Old-fashioned living in Assam's tea country
A simple and authentic experience of life in a colonial-era plantation bungalow with all the charms of the old world
Quaint and full of old-world charm, the Mancotta Chang Bungalow is a colonial era plantation bungalow which has been converted into a hotel. Staying here is really like stepping back in time. The property is in Dibrugarh, the tea city of Assam, rather than on a tea estate, but you can easily visit the nearby estates and tea factories.
The bungalow is an interesting blend of colonial architecture with the local tradition of building homes on stilts, to protect from floods and unwanted wildlife visitors. The rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated, and several have their own balconies with views of the large garden. Service here is top notch and the food is traditional Assamese cuisine.
Dibrugarh is an interesting stop off on any tour of North East India. While here you can go for boat rides on the mighty Brahmaputra river, ride horses and visit the nearby tea estates.
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