The Jungle Book

We're so thrilled and humbled that India's most illustrious magazine on design and architecture has featured Diphlu River Lodge in its list of top 7 safari lodges in India.

Diphlu River Lodge is designed to resemble an Assamese village with its thatch-and-bamboo cottages built on stilts (in the style of Mishing tribal houses). The cottages are built on stilts because the area floods every year as our prized location is on the banks of the Diphlu River.

Throughout the Lodge, you'll find unique artefacts and canework from Northeast India, such as wooden monitor lizards and straw rain jackets (from Nagaland), cane and bamboo fishing implements and baskets (from Assam), and handlooms featuring traditional Assamese and tribal motifs woven by our own coterie of talented artisans (you can even pop over for a visit; they are located adjacent to the Lodge). All furniture at the Lodge is locally made under own design direction.

In fact, we'll even go so far as to say that you'll be hard-pressed to find any item at the Lodge that is made outside of Northeast India, or at the very least India. We take pride in this fact and we hope you too are able to appreciate our labour of love that is Diphlu River Lodge.

Read the full story on Architectural Digest India.

Updated: Apr 22

An excerpt from 'In the lap of nature: India's most stunning luxury wildlife resorts' by Lifestyle Asia:

Completing 10 years this year, Diphlu River Lodge speaks effortless luxury. Inspired by the architecture of Mishing tribal homes, its 12 cottages sit snugly at the fringe of Kaziranga National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other than the covered dining space, Machan, they have three open dining spaces: the Tea Deck, Hilltop, and River Bank for you to be at leisure in nature’s lap. Hop aboard the jeep safari to Kaziranga — they run one every morning and afternoon — to witness the world’s largest population of one-horned rhinoceros and the highest density of the Royal Bengal Tiger. The thriving deciduous and semi-evergreen forests also house the Ganges dolphin, barking deer, king cobra, and many more along with over 400 species of birds. When not exploring wildlife, get acquainted with the local culture via native performances at the hilltop.

Top billing: The quaint Tea Deck

Read the full story on Lifestyle Asia.

Excerpt from 'India's Best Wildlife Stays' article by Condé Nast Traveler India:

at this lodge and follow in the footsteps of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who were recent guests here. Set on the banks of the river that gives it its name, the lodge is located close to Kaziranga National Park, home to the endangered one-horned rhino. The standalone, semi-detached cottages can accommodate only 24 guests. A machan overlooking the river is great
 for birdwatching. The lodge’s naturalists accompany you on jeep and elephant safaris.

Diphlu River Lodge listed among India's best wildlife stays by Condé Nast Traveler (India)

Read the full story on Condé Nast Traveler India.

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