Diphlu River Lodge believes in responsible tourism and in giving back to the environment. This commitment is a real and visible part of the structure and functioning of Diphlu River Lodge.
With the aim to support education, environment protection efforts and rural community development, a total of 5% of every room booked with Diphlu River Lodge will be contributed to the ABN Foundation to fund these causes.
So far, under the ABN Foundation, we have built a new tuition centre in West Bengal; renovated a school near Kaziranga National Park; partnered with World Wildlife Fund to run naturalist training programs; and more.
At Diphlu River Lodge, we even grow our own organic rice, vegetables and mustard. Guests will be able to see the crops growing within the Lodge premises.
Diphlu River Lodge recycles grey water that drains into the central pond and is used for irrigation. Organic waste is converted to compost.
Minimization of single-use plastics
Around the Lodge, you'll find oxy-biodegradable plastics in waste bins, Kama Ayurveda toiletries bought in bulk and then filled into wooden dispensers, glass water bottles in your cottages and more such examples of finding suitable alternatives for single-use plastics.
Architecture & interior design
Designed to resemble a Mishing (indigenous Assamese tribe) village, our cottages and common areas are built with natural materials like bamboo and wood, and has been purposefully designed to blend seamlessly into its green surroundings. The Lodge has no fencing between its premises and Kaziranga National Park, maintaining the animal corridor.
Our in-house team of women and men weavers from neighbouring villages are responsible for all the woven objects of the Lodge, like the wall hangings, cushion covers, bed runners and more. The Lodge is also adorned with unique artefacts liked wood-carved pangolins and rain jackets woven from thatch from other states in Northeast India.
Most of the staff at Diphlu River Lodge are from villages in and around Kaziranga National Park and the remaining few are from other parts of Northeast India.
It has been our company policy since inception to handpick staff from nearby villages and offer them with hospitality and English language skills training before officially joining the team. Their friendly, gentle natures are undoubtedly the Lodge's biggest asset.
Diphlu River Lodge is a member of Responsible Tourism Society of India and Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) Worldwide.