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“A bird “sanctuary” with a heritage atmosphere”
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Wild Grass Lodge
Reviewed February 24, 2012

The lodge is situated some 500 meters from the highway and thus offers a tranquil stay on a large compound where a 140 different bird species have been recorded. Buildings, furniture and all else built or fabricated with local materials and artisans. Rooms are large and comfortable (incl. beds) with daily cleaning. Bathroom is functional but a bit worn down and outdated, it offered lots of running hot water from a functional geyser.

Food is good and served in a Tudor style dining hall or on the veranda. Tea and coffee is complementary. Tribal dance every night on my stay.

Service from any member of the staff is excellent and *very attentive*.

The lodge is close to any of the three entrances to the Kaziranga reserve.

Stayed six nights.

Room Tip: Say what you like and your wish might come true. View of fields, view of trees with birds etc.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 24, 2012

Poorly functioning bathrooms, limited hot water, no heat, no pool, limited facilities. Ive been told this was the first guest lodge at Kaziranga. It badly needs professional management and updating, as does most of India. Staff is courteous and friendly but I was not able to communicate with them as no one spoke English. Food was barely passable and tablecloths were stained. Dishes and cutlery was dirty. I couldnt wait to leave.

Room Tip: DOnt pay a lot, expect to rough it and you may be satsified
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 18, 2012

We reached there by road and r experience was actually VERY GOOD the wild grass has been planned artistically and TASTEFULLY- traditionally decorated with a contemporary design idea is the BEST part where my sons enjoyed modelling and clicking photographs...location is just too good ..it s amidst the village KOHORA and suitable for all parts of jungle.. rooms r decorated nicely ,full of color and vibrant. ..CULTURAL show was excellent with indulgence of guests..IT WAS FUN.Animals are in ABUNDANCE with good sightings of RHINOS ,different varieties of birds -also migratory birds as BAR HEADED GEESE....
Food was simple and homely..enjoyed biscuits served with every single cup of tea and tasty complimentary SOUPS..THANK YOU MR MANJU BARUA FOR TAKING SPECIAL CARE OF US...
In one word I would define it as "THUNIYA"...and without saying the credit goes to the the owners for running it successfully...Niharika and Col.Pranay Chandra

Room Tip: Dormitory is a very convenient option for family or group and of very good value to the pocket
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

This was our second trip tom Wild Grass and we had a wonderful time, even better than the first time as we knew what to expect and spent more time walking around and less time on game drives. We loved sitting on the veranda with cups of tea, and the morning elephant ride to see the rhinos was again the highlight of our stay. We took a two hour walk on a back road to visit a neighboring village and that was beautiful and interesting. The guides were terrific and we enjoyed our conversation with the manager’s son who was visiting from Oxford—where he is enrolled in a post-doc program--and knows all about the local wild life.

We spoke to other guests at the hotel and some were disappointed at how rustic and basic Wild Grass is. It’s not a luxury hotel and the rooms are quite cold at night and the lights are dim. Come prepared with your favorite soap, long underwear, a flash light and low expectations for the food and you may be happily surprised. Wild Grass is a friendly, homey and laid back place to see nature and Assamese villages in a peaceful setting. It’s quiet and tranquil and although the staff doesn’t speak English they do their best. (Tips are pooled and there is a box in the dining room so when we left we gave something for the staff.) My only complaint was that for two consecutive nights we weren’t served Indian food. One night was the Wild Grass version of Chinese and one was Anglo-Indian (fried cutlets, chips etc). We would have preferred some local veg and roti. Do come and stay here but do spend some time walking around exploring the villages. Kaziranga is nice but there is more on offer than just the park.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 4, 2012

Mid-priced with very clean and comfortable accommodation - the buildings, the furniture and all else were built locally with local materials and artisans. Rooms are large, comfortable with lots of natural light, running hot water (it worked!) and comfy beds. Manju Barua, one of the owners who stays on the premises is an interesting person with lots of stories and tales to share. Food is good - served in a Tudor style dining hall and service is excellent. 20 minutes from the Kaziranga reserve.

