Hollong Tourist Lodge, Jaldapara
P.O. Madarihat Dist: Jalpaiguri Jaldapara
Ranked 4 amongst 13 hotels in Jaldapara
Hollong Tourist Lodge Reviews
What can be bad about a place which counts as its frequent guests President to Chief Ministers? Very well maintained rooms (given it is inside Jaldapara Forest), prompt service and greatest location where you can see animals come to the salt pit (located bang opposite the hotel) right through window, through day and night. In fact, at night some an....Read More
We wanted to spend few days in the lap of forest so Hollong Tourist Lodge seemed to be the perfect destination. The experience was ever memorable! The lodge is made by West Bengal forest department and run by West Bengal tourism. It's beautifully constructed bungalow with wooden interior, all are very well-maintained. The service and behavior of th....Read More
The hotel was situated in outskirts of the city and I did not face any difficulty in reaching. The interior and exterior appearance of the hotel was good. The staff at the hotel were specialized and obliging. The room was spacious, dirt free and well-maintained with all the conveniences at good condition. I didn't face any delay during check-in and....Read More
There was no any difficulty to reach the hotel but while booking we had problem because there was only four rooms. The appearance of the hotel was excellent and attractive. The room was spacious and well maintained. Had good view from room. I had very good quality of food at this hotel. There was no any delay during check-in and check-out. I visite....Read More
Satisfy with hotel. It was conveniently located. It is in the forest so no shopping mall was there. Parking space was there. Staff behavior was good. They quick to attend all request. Interior and exterior was too good. Room was very well maintained. Food quality was very good. Veg and non veg food was provided. There was no delay during check in a....Read More
If you want to spend some time in heaven, just be there. A fantastic lodge by WB government. A cup of evening tea in front of rhino, sambar, gaurs, what else you want?. Experience the jungle life. The room was pretty fantastic. The food was delicious and healthy. They treat their guest like home. The chef was very friendly and wanted to know what w....Read More
A known acquaintance of the Forest Department booked this Lodge for me from their office in SN Bose Road, and I faced no problem at check in and check out. This lodge is about 7-8 Kms inside the Jaldapara forest area. No doubt it was a good location. From the rooms one can see the animals roaming around as also they come to the river for drinking w....Read More
If you can get perfect jungle experience, then I suggest staying at Hollong lodge at Jaldapara Madarihat, Alipurduars. Recently Jan 2014, I was visited Jaldapara with my family and stayed at Hollong lodge for 2 night. It was marvellous experience about wildlife. We saw one horned rhino, bison, sambhars, peacocks and deer. We really wanted to see bu....Read More
It is a nice place for stay. Rooms were well maintained and well managed. They were neat and clean with all basic amenities as TV, geyser, etc. I went there with my family. Hotel has cottage-type rooms as well as normal rooms, and I stayed at normal room. Food was okay. There was Bengali food available. Both veg and non-veg food was there.....Read More
Superb hotel! It was a 2 days stay there. Food is of best taste and quality. Different varieties of veg and non veg are available there. Services are very good. Rooms are perfectly maintained. Those are neat and clean. Geyser is there but TV is not available. Cottage type rooms are not available there. Garden area is beautiful. Hotel is situated in....Read More
Top Reviews of Hollong Tourist Lodge
What can be bad about a place which counts as its frequent guests President to Chief Ministers? Very well maintained rooms (given it is inside Jaldapara Forest), prompt service and greatest location where you can see animals come to the salt pit (located bang opposite the hotel) right through window, through day and night. In fact, at night some animals, cross the Holong river and roam around in the hotel compound. I had dinner with one such wandering one horned rhino. The hotel gives a strategic waiting room that allows all its guests to look straight into the salt pit at all times. Being the only salt pit in Jaldapara forest, you stand a high chance to view animals. Both the elephant safari and jeep safari start from this lodge, making it very convenient for its boarders. There are two problems - (a) with only five rooms and very high VIP visits, rooms are tough to get and one needs to book online at least 120 days in advance, (b) being a prime location inside the forest, it has a lot of hidden costs (like 250 rupees every vehicle entry), making the total cost much higher than average. I loved it. So I didn't mind much.
