By: Addie Chiphang
Ukhrul, Jan 10:
In a significant effort of the natives to amplify the Tangkhulite’s hospitalities to the sojourners or rather the guests the one and only first of its kind in the district is all set to open for everyone who has a desire or dreams of visiting picturesque Ukhrul town in the days to come.
The new “Bed and Breakfast, The Wolorim Manor” is all set to open its doors at Dungrei, Hungpung in the district headquarters.
Relatively a new concept, the upcoming bed and breakfast will be a highly anticipated addition to the hospitality scene in Ukhrul town. With its prime location, comfortable homely accommodations, and warm hospitality, it is sure, to become a popular choice among travellers coming to the town.
Perhaps, one might later be startled but actually, it is all experiencing the true legacy of our forefathers where Tangkhuls people are usually polite and customarily avail to extend great hospitalities to its guests and until now it is very much part or ways of our life, ways of Tangkhul life said Ashang Raikhan manager of the hotel management.
While interacting with the journalist at the cosy yet feel-like-home ‘The Wolorim Manor’ campus on Monday.
Qr. Home Raikhan, a retired commissioner of Income Tax from the Indian Revenue Service (IRS), GOI shared his motivation behind his venture stating that his main objective is to provide year-round services to both locals and tourists by extending vistas of a homely atmosphere to stay in during their travels. Now my endeavour has finally taken shape. After years of construction of the infrastructures which began in 2021,” quotes the retired bureaucrat who hails from Talui village.
After much study, time and consideration, it motivated me and it was felt that a stone structure reflecting the old as well as the new would best suit the environment, space and atmosphere for the best of Tangkhul hospitality. “The Wolorim Manor “ was thus born, Home added.
Raikhan further disclosed that a key objective of Wolorim Manor is to offer affordable accommodation options to travellers, especially during the festive season when most of the hotels in the town are closed for celebrations. “I myself have recently experienced a hard time finding accommodation in the town during Christmas time for travellers to find suitable lodgings, and Wolorim Manor aims to fill this void,” he exhorts.
The retired bureaucrat continue saying that the new “bed and breakfast” facility will be operational shortly, with infrastructures being given a finishing touch currently. Our rate will be very competitive,” he said, without disclosing it.
The building with multiple rooms, including conference halls occupies a whooping area of 4600 square feet in sprawling 64,000 square feet premises.
We are also planning to accommodate additional facilities like an Amphitheatre, a swimming pool etc, etc. Moreover, there are also wild fruits like wild apples, sumac and others on the campus which our guests could enjoy,” he said.
Raikhan explained, that the name Wolorim, is derived from the Talui dialect, wherein the word loosely translates to ‘Beckoning Heights’ or ‘Welcome to the Cliff’. The term ‘Wolo’ represents the command ‘come’ in Talui, while ‘rim’ is a shortened version of the word ‘arim’, which is also my father’s suffix name Arim. At first, I thought of opening up a marketplace on the periphery but later on, I decided to honour the true, profound and grand services of and for the people with unique and rare memorable and comfortable stays Yes, my tastes are simple, I like to have the best and the best is ‘bed and breakfast ‘ home away from home, he added.
He continued that the Wolorim Manor site in the Dungrei area was once a dense forest. Over the years, this area has become a bustling center for both businesses and residents in Hungpung.
Nevertheless, as years gone by much of the forest cover has disappeared, although there are still remnants that have managed to survive,” This is where it has become a cause to preserve the remaining woodland and create an environment that would blend with its natural surroundings,” he stressed.
“The Wolorim Manor” may be reached through its email [email protected] | +91 70056 78182; +91 70440 70179 | Dungrei, Imphal-Jessami Rd, Ukhrul District and experience a comfortable stay with the best of Tangkhul hospitalities and memorable stay and hope you create lasting memories.