We were glad we chose this hotel for the excellent location right in the reserve near the water.
Our air conditioned deluxe room was pleasant and spacious.
We enjoyed the tasty buffet breakfast and dinners that were included in our room price.
Other pluses were the swimming pool and video screening in the evening about the park.
However the absolute highlight was all the animals that came to drink at the lake by the boat ramp in the evenings after all the day tourists had left....elephants, deer, pigs and hunting dogs. Lots of birds too.
I was very disappointed that this hotel does not provide a sleeping room for drivers who must sleep in their cars near to where elephants roamed at night during our stay. A good sleep for the driver is important for drivers and passengers alike.
- 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