We booked one night here as an extension of a 7-night cruise on the Brahmaputra River on board of RV Charaidew, operated by Assam Bengal Navigation which also owns this lodge that really exceeded our expectations, at least as far as accommodation and the knowledge and enthusiasm of the resident naturalist are concerned. Our bungalow (is it also called a bungalow when it stands on stilts?) was meticulously clean, spacious, tastefully decorated and furnished while the adjacent bathroom featured a shower cabin that was completely surrounded by glass walls that gave a perfect jungle feel without being bitten by bugs. However, the food could have been spicier to our taste, though it was varied and well-prepared. If there is one disadvantage, it is the sound of the traffic. During the day, you don’t hear it – but at night you do since the lodge is located not so far off the main highway. But don’t let this deter you from making this your temporary headquarters near Kaziranga NP as this also implies it lies conveniently close to the park’s different ranges. If we ever go back to this area, we will definitely go back to this lodge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Diphlu River Lodge is the only lodge at Kaziranga National Park that is situated right at the border of the park. We offer all-inclusive stays from three to ten days. Our well-trained naturalists take you out into the park by jeep, elephant or even on foot. We also offer jungle and river walks, village visits and boat rides on the Brahmaputra river where you may also get to view the rare Gangetic River Dolphin. With only twelve twin-bedded cottages, eight of which are individual and four semi-detached, Diphlu River Lodge is intimate in size and built using natural materials (like bamboo, thatch, etc.). Besides comfortable beds, each cottage has a pleasant sit-out as well as a writing desk, mini-bar and a small fridge. A complimentary selection of tea and coffee and an electric kettle is also at hand for when you need a cuppa. The bathroom has a rain shower and a roomy dressing area with a fitted wardrobe. ... more less