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Kochi (Cochin), India
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Staff was very courteous. Room was clean. The fact that its in the middle of the forest makes it an ideal place to stay at in Thekkady. There are plenty of activities to do. We especially enjoyed the Jungle Patrol at night.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 31 March 2016

First thing first : Since Aranya Nivas is located inside Periyar Tiger Reserve, You cannot enter / leave Periyar Reserve after 5:30PM and also you cannot leave Hotel premise after 6PM. Some say that rules may be flexible only if you are going out for activities offered by Forest department, but I confirmed with the receptionist that since a recent...

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1Thank Vir_Patel
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2016

The hotel is well set in the nature reserve such that whilst on a walk approx 2 minutes from the hotel, we spotted some elephants. Just outside the rooms you can also see monkeys. The rooms are well appointed but wi-fi is only available in the foyer. You also need to be aware that to enter the nature reserve, you...

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Bangalore
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

This was my second visit to aranya nivas.. The location of the property is the highlight and if you want the boat tickets without much hassle this is the place to stay since it is also steps away from the backwaters...

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 17 March 2016

A very good property of KTDC within the Perriyar tiger reserve near to Periyar Lake. We stayed in a suite room which was large and bathroom was also big. Dining space was very neat and clean and food was nice but costly. Staffs were very helpful and provided immediate help when I burnt my hand accidentally with the hot steam...

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Salalah, Oman
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Aranya nivas thekkadey,we stay in 28th March for Three days, its a nice property nice ambience surrounded by natural beauty, good service front office is good, restaurant staff all good, food is ok not up to price value limited options. We got daily visitors (monkeys), boat ride is excellent, grape farm is good, elephant safari and bath awesome, waterfalls,spice garden...

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Wrexham
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Stayed for one night so we could do Periyar wildlife reserve. The hotel is right on the lake and had good facilities. Very large clean rooms friendly staff good pool and average food. Don't take food outside as the monkeys will soon relieve you of it.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2016

I stayed 3 nights at this resort in January,.Stay was very comfortable and I found everyone,staff and guests alike, pleasant ,kind and helpful. It is an excellent resort for someone wanting an activity holiday in that kind of jungle/nature ambiance.except that one has to make sure that the monkeys do not get into your room through windows left open.. Food...

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1Thank DrCyriacMaprayil
Wettingen, Switzerland
Reviewed 28 February 2016

A good Govt hotel by the side of Periyar Lake . The staffs were friendly andvery helpful.Did the reservation for early morning boating. Room was large by any standard and bathroom toilete was also big. Food was nice and more like home made food. Breakfast choice was limited. Lots of monkeys were there in the pool so couldnot acccess ....

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 27 February 2016

This ktdc hotel is located inside the periyar wildlife sanctuary The location of this hotel is the biggest plus point. It is located just in front of the periyar lake/river. The staff is nice and lady at the reception arranged boat tickets for us during our checkin for the next slot and gave us the front row seats . so...

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Aranya Nivas is the only premium jungle lodge of its kind situated inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve(Thekkady). The resort provides avenue for close interaction with the tropical rain forest and wild life. The resort is located on the banks of Periyar lake. Entry to Periyar Sanctuary will be closed by 5.00 pm. Hence please ensure to reach inside the sanctuary before 5.00 pm. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aranya Nivas KTDC

Address: Kumily, Thekkady 685536, India
Region: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
Price Range: $73 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Aranya Nivas KTDC 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Aranya Nivas Ktdc Hotel Thekkady
Aranya Nivas Idukki
Aranya Nivas Hotel Idukki
Aranya Nivas KTDC Thekkady, Kerala
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#10 Spa Hotel in Thekkady
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“go for premium rooms as there are some nominal differences between the other types”
 of 5 bubbles samsonjacob, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“room no 103 have the best jungle view”
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“Ask to see the room first.”
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“The first floor rooms have the best views and apparently one room has a balcony which would be great for viewing.”
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“all rooms good”
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