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“Get away from it all, but don't expect swanky luxuries”
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Wild Grass Lodge
Reviewed 13 March 2011

My parents, brother and I stayed here in December 2010, for 3 days. We were flying in from different parts of India to Guwahati, from where we took a car sent by the resort. The drive is a good 200 km+ (5-6 hours with stops) over pretty bad roads for significant stretches (they're constructing a new highway which should cut down travel times)

We thoroughly enjoyed the stay and found the resort quite good, though I can appreciate the sentiments of both schools of reviewers below. It is indeed not swanky by 5-star resort standards but then this is the problem in India - so much potential for tourism, but inadequate infrastructure to support it.

What that does mean is that Kaziranga is relatively still untramelled by an excessive number of tourists (I was quite nonplussed when several people on subsequent trips to Bombay and Delhi asked me what and where it was!) while the resorts are more than adequate for a comfortable pleasant stay

I was pretty happy about the fact that there were no phones and intercoms which are just annoying in a place so in touch with nature, and was actually quite delighted that the mobile phone networks have pretty poor reception there:-) Makes for a much more peaceful stay.

The staff were exceptionally courteous though occasionally disorganised (forgot to wake us on time one morning, and don't expect them to jump when you click your fingers like in five star resorts in the big cities, but then you're paying 1/20th the cost of the same) and we all enjoyed the cooking after early starts and long days on morning and afternoon safaris, with the basic dishes being quite all right, though any attempts at slightly more western dishes were somewhat disastrous.
The highlight was the tea they would lay out in the evenings - fresh, fragrant, brilliant Assam tea, very very good. Also available in the mornings and for me, normally a late riser, it was the only way to feel normal quickly after getting up every day at 5 a.m.:-)

Rooms are quite large, though since the windows are open (with mosquito netting) dust can accummulate pretty quickly, but they were cleaned regularly and we found them perfectly all right. Bathrooms are nothing special, but adequate.

The resort is about a 10-15 minute drive from the closest park entrance, where we went each of the three mornings for an hour long safari on elephant back (there are two other entrances, about 25-30 and 45-60 minutes away) We were assigned a guide (Tarun) for the entire three days, and he was great - clearly seemed to enjoy wildlife and nature, and was forthcoming with various observations and nuggets of information about the animals and park.

The park itself is extremely atospheric and FULL of rhinos, the main attraction, as well as elephants and various kinds of deer, birds etc though you have to be lucky to spot a tiger. The closest we got was hearing one calling nearby on one of our afternoon jeep safaris - it was great because all the animals you could see (mainly deer and some monkeys) all went absolutely still and started looking downwind which was the indication they sensed the tiger, and a few seconds later you could hear it calling. Being in an open jeep and being unable to see it (albeit with an armed escort, but the guy looked too young and his gun looked too old:-) made it all the more thrilling. Our guide mentioned he only manages to spot a tiger about once every ten days.

I don't recommend this resort for yuppie couples who need internet connections and need to be stuck to their laptops/smartphones all the time and need room service and cable TV but if you want to get away from it all and for a step back into an era fast disappearing albeit with better facilities than the old government guest houses/lodges, I cannot recommend both the park and this resort highly enough.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 March 2011

When I read the other reviews of this place, I could not believe we had stayed at the same place! It must have been attractive and comfortable probably about 10 years ago, and had not seen a thorough clean since. Even the light switches were black with accumulated grime! The curtains in the bathroom were a health hazard and the whole place reaks of neglect. The gardens are dusty and uncared for. There is no longer a swimming pool despite what the travel books say and a general air of neglect is very apparent. This is not an 'eco' resort. However there are now new wonderful lodges in the area so visiting the jewel that is Kaziranga will mean not having to put up with this disgrace.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 February 2011

A quaint resort, said an old hand at wildgrass. Yup, quaint as in- far away from the park entrance 7km+, overpriced considering there's no room service, the room's are all dimly lit, no TV, no Telephone/intercom, and the furnishings/ furniture are dated. Tops is the communal dining hall serviced by staff with mannerisms much in common with the college canteen chhotu. Quaint as in a complimentary breakfast of cold toasts and oily puris et al. The stranglehold they have in Kaziranga is vide the number of safari permitted Vehicles. AVOID.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 February 2011

Our visit to Kaziranga National Park turned out to be absolutely perfect, not just because of the wildlife sightings that we were lucky to have, but also because of our stay at Wild Grass Resort. Situated about 3kms north of Kohora range’s entrance gate off National Highway (NH) 37, this laid-back, well-run establishment is truly a gem of a place.

The resort has about three 2-storied apartment-style buildings spaciously spread around a central, grassy courtyard. Our double-room, which was on the first floor of one of the buildings, had lovely dark-wood furniture and was large enough to accommodate a sitting area, drying rack and shelves! The bathroom was also well-appointed with a hot-water geyser and other essential amenities.

The resort’s nicest part, though, is the ceilinged dining lounge, which has been furnished and decorated like a true hunting lodge. A shaded porch attached to the main dining hall and overlooking the courtyard was the perfect place to enjoy our evening tea.

The staff at the hotel was very courteous and efficient. Their handling of our safaris ensured that the whole process of booking and buying permits was seamless and hassle-free. They provided us with a guide who accompanied us on every safari and ensured that we got there on time and were seated on the elephants immediately. He was also instrumental in helping us sight the elusive Kaziranga tiger during our jeep safari! We weren’t charged extra for his services but of course we tipped him generously at the end. Since we didn’t have a transport of our own, the jeep rides to the park entrance and back were provided at a very nominal cost of Rs.200 per round trip.

For me, personally, this stay ranked as our best national park stay in India as yet!

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 February 2011

My trip to kaziranga was an unplanned one.

I was very lucky to come across Wildgrass on the internet, and called them to book a room.

The hotels was really nice and cozy.. Its built over a large area, with 3 buildings.. 2 for rooms, and 1 main lobby / dining hall. The wooden interiors really matched the forest / national park settign we were in..

The staff was polite, prompt and efficient.. So were the guide (Diganata) provided by the hotel who accompanied me on all trips to the park.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 February 2011

first of all-BIG THANKS TO manju barua. i started wit net searchin n found wild grass. i wrote to manju barua for accomodation and the reply was quick and positive. my parents and relatives had a very wonderfull experience of the hospatility of the hotel. good food, good place to stay and best people. thanks for all. keep it up barua. Surely and highly recommended for a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 January 2011

We started our trip through India in Kaziranga and looking back it was the absolute highlight of our journey. And wildgrass lodge did everything, that we felt very comfortable. We had a perfect guide and a nice driver from the lodge, who showed us all the animals in the nationalpark and accompanied us for a dolphin trip. They made our stay special.
The lodge itself has rooms in colonial style and they are nice and clean. Only the bathroom looked a little bit old. The main building, where breadfast, lunch and dinner is served is very nice and after our safaries we spent a lot of time sitting at the veranda, drinking tea and looking at the nice garden of the hotel.
Although the jtrip from Guwahati to the nationalpark takes time (5 hours drive) it is worth going there to enjoy the nature during the elephant safaries and "normal" safaries.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Wild Grass Lodge

Address: Bochagaon village, Kaziranga National Park 785609, India
Region: India > Assam > Nagaon District > Kaziranga National Park
Amenities:
Restaurant
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Ranked #5 of 25 Speciality Lodging in Kaziranga National Park
Price Range: £32 - £52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Wild Grass Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Wild Grass Hotel Kaziranga National Park
Wild Grass Lodge Kaziranga National Park, Assam

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