Tales of Indian Brew

22nd October, 2018 - 2nd November, 2018
  • Kolkata / Dibrugarh / Jorhat / Guwahati / Darjeeling / Kolkata

  • 11 NIGHTS / 12 DAYS

Creative’s Expert Resource for the Journey

A Tea drinker by birth and a Tea-Taster by profession, Anamika Singh has introduced new infusions with a mix of natural flowers and herbs to the Indian market.
With over 20 years of experience in the tea industry, Anamika showcases her knowledge and passion in a delicious brew. Her real love is tea & she celebrates every event of drinking it. With this passion and love for tea, Anandini was born.
Starting in Darjeeling as an apprentice under her father, Mr. A. K. Singh (a world-renowned tea specialist), she now invests a greater part of the year in the family owned tea gardens in Himachal Pradesh. Research & development in her workshop helps bring out the finest nuances of tea manufacturing and blending. Anamika's expertise extends to food pairing as part of the sensorial journey to culinary ecstasy.
Working in collaboration with exclusive Spas, Star hotels and top restaurants, Anandini Himalaya Tea has helped her to be part of this taste revolution.

Anamika Singh

One of India's Foremost Tea Experts

This tour has been especially curated to offer an experience of the renowned indigenous teas, such as Assam and Darjeeling, which grow exclusively in India. Explore some of India’s finest tea plantations with exclusive tea-tasting sessions. And learn about the delicate cultivation and production process behind this fine beverage.

We have put together the perfect brew with a range of exciting activities – immersive tours of tea estates, a tea factory and one of the largest tea auction centres in the world; an insightful exploration of the plantation, manufacturing and production process of teas; exquisite tea-tasting sessions and interactions with tea experts as well as a scenic ride across the mountains aboard the famous Darjeeling toy train; and a rendezvous with the tribes of the world’s biggest river island.

The Tea Board of India describes Darjeeling tea as having a flavour like a ‘delicate muscatel’ which is why the tea is popularly referred to as the ‘champagne of teas.’ Assam tea, on the other hand, is generally strong and has a nutty and earthy nuance to it. While some are best taken with milk and sugar; others require a more natural brew to bring out the distinct flavours. This tour offers a chance to experience all the nuances of tea making and drinking.

Crafted by Creative Advantages

  • Led by Anamika Singh, a tea connoisseur and expert
  • Tea tasting sessions with the locals
  • Local cultural performance
  • Visit Majuli, the largest inhabited river island in the world
  • Group photograph at a tea estate
  • Surprise gift to group members

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1
    22nd October 2018 (Monday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 2
    23rd October 2018 (Tuesday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3
    24th October 2018 (Wednesday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4
    25th October 2018 (Thursday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5
    26th October 2018 (Friday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6
    27th October 2018 (Saturday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7
    28th October 2018 (Sunday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8
    29th October 2018 (Monday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9
    30th October 2018 (Tuesday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10
    31st October 2018 (Wednesday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11
    1st November 2018 (Thursday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 12
    2nd November 2018 (Friday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Day 1
    22nd October 2018 (Monday)

    Arrive Kolkata

    Arrive at the first destination of your journey “The City of Joy” – Kolkata. Spend the evening interacting with your tour expert, Anamika Singh. Enjoy your dinner and get briefed by her about the tour.

    • The Oberoi Grand
  • Day 2
    23rd October 2018 (Tuesday)

    Kolkata

    You will spend your day taking a tour of Kolkata. Enjoy tea in the Khullar. The city tour is incomplete without a visit to Flurys – the legendary tearoom that was founded in 1927. Enjoy tea and cookies at Flurys and spend your night in Kolkata.

    • The Oberoi Grand
  • Day 3
    24th October 2018 (Wednesday)

    Kolkata / Dibrugarh

    Fly to Dibrugarh and in the afternoon visit the Mancotta Tea Factory and experience a tea tasting session and walk. In the evening, enjoy a cultural performance.

    (Note: Witness of tea processing is subject to being operational on this day.)

    • Tea County
  • Day 4
    25th October 2018 (Thursday)

    Dibrugarh

    Start your day by taking a tea tour around a tea estate known for producing high quality CTC teas. Enjoy a boat cruise on the Bhramaputra river, followed by picnic lunch with a view of the Eastern Himalayas. Enjoy your dinner at Heritage Chang Bungalow with some local tea planters.

    • Tea County
  • Day 5
    26th October 2018 (Friday)

    Dibrugarh / Jorhat

    Drive to Jorhat, an approximately 3 hour-drive. En route, visit the Ahom monuments and temples at Sivasagar, which encompass the 600-year-old history of the Ahom Dynasty. In the evening, visit Tocklai Tea Research Station.

    • Kaziranga Golf Resort
  • Day 6
    27th October 2018 (Saturday)

    Jorhat / Majuli / Jorhat

    Enjoy a boat ride to Majuli, the largest inhabited river island in the world. Enjoy cultural performances and tribal lunch at a resort.

    • Kaziranga Golf Resort
  • Day 7
    28th October 2018 (Sunday)

    Jorhat / Guwahati

    Drive to Guwahati, which is an approximately 6.5 hour-drive and spend your afternoon interacting with a tea broker and tea auctioneer. Guwahati is home to one of the largest Tea Auction Centers in the world.

    • Vivanta by Taj
  • Day 8
    29th October 2018 (Monday)

    Guwahati / Bagdogra / Darjeeling

    Fly to Bagdogra and from there, drive to Darjeeling, which is an approximately 3.5 hour-drive

    • New Elgin
  • Day 9
    30th October 2018 (Tuesday)

    Darjeeling

    When in Darjeeling, one of the most amazing experiences is the Joy rain ride. Enjoy the joy ride between Darjeeling to Ghum railway station and spend your afternoon taking a tour of the city.

    • New Elgin
  • Day 10
    31st October 2018 (Wednesday)

    Darjeeling

    The day will be spent enjoying the tea tour at Glenburn Tea Estate, a heavenly little plantation retreat. Enjoy a tour of the tea factory with its majestic surroundings and a scrumptious lunch. Savour tea and cookies and drive back to Darjeeling.

    • New Elgin
  • Day 11
    1st November 2018 (Thursday)

    Darjeeling / Bagdogra / Kolkata

    Drive to Bagdogra airport, an approximately 3.5 hour-drive to fly to Kolkata. En route visit Karseong Toy Train museum.

    • The Oberoi Grand
  • Day 12
    2nd November 2018 (Friday)

    Leave Kolkata

    After relishing your breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport to leave India

Getting ready for India

We look forward to welcoming you to India. Here is some pre-departure information to help you prepare for your trip. Incase you need any other information, please do reach out to us. Download 24 Hours Emergency Contact Number: (+91) 9911 266277

Your Journey

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Highlights

  • Led by Anamika Singh, a tea connoisseur and expert
  • Tea tasting sessions with the locals
  • Local cultural performance
  • Visit Majuli, the largest inhabited river island in the world
  • Group photograph at a tea estate
  • Surprise gift to group members

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