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Aranya Nivas KTDC

Kumily, Thekkady 685 536, India
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Ranked #19 of 34 Hotels in Thekkady
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is excellent in terms of comfort and service. Their location is right next to the Periyar Lake, and has a magnificent view. Their complementary breakfast spread was sumptuous. On the downside, the lodgers are are not allowed to leave the premises after 5PM, so be prepared to have a lazy evening in your room.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 1 night whilst on a tour of Kerala. It was not the best but neither was it the worst. It is handily placed for the early morning boat trip on the lake during which it is said that you might see the tiger. Who is kidding who!!! ? Nevertheless a good clean hotel with fairly small rooms... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good hotel, Awesome food and friendly staff. I stayed with my family including 3 kids and we enjoyed the stay there. Those who are staying without kids have many activities like trekking, boat rowing etc. I suggest to go for the first or second trip boat ride if you wants to check out on time. If you have more than... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here are some good things and things which could have been better at aranya nivas. This place will be more suited for pure wild life enthusiasts who takes part in all of their programmes related to wild lifes. Not a family friendly place. Good things: Spacious rooms Courteous staff Swimming Pool Things which can be better: This place is inside... More 

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Sibsagar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a couple of nights at Aranya Nivas Thekkady. Its a Govt. run hotel located inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve. You should reach there before 5 pm otherwise the entry gate will be closed and you have to do little explanations to forest officials. Anyway this is the best location you can be in Periyar Tiger Reserve in this... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful ambience and great food. The biriyani was loaded with spices, nuts and raisins. Quantity per plate of biriyani and fried rice was more than enough to fill two hungry stomachs. Chicken fry was yummy. Though they took a while to get the food from the kitchen to the table.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked deluxe room for 3 nights at Aranya Niwas, Thekkady. The room was pretty small, NO VENTILATION inside room as windows cannot be kept open because of threat from monkeys. The room did not have AC, therefore it was pretty hot, humid and suffocating. The room service was pretty ordinary. The food was average. Definitely not worth spending more than... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the midst of the Perriyar Tiger Reserve this is not a hotel but more of an upgraded and overpriced youth hostel. The Hotel was unpleasant. The rooms were noisy, with screaming children, the kitchen smelt (as did the entire hotel) and the food was the worst we had our whole trip. We did not realize that we would... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is one of the 3 KTDC hotel located inside reserve forest. Location as everybody pointed out is great with forest and Periyar lake right next to it. Facilities wise also this hotel is good because it provides big rooms, Restaurant, Bar, Swimming pool etc but none of these facilities are useful. One of the biggest problem here are... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed only for a single night. We opted for deluxe room, which was strictly ok. The room did not have AC and we felt quite hot and humid with only fans on. The best part of the hotel is its location. It is located inside official perimeter of Periyer Tiger Reserve and one can feel eeriness of jungle within hotel... More 

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