The weekend is about to get over but you’re still looking for something exciting to wind it up on a good note? Well, we’ve the perfect Sunday plan for you. If you’re like us, you would agree, for a true sense of freedom, it’s hard to beat wild camping. Think: a hike to the waterfall, boat ride in the lake, an ethnic rustic lunch amidst the deep, dark woods, and a cosy night under the canvas of stars.
So, we’re saying that pack your bag and head to Chandubi to experience the stunning views, mingle with the charming locals, and sink your teeth into delicious treats at the one-of-its kind food festival – State on the Plate – organised by Chandubi Jungle Camp, situated in Joramukhoria village.
Kaushik Das, co-owner of the camp and organiser of the food festival informs us that this is the third edition, since its inception in 2019. “The idea behind organising the food festival is to promote our regional delicacies and the Chandubi area; the camps, lake, attractions etc, which has immense potential for tourism in a larger scale. Recipe curator and food influencer Dr Geeta Dutta helped curate the menu in the first season. And we’re continuing with the same. However, we do plan to involve other recipe developers and homechefs as well from the state in the future events, so that we could bring onto the table more varieties.”
The menu is expansive, so very tempting, and not burning a hole in the pocket. The buffet spread will see Tupula Bhat (rice wrapped in tora leaves), Bogori Diya Dail (lentil with jujube), Kosu Thurir Jalukia (colocasia leaves with black pepper), Naga-style Pork with Local Herbs and Bamboo Shoot, Assamese-style Chicken Curry, Rongpuria Aloo Bhaji (crispy-fried baby potato), Owtenga di Maas (fish curry with elephant apple), Sungat Diya Maas (fish in bamboo tubes), Koldil Bhaji (stir-fried banana flower), and a surprise dessert. Wait, that’s not all!
They’re also serving up a host of condiments – Aloo Pitika (mashed potato), Bengena Pitika (roasted brinjal mash), Pura Bilahi Pitika (roasted tomato mash), Crab Chutney, Kordoi Chutney (smoked star fruit dip), Green Chutney with Mustard, Kharoli (fermented mashed mustard), Khorisa (fermented bamboo shoot), and lip-smacking Pickles.
There’s also an a la cart menu for non-vegetarians for choosing their choice of meat. Khorikat Diya Gahori Mangxo (roasted pork in skewers), Sungat Diya Murgi Mangxo (chicken in bamboo tubes), Maas Pura Pitika (roasted fish chutney), Smoked pork with Dry Bamboo Shoot, and Duck Curry with Ash Gourd. All these at Rs 550/person only!
Break free from the concrete jungle and head to the Chandubi Jungle Camp this Sunday to relax in the lap of nature and enjoy the feast. Backed by hills, with freshwater lagoon in front of you where the healing sound of rippling water lulls one to sleep, you’re sure going to have an experience to remember. The camp has tent, cottages, and a Chang Ghar for accommodation, in case you want to stay back.
Date: March 14 (Sunday)
Time: 11.00AM onwards
Price: Rs 550/person
Place: Chandubi Jungle Camp
For reservation and other details, contact: 9954675158