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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Being the only property within the forest reserve, its location is definitely at a premium to all other hotels in the locality. It is less than five minutes walking distance from the boat jetty for the Periyar Lake trip - hence very convenient. Even though it is run by a government undertaking, the upkeep is superb. The swimming pool is... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

best place to stay in thekkady ...its inside forest reserve ....have advance of getting boat ride on priority and best seats ...the rooms are clear and well maintain ....the only problem is when it rain ....the room becomes very noisy as the rain fall on steel sheets .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As the only resort located 'inside' the Thekkady forest, this place completely meets the criterion of 'Location, Location, Location'. A weekend spent at this beautiful forest getaway turned out to be one of the most amazing experiences of our life, with extremely helpful and courteous staff who guided us well on the various activities and events that we could experience... More 

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed there for 1 day and stay was pleasurable. One day stay is not enough.atleast 2 days required to ensure that the forest seep in your life. Staying g here ensure easy boat ride booking. Rooms are British era big ones, well maintained. Staffa are courteous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here 2 times before. Great place to stay. I love to laze around. So yea, my type of vacation. Kids liked it. Staff was good and helpful. Hotel i nice with spa, curio shop etc. Boat ride was great. The location is great. For me this is definitely worth visiting again if you like jungles. Take prem rooms on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked it for over night stay. The rooms were okay. The dinner was a buffet and nothing great about it. The place is inside the Priyar tiger reserve but I could only see monkeys. The boat trip cool we finally saw few wild animals. The staffs are below average

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We visited Aranya Nivas in the first week of July'16 & stayed there for a night enroute to our actual stay at Lake Palace Thekkady. We reached late at night, just before the dinner buffet closed down in fact. Since the gates to the forest reserve had closed, we had to get special permission & then leave our vehicle at... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

When I booked Aranya Nivas, I had high hopes. I dreamed about falling asleep to the night time sounds of the forest. Little did I know what was in store for me. We had gone to Thekkady in April, planning the trip at the last moment. Rooms were available at Aranya Nivas for Rs. 3000 per night. When we checked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Very good hotel.. Pros.. Very good ambience. One can listen to the natures sounds with absolute peace of mind Really close to boat landing area inside then wild life park. Excellent food though expensive if not included in plan. Excellent staff Can see some wild flora & fauna (wild boars, Deers, monkeys, porcupines, many birds) right in the hotel compound...... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Nice experience at Aranya Nivas . Good service and Food. We three ladies enjoyed the stay and hospitality very well. Also experienced the rejuvenation Ayurveda package too. Boating experience was nice. We canceled the trekking (natural walk) due to rainy climate.

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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. Entry to Periyar Sanctuary will be closed by 5.00 pm. Hence please ensure to reach inside the sanctuary before 5.00 pm. ... more   less 

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Address: Kumily, Thekkady 685536, India
Location: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
Price Range: $50 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Aranya Nivas KTDC 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Aranya Nivas Ktdc Hotel Thekkady
Aranya Nivas Idukki
Aranya Nivas Hotel Idukki
Aranya Nivas KTDC Thekkady, Kerala
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