Biswanath Chariali: The annual folk festival of folkTea is back on November 26 – 27 in a small tea garden at Pabhoi near Biswanath Chariali.
Major attractions at folkTea include camping, folk music and spirituality.
Tourists are flocking from all over India to be with the nature and taste the authentic folk music of Assam amidst lush green tea garden with majestic Himalayas on the background.
All the major tribes and groups are performing over two nights in most rustic environment.
The Bauls are coming from Shantiniketan in folkTea festival, which has slowly but organically, emerged as alternative form of sustainable rural tea tourism as it gives a raw feel of being with the nature.
Held every year on the last weekend of November inside a small tea garden, the guests stay in the camps, home stays of the village as well as hotels of Biswanath Chariali.
Debabrata Medhi, one of the orgainsers of the event said folkTea is actually a community backed event.
There will be no artificial lights; performances are open air with no stage.
The struggling folk artists of Bodo, Mishing, Garo, tea tribes shall perform besides a Bhaona, a drama, Xatriya and the Bauls have been organised.
This year there will be a “Xaaj” tasting session as entrepreneurs from all walks of life are expected to descend and enjoy this unique event.
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