We visited the place on the 2nd of Jan 2012.The park was full of the new year revellers and one could hardly feel that it was a National park.The lodge itself is a building built by the ITDC and leased out to the Assam Bengal navigation at the height of Militancy in the area. The rooms are large and the facilities are basic . I mean that they are not plush but give the feel of a govt. guest house. The toilets are cleaned only once a day and are not well maintained. The lodge is a large structure in itself.
The staff is not professional but the Manager is a great guy and is always there to help you .To my horror I saw one of the staff member almost burn his hands in an effort to light the log fire using Gasolene ! The food was just mangeable -they serve fish curry made with local (cheap ) fish varieties.
But since there are no better places to stay so one has to make do with it.But a rafting trip and elephant safari will aptly compensate for the slight shortcomings in your stay.....
- Also Known As:
- Bansbari Lodge Manas National Park, Assam