Monday, February 20, 2012

A Tea Estate.....and a Home!

It was a walk down memory lane......and I was happy to share it with him :-) This is the Tea bungalow where my husband spent 6 years as a child. We visited Assam last winter and my husband was overjoyed to be going back home!

S has lived here in the States for 22 years now. However, his childhood home is Assam and many of his memories are of this home! For him coming back here after so many years and that too with me and the kids made it even more special! It really is a lovely home and my pictures do no justice. The Tea estates in India are sprawling colonial mansions with lovely gardens.

We enjoyed a tour of the tea gardens and a visit to the factory to see how tea is made. My 6 year old had a great time and he had endless questions for his Dad and Grandfather :-)






It was like stepping back in time, and a memory that I will cherish forever. The bungalow's old world colonial charm, its beautiful interiors, the solitude......the sound of the birds, the rustling of the trees, the vast open spaces and best of all.........my husband's childhood memories.





We spent one night at the bungalow and sitting by the fire in the evening......I could not help but think what a fast paced life we lead. It felt good to slow down.........




Images: by Anu Varma at Sagmootea Tea Estate, Assam

4 comments:

Sudha said...

lovely images..S must be proud to have grown up here..:)..there is something def magical about colonial mansions in india :)

Bhavna said...

Such a beautiful estate! Staying here would have meant such a magical childhood :)

Nayana said...

beautiful estate Anu, It must have been great to visit and share a beautiful memory of childhood...

GB said...

Love these old rambling bungalows--I think this would be my idea of a perfect home (and the perfect setting too--rolling tea gardens all around--heaven!)

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