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Attend the Assam Tea Festival This November

Visit Assam this November to be a part of the Assam Tea Festival.

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Published: Thursday, November 17, 2016, 21:30 [IST]
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The Indian states in the North East are popular for their rich culture and unique festivals. Assam Tea Festival is one such festival that you can attend this November. Let us know more about this interesting festival of Assam.

The festival happens in various parts of Assam and the major centre of the festivities is Jorhat district. With its vast tea gardens, Jorhat is one of the top centres for tea industry in India. The Tea Festival is about celebrating tea, conducing meetings to discuss how to improve the tea industry, along with some music and dance.

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Assam Tea Festival is organised by Assam Tourism, and the events during the festival include taking tea tours around the estates , playing golf, safaris into the jungles of the state, enjoying the local delicacies prepared by the natives, shopping and a lot of cultural events.

The festival is held every year during the winter season, from November to January. The whole state celebrates the prosperity of tea and also takes measures to protect and improve the production of the same. The visitors are offered with various flavours of tea. As the meetings and conferences are held to discuss the issues faced by the tea industries, the music and dance make the environment light and enjoyable.

tea festival

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Tourists, travellers and tea lovers visit the place to be a part of this extravaganza. They are offered activities like rafting and angling at the rivers here. The rich culture and heritage of Assam comes alive during the festive season.

How to Reach Jorhat

Jorhat, which is fondly known as the 'Tea Capital of India' is well connected to other cities by road, rail and air. NH37 connects Jorhat to other cities in Assam. Mariani Junction is the nearest railway station to Jorhat, which is around 17km away from the place. Jorhat has a domestic airport from where one can take flights to other cities in the country.

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Other Reasons to Visit Jorhat

Jorhat is known for its scenic beauty, and nature lovers will never get bored of this place. Some of the places you can explore here are Hollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Cinnamora Tea Estate, Gazpur, Bilveswar Shiva Temple and Garh Ali.

Travel to the North Eastern land of Jorhat in Assam to taste the goodness of tea in various flavours and to learn about the rich culture of the place! Happy travelling!

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