Hollong Tourist Lodge

Lodge in Jaldhapara Wildlife Sanctuary

This green-coloured wooden lodge right in the heart of the park is perhaps the best place to stay, though booking one of the six non-air-con rooms can be a real challenge. You can spot animals right from the verandah and the package includes a morning elephant ride, but you may want to avoid this because this can be harmful to the elephants. Book up to six months in advance.

The lodge doesn't take direct bookings, bookings are made online at www.wbtdc.gov.in or via West Bengal Tourism.