Kaziranga National Park, the world heritage site and home to the famous one-horned rhinoceros is a very important wildlife destination in Assam. It attracts a lot of foreign as well as domestic tourists who visit to explore, to document or for pleasure. The area therefore is a buzzing hub of resorts, Eco-camps, lodges, homestays and hotels. There are many options to choose from across diffrent categories based on your budget and preference.
The resorts mentioned in this list provide you the best of services to make your trip all the more memorable while in Kaziranga. These are the best in terms of luxury, comfort, security and amenities but can be a little expensive.
1. Resort Borgos
Located near the Kohora range of the Kaziranga National Park, Resort Borgos offers 4 star accommodation with luxury and modern facilities. Situated in the village Sildubi the Resort has some of the best views of the forest and the surrounding landscape. On entering the resort you can get a hint on what lies ahead of you, the driveway through the well maintained green garden leads you to the gorgeous wood carved entry bearing the name of the resort. This area has fine wooden decor and a flight of stairs lead you to the reception and lounge area with beautiful decor.
The Resort has a total of 56 rooms under the categories of Executive, Executive Deluxe, Luxury Deluxe and Suite. The prices for these rooms range anything between INR 6700 to INR 25000 subject to changes. But one can get better deals from any of the online travel sites.
The Resort provides both Elephant and Jeep safari. The rate of Elephant safari per person is INR 1250 for Indian nationals and INR 2500 for foreign nationals. Kids below 3 years can ride for free! The Jeep safari covers four ranges: Western, Eastern, Central and Burapahar range. The rates of the rides differ according to the range you choose and total number of persons. Further there is also a difference of price between Indian and Foreign nationals.
The Resort has a common swimming pool, kids pool, fitness center, spa and massage center, recreational activity centre among other facilities. The resort also have a golf course nearby. WiFi is available for guests within the Resort premises. There’s an in-house multi-cuisine restaurant and a bar for guests to indulge in their favorite food and drinks.
Resort Borgos hosts memorable events like weddings, conferences, birthdays etc. for clients and the services they provide are truly class apart.
2. IORA, The Retreat
Located off NH 37 near Kohora, IORA The Retreat is another luxury resort near Kaziranga National Park. The Resort is built in a 20 acre area with beautifully landscaped gardens and surrounded by tea plantations. The Resort offers 4 star amenities and luxury services. There’s something unique about the beautifully styled cottage type rooms which catches your eye as soon as you enter the Resort.
IORA The Retreat has 42 spacious rooms under the categories Supreme and Luxury rooms. There are 4 thematically arranged suites namely Keteki, Patkai, Wild Silk and Camellia. The suites are equipped with a living room, two balconies, reclining chairs, while work desk, LED TV, Mini fridge, coffee maker, free WiFi and 24 hrs room service are available for all the rooms.
The Resort has a well maintained swimming pool, kids pool, Spa center, Gym, Recreational center, Play area for kids, outdoor dining space among other facilities. There are two separate halls for business meetings and weddings namely Borsora with 250 seating capacity and Blue Orchid with 150 seating capacity. The Resort has an in-house souvenir and handloom shop too.
IORA has two in-house restaurants, one purely ethnic called Bhatbaan and the other is multi-cuisine. Bhatbaan serves the best of Assamese cuisine in the most sumptuous way, a meal you will relish forever. Part of the sitting arrangement also is traditional. Bhatbaan is my personal favorite when it comes to Assamese cuisine served in the most attractive and hygienic way.
The Resort provides Jeep safari to Kaziranga National Park and also has provisions for other outdoor activities. Traditional Bihu dance and husori are arranged for the guests with campfire as part of the entertainment.
3. Summit Green Village Resort and Spa
Located at the foothills of Karbi Anglong hills, in Jakhalabandha Summit Green Village Resort and Spa is at a distance of around 41 kms from Kohora range of Kaziranga National Park. A huge statue of King Kong welcomes you to this resort as you drive down NH 37.
The Resort has 14 rooms under the categories Standard, Deluxe and Super Deluxe. The rooms are well furnished with all the basic amenities like AC, geyser, WiFi etc. The price ranges from INR 1500 to INR 5000 subject to changes.
The in-house restaurant Kholong is artistically designed like a cave which gives you a jungle like experience. The restaurant serves Indian, Continental and Assamese cuisine.
The Resort provides jeep safari, bird-watching tours, tea garden visit and other activities. The guests can relax in the calming environment of the resort and experience the best of what nature has to offer. There’s a children’s playground, fishing pond, garden, game room, convenience store and a souvenir shop as well.
4. Landmark Woods
Built on an area of 15 acres, Landmark Woods is located uphill amidst beautiful mountains and landscaped gardens, and at a distance of around 25 kms from the Kohora range of Kaziranga National Park. The Resort offers heart warming services and provides you with comfortable accommodation.
The Resort has 25 well furnished rooms under the categories Luxury, Deluxe, Suites and Pent Suites. All the rooms are equipped with modern amenities like satellite TV, AC, ensuite toilets, coffee maker etc.
The common facilities of the Resort includes a swimming pool, restaurant, bar, banquet hall, conference room, video room, indoor sports and free WiFi. For outdoor activities you can indulge in biking, fishing, boating or exploring local villages and the nature trails.
The Resort manages tour packages and wildlife safari for the guests, both jeep and elephant safari.
5. Infinity Resort
Built amidst a bamboo Grove, a betel nut plantation and other herbs garden, Infinity Resort totally gives you the feel of Assam. The beauty of the Resort is enhanced by its unique Assamese styled chang bungalow and the lake. The Resort is located at a distance of only 7 kms from the Kohora range of Kaziranga National Park.
The Resort has 16 guest cottage rooms with high sloping roofs, traditional handmade walls, tall flood proof stilts and furnished with bamboo furniture. The basic amenities of AC, refrigerator, mini bar, coffee maker, work desk and hot water are provided in the rooms, with free WiFi.
There’s an in-house multi-cuisine restaurant with indoor dining area as well open deck seating arrangement. Indulge in the mouthwatering delicacies while appreciating the beauty around. Other facilities include a swimming pool, biking, fishing, boating, bird-watching, nature trails and personalized wildlife safari.
Assam is currently open for tourism, and world heritage site Kaziranga National Park is attracting a lot of domestic tourists. All protocols laid down by the Govt. are being strictly followed by the Resorts to keep Covid-19 on check. So feel free to check in!