Accommodation, Northern India

Wild Mahseer

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Wild Mahseer is located in the centre of Assam, Northeast India, on the North bank of the Brahmaputra River in the district of Sonitpur, 20 minutes from the ancient city of Tezpur and 2hrs away from Kaziranga National Park. It is a beautiful oasis set in the midst of the Balipara division of Addabarie Tea Estate, established by the British Assam Tea Company in 1864.

Located on a 22 acre colonial tea estate with over 100 years of history, accommodation at the Wild Mahseer is in large colonial style bungalows throughout its lush tropical gardens. Aimed at allowing guests to step back in time and experience the life of a colonial tea planter the bungalows are designed in a traditional manner, and enjoy secluded locations within the estate.

There are five independent bungalows all with double rooms and en suite bathrooms. The most extravagant of these is the Heritage Bungalow, set in the midst of the tea estate and offering the chance for guests to experience the lifestyle of the old-world British tea planters. The Golden Tips, Silver Tips, Second Flush and Ambrosia bungalows are also designed in keeping with the historical theme, although less grand then the Heritage. All bungalows include three meals a day, and most of them have private driveways and verandas or terraces also.

Wild Mahseer is located in the centre of Assam, Northeast India, on the North bank of the Brahmaputra River in the district of Sonitpur, 20 minutes from the ancient city of Tezpur and 2hrs away from Kaziranga National Park. It is a beautiful oasis set in the midst of the Balipara division of Addabarie Tea Estate, established by the British Assam Tea Company in 1864.

Located on a 22 acre colonial tea estate with over 100 years of history, accommodation at the Wild Mahseer is in large colonial style bungalows throughout its lush tropical gardens. Aimed at allowing guests to step back in time and experience the life of a colonial tea planter the bungalows are designed in a traditional manner, and enjoy secluded locations within the estate.

There are five independent bungalows all with double rooms and en suite bathrooms. The most extravagant of these is the Heritage Bungalow, set in the midst of the tea estate and offering the chance for guests to experience the lifestyle of the old-world British tea planters. The Golden Tips, Silver Tips, Second Flush and Ambrosia bungalows are also designed in keeping with the historical theme, although less grand then the Heritage. All bungalows include three meals a day, and most of them have private driveways and verandas or terraces also.

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Local Wildlife

Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, comprises large stretches of swamp interspersed with broad tracts of tall elephant grass, evergreen forests, watercourses and reed beds. With its backdrop of the mighty Himalaya, Kaziranga is on an impressive scale – with wildlife to match. It is one of the best places to see the rare great Indian one-horned rhinoceros with a population of over 2000 animals (around 80% of the global population).

Indian elephants are plentiful as are herds of wild water buffalo, wild boar, grazing sambar, hog deer and swamp deer. There is also a healthy tiger population with up to 160 individuals, giving one of the highest tiger densities in India: however, the terrain and vegetation make the cats fairly difficult to observe.

Kaziranga boasts a tremendously varied bird list. The wetlands attract storks, herons, wildfowl and waders, with significant numbers of spot-billed pelicans, bar-headed geese, and black-necked, greater and lesser adjutant storks. From time to time the waterbirds are alarmed by the appearance of grey-headed or Pallas’s fish-eagles, just two of an impressive variety of raptors. Pied harriers glide over the waving grasses, occasionally startling a Bengal florican or a noisy flock of red-breasted parakeets.

Optional Activities

On site and nearby activities include tennis, golf, tea tastings, tea plantation visits, cooking classes and visits to the Balipara Saturday market. For wildlife and adventure excursions there are jeep safaris, nature treks, bird watching, dolphin watching and river rafting. Around the Eastern Himalayan Botanic Ark guests can explore biodiversity, go on nature tours, visit the naturenomics school and various nurseries. There are also nine different communities around the ark which can be visited.

Jonathan Morris

Area Specialist

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The Golden Tips bungalow was an original building and delightfully furnished. The meals were excellent and staff very good. We found the grounds very interesting, as was the national park 30 minutes away, with a lovely canoe crossing to get there.

Mr & Mrs M - Leeds