Tea Tours in Assam, Sustainable Tourism North East India, Eco tourism Homestay in Assam, Tribes and Festival of Assam and North East India

India’s North East is home to over 200 tribes. Each tribal community have their own distinct culture and traditions. They speak different languages, have different religious practices, wear clothes with distinct patterns and also have different ways of celebrating. These celebrations form a part of their festivals where these communities performs colorful dances, showcase their traditional cuisines and their source of livelihood like their Agrarian practices and their practices of weaving Handloom and crafting Handicrafts. 

The ‘Dehing Patkai’ is one such festival celebrated in Assam that showcases the rich heritage, culture and traditions of the Tribes of Assam. The ‘Dehing Patkai’ festival is celebrated at Lekhapani in the State of Assam of North East India. The festival is named after the majestic ‘Dehing Patkai’ Mountain range and the mischievous ‘Dehing’ River that serves as a lifeline to the people of upper Assam just as Nile is to Egypt. This festival in Assam, is an invigorating blend of tribal fairs, tea heritage tours, golfing, adventure sports and wildlife pleasure trip. The Festival is hosted every year during the month of January. 

Another interesting fact about the festival is that it offers a trip to the Second World War cemeteries which speaks of the history of past. The festival also arranges for a trip o the Stilwell Road, which was once the passage to the golden land of Myanmar. Because of the motley ed history and captivating beauty, the Government of Assam was prompted to organize this festival at a location of Lekhapani, in Tinsukia district, an eastern district in Upper Assam.

The festival provide the tourists with boundless chances of fun and feast. The festival makes arrangements for Food Festival, Craft Fair and Cultural functions for the visitors. It also offers a wide range of adventure sports on the dotted islands. These adventures include parasailing, angling, kayaking and other water sports on the river Brahmaputra. The live group of people who visit the festival also engage in the game of golf. The tourists are also taken on an excursion to experience the wildlife of the state of Assam.

Main events/highlights of the ‘Dehing Patkai’ Festival are:

  • Cultural events spread throughout the festival highlighting traditional dances, music, indigenous games

  • Trip to Stilwell Road and World War II cemeteries

  • Bhut Jolokia Eating Contest

  • Dehing Patkai Adventure Rally

  • Adventure Sports on River Brahmaputra

  • Teeing at Golf courses

Jungleideas welcomes you to India’s North East to witness the Rich North East Indian Culture and Traditions at the Dehing Patkai Festival, Lekhapani, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

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The Venue of Dehing Patkai Festival

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The Digboi War Cemetery that has over 200 burials of British Soldiers who laid down their lives at the World War II. Image Coutesy: Anil Paudel

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The Oldest Oil Refinery of Asia – the Digboi Oil Refinery. Source: wowindia

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Experince rich culture and traditions of the Indigenous Tribes of Assam and North East India

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The Historic Stilwell Road that marked the Allied forces march to victory over the Japanese

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The Historic Stilwell Road that marked the Allied forces march to victory over the Japanese

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The historic Lekhapani Railway Station is Indian Railway’s final frontier and the Eastern most railway station of India. The troops of the Allied forces were transported from this station during the Japanese blockade and the Allied forces marched to victory over the Japanese across this station during the World War II

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The 796 Steam Locomotive at Tipong Colliery in Assam

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The Heritage Bungalow at Tipong Colliery that served as a Guest House for British Officers

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The Majestic Tea Gardens of Assam

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The Majestic Dehing Patkai Range that surrounds the Festival venue

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