The Hollong Tourist Lodge is around 6 KM inside the Jaldapara Wild Life Sanctuary. The road is not good but the journey is excellent. The right side of 6km road is covered by fencing so that wild animal could not take on to the road. The Hollong lodge is good with big room and big bathroom. Specially 2nd floor VIP rooms are good. During night, number of animals like Elephant, Rihno, Byson, Deer used to come just in front of the lodge which is hardly 300 ft. away from the lodge to take taste of salt on salt pit. Animals come on phase-wise and ofcourse in group one by one. The sounds of animals breaks the silence in night and it\'s really adventourious and enchanting and it\'s really get frightened to the tourist. Forest officials have made an arrangement with big search light so that tourist can watch animals from their room only in night upto 11 p.m. After that no body is allowed to get out from thier room. Over-all, one night stay inside the jungle will be a memorable for life. Food is good, purely bengali food, and offers good quantity. Food comes with a package with morning breakfast and dinner. Two hour jungle safari is there. One can take Elephant ride in morning with six people together on an elephant starts from morning 5 o\'clock for two hours. Spend one night and two days insde the nature with fresh wild air coupled with presence of wild animal, peace and silence. A special gift for the tourist during stay is \'you will hear sound of flowing water on Hollong river\'
If you can get perfect jungle experience, then I suggest staying at Hollong lodge at Jaldapara Madarihat, Alipurduars. Recently Jan 2014, I was visited Jaldapara with my family and stayed at Hollong lodge for 2 night. It was marvellous experience about wildlife. We saw one horned rhino, bison, sambhars, peacocks and deer. We really wanted to see bunch of elephant and tiger but unfortunately we couldn't. Early morning thrilling elephant safari was so good enjoyable experience. Hollong lodge is situated 14 Km inside the Jungle and it is maintained by West Bengal Tourism. On line booking facility are available in WBTDC official site and booking open before 4 month from date. Double bed one room 2500/- per day, extra person extra charges, food charges 400/- (evening tea, snacks, dinner, bed tea, breakfast) compulsory per head. Lunch 150/- optional. A permit is required for visit to the sanctuary. Entry Fees to visit the park (Hollong) : 25/- Per head for Indian Nationals. 250/- Per light vehicle. Parking charges 25/-, 20/- Per still camera. 250/- Per video camera. Elephant safari is 600/- per head (Maximum 4 persons are allowed on each Elephant) and it first preference who stayed at Hollong lodge. Hasimara station to Hollong lodge dropping charges 500/- per car.
There was no any difficulty to reach the hotel but while booking we had problem because there was only four rooms. The appearance of the hotel was excellent and attractive. The room was spacious and well maintained. Had good view from room. I had very good quality of food at this hotel. There was no any delay during check-in and check-out. I visited this hotel with my friends for relaxation purpose in the month of February. There were no any activities and we had an elephant ride. And the hotel was value for money and once again if I get chance I will definitely visit the hotel and I had mind blowing experience. I will recommend to other travellers, but we need to book the rooms before three months.
Hollong Tourist Lodge - a property of WBTDC, maintained by the joint efforts of WBTDC and WBFDC located 8 km inside Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary from the main gate on the highway at Madarihat. This property was established long back when the rooms were available to VIPs only but presently this property is open to all. There are 7 double bedded rooms for tourists and 3 rooms reserved for VIPs. Booking of rooms opens 120 days in advance. You must try from the first day of opening because it is very hard to get confirmation. The property is made of wood and provide you the feeling of being in jungle. The lodge is built up on high concrete pillars so that elephants cannot make any damage. There is a salt pit just in front of the lodge. Forest personnel place salt mixed with soil and other things which the wild animals love to eat. This salt pit attracts wild animals like gaur (India Bison), elephants, rhinos, deer and many birds throughout the day. One can sit by the salt pit and view all animals feeding. The creek of the Torsha river separates the lodge from the salt pit. The salt pit is even visible from the rooms. One can spot a wild fellow even from the rooms of the lodge. The elephant safari in Jaldapara is done from Hollong lodge. Tourists staying in Hollong get the preference and first priority. There is very rush and craze for the elephant safari from Hollong, so tourists staying in private hotels & resorts and other govt. lodges would hardly get the scope for the safari from Hollong. Food served and their service is really appreciable. I highly suggest this property if you have plan to spend nights in Jaldapara. One thing I must share that do not plan your trip as per your wish, it is better if you plan your trip according the availability if rooms in Hollong. This will confirm your stay in Hollong Tourists Lodge. Cheers...!