We stayed at DRL for three nights in December 2012 and it was an outstanding experience. There are 12 cottages of which 1-4 overlook farmland and 5-10 overlook the Diphlu River, with Cottage 5 having the best view of the river.
The room is very well done - the typical Assamese Bamboo look, and every small thing taken care off...three varieties of tea, towels, room and bed heaters/warmers. The bathroom gives an open feeling.The food served was excellent prepared by chef Gautom and the courtesy of the staff was un-parallel. We liked to items a lot - Orange Mousse and Banana ice-cream.
On 25th Night, the manager Bikash Baruah organized for a barbeque night alongwith the typical Assamese dance, Bihu. Outstanding experience - in the open air, chillness, drinks, barbeque and a lot of good friends from Pune, Australia etc.
Our game drives (jeep and elephant) were quite well organized and our guide Bhikan has an incredible knowledge of birds and the car driver Junnu(vehicle no 73) has a good eye for wildlife.
Overall a very good experience albeit an expensive one.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Diphlu River Lodge Kaziranga National Park, Assam