Musa Jungle Retreat

Manas Tiger Reserve

From the midnight trumpet of a wild elephant to the morning call of majestic peacocks, guests at the Musa Jungle Retreat can take in the sights and sounds of the Manas National Park's wild beings from the comfort of their cottages. Situated close to the southern border of Assam's Manas National Park, this jungle resort derives its name from the local Bodo word for tiger - Musa. Musa sprawls across eight acres of lush forest vegetation in the Bansbari range, offering a panoramic view of the park's glorious flora and fauna. If guests are lucky enough, they may cross paths with a ruminating deer or two during their early morning walks. Or better yet, spot a rhino grazing on the other side of the road!

With twenty state-of-the-art cottages offering accommodation and all modern amenities, Musa appreciates and caters to the needs of all guests - domestic and foreign travellers, wildlife enthusiasts, family groups, corporate clients and weekend visitors. The cottages have peaked ceilings, and verandahs with traditional thatched roofs. The retreat also has ramps and rooms designed for the specially-abled. Spend winter evenings here humming your favourite tunes around a warm bonfire, while savouring some delectable snacks and beverages offered from the in-house multi-cuisine restaurant, Panorama. Traditional Bodo and Assamese food are available on request.

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Rooms

Stripped Panthera or Cluster Cottages offer amazing views of the tea gardens, the resort and the park. The cottages are not air-conditioned and are twin-bedded with sit-out areas for relaxation. They provide an ideal setting for groups of families or friends who wish to stay close to one another; The Grazing Rhino or Individual Cottages are more spacious than the cluster cottages. They come with king-sized beds, bigger bathrooms and a large shower area. One can enjoy a better view of the parks with sightings of one-horned rhinos, peacocks and elephants; Bansbari Villas or Suite Cottages are named after the exotic Bansbari range. These cottages are the most spacious, offering an at-home holiday experience. The bathrooms are bigger, and have an inviting tub and a shower cubicle. There is a separate drawing room for lounging or meetings. The cottages also have a private sit-out area where one can sit and relax, while enjoying a good view of the park's flora and fauna.

Meals

The in-house restaurant, 'Panorama', covers an area of 1500 sq. ft. and offers an unhindered view of the park and the green tea gardens through its glass panelling. Cuisine: Mainly offers Indian, Chinese and Continental. They also offer traditional Bodo and Assamese cuisines, on request.

Facilities

Wheel-chair access; spacious parking lot; room designed for specially-abled; power back-up; laundry service; souvenir shop; children's play area; car rentals; accommodation for drivers.

Activities

Half-day and full-day jeep safaris with forest guards and naturalists through the core areas of the Manas National Park; village excursions, and heritage trips leading all the way to Bhutan, depending on package chosen; elephant safaris; river rafting; bonfires; cultural shows; dance performances; bicycling.

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