Diphlu River Lodge, Kaziranga National Park
Diphlu River Lodge
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places
Our rating: Superior | Property style: Lodge
Only opened in 2008, the Diphlu River Lodge has already created buzz, with Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge here in 2016. Located along the banks of the Diphlu River and overlooking the Kaziranga National Park, the lodge aims to have communion with the surrounding nature. Holding only 24 guests at a time, the lodge features 8 individual cottages and 4 semi-detached cottages, ensuring an exclusive and serene experience. The raised cottages are made of natural materials like bamboo and wood, topped with thatched roofs to blend in with the forest surroundings. Each individual cottage has a wide folding glass door opening onto a verandah with inviting cane chairs. Wander along the bamboo walkways, over the lodges private farm to the 'Machan', which means 'jungle platform', raised along and above the river. The air-conditioned sitting and dining area opens onto two verandahs, perfect for watching birdlife, and there is also a television and library room. The Diphlu River Lodge recycles grey water for irrigation, converts organic waste into compost, grow their own crops and use woven objects from the neighbouring villages. Included in your stay is a jeep safari with the lodges in house naturalist.
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