As the mercury soars, you are probably scouring the web for places to escape the heat. Look no further than Assam, where an experiential stay at Zizina Resorts is just what you need for a quick summer getaway.
Hole Away In This Tent Resort In An Ancient Village In The Hills
What Is It?
Zizina Resorts, situated in the Pobitora region of Assam, offers tented cottages around an area surrounded with wildlife, birds and prehistoric remains. Nestled in the ancient village of Mayong (known as the black magic capital of India!), the resort offers a variety of accommodation ranging from suites to tents to mud huts. You can choose from unique tent-styled rooms – Swiss or Safari, equipped with all amenities matching a 4-star hotel such as tea/coffee maker, bottled drinking water, wardrobe, and attached bathroom with hot/cold running water facility.
Why Should I Go There?
In spite of its remote location, the resort provides power backup facility too along with services such as laundry and round the clock room service. The mud houses are quite neat and spacious too. With parqueted wooden flooring and colourful Assamese silk upholstery, each room makes for a charming and luxurious abode. The resort is surrounded by the famous Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary that is renowned for its dense population of the one-horned rhinos, rare migratory birds and reptiles.
What Can I Do There?
Allow your mind to play tricks on you while you venture out on a magical tour of the Mayong village where people can supposedly tame wild beasts or cure any disease just by chanting magic spells.
If you are a non-believer in magic, you might want to visit the Mayong Central Museum, which houses mythological manuscripts, ancient texts and relics related to black magic (get spooked by necklaces of bones and voodoo dolls on display).
If you have had enough of the sorcery, you can always come back to the exotic animals of the Pobitoro Wildlife Sanctuary. The resort can arrange a jeep safari for you where you can enjoy amazing sightings of the Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros and over 375 species of rare birds. This place also celebrates a unique festival called the Mayong-Pobitora, a fusion of magic and wildlife.
How Do I Get There?
Nearest airports to Zizina Resort are Guwahati (51 kms), Shillong (112 kms) and Tezpur (140 kms). Nearest railway stations are Guwahati (51 kms), Silchar (322 kms) and Dibrugarh (444 kms).
The room tariff starts from INR 15,000 a night for the suite to INR 5,000 a night in the mud hut. You can let the management know if you need an airport pickup and drop. They will also be happy to arrange jeep, elephant or river boat safaris for you. The meals served at the resort are as delightful as the stay.