Old Raj. The food is excellent as well as the service. Thank You"- Orients Aventure, Paris, France.
"The tea estate has been a wonderful, comfortable, relaxing and reflective environment in which we spend the final days of our Indian visit. The good nature of the staff who were at all times helpful and anticipatory of our needs. Was a joy in every way to making the stay at the tea estate extremely memorable." – Brenda Ayers, Melbourne, Australia.
"Superb experience, tranquility , peaceful , and warm friendly staff with continental culinary skills.." - Dr.N A Jambhekar - Prof.of Pathology Tata Memorial Hospital – Mumbai
"Royal treatment indeed, unbelievable ! Enjoyed very much - rooms, service, staff garden , atmosphere ! You want to come back again." – Irena Belokurova, Riga, Latvia.
When the British established their tea plantations in the mid-19th century they quickly built comfortable bungalows designed to make life as pleasant as possible in what, was to them, a hostile and strange land. One of the main features of these buildings has given rise to their name – Chang bungalows. Chang in the local language means "raised on stilts" and the design served multi purposes- to keep the house cool by allowing the breeze to blow underneath and to keep both water and animals out!