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“Jungle Lodge” 5 of 5 stars
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KTDC Periyar House
2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Dist. Idukki, Thekkady 685536, India   |  
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Ranked #33 of 84 Thekkady B&B and Inns
Angamaly, India
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Jungle Lodge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

It was nice experience staying in Periyar House, Thekkady inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve. We could see deers and monkeys crossing our way. The night was filled with different sounds of animals. The boating was arranged by Periyar House staff and we got the front seats inside the boat. Food was so delicious and especially the breakfast with hot Dosas! We could hardly stop eating the breakfast with delicious sambar and chutney. The crew were much happy to serve and their service was excellent

Room Tip: Superior rooms are much spacious
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 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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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

If you love wildlife and you’re on a tight budget then this is the place to opt. The property is located in the sanctuary creating a jungle atmosphere in the night. The rooms are decent and spacious. The food and service is good. The staff is quite friendly and helpful. You can book the boat rides in advance at the reception. We sighted most of the wild life in the afternoons. The morning rides can be a bit chilly don’t forget to throw in a sweat jacket.
There are lot of activities to cover in and around the sanctuary, as we had limited time we covered few of them. Trekking was one of the exciting things we covered; the 2 hour trek into the forest was quite adventurous as we sighted couple of bison. Then there are the elephant rides. Do make it a point to visit thekkady if you are a wildlife enthusiast. All in all it was a wonderful experience!!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kochi
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The rooms are quite big they have a huge balcony,,,place to play badmenton (not covered),,have a great lawn outside,,restaurant also pretty good,,this is the best place to stay and go for early morning boating,,,then even arrange tickets for boating,,you can notice few animals towards the evening or early morning we spotted sambhar (deers) and wild squirrels ,,,real value for money,,

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

The Periyar House is an excellent, reasonably priced hotel within the sanctuary. If you are a environment lover, staying inside a book plantation makes a world of distinction. The rooms are large and clean. You can see jungle birds in the mornings. The employees are amicable, courteous and cooperative. The room rate encompassed buffet breakfast which is good and evening meal. Some trails beside the hotel, lead into the plantation and lakeshore. Watch out for leeches if it is moist. If you intend doing the forest treks, morning boat travels etc, this is the best reasonably costed location to stay. recall that vehicles are not permitted inside the sanctuary after 6pm so plan your trips accordingly.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kolkata
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11 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Really good for the cost. We went in august and it was pretty empty. But very well kept property. Clean, has enough staff and has great location. We saw a sambhar and giant squirrel from the lawn of this place. Definitely worth the money.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Raipur
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Set amidst the Periyar Tiger Reserve is this beautiful & budget govt. property that makes you experience the real jungle. Online booking process is a cake walk & check-in too was hassle free. The best thing about the stay here is that the boat tickets are confirmed & can be bought from the reception, as we did. You need not stand in long queues esp during peak season. Yes, the entry to & from the reserve is restricted after 6 pm & the reason can be very well understood once you have a stay there in the middle of the forest. The pitch black ambience outside the property after sunset along with distant sounds thrills you. The rooms were clean & spacious, however the toilets didn't have hand sprays & exhausts. The food was not up to the mark, but that was compensated by sumptuous complimentary breakfast. The front desk staff & room service was excellent. In all, it was a great stay at the Periyar House!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

First of all online booking is so easy. Second most important thing it is situated right inside thekaddy forest. one can enjoy the forest environment while enjoying the luxuary at affordable price. Also if one stays here, getting first boat ticket is so easy. One has to only apporach reception at 5 PM and can book the ticket. No need to stand in a long queue. Only little drawback is if anyone is late in dinning , he will not bottom line food. Only Chicken is served. Ample breakfast.
One should think of Getting boat ticket as in rush hours it is real problem for tourist.

Room Tip: Be careful of monkeys. Do not keep your door or window open.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about KTDC Periyar House

Address: Dist. Idukki, Thekkady 685536, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thekkady
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 84 B&Bs / Inns in Thekkady
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — KTDC Periyar House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 44
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