|Credit: Heritage North East-Thengal Manor|
The majestic mansion in Jorhat, built-in 1929, is written in the chronicles of history because on 12 August 1935, the first daily newspaper in the Assamese language, Dainik Batori was launched from here.
|Credit: Heritage North East – Thengal Manor Aisle|
You can also witness and feel the atmosphere of colonial days as you relax in period furniture and decorations. The feeling of déja vu pervades when you discover that it was from the lifestyle of leading Indian businessmen.
|Credit: Heritage North East – Lobby at Thengal Manor|
The experience between the sights and sounds of the typical Assamese village of Jalukonibari from this Regal Haveli. Peep into the homes of metal-working artisans and master weavers, whose finest work may never be seen before your eyes except in this village.
|Credit: Heritage North East – Thengal Manor|
|Credit: Heritage North East – Bedroom of Thengal Manor|
In 1943, the building was damaged by a severe earthquake, when the house had to be temporarily abandoned for repairs. After the building was repaired, families began living in the house until 1950, when the largest earthquake in the North East so far severely damaged the structure. The house was abandoned and members of both families moved to Kolkata, Jorhat city, and tea gardens. For 13 years, the property was left unused between 1950 and 1963.
|Credit: Heritage North East – Lawn at Thengal Manor|
The house was not in use until the repair work was undertaken by Mr. H.P Barooah by which time, ancestral properties had been partitioned, and fell to Mr. Barooah’s share in favor of his family. Although the house was repaired in 1965, there was no one living in the house as in the meantime Mr. Barooah built his own house – Villa Club Road in Jorhat city. Several approaches were made by the public to convert this house into a museum, or hospital, or library, or college, etc., But the family realized that this house is only meant for residential purpose, and did not lend itself for conversion into a Museum, Hospital, Library, College, etc.
1. Round the Clock Room Service
2. Information about tour plans and personal tour guides
3. Swimming pool and a baby pool
4. Television in all suits with Digital Satellite Service (DTH) connected all around
5. Indoor Games – Carrom, Chess, Chinese Checkers, Scrabble, Solitaire, Computer Video Games
7. Catching fish
8. Hot and Cold Water – Hot and Cold Water / Shower Running for 24 Hours
9. AC room
10. Parking space available
11. Facilities at extra cost
12. Airport Pick-up & Drop
13. Tea Visit – Witnessing tea leave in the factory and manufacture of tea, followed by tea tasting suggestions.
15. Tour guide services.
16. Conference facility with LCD projector, OHP, whiteboard, screen, etc.
17. Telephone – for STD and ISD calls at cost
19. Doctor on call
20. Indian, Continental and Chinese dishes were served. Also specially prepared traditional Northeast food.
How to reach: The nearest airport is Rowriah Airport is located at Rowriah, 7 Kilometres South-West of Jorhat city, Assam, India.
If you get a chance to visit North East, do not missout to visit this ecstatic place where you can enjoy the slushy green, witnessing the amid nature. The visit is totally ideal for a family trip where they can enjoy the serene picturesque and have the best family time with each other. It’s a definite visit for a good holiday treat.
If you wish to book your visit, you can directly contact the following personnel given below:
Heritage North East Pvt Ltd.
Indu Bhawan, Mahatma Gandhi Road
Jorhat – 785 001
Mrs. Uttara Gogoi
Mobile: +91 94355 14177
Mobile: +91 9903793392
Mobile: +91 9073958574
KOLKATA OFFICE ADDRESS :
Heritage North East Pvt Ltd.
113 Park Street, 9th Floor
Kolkata – 700 016