This place is operated by KTDC & is very well maintained. It is actually inside the reserve & very close to the lake. USP - Paid tickets for boating on KTDC boats are also guaranteed for in living guests so there is no need to wait in queue for the same. Rooms are clean and well appointed & food is excellent. The room service was excellent and the staff was courteous to a fault. The pool looked inviting and so did the beer bar. I chose the latter. It is a little on the expensive side but for all the things thrown in, well worth the price. They have no gym. There is adequate parking for vehicles but no facilities for the driver. The place is locked down from 1800h to 0600h next morning so you cannot go out to see the nightlife of Thekkady. KTDC also organises various wildlife treks if you are up to marches in the leech infested jungles in the dark..
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Aranya Nivas Ktdc Hotel Thekkady
- Aranya Nivas Idukki
- Aranya Nivas Hotel Idukki
- Aranya Nivas KTDC Thekkady, Kerala