Curated Travel experiences are the new age cool for the wander lusters. If you have been someone who always had wanted to go to the North East and explore Culture, heritage lifestyles and try some authentic Cuisines of the region, then go no further. For I have found just the right experience. Hop on for all the details.
I have lived in many different states while growing up because my Dad was into Projects, every 2 years or so was time to pack and go to a new place. Only area I haven’t lived in India is the North East so it’s been on my agenda to go explore the beauty, culture and everyday life there, without compromising on the authenticity of the experience and being Touristy yet not too touristy.
In came Julie Kagti. So Julie, she is an acclaimed weaver who grew up in a Tea Estate in Assam, and has travelled the world, lives in Bangalore now (I met her when she was living in Mumbai) and has roots in North East. She is extremely attached to preserving the culture, hand looms and the way of life in the North East and she wants the world to come see how beautiful it all is without disturbing the ecosystem of life there, she wants travel enthusiasts to experience life as is there. I find the idea so beautiful that it’s on my bucket list now. Trust me when you see the images taken by anyone who has experienced it , you would definitely want to be the one who takes those pictures because you were there…..
I want to share this unique holiday experience with everyone who has wanted to do this but didn’t know where to find it. Curtaincall Adventures is name by which her tours go. It is an unique experience and she says she named her curated tours Curtain Call Adventures because she relates it with how actors bow after the last act and curtain falls, this may just be our last chance to see north east’s culture as is before modernity takes over their way of life.
Do you know what all can you expect when you travel with Julie? You would be spending a night in the longest river island in the world at Majuli, or spending a day chatting with weavers, eating with locals in their kitchens, discovering the fauna and flora while you trek through unexplored north eastern landscapes, enjoy the local theatre at the temple just to name a few. Since Julie has grown up there and speaks the language, the experiences hence are very real and unadulterated without any typical touristy flavour.
Julie talks so passionately about her roots and her holiday experience are curated to get you to experience North East’ s way of life along with it’s festivals, hand looms and culture. Actually joys of travelling with her, yes she travels with you on tour or facilitates expert experienced local guides to accompany you who she feels will enhance your experience more, that’s how she has been marinating sanctity of how she envisions it all, so the joy of travelling with her is she even takes you shopping for she knows the best places to find unique things at a bargain. She takes you to houses of her friends and acquaintances for a nice cup of tea and amazing conversations, walking thorough tribal villages and stopping by to chat with local weavers. She even arranges for a photographer who takes your pictures while you just soak in the experience. Like I said this is such a unique experience and vacation to explore a beautiful part of our country.
Some of her upcoming tours are The Mythical Tawang Tour in October, The Sangai Festival Tour in Manipur in November and the Myoko Festival Experience in March. The Chotta Assam Experience can be arranged any time for a group of 9-12 people during the winter months – November to March.
For details check Curtaincall Adventures, so when are you planning your trip, for I am planning mine soon. Maybe we meet for a cup of chai with Julie Kagti in an quaint village in the Northeast……