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Aranya Nivas KTDC

Kumily, Thekkady 685536, India
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Aranya Nivas KTDC
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Ranked #18 of 34 Hotels in Thekkady
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    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 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's inside a Forest area so it comes with all restrictions. You cannot roam after 7 pm. best suited for Periyar boat ride. Hotel has arrangement for reservations. However hotel is poorly mainained. Surroundings are not clean. It has pool for adults and childrens.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place....very courteous staff...very spacious rooms....not modern but very authentic and comfortable stay...food was good. This hotel is inside the reserve, so entry is not allowed after 5.00 pm. Will definitely visit again!!

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very unlikely a nature lover cannot find this place attractive! it has the beauty of periyar forest all around and you never know a monkey / baboon might just be outside your window peeking in your room, so make your move to the balcony very cautiously (they may lock YOU out). Excellent hotel stay with good spread of buffet and... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon arrival, as we were unloading our luggage from the van, one of the local monkeys approached and lightning quick grabbed an exposed bag of potato chips and shot off into the bushes. Shortly after check-in we saw the same band of a dozen monkeys playing at - and in - the swimming pool. I had no idea that monkeys... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had two minds while choosing this hotel, as i saw a few recent negative reviews. Still, since it was inside the forest area, thought to give a shot. ANd thanks for thatdecision, this weekend was one of the best in the recent past. Location : Nothing beats the location of this resort. Inside forest, where even vehicles are not... More 

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Long Hai, Vietnam
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I decided to splurge and stay in the nature sanctuary at the KTDC Aranya Nivas. Upon arrival at the hotel, the manager told me that we could not book the jeep treck (closed because a tourist was injured), we could not book the walking treck (because my children are under 14 years old), could not book the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very bad experience lot of humidity Climate was not good pool was closed place look isolated hotel was almost empty rooms are without a/c any to small 7 pm gates r closed. cleanliness zero Won't recommend it anyone

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Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel has the second best location in Thekkady as its is situated inside the wildlife sanctuary itself(which also puts a restriction of evening timings for you). The hotel was neat with greenery all around and a beautiful swimming pool. However, monkeys seem to roam freely in the corridors of the hotel and might also enter your room through windows.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Since we had to be in Madurai on 23-1-15 for the marriage of our colleague and since it was an extended weekend, my two colleagues and I decided to stay in Thekkady for one night before returning to Chennai. Though it was a bit expensive, I wanted to stay in Aranya Nivas since it was located inside the Tiger Reserve... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Hotel is good, food is good and but location is ok. But it is located in a jungle so you have to come back to the hotel before 6PM. I booked a deluxe room online (they gave 10% discount online), room was good, spacious, but you have to keep your windows closed if you don't want unwanted visitors in your... More 

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