In the busy schedule of life, everyone wants to pass quality time with one’s family and friends, but it can’t be planned to travel beyond the State during the weekend. So, amazing sightseeing at native place can fulfill your relaxation plan on weekends. The people from outside the State too can join this place for enjoying their vacations, where one can take delight in the moments with family and friends in a beautiful ambiance with yummy food and cheering drinks.
Assam boasts of many resorts that can help in waking up the minds of the people from boring weekends to amusing days. From Spring Valley Resort, Brahmaputra Jungle Resort to Greenwood Resort, the list of resorts in Assam includes many names. One can also choose Kaziranga Golf Resort, which is located at Sangsua Tea Estate in Jorhat’s Gatonga area, to enjoy weekends or vacations.
Kaziranga Golf Resort is an incredible gift to Assam as a top-class golf course by late Hemendra Prasad Barooah erstwhile chairman of B & A Limited and it is just an 80 km away from Kaziranga National Park and hence the resort gets its name from it. The resort is surrounded by natural resources and wildlife.
The bungalow of the resort is known as Burra Sahib Bungalow. The 125-year-old Burra Sahib Bungalow with its quaint architecture has been converted into a clubhouse that boasts of all modern amenities. The resort is a unique place to stay where one can enjoy both the golfing retreat and the clubhouse. The amazing golf field is in the mid of Sangsua Tea Estate in the resort which has 15 luxurious cottage rooms for staying overnight and have relaxation. The golf cottages are next door to the clubhouse that is built with a British colonial exterior added with a sloping roof with a blanket of acres of a flower garden.
The golf course of the resort is a panoramic view with 18 holes, par 71 golf course with a total playing distance of 6830 yards and is spread over 150 acres. It is considered as the 1st International standard championship golf course in North East India with a view of lush tea gardens and round of by 2 driving ranges that can board 72 golfers at a time. The whole environment has fluent fairways all around by water bodies to lush tea gardens and tests even the best of golfers.
The Burra Sahib’s Bungalow was purchased by the Barooahs from M/s George Williams & Co Ltd in 1969. It was originally used as a visiting agent’s bungalow by George Williamson at Sangsua. After it was owned by Barooahs, the chief executive officer of the group was using this bungalow. The steel structure of this bungalow was imported from the UK with a 10,000 sq ft floor area. The bungalow had four bedrooms, a large sitting room, and verandahs all around to soothe the climate.
Gitupom Hazarika, the owner of the resort quips, “Apart from the main attractions, the resort has many other specialties that can hold you to stay a day more or definitely will make you visit again as the fine dining restaurant ‘Tastes & Beyond’ serves the mouth-watering dishes from Indian, continental and Chinese to pure Assamese traditional food besides the ‘Nineteenth Hole’ lounge bar to cheer up your drinks. Adding to it, the resort also has a swimming pool to splash your time in water, Billiard table, a wellness center spa to make you relax and a conference hall to deal with or discuss any official matter with a team.”
Hazarika further adds, “Though the resort remains open in the entire year visitors come to magnify the resort mainly from October to March which is chosen as the season of visitors. So, from the resort, we facilitate the visitors to go sightseeing in Kaziranga National Park, Majuli, Sivasagar, Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, and Panidehing Bird Sanctuary so that our clients can enjoy the natural beauty of this part of the Northeast.”
“I am very much overwhelmed to receive renowned guests in our resort-like Ustad Amzaad Ali Khan, Subhalaxmi Barua Khan, Amaan Ali Khan, KK, Ambassadors of Zimbabwe, European Union, Philippines, Vietnam, High Commissioners of Brunei, Sri Lanka and former England cricket captain Mike Brearley and have tried to comfort their visits in an amazed way,” added Hazarika.