Situated 37 km from Guwahati airport, Chandubi is the perfect destination for a slice of rural life, away from all the hustle and bustle of metro life. This Octopus-shaped lake rests silently in the foot of the Garo Hills, in Kamrup district of Assam. Chandubi Lake was formed as an aftermath of the devastating earthquake of 1897 and has over the years become a beautiful tourist destination. Its naturally evolved ecology has a thriving wildlife population and is a safe haven for exotic fauna and wetland birds. This lake attracts migratory birds during winter.
A tiny village Jaramukhuriya with just 21 houses inhibited by the Rabha tribe of Assam is located by the side of this lake. It’s an untouched area where people are self sufficient – they weave their own clothes and grow their own food.
These traditional bamboo hut cottages are located in Jaramukhuriya village and offer a splendid shore-side view of the lake. After parking your vehicle you will be crossing the lake in a boat to reach the homestay. There are two guest rooms, both of which are traditional bamboo huts. One with the mist upon a tilt (locally known as Chang Ghar) and has mattresses on the floor with carpet underneath. It can accommodate upto 6 guests. The other hut is on the ground level and has two beds. Both the huts have attached toilets with modern facilities. Besides, there are four tents pitched especially for adventure lovers and solo travelers. Wake up to the chirping of the Hill Mynas and Parakeets and bring your day to life with a sip of the finest Assam tea.
Sanjay and Aovick are your hosts who work together to run this homestay. Sanjay is a farmer and is a resident of the Jaramukhuriya village. Everyday he collects fresh vegetables from his garden making sure that guests have sumptuous and healthy meals. His mother Alka Rabha cooks delicious food, while Juvati, his wife helps Alka in her cooking. Juvati is also an expert weaver, and creates beautiful traditional apparels, commonly known as Gamuchaand Mekhela.
They serve freshly cooked traditional Assamese cuisine using home-grown organic vegetables. Interesting traditional practices like cooking inside the bamboo stem, smoked and roasted items are served. Meals are served as per the guest’s choice. Breakfast includes the options like Puri Sabji, Roti, Bread toast and Omelette along with tea or coffee. Duck, local chicken or fish can also be prepared on advance order.
Paid Parking • 24-hour running hot water • Customized cooking based on advance order • Bonfire • Guided Tours
Village Tour • Jungle Trail • Waterfall Visit • Boating • Cycling • Bird Watching • Weaving • Fishing and rowing in the lake • Lakeside Relaxation
Bamboo Hut (Single person): 1500/-
Bamboo Hut (Twin sharing): 2500/-
Chang Ghar (Family Cottage): 5500/-
Extra Person: 500/-
Tent : 700/- pp
Upto 5 year: Complimentary (no extra bed)
6-12 year: 50% (extra bed provided)
Mocca Dargah • Natural lake Lagoon • Barduar Tea Garden
Guwahati (37km) • Kamakhya Temple (56km) • Umananda Island Temple (58km) • Assam Zoo (64km) • Madan Kamdev Temple (77km) • Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary (104km) • Shillong (150km) • Majuli (200km) • Kaziranga (240km) • Nameri National Park (250km)