The Romance of Tea Gardens in Assam
Traditionally speaking, tea gardens are more synonymous with the hill town of Darjeeling in West Bengal. However, the tea gardens in Assam rank higher in terms of production, most of which is exported to the global tea markets. There are a number of tea estates and gardens in Assam, especially in areas like Dibrugarh and Tinsukia. A tour to Assam is futile without basking in the romance of the tea gardens. And as an experienced North East India tour operator, we can assure you that your tour to NE India is incomplete without visiting the tea estates and staying at least one night in a tea garden.
Tea gardens have a beauty inherent in them. You may feel that there is nothing worth visiting gardens with evenly pruned tea stalks, greenery all around. That is usually the idea you perceive from photographs. Once you actually step into a tea garden, your experience will be quite different. You will fall in love with the symmetry of the place: nothing is out of place. The tea stalks, the paths, the irrigation system and everything blend together in a beautifully organized frame. This world of order and silence will lure you by its charm.
Book rooms at our Mancotta Heritage Chang Bungalow in Dibrugarh and stay over for a night at least. Visit the nearby Jalan Nagar Tea Estate, or the Khanikar Tea Estate, at a distance of about 15 minutes from the former one. These tea estates have been around for decades. With our Heritage Tea Ride tour package, you will find everything you have read about tea gardens in books and magazines. There are tea pickers with wicker baskets on their backs, smiling and chatting as they work. These workers are often Bangladeshi immigrants who have crossed over to Assam. They are quite friendly and you can learn a lot about the process of cultivating tea from them.
The weather, especially during the months of October to April is quite pleasant. You can hang around in the tea gardens till late in the evening. These tea gardens don’t just sell tea, among the best in the world. Some establishments also serve tea and you can sip on it while you soak in the wonderful ambiance of the place. Stay at the Purvi Discovery hotels in Dibrugarh or book a bungalow if you are with friends and extended family.
Assam, and the whole of North East in general, has a beguiling pull on people. Once you are there, you will want to return again! Experience the romance of tea gardens while you are there. It will give you memories of a lifetime.