We stayed for 5 nights at this beautiful location. We really enjoyed it bcause of the sounds of the jungle and the closeness of the wilderness. However it is 4 km from Kumily town and every time you leave the hotel to go on any trip you have to pay an entrance to he park of 200 or 300 ruppes per person sorry that should be foriegner. This includes the trips on the boat or nature walks within the park. This looses any financial advantage to the traveller and is an irritation when you are staying for more than 2 days.
This is not made clear in any available literature or website. Please can some pass be given to guests. With some TLC it could be marvellous! Kitchen very clean and food really good.
- 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. 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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- Also Known As:
- Aranya Nivas Ktdc Hotel Thekkady
- Aranya Nivas Idukki
- Aranya Nivas Hotel Idukki
- Aranya Nivas KTDC Thekkady, Kerala