TEA TOUR OF DARJEELING & ASSAM
ROUTE: Ex Delhi/Kolkata – Bagdogra – Darjeeling – Guwahati – Kaziranga National Park – Jorhat – Dibrugarh
DURATION: 13 days
Firsthand experience of tea production at a factory in Darjeeling
Stay at a heritage tea planter's bungalow in Assam
Visit one of the oldest tea research centres
Safari at UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kaziranga National Park, home to the world's largest population of One-horned Rhinoceros and world's highest density of Royal Bengal Tiger
Plenty of tea-tasting sessions of the world's finest tea!
Darjeeling and Assam are two of India's best-known regions for tea production, with Darjeeling gaining international favour for its distinct sweet aroma and Assam, of course, as the state that just happens to be the world's largest tea-growing region.
This tour is for tea enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike who want to learn about the history of tea production in India and watch the experts at play as they show you the entire process of tea production. Stay in heritage tea bungalows and be transported to the British Raj; visit one of Guwahati's pioneering tea broking houses; be treated to a live display of Assamese culture at a traditional dance performance; and enjoy plenty of tea!
DAYS 1 & 2 | DARJEELING
Fly to Bagdogra | Drive 2.5 hours to Darjeeling | Glenburn Estate | Tea Manufacturing Plant
DAYS 3 & 4 | GUWAHATI
Visit tea auction centre and tea broking house | Tea-tasting session
DAYS 5 to 7 | KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK
Drive to Kaziranga National Park | Jeep Safari | Elephant Safari | Weaving village visit | Elephant bathing
DAYS 8 to 10 | JORHAT
Stay at a heritage tea planter's bungalow | Guided tour to one of the oldest tea research centres and museum
DAYS 11 & 12 | DIBRUGARH
Stay at a heritage tea planter's bungalow | Tea manufacturing plant visit | Tea-tasting session | Cultural dance performance
DAY 13 | DEPART
Fly to Delhi or Kolkata | Alternatively, check our river cruises and overland tour extensions