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Best during November-April

Assam is the ideal destination for those who love horses and horse riding as it brings back the nostalgia of the life the British planters led. Ride along the banks of the Brahmaputra as the river comes alive. Enjoy an exhilarating canter along the sandy shores or just walk gently through the villages of the river people. The extensive trails in the tea gardens will also make an attractive ride. See the tea pluckers at work, plucking fresh green tips destined for the estate factory.

09 nights / 10 days programme

Received at Dibrugarh airport and transferred to Mancotta Heritage Chang Bungalow (20 kms / 30 mins) in the midst of a tea estate. Check in for 04 nights. In the afternoon, take a short introductory ride around a tea estate. Evening at leisure. Dinner and Overnight at the Chang Bungalow.

(Riding Time- 30 mins.)

After breakfast your ride takes through the rolling carpet of tea bushes and onto the banks of the Brahmaputra river - the best possible way to see the countryside as you journey unhurriedly and enjoy the thrill of riding along the beaches of the river and the grasslands, often encountering rural settlements. Enjoy picnic lunch on a tree house. Option to visit stable thereafter. Evening, enjoy a cultural programme (Bihu Dance) on the lawns of the bungalow. Dinner and overnight at the Chang Bungalow.

(Riding time during the day: 03 hrs)

Post breakfast, the ride today takes you to the riverfront from where you embark on a boat cruise to a river island in the midst of the mighty Brahmaputra. A picnic lunch is organized. Enjoy kayaking on the river. Return late in the afternoon to the mainland. Evening at leisure/ free for shopping. Overnight at the Chang Bungalow.

(Riding time during the day: 03 hrs)

Today your ride takes through a different tea plantation through the country side and paddy fields. Return to the Chang Bungalow for lunch. Afternoon at leisure / option to visit local market, local village and weaving centre. Dinner and overnight at the Chang Bungalow.

(Riding time during the day: 03 ˝ hrs)

Today your ride takes through the lush green tea plantations of Ethelwold and Jalannagar Tea Estate. Later we take a tea tour around a tea estate known for producing high quality CTC teas. Learn all about tea - its origin, how it is grown, all about tea tasting and its quality. Return to Chang Bungalow for lunch. Post lunch we drive to Digboi (80 kms/ 02 hrs), the first Oil town of South Asia. We visit the Oil Museum and the 2nd World War Allied Forces Cemetery where 200 graves are permanently maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Check in at Wathai Heritage Bungalow, Limbuguri Tea Estate for 02 nights. Dinner and overnight.

(Riding time during the day: 02 hrs)

Visit to tea factory is subject to being operational on the day of the visit. There is no tea plucking between December till mid March and hence the actual manufacturing process of tea cannot be demonstrated when one visits the factory during this period. Factory also remains closed on Monday’s of the week. Tea Tasting session can however be facilitated.

Digboi Museum remains closed on Monday’s of the week.

Today early morning we visit Dibru-Saikhowa National Park and Magori Bheel for a full day birding programme. We take several boat rides on the Dibru River, go for jungle walk, bird and Gangetic Dolphin sighting. Overnight at the Bungalow.

Today morning we ride through a different tea plantation through the country side around Limbuguri Tea Estate. Return to Bungalow for lunch. Post lunch visit Barekuri Village (10 kms / 20 mins) to see a small group of Hollock Gibbons and later drive back to Dibrugarh. Overnight at Mancotta Heritage Chang Bungalow.

(Riding time during the day: 03 hrs)

Post breakfast we drive to Sivasagar (80kms / 2hrs) to visit the Ahom monuments and temples which encompass the 600 year old history of the Ahom Dynasty. After lunch at Sivasagar, we drive to Kaziranga National Park (140 kms / 3 hrs) and check in Iora-The Retreat, Kaziranga for 02 nights. Dinner and overnight.

The park remains open from 1st Nov to 30th April only.

Early morning go for an elephant safari followed by jeep safari post breakfast. Afternoon go for another jeep safari.

Timing (Kaziranga National Park)

Elephant Safari - approx 45 mins duration

05.30 to 06.30

06.30 to 07.30

Jeep Safari

Forenoon : Entry time between 07:00 to 09:30 Hours. Visiting time till 12:00 Noon

Afternoon: Entry time between 13:30 to 15:00 Hours.  Visiting time till sunset.

1. Elephant safari for foreign nationals are held only on Kaziranga Range, Kohora (Central Range)

2. Allocation of elephant riding seats and timings are regulated by the forest department, Kaziranga National Park, Government of Assam. The tickets for the same are issued only on the previous evening of the ride after 7:30 PM.

Post breakfast drive Jorhat/Dibrugarh airport to board flight for onward destination.

Kaziranga to Jorhat airport: 80 kms / 02 hrs

Kaziranga to Dibrugarh airport: 220 kms / 04 ˝ hrs

Heritage Tea Ride - Destinations

Dibrugarh

Dibrugarh is the gateway to the “Hidden Land” of Eastern Arunachal Pradesh and Northern Myanmar. The Ahoms from Thailand came through Northern Myanmar to this area in the 13th century to establish their Empire which thrived in the ancient land of Assam.

Digboi

Digboi is a small but wonderful town in Tinsukia district in the north-eastern part of the state of Assam, India. Petroleum was discovered here in the late 19th century and the Digboi oilfield believed to be one of the oldest oil fields.

Sivasagar

Sivasagar was once the capital of the Ahom Kings. The Shans who came from Thailand through Northern Myanmar to this area in early 13th century, ruled for 600 years. The Siva Temple, built by the Ahoms, situated here is believed to be the tallest of all existing Hindu temples.

Nameri National Park

Nameri National Park is located on the banks of the river Jia Bhorali on the northern side of the Brahmaputra. Situated on the foothills of the great Himalayas, it is another tiger and bison country.

Heritage Tea Ride - Activities

Ride through the Lush Green Tea Plantations of Assam
Enjoy Lunch on a Tree House
Visit the Stables of the Horses
Cruise on the Mighty River Brahmaputra
Experience the Traditional Village Lifestyle
Visiting a Local Weaving Centre
Tour through a Tea Estate and witness
What goes into making that perfect cup of Afternoon Assam Tea
Visit the Digboi Oil Museum
Home to the First Oil Refinery of India
Relive the Second World War at the WWII Digboi Cemetery
Visit Dibrusaikhowa National Park
Visit Kaziranga National Park
Home to two thirds of the World's Great One Horned Rhinocerous
Enjoy the Elephant Safari at Kaziranga
Drive through the Dense Forests of Kaziranga in a Jeep
Visit the Ahom Monuments and the Temples at Sivasagar
The Capital City of the Ahom Dynasty
Stay at a Hertitage Bungalow and Relive the Colonial Era
Enjoy a Cultural Evening at the Bungalow