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Diphlu River Lodge, Assam

The family owned, award winning Diphlu River lodge is located just moments from Kaziranga National Park, home to the one horned rhino and a plethora of indigenous flora and forna.

Bordered on the north by the mighty Brahmaputra river and to the south by the Karbi Anglong hills, Kaziranga National park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which occupies over 884 sq km and provides a wonderful array of wetlands, savannahs and semi-evergeen forest.

The park is home to the world's largest populations of the Indian One-horned Rhinoceros, the Asiatic Wild Water Buffalo and Eastern Swamp Deer. Other mammals include capped langur, hoolock gibbon, tiger, leopard, sloth bear, Ganges dolphin, otter, wild boar, water buffalo, gaur, sambar, hog deer and Barking deer. You will also find a wealth of reptiles such as the Assam roofed turtle, water monitor, Indian python, common cobra and king cobra. And here the birdlife exceeds over 400 species, including the Black-necked stork, egret, hornbills and Pallas’s Fish Eagle.

Over looking the Diphlu River this well-established property has an intimate, relaxed atmosphere, with 12 stilted bungalows, 8 of which are individual and 4 semi-dethatched, all of which are constructed using natural materials such as bamboo, wood and thatch, fully blending in with the glorious natural surroundings.

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The interiors are simple yet stylish with soft neutral tones and are appointed with all modern conveniences.  Each cottage can accommodate two guests and are fully air conditioned with a spacious seating area, writing desk and complimentary teas and coffees.  All the bathrooms are complete with dressing areas and each cottage opens onto a verahdah with lovely views of the surrounding grasslands.

This scenic spot offers wonderful views and a great place to relax in between the game drives.  At the park guests have the opportunity to go on two safaris a day which are all part of the package of staying at the lodge.  The Safaris use open topped jeeps and the in house naturalists accompany the guests into the park.  In this region, it may also be worth exploring other aspects, such as a day cruise on the mighty Brahmaputra River or a visit to the local Bodo, Mising and Karbi tribes.

Responsible tourism is fundamental to the success of Diphlu River lodge which strongly supports the local community.

There are daily flights to Guwahati from Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai and the lodge is approximately a 4 hour drive away.

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