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.
The Mancotta Tea Estate set in the outskirts of Dibrugarh, in Upper Assam, after having changed hands for decades was finally was taken over from an erstwhile sterling company called British Indian Tea co. by the present management. The garden was bought on the 3rd of August 1970, and along with it was passed on the magnificent erstwhile superintendent managers bungalow. Mr. Duncan Hayes was the last serving British manager to have lived in the bungalow before it passed on to the present management. That sprawling structure is a classic example of the luxury and comfort the British lived in and an ideal representation of their lifestyle in the estates. Now this tea estate has become one of the best tourist attraction in Assam tour packages.
This iconic bungalow is built on stilts and showcases the colonial tea bungalow architecture to perfection. These structures, supported by stilts, are called "chang ghars" in the local dialect and the present day name of the "Mancotta Chang Bungalow" is derived thus. The majestic Rain Tree overlooking this erstwhile superintending manager’s residence gives us an exact idea about the age and timelessness of the garden and the bungalow. This bungalow in particular has a unique and rather interesting feature of not having used any iron nail in its flooring. All the nails are made out of wood and are believed to have been handcrafted by traditional Chinese artisans.
Surrounded on all sides by the tea garden, this bungalow encapsulates the serene, simple, yet the utterly comfortable lifestyle of a tea estate manager. The walls of this centuries old structure reverberate of the treasured history and contribution that each manager made towards the estate and passed on to the next.
Today, Mancotta is a 100% orthodox garden and is embarking on a journey to become a boutique brand of its own. The bungalow no doubt served for decades as the superintending managers’ official residence but in the year 2001 was converted into a heritage property for tourists to Upper Assam to enable them to get a feel of the life in an estate away from the hustle bustle of a busy and hectic city life.
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!