We stayed 2 nights at the Mancotta Chang Bungalow, owned by Manjoy and Vineeta Jalan through their company Purvi Discovery. The rooms on the first floor are magnificent, spotlessly clean and very spacious. The impressive Sal wood flooring covers the common area of the lounge and veranda as well as the bedroom and changing room we stayed in. The Guest Book had many comments on the excellence of the food and indeed the next two days proved that to be absolutely true. The cuisine was refined and inventive. The staff comes from Assam, Arunachal and Nagaland and they are all warm, helpful and efficient. There is no doubt in my mind that Vineeta Jalan's touch in every aspect of Mancotta's hospitality takes it from being "very good" to an "outstanding" experience. My only petty criticism is that the fine old bathtub in our suite rocks like a boat when you take a shower.
Clearly the British tea planters lived well as compensation for their isolated life. Now life is less isolated but the comfort and style remains.
This is not just the best place to stay in Assam but it must rank amongst the best places to stay in India.More