While I was compiling the list of delectable teas from around the world, I realised that there is one tea which has left its indelible mark and has influenced the tea culture in the subcontinent. Home to the largest tea plantations in the world, Assam Black Tea has been a constant in every household in the subcontinent, thus preserving the state of Assam in our subconscious since childhood. Until the advent of low cost air travel and re-ignition of our zeal towards exploring our diverse country, this beautiful region had remained relatively unexplored. However, it's easy to see that North-East India now features prominently on every traveller's bucket list - for completely understandable and justified reasons.
Assam is a shining jewel of a region which has been blessed with some of the most beautiful landscapes, cultures and traditions. Although 5 days does not do any justice to the deep rooted local experiences in the region, it is probably enough to give you a true taste of a state whose name had been lingering at the back of your head ever since your childhood but which you knew so little about.