GREAT FOR

    A great place for starry-eyed romance, frolicsome large families and people of a certain vintage, wishing to be steeped in the pages of the past.

What we love

  • ​Assam is the tea-producing capital of the world and Jorhat is its beating heart. Leave behind the ceaseless hum of the mains roads and drive through miles of bucolic tea plantations to arrive here.
  • This sprawling bungalow is over a century old and houses few rooms that serve up colonial chic with vintage furniture. Submerge yourself in the canopied beds, the mosaic floors, the fireplaces and the wide verandah fringing the bungalow. The furnishings may be a tad tatty but it’s all rather atmospheric and very charming. Best of all are the vast swathes of emerald lawn that skirt the bungalow.
  • The cook is obliging, and armed with a squadron of helpers, will whip up whatever your heart desires. Though, this is the place to beguile your taste-buds with Assamese cooking!
  • The pace of life here is gentle, but there’s plenty to do - take an early morning walk, nod off under the enormous 150-year old banyan tree, play croquet or splash around in the sun-drenched pool. There’s a swing in the garden and you can even go fishing!

What to know

  • This bungalow is the perfect way to feel like burra sahibs and memsahibs! If you can brave the summer heat, the place may be all yours!
  • The morning draws out gambolling monkeys. They’re harmless, but are known to swipe a sugar-bowl or two off the tables, so keep your things safely indoors.
  • Leave your laptop behind, there’s no wifi here but that’s part of the lure of the remote, no?
  • The ebony silence of the night will cement your belief in sinister faeries and will-o’-the-wisps. The power cuts don’t help either. Although the generator usually kicks off immediately, there’s sometimes a lag, so keep the torch with you at all times after dusk.
 Villa
 7 Bedrooms
 7 Bathrooms
 Sleeps 2 to 14 people

Bedroom

  • Airconditioning
  • Heating
  • Balcony/ sit out area
  • Television
  • In-room safe
  • Hot water
  • Tea coffee maker
  • Complimentary water
  • Room Service
  • Internet

Connectivity

  • Wifi
  • Car rental facility
  • Credit card accepted

Spaces

  • Living and lounge area
  • Dining Area
  • Lawns/ gardens

Entertainment

  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Music Player/ speakers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Massage & spa

Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • Child friendly
  • Parking
  • Suitable for events
  • Pets allowed

Housekeeping

  • Washing machine/ Dryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Towels/ toiletries
  • Laundry

Food

  • Bar
  • Restaurant

Staff

  • Manager
  • Housekeeper
  • Chef/ cook
  • Security personnel

Kitchen

Safety

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Doctor on call
  • Power back up
  • Safety locker
Below rates are indicative. Send booking request for lowest rates Show rates in Indian Rupee
Room Type Currency 1 April to 31
March '18
Deluxe Room INR 6,500

Rate Includes

  • Room tariffs on double occupancy basis
  • Breakfast for one/ two people

Additional Details

Taxes:

  • Taxes of 23% will be applicable on the above mentioned rates

Lunch and Dinner:

  • Lunch can be provided at an additional charge of INR 600 per meal plus taxes
  • Dinner can be provided at an additional charge of INR 700 per meal plus taxes

Extra Bed Charges:

  • An extra bed can be provided at a charge of INR 2000 per person per night plus taxes

Cancellation Policy:

  • For cancellations made more than 25 days prior to the date of arrival, full refund will be given
  • For cancellations made between 15 to 24 days prior to the date of arrival, 75% will be refunded
  • For cancellations made between 7 to 14 days prior to the date of arrival, 50% will be refunded
  • For cancellations made within 6 days prior to the date of arrival, no refund will be provided

Awesome Things to do nearby

1

Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary

Open: Throughout the year

Best time to visit: June, July, February and March

​Visit Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary, an evergreen protected forest that’s the home of India’s only ape family – the Hoolock gibbon. The park is also teeming with other wildlife such as the gentle nocturnal loris, macaques, and an astonishing array of trees.

Interestingly, given the high number of primates in the park, the nest of birds and their eggs are highly sought after and hence the number of birds is limited in the sanctuary. Some that you may still spot are hornbill, owl, woodpecker, green pigeon, drongo to name a few.

Sadly, tea plantations and habitation have eaten into the forest, so go before this wealth is gone.

Hoolock Gibbon, Hoolongapar Gibbon Sanctuary, Assam
Hoolock Gibbon, Hoolongapar Gibbon Sanctuary, Assam
Slender loris, Hoolongapar Gibbon Sanctuary, Assam
Slender loris, Hoolongapar Gibbon Sanctuary, Assam
2

Majauli Island

​The swollen waters of the Brahmaputra flow around the jewel-like Majuli Island, one of the largest river islands in the world. Go for its idyllic, other-worldly landscape, stay for its Satras - cultural centres where students flock to learn the classical arts. We hate to sound like prophets of doom but erosion is sinking the island further into the river each year, so go before it vanishes!

Majauli Island, Assam
Majauli Island, Assam
3

Kaziranga National Park

Open: October to May​; Best time to visit: November to April; Safari timings: Morning 7:00 am to 9:30 am/ Afternoon 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

At Kaziranga National Park, nature plays out its grand tableau. At this world heritage site, you are sure to see herds of wild elephants, greedy one horned rhinos and gambolling swamp deer. If you are very lucky, you may spot a flash of black and gold - the stealthy tiger, prowling for its prey. Kaziranga also has otters, leopards, civets, porcupines, macaques, badgers, bears, sloths - and that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

Get on the back of an elephant to slowly tread the jungle and soak it in or hop on to a jeep if you wish to cover a larger area of the park in a short span of time.

Rhino mud bath, Kaziranga National Park
Rhino mud bath, Kaziranga National Park
Tiger, Kaziranga National Park, Assam
Tiger, Kaziranga National Park, Assam