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Avani Travel Services

Dibrugarh | Guwahati | Kolkata

info@avanitravels.com

 

91 3732325969,   91 9401343501,   91 9435530345

Tea Tour in India

Welcome to the land of 'Chai'. In this tour we will help you unfold the story of Tea in India right from where it all began during the British Raj to the modern tea industry today which brings you your favourite cup of delight. You will travel to two different regions that produces India's two favourite teas - Assam and Darjeeling.

Dibrugarh – Singpho – Guwahati – Bagdogra – Darjeeling

7 Days 6 Nights

Highlights of the tour
  • Visit the lush green Tea Gardens. 

  • Stay in Heritage Tea bungalows.

  • Discover the birth of Tea Industry in India in a remote village in Assam.

  • Experience a Traditional Tea Ceremony.

  • Learn the nuances of Tea tasting with an expert.

  • Visit a Tea Factory to see how different varieties of tea are manufactured from the same tea leaves.

  • Witness tea plucking by the pluckers.

  • Enjoy a traditional Jhumur dance.

Tour Inclusions

Accomodation           Transport                  Meals

                         Guide                     Entrances                  

Tour Exclusions

Airfare, Travel Insurance, Visa charges, Tips and expenses of personal nature.

India is one of the largest tea producer and consumer in the world. ​​Tea is an integral part of the Indian identity. Although commercially introduced in India by the British colonialists Tea has assimilated with the Indian culture and is the favorite beverage of the country. The most popular ways to drink it being spice mixed milk tea or 'Masala Chai', 'Lemon black tea' and simple black tea or milk tea.

Daywise itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive at Dibrugarh Mohanbari Airport. On arrival, check-in at the Heritage Tea Chang Bungalow. Afternoon, visit a tea garden and tea factory to know about the manufacturing of Assam Tea. Assam Tea is famous for its rich body, strong flavor and bright colour. Come back to the Bungalow, enjoy a refreshing cup of aromatic Assam tea and relax. Evening enjoy a cultural program of Jhumur dance performance of the tea tribe at the Bungalow lawn. Dinner and overnight at the Bungalow.

Day 2 : Morning after an early breakfast, drive to Ketatong in Margherita (3 hours) to visit the Singpho tribal village.  They use a traditional method of making tea which is well guarded within their community.  It is said that the English learnt about tea plants growing naturally in Assam from them. Enjoy a traditional lunch in a Singpho villa.

Thereafter drive to Digboi, the Oil City of Assam where the first oil well in Asia was drilled during the colonial era. Visit the World War II cemetery in memory of the allied soldiers who lost their lives here. After that, visit the Oil museum (Monday closed). Drive back to Dibrugarh. Evening enjoy a Tea Ceremony with traditional Assamese snacks ‘Pitha’ or rice cakes. Dinner and overnight at the bungalow.

Day 3 : Today after breakfast transfer to the Dibrugarh airport for your flight to Guwahati. On arrival at Guwahati, check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit the Tea Auction Centre – the largest auction center for CTC tea an the world nd also visit a Tea Brokerage firm to know more about Tea tasting and quality. Evening enjoy a dinner cruise on the mighty river Brahmaputra with traditional cultural dance. Drive back to the hotel. 

Day 4 : Today drive to Guwahati airport for flight to Bagdogra. Arrive Bagdogra airport. On arrival you will met by our representative and transfer to Darjeeling which takes approximately 4 hours. On arrival check in at a resort in one of the oldest tea plantations of Darjeeling. The resort in the middle of a tea garden has the luxuries of a hotel while maintaining the warmth and comfort of a home. Dinner and overnight at the Resort

Day 5 : Today after breakfast, visit Tea Estate and Tea Factory to learn about Darjeeling tea making process. Darjeeling tea is a thin-bodied, light-coloured infusion with a floral aroma. Learn the various steps going into making the perfect cup of black tea –withering, rolling, fermenting, drying and sorting. The experience ends with the tea-tasting session of the day’s brew. Return to the resort for lunch.

After lunch, experience famous Colonial “Toy Train” which has been accorded with Unesco World Heritage status. The train passes through the engineering marvel - Batasia Loop. Get off at Ghoom station to see the Ghoom Monastery Guests will be picked up from Ghoom and get back to resort (1 hour). Dinner and overnight at the Resort.

Day 6 : Today after breakfast, visit Tea Estate and Tea Factory to learn about Darjeeling tea making process. Darjeeling tea is a thin-bodied, light-coloured infusion with a floral aroma. Learn the various steps going into making the perfect cup of black tea –withering, rolling, fermenting, drying and sorting. The experience ends with the tea-tasting session of the day’s brew. Return to the resort for lunch.

After lunch, experience famous Colonial “Toy Train” which has been accorded with Unesco World Heritage status. The train passes through the engineering marvel - Batasia Loop. Get off at Ghoom station to see the Ghoom Monastery Guests will be picked up from Ghoom and get back to resort (1 hour). Dinner and overnight at the Resort.

Day 7 : After breakfast transfer by road to Bagdogra Airport (3 hours) for your onward journey.

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