Wild Mahseer, a perfect colonial getaway

Wild Mahseer, a perfect colonial getaway

Last year, instead of heading straight to Kaziranga from Guwahati as we usually do, we took the scenic route and stopped for a couple of nights at the deliciously nostalgic, beautifully maintained “Wild Mahseer” near Sonitpur village in Assam.

Wild Mahseer consists of a series of tea planters’ bungalows set amidst acres of gardens, tea bushes, shady lanes, and you feel so at home there, it is hard to remind yourself that this is, after all, a hotel.  Actually, hotel is wrong.  Call it rather a fabulously welcoming home stay.

We were a party of 4, and – such a treat –  had the place to ourselves, and we all quickly felt as though we were, indeed, house guests.

Although we went out exploring and went on the river and went for a jungle walk, the most wonderful parts of our stay were lounging on the deep, shaded verandah, reading and day-dreaming.

We stayed in the main bungalow, called the Heritage Bungalow, and it could not have been bettered.

Perfect rooms.  Perfect unobtrusive, welcoming service, fab bathrooms, great food.

Absolutely not a word to be said against Wild Mahseer.

The entrance to the Heritage Bungalow

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Sweet  – the graves of 2 family pets, under a shady old tree.  Makes you feel really and truly at home

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The fabulous deep cool vernadah

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Entrance to one of the other cottages on the property

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Our bedroom in the Heritage Bungalow

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The dining room, which serves great food, in a totally relaxed “at home” way

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Signs galore

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For prices and packages, contact Wild Mahseer, since they offer many different combinations of stays and activities.  We opted to be active, but next time, I might well skip all that walking and rafting and just read the hours away…


Personally recommended.

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