Go for a tour of a tea garden to know the origin and the history of tea - how it is grown, all about tea tasting and its quality. In the afternoon -take a nature walk in a natural protected forest area or visit an ethnic Assamese village or option to go for a boat cruise in a country boat on the might Brahmaputra River where there is a possibility of sighting Gangetic river dolphins and migratory birds on the vast expanses of grasslands. Overnight at the Chang Bungalow.
A tea tour through a 157 years old heritage tea garden gives an insight into the different activities that vary from season to season. It teaches us all about tea- its origin, how it is grown, tea tasting and its quality. During the winter months the dormant bushes are pruned to ensure vigorous growth during the warmer months. Once the rains begin, and the temperature rises, the gardens come alive with teams of colourfully dressed tea pluckers, predominantly ladies as they are said to be better able to pluck the delicate buds and leaves. The harvest, which goes continuously from March to November, is taken everyday to the factory where it undergoes an age-old process of being turned into the finished product. All stages of the process are carefully controlled to ensure that the tea that leaves the factory is only of the highest quality, a quality that has made Assam tea world famous.
N.B: - Tea factories are functional from March to December only.