Wild Mahseer

Assam, India

Wild Mahseer is the perfect place to relax, be pampered, discover rare and abundant wildlife, meet an eclectic mix of people and savor multi-cultural cuisine.

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  • Raghavlakshu India

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    A lovely place to stay amidst lush lush mini forest and vast tea gardens with enchanting bird-chirping all through the day. A very calm place very tastefully decorated. We visited the 110-year old British main bungalow which was beautifully decorated. Was amazed. A well-maintained property with neat rooms and very friendly and helpful staff. The food, snacks, and tea served was good. The lunch and breakfast buffet was sumptuous and complete. Loved the pampering. Thanks Pranab for the great guidance around the property and Sunita and Koyeli for being pleasant. Enjoyed playing with Nippa, the doggy in the property. They have an organic garden with vermicompost facility which was nice and informative.

  • a traveler India

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    A touch of class. Wild Mahseer was exactly as I pictured it to be, an oasis of beautiful green tranquility surrounded by verdant Tea Estates. Supreme solitude and peace.The beautiful Bungalows with their carefully recreated colonial furnishing and large rooms were very comfortable and staffed around the clock. Meals, whether in the Bungalows or the cheerful "First Flush" lounge were excellent with large helpings and were included in the tariff!The bonfire at night was a real treat and the distant noise of villagers chasing away the wild elephant herd from their paddy fields added a dramatic touch. The two-hour cruise down the Jia Bhoreli in an inflatable raft is not to be missed.The owners, Radhika and Ranjit Borthakur have faithfully recreated a colonial era Tea Garden life style of their youth and spared no expenses. In this they have been ably assisted by Lesley Sultan the Hospitality Manager. She was born to a Scottish Tea Planter couple and settled in India. Her cheerful helpfulness ensures the guests happiness. With Hardev Singh and a host of attentive staff you every whim is catered for. I only hope this labour of love can be a commercial success as at these very reasonable rates the rooms are a steal!

  • a traveler

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    Wild Mahseer was exactly as I pictured it to be - an oasis of beautiful green tranquility surrounded by verdant Tea Estates. Supreme solitude and peace! The beautiful Bungalows with their carefully recreated colonial furnishing and large rooms were very comfortable and staffed around the clock. Meals, whether in the Bungalows or the cheerful "First Flush" lounge were excellent with large helpings and were included in the tariff! The bonfire at night was a real treat and the distant noise of villagers chasing away the wild elephant herd from their paddy fields added a dramatic touch.The 2 hour cruise down the Jia Bhoreli in an inflatable raft is not to be missed. The owners, Radhika and Ranjit Borthakur have faithfully recreated a colonial era Tea Garden life style of their youth and spared no expenses. In this they have been ably assisted by Lesley Sultan the Hospitality Manager. She was born to a Scottish Tea Planter couple and settled in India. Her cheerful helpfulness ensures the guests happiness. With Hardev Singh and a host of attentive staff you every whim is catered for. I only hope this labour of love can be a commercial success as at these very reasonable rates the rooms are a steal!

  • Stewart R.

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    What a wonderful experience to spend time in this slice of history. Rooms are fine and the staff looking after them are efficient and friendly. The meals are fantastic. The newly opened bar with a magnificent outdoor fire in front of it is a must. Surrounded by a working tea plantation, the location gives you some wonderful walking and photo opportunities. It was a magnificent stay, thank you all.

  • a traveler United States

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    I was awake on an old British colonial tea plantation with monkeys running around in the yard and colorfully dressed tea workers picking tea leaves on the hill sides. The rooms are well furnished in old colonial style , many in older homes on the plantation. The meals are served in a new well furnished building well designed to fit into the location. Tours of the plantation and nearby villages are available. A day trip to see the fresh water dolphins is enjoyable. A trip to the very large Saturday market is a must if you are in the area. This is a very nice place to rest quietly for a couple of days. They have excellent meals and the manager is exceptionally nice and well versed in all things about tea plantations as he has worked in different countries over the last 20-25 years.

  • a traveler

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    Stayed for 5 nights April 10-16. It's a tranquil gem of a spot surrounded by a working tea plantation. The staff was very friendly and as helpful as possible - sometimes it was hard to understand each other. Big Boss, Mr. Singh, and the catering manager were always around, friendly and answered any and all questions.The room, Silver Tips, was large, comfortably furnished with a sitting area and king-size bed and an enormous bathroom. There was a good tub and a separate shower. Each bungalow has its own staff that clean, make tea each afternoon around 4, and brought tea first thing in the morning as well. Once, they had to bring it at 5 a.m. to catch us before we left!Meals are at loosely appointed times and done as buffet - no a la carte menu but they did take into account dietary concerns. A few guests were unaware of this style of dining and were very demanding and made us feel uncomfortable one evening as they were arguing with the staff. They were basically bullying the staff that we had come to like.They arranged outings for us and provided packed lunches on those days. If you have interest in seeing how tea is processed, we did have a tour of a factory made available. Deepak was our guide for 2 offsite tours and he really just took care of us. The only challenge we faced was that it was a cash-only place and so, be prepared to do a wire-transfer to pay in advance and bring cash.There is no phone, TV, DVD, or Wi-Fi but they do have 3G. If you're looking for a place to relax, eat well and drink excellent tea, this is the place. The highlight of our stay was sighting a tiger in Kazuringa National Park. The lowlight was that we never got to do a tea tasting with Mr. Singh. Oh yeah, and it's a 4 hour drive from the airport.

  • a traveler

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    Set within a huge tea plantation, this is a must experience place, steeped in history and much of it well preserved. We were given an estate tour which also included a tour of the Heritage Bungalow that takes your breath away.We wished we had stayed in one of the rooms there, although the Silver Tips bungalow we stayed in is also impressive.We would recommend more than an overnight stay to fully take in what the place has to offer and make early contact with Mr. Hardev Singh who is a mine of all sorts of information.One small gripe was that there was some confusion as to where we were supposed to have our dinner and when we were finally served this in our bungalow dining room it was cold.

  • a traveler India

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    I know I am writing this a 'long long' time after we actually made the visit - I am talking about a visit well over three years ago. I didn't know about Trip Advisor then! Well, if a place leaves an impression after all that time, it is definitely worth a review. I love plantation bungalows - makes me wish I had been a tea garden manager! What a lifestyle they must have had. I still hear tales of tea garden yore from some friends who were posted in Assam and Darjeeling.We stayed in the main bungalow. The bedrooms are huge, and our bathroom was large enough to hold a settee and an armchair! Service was excellent, as was the food which was well prepared and plentiful. The verandah is very spacious and a good place to relax and read. We took a walk around the tea plantation, had the basics of tea growing and blending explained to us, and naturally bought different flavors of tea leaves to take home.A lovely peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. However there is one discordant note in paradise. Do not take the boat trip on the river! The river is filthy and the boat a rickety relic of some bygone age. I was told blind dolphins swam in the river. They'd have to be blind to swim there! Lunch was a disgrace. I told the manager, at that time Durgadas Sarcar, that this river trip should never have been recommended or promoted by them. It was the only blot on a very enjoyable visit.Readers, please remember this review is a trip made some time ago, and the dates which Trip Advisor insert in the 'When did you Travel' box give you no choice, and are not at all relevant. If anyone knows of a job going in a tea or coffee plantation, let me know! Though I hear times have changed from the 'old days.

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