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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2016

I stayed 3 nights at this resort in January,.Stay was very comfortable and I found everyone,staff and guests alike, pleasant ,kind and helpful. It is an excellent resort for someone wanting an activity holiday in that kind of jungle/nature ambiance.except that one has to make sure that the monkeys do not get into your room through windows left open.. Food...

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Wettingen, Switzerland
Reviewed 28 February 2016

A good Govt hotel by the side of Periyar Lake . The staffs were friendly andvery helpful.Did the reservation for early morning boating. Room was large by any standard and bathroom toilete was also big. Food was nice and more like home made food. Breakfast choice was limited. Lots of monkeys were there in the pool so couldnot acccess ....

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 27 February 2016

This ktdc hotel is located inside the periyar wildlife sanctuary The location of this hotel is the biggest plus point. It is located just in front of the periyar lake/river. The staff is nice and lady at the reception arranged boat tickets for us during our checkin for the next slot and gave us the front row seats . so...

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Delhi
Reviewed 25 February 2016

We were quite skeptical of booking a govt. owned property, but only this offered the option of staying inside the reserve, booked it after going through its feedback. We did not have high expectations from the property....but it was pleasant surprise. The rooms are very spacious. We had a small closed area as an extension of our room were we...

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Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 11 February 2016

It is hard to believe it is run by Govt. I have used KTDC accommodation ten years back and the service was very bad then. Now the staff working there are very helpful and did help beyond my expectations. In our packed day without their help we couldn't be able to do the trekking and those staff were also very...

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We have visited Thekkady , Kerala in Jan 2016 and stayed in Aranya Nivas KTDC for two days. Property is situated within Periyar Tiger Reserve in the lap of the nature. You need to get in hotel by 5pm after which it is closed. Boating is nearby. Hotel arranged for boating ticket for the people whoever staying here. We have...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2016

When it comes down to it you choose this hotel since it's located within Periyar Nature Park, it's convenient for the boat trips around the lake and it's comfortable. Don't expect a 5 star hotel but it's still pretty good. The staff are friendly, the rooms are spacious (we stayed in a Premium room) and the food is fairly average....

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

Me and my family recently had lunch here while waiting for our time to go on the boat ride. The look of the hotel was pleasant and at first the staff was helpful and friendly. The food arrived and was pretty average. My mother in law then went to pay the bill with her bank card and was told that...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Picked this place after multiple recommendations - both online and from friends. Though slightly costly than other places at Thekkady, i didn't regret my choice. Set inside the Periyar Reserve at the edge of the lake, ambience was excellent. The rooms did show some age, but did have few modern amenities as well. Food was average though. On the flip...

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Malappuram, India
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Realy it was an experiance inside the forest.A real place for family where we will get the expected hospitality from the Staff.Right from scheduling a day' plan to what to eat, the staff being with us.Amenities esp the rooms are so clean and restaurant where all types of food is served.Swimming pool is too be ready on day&evening afresh.

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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 

Additional Information about Aranya Nivas KTDC

Address: Kumily, Thekkady 685536, India
Region: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
Price Range: $72 - $158 (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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#11 Spa Hotel in Thekkady
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“The first floor rooms have the best views and apparently one room has a balcony which would be great for viewing.”
 of 5 bubbles SteveLichfield, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“all rooms good”
 of 5 bubbles olddave1, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles 111princej, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“beware of monkey menace if you open your windows and keep your luggage near windows..Rooms 105 and 106 just adjacent to reception is ok.”
 of 5 bubbles DrFrancisXavier, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Prefer top floor side corner, You can feel the nature”
 of 5 bubbles HelnaJames, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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