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Thengal Manor – Heritage of the Northeast

Via Jorhat, Assam, India:: Jorhat is one of the capitals of Assam. It serves as the main gateway to Upper Assam and the state of Nagaland. It was a sanctuary for most of the historical monuments of the Assamese culture and is also considered to be the final center of the Ahom rulers. In the north of the said district lies the Brahmutra River. Majuliforms the world’s largest coastal island with an area of ​​924.6 square kilometers and a population of around 150,000. The current state of the island is threatened by continued erosion by the powerful and the unstable Brahmutra flow. It has been the main pilgrimage site of Vaishnavas since the age of the Ahom rulers. Different types of sattra (monasteries) in the Middle Ages gave rise to hostile teachings of the Vaishnava religion introduced by Srimanta Sankardev (1449–1568). Each sattras contains an indefinite wealth of sacred Vaishnavite wealth and extensive income-free land cultivated by the followers (celebrated monks) of the satras. The cultural diversity that existed in Jorhat almost a millennium ago inspired people to engage in cultural activities for decades. As a result, Jorhat has produced many creative and authentic writers, musicians, actors, historians and journalists. In other words, the place is also known as the „building and enrichment center of Assam”.

Thengal Manor
Photo credit: Heritage North East-Thengal Manor

The majestic mansion in Jorhat, built in 1929, is recorded in chronicles of history as it was from here on August 12, 1935 that Dainik Batori, the first daily news editor in Assamese, was founded.

Thengal Manor gives you the unique pleasure of grace to live in the oil of nature. There are four deluxe double rooms and one superior single room, all with attached changing rooms and bathrooms. It offers fireplaces in all bedrooms, salons and dining rooms.

Thengal Manor
Photo credit: Heritage North East – Thengal Manor Aisle

You can also experience and feel the atmosphere of the colonial era while relaxing in antique furniture and decorations. The feeling of Déja Vu permeates you when you find it stems from the lifestyle of leading Indian businesspeople.

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Photo 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. Look into the houses of metalworkers and master weavers, whose most beautiful work can only be seen in front of your eyes in this village.

Photo credit: Heritage North East – Thengal Manor

You have to try laughter and music that is unique in this part of the world. Thengal house was built in 1929 by Rai Bahadur Shiv Prasad Baruah. It was intended to accommodate two brothers, Shiv Prasad Baruah and Shashi Prasad Baruah, and their families in the common family structure. At a time when both brothers were living there with their families, about 100 people came for lunch and dinner every day, and many people came to stay as guests.

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Photo credit: Heritage North East – Bedroom of Thengal Manor

In 1943 the building was damaged by a major earthquake when the house had to be temporarily vacated for repairs. After the building was repaired, the families lived in the house until 1950, when the largest earthquake to date in the northeast severely damaged the building. The house was abandoned and members of both families moved to Calcutta, the city of Jorhat and the tea gardens. The property remained unused for 13 years between 1950 and 1963.

Thengal Manor
Photo credit: Heritage North East – Lawn at Thengal Manor

The house was not used until the repairs were carried out by Mr. HP Barooah. At that point the ancestral land had been divided and fell on Mr. Barooah’s share in favor of his family. Although the house was repaired in 1965, no one lived in the house as Mr. Barooah had meanwhile built his own house – Villa Club Road in Jorhat City. The public took several steps to convert this home into a museum, hospital, library, college, etc. However, the family realized that this house is for residential use only and is not suitable for conversion into a museum, hospital, library, college, etc.

1. Round the clock room service

2. Information on tour plans and personal guides

3. Swimming pool and baby pool

4. TV in all suits with fully connected Digital Satellite Service (DTH)

5. Indoor Games – Carrom, Chess, Chinese Checkers, Scrabble, Solitaire, Computer Video Games

6. Croquet

7. Catch fish

8. Hot and cold water – Hot and cold water / shower runs for 24 hours

9. AC room

10. Parking space available

11. Facilities at an additional cost

12. Pick up and drop off from the airport

13. Tea Visit – Experience the tea factory vacation and tea making, followed by tea tasting suggestions.

14. Cycling

15. Tour guide.

16. Conference facility with LCD projector, OHP, whiteboard, screen, etc.

17. Telephone – for STD and ISD calls at cost

18. Laundry

19. Doctor on call

20. Indian, Continental and Chinese dishes were served. Also specially prepared traditional northeast food.

How to get: The nearest airport is Rowriah Airport, located in Rowriah, 7 kilometers southwest of Jorhat City, Assam, India.

If you get the chance to visit the northeast, don’t miss this ecstatic place where you can enjoy the muddy greenery and experience nature. The visit is ideal for a family outing where they can enjoy the quiet, scenic time and have the best family time together. It is a definite visit for a good vacation.

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If you would like to book your visit, you can contact the following staff directly:

Heritage North East Pvt Ltd.
Indu Bhawan, Mahatma Gandhi Road
Jorhat – 785 001

Mrs. Uttara Gogoi
Mobile: +91 94 355 14177

Sandeep letter
Mobile: +91 9903793392

Rukmini Banerjee
Mobile: +91 9073958574


Heritage North East Pvt Ltd.
113 Park Street, 9th floor
Kolkata – 700 016