Tocklai Tea Research Centre
When we think of Assam the first thing that comes to our mind is the tea. People say that if you don’t taste the tea in Assam then there is no benefit of visiting the place. Tourists around the world come here to take a taste of the tea. Till now you could have understood what’s the relation between tea and Assam and how wonderful it is. If you want to understand more about the tea and its taste then Tocklai research centre is the place you should go. You can watch various scientific research for making tea.
Tocklai research centre was set up during the British rule which is the biggest tea research centre in the world now and is still on top in research work. The environment here is really great here and it’s well maintained and clean as well where you can visit the tea garden , museum and restaurant. Another beautiful thing here is the friendly staff who helps everyone to grab the knowledge about tea and the process of making it which makes this place more interesting. It’s an awesome place for tea lovers and if you are one of them then Tocklai research centre is the place for you which is located in the city of Jorhat that is well connected by roads and it can be reached easily. You get a great learning experience from here.
A new era of tea research was started in 1900 after the Scientific Department of Indian Tea Association was set. A much stronger research centre was built in Tocklai named Tocklai Experimental Station in 1911. Later it expanded to cover the whole of North-east India. All kinds of research on tea processing and cultivation were carried out here. It’s the largest research centre of this kind in the world. Tissue culture of tea and its medicinal benefits research are also performed here. In today’s date it consists of 1,076 tea estates which covers a total area of 3,41,049 hectares. Tocklai also has a regional R & D centre in Nagrakata, West Bengal.
Other places to visit nearby Jorhat:
The tocklai tea research centre is really beautiful place and you should visit the places nearby if you come for a long vacation so here we have mentioned a few places that you can visit in Jorhat and described about them in a few words :
Majuli is an evergreen , eco – friendly , pollution free, freshwater island in the river of Brahmaputra. It’s just 20 km away from Jorhat. It’s the world’s largest river island with a area of 1250 sq. Km and tourists from around the globe come here to visit the place. The amazing part is that this place is a top contender for UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The culture of this island is one of the main reasons for tourist attractions.
Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary :
The wildlife sanctuary is located 20 km away from the main town of Jorhat. It’s a tourist spot and famous for its hoolock gibbon . It’s situated around Brahmaputra from one side and from other sides it’s surrounded with the tea gardens. It’s a great place for the 40 species of hoolock Gibbon.
It’s a good place to spot the hoolock gibbon but its not the only animal found here and it consists of many other animal species as well like capped langur , stump – tailed macaque , pigtail masque , Assamese masque , rhesus masque , slow Loris and elephant.
Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar :
It is a namghar in Jorhat and it was established by saint – reformer Mahadeva. It’s said that in 1528 Mahadeva lightened a earthen lamb there which is still burning since then by refueling it with mustard oil by the priests living here. It is 15 km east of Jorhat district. The total area covered by this place is around 187,200 sq.ft. several cultural and regional functions are being organised every year and it’s a great tourist attraction around the world. People come here in crowds during the months of August to September as it’s believed to be the death anniversary of Srimanta Sankardeva and Mahadeva. It’s really a beautiful place to visit.
Sukapha Samannay Kshetra :
Sukapha Samannay Kshetra is a beautiful memorial built in the memory of the first Ahom king of Assam named Sukapha who ruled for around and it’s said that the Ahom kingdom ruled for over 600 years. It is situated in Mohbandha which is near Jorhat. Its main motive was to highlight the great leadership of Sukapha. It’s well connected so tourists can reach here and learn more about the Ahom king Sukapha.
Jorhat Science Centre and Planetarium :
Jorhat Science Centre and Planetarium was established in 2013 on July 6th by Shri Tarun Gogoi. The centre is built in a total area of 1300 sq. metres developed by the Government of India. The science centre is fully automated which focuses on the “Story of oil” which narrates the historical story of oil and has a gallery “Fun science” which is based on the general function of science which is a great place for Tourists to explore and grab more knowledge of science.
Most relatively Asked questions :
The timing of tocklai Tea Research Centre is from 8:30 A.M to 5:00 P.M except on Saturday and sundays whereas there is no entry fees.
The ideal duration to visit the tocklai research Centre is 1-2 hours.
The distance of the tocklai research centre from Jorhat is 4.7 km and the roads are well connected to all the major cities of Assam so it can be easily reached by cabs or private and public buses of Assam.
There are more than 20 restaurants near the tocklai tea research centre and you can go there to taste several delicious food items.
Tocklai Tea Research Centre is an amazing place to visit as it’s the oldest and one of the largest tea centres in the whole world. Here you can learn about several different ways of growing and making tea through your eyes practically. Nobody should miss the chance and explore this place once in their lifetime. The Assam tour is a waste if you didn’t watch the tocklai tea research centre. We recommend you to come here with your family and friends to visit this place and we guarantee that you won’t regret it. You can learn new things , explore the tea valleys and get an experience for life. It’s a must visit place so don’t miss it out whenever you are around Jorhat.