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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is located inside the Sanctuary and very close to Periyar lake. You can take a boat ride in the lake. Hotel provides booking facility fr the same. Various trekking packages in the Sanctuary are available. Rooms are ok. Its little dark inside, may be because it is surraounded by jungle. There are chances of monkeys entering your room through... More

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Kochi, Kerala, India
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel inside the sanctuary. Well furnished, neat clean, large rooms, calm and quite except wild life. excellent service and good food. we saw monkeys, Malabar giant squirrel, great Indian Horn-bill from the room balcony. reasonably priced. wish to visit again. Thanks Aranya Nivas and KTDC

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Onam Holidays 2014 were spent by us with a wonderful stay in Hotel Arannya Nivas for 3 days. The property is situated inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve where the entry is strictly restricted by entry pass only issued by Forest Department of Kerala . The stay was very pleasing indeed. The Location, Sleep quality, Service, Quantity and Quality of food... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

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
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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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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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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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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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