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Aranya Nivas KTDC

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kumily, Thekkady 685536, India
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Aranya Nivas KTDC

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Ranked #12 of 26 hotels in Thekkady
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
vakkappanpolayil Mumbai (Bombay), India
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This title is unique to Aranya nivas as it is the only three star hotel located deep inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve, constructed with granite stones in the traditional plantation bungalow style, with minimum possible disturbance to the jungle life, over a century ago.The long list of celebrity guests of the hotel include the names of Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru and... More

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Bangalore, India
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This property is clean, spacious and beautiful. It is located inside the Periyar wildlife sanctuary and run by KTDC. I had my apprehensions before going to the place and booked it mainly because of its location. However the staff, the property and food.. everything associated with the place is awesome. I had booked the premium rooms and trust me they... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Managed by KTDc its a good property quite close to the Periyar lake which is the most important attraction of Thekkady. The food was average nothing special at the property. be aware as this is in Jungle so there are lot of Monkey which keep jumping in and out of the property and Hotel is least bothered about that. You... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aranya Nivas is a property located inside thePeriyar Wildlife Sanctuary and is run by KTDC. It is one of the three properties inside the forest. The main advantage of staying here is that you need not stand in the queue for the boat tickets and generally you are assured upper deck tickets for the safari. Further they have a lot... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location of the hotel is excellent. If you like forest, this is the place to stay. But remember market is 4km and you can't walk, either a auto or taxi. After 6pm hotel compound gate is closed. But the surrounding is awesome, deep woods, squirrels jumping, monkeys whooping, birds chirping, Periyar river flowing nearby. Food is EXCELLENT. No queue for... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is very basic. If you are looking for luxury or comfort this is not the place for you. Rooms are very average with cracks in the walls and the bathrooms need some repairs. Everything is really clean but really old and plain. The food is ok, the staff is ok. Keep in mind they lock you in at... More

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Malaga, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location in the park with lots of wildlife around, actually in some cases a bit too much as the monkeys are really obnoxious and will get into the room if windows are not completed locked. Good food, friendly staff. Clean and large rooms.

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location of the place is good. However the rooms are really basic and you cannot open the window or the monkeys could come in. Actually it did happen to one of my friends, even with the window closed, a monkey managed to enter and force the locker. The whole building needs a renovation, cause it look like you're back... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Disastrous. The rooms are utterly disgusting. The food poorly cooked and the bathrooms are simply hideous. It's only saving graces are the incredible staff on reception and the monkeys outside. Don't waste your money. I wasn't expecting luxury but I was at least expecting a clean bathroom with no pubes on a toilet seat...no such luck.

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New Delhi
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Since the property is in the Wildlife reserve..it gives you that extra excitement. One of the three properties by govt. (all 3 in the reserve), the hotel is nice but you may get bored if you stay there for more then a day. There are no activities except for t.t. and carom etc. You can go out in the sanctuary... More

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Also Known As:
Aranya Nivas Ktdc Hotel Thekkady
Aranya Nivas Ktdc Hotel
Aranya Nivas Idukki
Aranya Nivas Hotel Idukki
Aranya Nivas KTDC Thekkady, Kerala
Address: Kumily, Thekkady 685536, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thekkady
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Thekkady
#8 Family Hotel in Thekkady
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Aranya Nivas KTDC 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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