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Activity

Activity

Elephant Bathing

Get hands-on with the only bathing beauties with one inch thick skin- the Indian elephant. Help wash down a domesticated elephant along with her handler in the refreshing waters of the Diphlu River.

Pleasant weather calls for a riverside outdoor lunch where visitors may partake in the delight of bathing a domestic elephant in the river.

Tea and Rubber

Tea and Rubber Plantation walks are also available. Tea and its manufacture, is of course controlled by the day of the week and plantation work schedules seasonally. An insight to the history and processes of Tea in Assam is available at the lodge on request.

Dolphin Boat Safari

“Dolphin Boat Safari”; offers a chance to spend a day exploring the mighty Brahmaputra River using our own Country Boat and an opportunity to see the endangered ‘Gangetic Dolphins’, the National Aquatic Animal of India.

Guests of Diphlu River Lodge spend a day on the Brahmaputra River, on-board our country boat, equipped with life jackets and facility to serve tea / coffee and light snacks. Boxed picnic lunch and other delights are prepared with care by our chef and sent from the Lodge which is served on the boat or on a deserted sand-bank in the middle of Brahmaputra River.

Besides the encounters with Gangetic Dolphins, our guests also gets to visit the delightful 11th century temple of Hatimura; a rarely visited temple of goddess Durga, situated on a riverside hillock with picturesque views of the Brahmaputra River.

This Dolphin Boat Safari starts after breakfast at around 7:30 AM (approx) and continues for 3 hr (approx) with guest returning to Lodge for lunch.

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About The Lodge

Diphlu River Lodge - Kaziranga

Diphlu River Lodge, Kaziranga National Park Set amongst verdant farmland, patches of bird-rich forest and slow meandering streams, the ambience of the Diphlu River Lodge makes it a retreat in the true sense of the word. The luxurious, but rustic and eco-friendly lodge was built to adapt to the existing foliage and terrain. The cottages are built on stilts and their thatch-covered roofs are supported by thick bamboo pillars. Diphlu River Lodge is separated from the Kaziranga National Park by the river Diphlu, giving the cottages a close view of the wildlife-stocked jungle beyond it. You are asked to keep your lights and sounds low for the wildlife that comes to drink there. The grounds of the lodge include a lotus pond, barbecue and dancing area, and an observation hut. The spacious main building, called Machan, has a library, a restaurant, sitting areas and a large verandah with gorgeous views of the park beyond the river. Well-trained naturalists assist you in understanding the private lives of the creatures that you encounter around the lodge or in the park.

Rooms / Cottages

Twelve straw-thatched cottages, raised on stilts above the ground, each sleeping two. Made of bamboo and thatch, they beautifully blend in with the stunning surroundings. The cottages are air-conditioned and have been tastefully furnished with Assamese and Naga artefacts.

Meals

Our cuisine is a hard to define blend of Indian, Assamese and continental that rarely disappoints; and the homemade marmalade gets very good reports.

We are normally on a Buffet presentation at meals.

Facilities

Restaurant; bar; laundry service; internet (one guest at a time); front-facing safari jeep; 4 in-house naturalists; library; observation hut; Konyak Shop with regional handicrafts, books and Assam tea . In the rooms mini-bar with facility for making tea and coffee.

Activities

Dolphin Boat Safari (Oct-end June) to view Gangetic dolphins with additional visit to a 11th century Durga temple in the hills and shopping in Tezpur; Open jeep safaris and nature walks accompanied by resident naturalist; elephant safaris (need to be booked a day in advance); village visits to Mising, Bodo and Karbi, all unique in their dialect, traditions and attire; tribal dances around a bonfire with barbeque (for groups only); Rubber Plantation walk with Kaziranga National Park in-house biologist or trained naturalist; Tea Plantation visit (note tea manufacture stops mid Dec-mid March).

Staff / Staff Residence

The Lodge Team, in all its sections including the Naturalists, is made up of local village and tribal youth. All brought up with in-house training. They provide our visitors with a personal experience of our nature, culture and traditions in ways that lead to greater understanding and appreciation. Raw youth are trained by their seniors and we may honestly boast from visitors complimentary reports on their interactions and conversations with them. It has also been brought to our notice regarding the discretion yet friendliness of our staff.

Diphlu River Lodge is also

Member of TOFT: http://www.toftigers.org/accommodations/Diphlu%20River%20Lodge

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Special Offer

For your 04 nights booking at Diphlu River Lodge, we would be happy to offer a complimentary Dolphin boat safari on the Brahmaputra River. A brief summary of this ride is given below for your reference:

"Guests of Diphlu River Lodge spend half a day on the Brahmaputra River, on-board our country boat, equipped with life jackets and facility to serve tea / coffee and light snacks. Boxed picnic lunch and other delights are prepared with care by our chef and sent from the Lodge which is served on the boat or on a deserted sand-bank in the middle of Brahmaputra River". The boat Safari will last about 3 hrs (approx).

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