Infinity Resort is a simple lodge which is a good value base from which to explore Kaziranga National Park. With just 16 rooms, it has a more personal feel than larger resorts and, while not luxurious, it will suit wildlife enthusiasts whose focus is more on the wildlife than the accommodation.
Kaziranga is the place to come if you want to be sure to see the great one-horned rhino as 70% of the world’s population is here. There are also three species you won’t find in central India parks: wild elephants, gibbons and giant hornbills. Plus, there are Bengal tigers (highest density of any park, though hard to spot here), and other exciting wildlife, such as capped langurs, Malayan giant squirrels, and water buffalos. There is also great birding in the park, with over 470 species including the great Indian hornbill, Blyth’s kingfisher, jungle fowl, fish eagles and vultures, parakeets, sunbirds, bee-eaters and more. Kaziranga is too often overlooked; it's an excellent park.
Infinity Resort is a good place to stay here if you’re looking for somewhere quite simple with no frills but adequate comfort and friendly staff. We like the fact that it’s not huge (just 16 rooms) and that the lodge realises that the experience of the park is why its guests are here, rather than for a holiday resort. We rate the lodge as somewhere you can confidently stay for your Kaziranga experience if you’re trying to keep a lid on your budget. Don’t expect haute cuisine or the best feather pillows but it’s clean and comfortable, with enthusiastic management.
Open: Usually from September to June, depending on the rains though most international visitors tend only to stay when the park is open, from November to the end of April (can vary depending on the rains).
Location: The lodge is only about 5 minutes’ drive east from the central gate of the park. To get here, you fly to Guwahati airport (from Delhi or Calcutta) then drive east for about 5½ hours. Alternatively, fly to Jorhat Airport then drive 2 hours west, or fly to Dibrugar airport and drive 3 hours west. The last two options are more risky due to the airlines that fly here.
Rooms: There are 16 rooms. They are all the same, though 8 have a twin bed configuration and 8 have a king-size bed. All are en-suite with showers, aircon and ceiling fan, safe, kettle and fridge/minibar. There is mozzy netting on some (not all) of the windows. Each has a small balcony.
Activities: Game-viewing in Kaziranga National Park (open roughly November to April – can fluctuate with the rains).
Facilities: They have one naturalist which we can request for you if he is available when you book. He is a well-known guide who particularly photographers and birders tend to find very good. There is a large pond with a natural bamboo area by it – good for boating or fishing or just for short nature walks around it. They also have a small campfire area.
Dining: There is a good-sized restaurant which is quite plainly decorated. Most tables are indoors but there is also an outdoor terrace area. The restaurant is up steps, so not accessible for anyone with mobility issues (though they will cater in rooms if this is the case). The meals are buffet-style.
Children: Children 6 years+ are welcome. Please ask if you have younger children.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: Mobile signals is available. Wifi is available, but neither strong nor guaranteed.
The owners of Infinity Resorts set up The Corbett Foundation which is dedicated to the conservation of India’s wildlife within the active involvement of local communities. It works throughout India, including Kaziranga, and since its inception in 1994 has implemented programmes in over 400 villages. The lodge is also certified by TOFT (Tour Operators for Tigers). We have no doubt that this lodge has its heart in the right place when it comes to wildlife conservation.
"We didn’t stay here but had a good look around. It’s a simple place with no luxuries, though certainly comfortable enough. If you want a less expensive option at Kaziranga we think this would be your best choice. The manager was very enthusiastic and helpful, and they have a well-known naturalist guide based here, which says a lot about their commitment to the wildlife experience."