Welcome to folkTea 2023! Immerse yourself in the soulful essence of folk culture, indulge in gastronomical delights infused with tea, and embark on an exhilarating car rally through scenic tea estates to Arunachal Pradesh. Nestled in the serene Hatipoti tea estate on the North Bank of Assam, near Biswanath Chariali.
24-26 November 2023
Pabhoi, Biswanth Chariali, Assam, INDIA
Drive though Jungles, River and Mountains
Gaze Stars and Mountains and Introspect
Camping, folk culture, spirituality and nature
Watch Gorichen Peak of Himalayas from camp
Escape from work to folkTea 2023. Arrive at your designated camps, throw your backpacks, and feel the rawness of the experience. Relax by the campfire, stretching your legs, and let the enchanting melodies of strumming, humming, and the captivating Baul singer fill the night. Embrace the star-studded sky as winter sets in and plan for the next two days of activities beginning with Culinary experience, Brew Your own tea and then the Car Rally
With Bauls & other Folk Artist
Baul melodies transport to pure bliss. Campfire warmth, cultural heritage shared through captivating dances, melodic tunes, and engaging acts.
The Car Rally
Crossing river and mountain
Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled adventure through thick pristine forest and river bed that will leave you breathless. 122 km route, gentle challenge, take any vehicle.
Make your own tea
Debabrata Medhi, N Sharma
Learn the art of plucking from the puckers, know the history of Assam Tea from the planters and then walk into the factory to know how your cup of tea is made.
With Atul Lahkar
Renowned Chef Atul Lahkar will tantalize your taste buds with forgotten traditional tea-infused beverages while Aikya Thoumoung, the monk turned food entrpreuner will lead his Khamti/Singpho team for an extraordinary ethnic lunch.
200 years of Assam Tea
The tea industry of Assam has reached a remarkable milestone of 200 years, and now we strive to bestow upon this magnificent sector a touch of soft power, transcending the conventional narrative of profit and loss. With the advent of folkTea 2023, our aim is to weave a captivating tale around the Assam tea industry, infused with the harmonious notes of music, the vibrant tapestry of folk culture, and the tantalizing allure of gastronomical tourism. Moreover, we intend to embrace the spirit of adventure through an exhilarating car rally, adding a dash of excitement to this extraordinary celebration..
Discover yourself amidst a serene tea garden, surrounded by abundant greenery, as you indulge in the art of meditation.
How to Register
The whole idea is to bring together the unrecognized and struggling folk artists from the remotest areas of Northern bank of Assam and give them a platform while organically develop rural tourism amidst tea garden with minimalist approach ensuring sustainable tourism and maximum profit for the local rural people.
Programs includes, Bauls from Shantiniketan. Three of them are from Assam and one from Bolpur. Be it instrumental, be is soul stirring songs, they will leave you spellbound.
Camping & Campfire with no artificial lights only moonlight and hurricane lamps to maintain the authenticity. The stage is also from earth.