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Aranya Nivas KTDC

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kumily, Thekkady 685536, India
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Ranked #13 of 31 hotels in Thekkady
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The resort was relatively easy to get to, despite being situated in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The hotel on the whole was very clean and the rooms were very spacious and comfortable, with well equipped bathrooms. The swimming pool area was also well maintained and provided a nice break from the heat. Right next to the hotel is the riverbank... More

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Silverstone, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The description in the Lonely Planet guide says KTDC runs three steeply priced hotels in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctury including the Aranya Nivas so after our overnight on the Backwaters we were expecting something special. The grounds were well tended, the front of the hotel looked well and the reception was spacious, historical and well maintained. On reflection one of... More

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New Delhi, India
4 reviews 4 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We visited this place on 17th july when monsoon was at its peak in Kerala making the forest beautiful and fresh with greenery everywhere... When we entered this hotel we were very impressed with the courteousness of the staff and with their good english (rare to find in Kerala)...hotel was also maintained really well... We were given a premium deluxe... More

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10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I stayed at this inside the sanctuary property in first week of June 2014 with my family the location is very good besides the lake, rooms are basic (non ac and I did not needed one as the weather was pleasant) having nice and clean bathrooms they staff helped us providing tickets for boat ride without standing in line ,... More

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6 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you ever want to be in a virgin forest to experience wilderness,tranquility and lovely woods Thekkady is the best place.And this unforgettable days are incomplete with out a stay in Aranyanivas. Location of the hotel is most ideal and is perfect haven for a nature lover.Dense forest,high value flora and fauna around this hotel makes it an ultimate place... More

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New Delhi, India
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9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We selected this hotel to stay inside the periyar sanctuary. Good Rooms and Nice Location, Boating land is nearby and will get tickets from hotel itself. Beware of monkey if you open the windows. And after 5 pm there is nothing much to do.

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Allahabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We stay here for 2 nights. We enjoyed very much here. Good place for nature lovers who want to stay in peace. But the only drawback is that if you need anything which is not available in hotel you have to go outside in market which is too far... No AC's in deluxe rooms except one fan. Lots of monkeys... More

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Nothing can be compared with the premium lake view room stay. Premium rooms are really specious and private balcony with glass windows is awesome (better not to open those windows as monkeys may barge in!!) Beer parlour is available for chilling out alongside swimming pool. Nice food (mostly buffet) and very friendly staffs. They organize for boating passes. Suggest to... More

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Worcestershire England
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80 reviews 80 reviews
53 hotel reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Stayed here for one night so we could visit Periyar for the early boat trip. Nice hotel - pleasant restaurant. Keep your windows closed - monkeys everywhere. When I asked the guide what sort of monkeys they were he stated they were "normal monkeys" - they are in fact macaques.

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Bangalore, India
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9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The Good Stuff: -The hotel is one of 2-3 properties located INSIDE the forest. Quite exclusive and peaceful. -The staff is pretty friendly and courteous. -The hotel can arrange for your boat tickets and that saves you the hassle of standing in line (especially if you want to get tickets for the 7.30am ride!) HUGE PLUS! -The pool is not... More

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Address: Kumily, Thekkady 685536, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thekkady
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Hotel Class:3 star — Aranya Nivas KTDC 3*
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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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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. ... more   less 
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