Monsoon is when the state of Assam receives wholesome rainfall. Starting from June, the rain is more or less active for the next 3 to 4 months until October. It is the time of the year when the landscape of Assam, which consist of farms, tropical forests, grasslands and tea plantations, changes its color to a very soothing and refreshing green, fresh from the rain brought by monsoon clouds. It is also the time of the year when the Brahmaputra River becomes a place of mighty sunsets and mesmerizing gigantic cloud formations can be seen across the skies.
The highlight of this tour will be your stay in 2 different boutique heritage bungalows spread across upper Assam, both with rich history. Their colonial decor; set midst unending miles of freshly green tea plantations, will provide the perfect luxury and atmosphere to spend your days appreciating the monsoon season, while you sip on some of finest of the Assam variety of tea. There are a lot of activities included to keep you busy at times when the rain is less or the sun is out, such as tea tastings and visits to tea factories, tea auction center, tea research center, local markets and villages. Depending on the river and weather conditions, you might also get a chance to go on a sunset boat ride in the Brahmaputra and visit the island of Majuli, a hotbed of ancient Assamese culture. The cuisine will many times be exotic, consisting of tribal, Assamese and Indian cuisine. There is also a chance for an informal cooking lesson with organic produces grown locally and a tea time elephant trek which will leave you thrilled.
To end with, to appreciate the monsoon weather without getting wet, we recommend you bring along a good raincoat for this journey. Also, being summer time, it will get quite hot on days when it won’t be raining, for which light cotton cloths are perfect.
Stay: Mancotta tea bungalow & Banyan Grove
Meals: All Meal During The Trip
Activities: Nature Walk, Excursion of places, Luxury Living , Scenic Beauty , Heritage Walk, Traditional Food
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