amenities

  • 4G network
  • Bathroom essentials
  • Campfire
  • Caretaker
  • Cook
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  • 4G network
  • Bathroom essentials
  • Campfire
  • Caretaker
  • Cook
  • Extra bed
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  • 4G network
  • Bathroom essentials
  • Campfire
  • Caretaker
  • Cook
  • Extra bed
  • First aid kit
  • Games
  • Hot water
  • House-keeping
  • Kettle
  • Library
  • Linens
  • Nearby hills
  • Non-veg
  • Parking
  • Queen-size bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Single bed
  • Smoking permitted
  • Study/Work table
  • Taxi service
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Waterbody nearby
  • WiFi
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  • 4G network
  • Bathroom essentials
  • Campfire
  • Caretaker
  • Cook
  • Extra bed
  • First aid kit
  • Games
  • Hot water
  • House-keeping
  • Kettle
  • Library
  • Linens
  • Nearby hills
  • Non-veg
  • Parking
  • Queen-size bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Single bed
  • Smoking permitted
  • Study/Work table
  • Taxi service
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Waterbody nearby
  • WiFi
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the space

Welcome to Medini, a homestay, working farm, and weaving unit at the eastern edge one of Assam’s most popular national parks. The family that runs Medini orchestrates unique experiences for guests that want a more holistic view of life around here. 

 

Medini was born out of a deep desire to live amongst natural surroundings. The host worked at sea for many years before becoming a travel guide and farmer. When he met his partner, a textile educator and researcher, they decided to build this home and maker’s space. Here, his partner has nurtured her love for the textile culture of the North East with a weaving studio.

 

Medini is situated within a displaced Mising village and is away from the heart (and crowds) of the national park. It is intimate, farm-to-fork, and showcases a side of the region that goes beyond jeep safaris and jungle lodge stays. 

 

Here is also where you’ll understand that the surrounding habitat of Kaziranga is not just a grassland. There are so many different types of habitats – from riverine (the great Brahmaputra) and hilly (like the Karbi Anglong) to the grasslands and woodlands of the park itself. 

 

The hosts facilitate farming, textile, and bamboo weaving workshops, and remain a valuable source of information on indigenous and traditional culture and wisdom. This is a (comfortable and restful)  front seat to the culture of Assam. You’ll come away with a newfound perspective on the state. 

 

The family has built charming brick cottages next to their special handloom weaving studio. 

comforts

There are 6 rooms across 2 spacious cottages. The rooms upstairs have sit-outs that face the sunset and overlook the paddy fields as they catch the light. The rooms downstairs have cosy reading nooks, and open into the garden. Every room has an attached bath with hot showers and western closets, indoor seating (to lounge and read), and a little study nook. There is ample privacy to unwind and rest. 

 

Each room can host 2-4 guests. 

 

Meals take place in a colourful common dining area with fellow guests.

food

When you walk from the cottages to the kitchen and its delightful garden, you’ll find an intimate communal space for your meals built in traditional style with mud and bamboo. 

 

Intrigued by the Assamese diet? We are, with its variations within the state and across tribes. Food here is a standout, making an already exciting cuisine even more delightful when customised to your palette. Tribal cuisine is a profusion of flavours (flavour bombs!) and tastes. Lahe Lahe takes these dishes to create meals that are both authentic and approachable.


There are vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. Expect rice with mouthwatering chicken, pork, and bamboo shoot, pitikas (mashes) of all kinds, chutneys, leafy greens and salads, pickles, and an abundance of fish. 

 

You can also contact us to arrange a visit to a Mising home to feast on a traditional meal. 

ideal for

Experience this region in ways different from what you know. 

 

If you’re visiting Kaziranga, do it leisurely by staying here, especially if you want to visit the lesser-known gates and the more unexplored parts of the park. Wildlife aside, there’s plenty to explore in terms of traditional weaving techniques, the Mising and Karbi culture, and farming. This homestay is ideal if you want to do everything slow and in relaxed fashion.  

 

If you’re a birder, there are plenty of opportunities to spot little surprises during walks and cycle rides. 

 

If you’re doing our river expedition, The Brahmaputra Drift, you might want to add an extension and come visit Medini. 

 

Come here with your family – there’s enough space for children and adults alike. If you want to experience village life, well, you’re staying in one.

getting there

Coming to Medini Homestay involves a 4 hour drive from Guwahati, or a 1 hour drive from Jorhat. 

things to do

Spend time learning about weaves in the studio and attend a workshop or two. Take a walk around the farmland, and learn how the host has grown paddy using traditional farming practices. 

 

Go on a wildlife jeep safari to Kaziranga, or walk/cycle around to see the Mising and Karbi villages and the nearby tea garden. 

 

Take a serene boat trip by the eastern edge of Kaziranga National Park. You can also spend a whole day visiting a Mising village. 

price

Rs. 12000 on single occupancy basis for 2 nights.
Rs. 13000 on double occupancy basis for 2 nights.
Rs. 16000 on triple occupancy basis for 2 nights.

There is a minimum 2-night stay policy at Medini.

Cost includes lodging, breakfast, tea/coffee, all in-house amenities, all applicable service charges.

5% GST applicable on the final billing amount. 

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