Room Tip: Each room is in a wing by itself so it doesn't matter. Choose the upper floors.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

This is probably the only true-mid-range option in Kaziranga. At the high end is the Iora Retreat and the low end are a variety of basic guest houses strung along the highway and clustered around the small village of Kohora. Wild Grass is geared toward middle-class Indians and foreigners, with mix about 75% locals and 25% foreigners when I was there. The hotel sits about 5kms east of Kohora, just off of National Highway 7. It is about 90kms from Jorhat, which is the closest airport, a drive of around 1.5-2 hours depending on traffic. The hotel sits back about 500 meters from the main road, so traffic noise is not really a problem. However, there are no signs for the place, so finding it on your own might be a little challenging. The hotel is typical of many in India: a little old, worn and outdated, but fully functional. The rooms are clean, but with basic furnishings. Sheets were clean and the bed was firm without sagging. Pillows were thin and hard and I had to use two of them to get any real comfort. In January, the rooms are fairly cold at night, and there is no heater in the room, so the extra blankets in the room were helpful and necessary. On two nights, they brought hot water bottles to the room, which was nice. Bathroom has hot water, but: (a) The tank is small, so showers are limited to 2-3 minutes of hot water, and (b) it comes out scalding hot, so be careful checking it with your hand, as I burnt my fingers twice! Rooms in the out buildings, as well as some cottages (at lower prices), are about 30 meters from the main building/dining hall. There is no swimming pool (it has been filled in), despite the picture in the DK Eyewitness guide to the contrary. There is an on-site restaurant that serves all meals. Rooms include a basic Western (eggs, toast, fruit, juice, tea) or Indian breakfast. Lunch and dinner are served at set times, are the same menu and run about INR 125/each with side dishes (rice, naan) and bottled water about INR 25 extra each. They also offer cold soft drinks and beer. Tea is complimentary. Meal choices are limited so you may get bored if you stay more than 3 days. Restaurant service is OK, but the staff has limited English capability so some of my questions/requests were not understood. The food itself was reasonable quality. The hotel runs on generator power, which is sometimes intermittent, so I recommend carrying a flashlight with you at all times. There is no on site internet or phone service. There is a small internet shop in Kohora (about 5kms away). Since they are far from Kohora (Kaziranga central range entry point), they include a “transfer charge” to the jeep hire rates you may see posted at the park entry. A single jeep runs INR 3200/day, though the cost could be reduced if you share with other guests. Foreigners pay a park entry of INR 250/day and a camera fee of INR 500/day. Park elephant ride is INR 725/person. The hotel can also arrange tours to the Brahmaputra River to see the river dolphins at INR 1800/boat, which is then split among the number of guests that go on the tour. Transfers to Jorhat airport are INR 2200/car each way. The front office can arrange everything and can also advise on other things to do in the area. On some evenings, they offer a cultural dancing and music show in the hotel garden. Some tips: (a) Bring a book for the down time between meals and safaris, as there is little else to do at the hotel, (b) Keep track of the expenses for your meals and trips, as their billing process is a little rudimentary, and this will help avoid errors when you check out. Overall, I would say a decent enough place for a visit to Kaziranga.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 14, 2012

Wild Grass is an old Kaziranga lodge, a bit steep but worth every bit. The dining hall is unmatched with great International cuisine, and lovely teas.The naturalists and owners are great wildlife buffs and we got along well as birding was a common passion.
They took us by jeep, elephant and foot, we saw elephants, rhinos, wid buf, boars, otters, tortoise, hog deer, swamp deer, cheetal etc and over 150 species of birds. What an awesome time in the parks, they love thier wildlife.
Only down side is that the property is bit old and the rooms a bit creaky. Hot water is a bit erratic - this is just for sharing facts should not dampen your spirits - we really didnt care about this and loved every moment there. Hope the holiday never ended.

Room Tip: We only saw ours
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Wild Grass Lodge

Address: Bochagaon village, Kaziranga National Park 785609, India
Location: India > Assam > Nagaon District > Kaziranga National Park
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Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Kaziranga National Park
Price Range: $38 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Wild Grass Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Wild Grass Hotel Kaziranga National Park

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