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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Spent one night here - fourth hotel on Kerala tour. Good location, but rooms are basic and dated. Small and comfortable bar, but ran out of beer! Food was very good, but more of a canteen than restaurant, noisy and no atmosphere.

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Vadodara, India
Reviewed 14 November 2015

One of the best ever place right in the Periyar Tiger Reserve (Sanctuary). You are right in the dense forest and near the Periyar Lake area where you can go for boating. The resort is very well maintained. Huge rooms, big bathrooms, Food quality is good but they can plan some more varieties as this is the only place in...

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Reviewed 7 November 2015

This was our fourth Hotel on our tour of Kerala with Mercury direct, the rooms were large with fan , flat screen tv, and fridge, there is a large shower, but no air con and no safe, there is a swimming pool but because of the location there are monkeys around so you had to keep an eye on your...

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Mumbai, India
Reviewed 1 November 2015

It was an experience living at this property in the forest. The rooms are clean and big. The bathrooms were clean. One draw back is that you cant keep the windows of the room open as there's a menace of monkeys. That made being in the room claustrophobic. They should hv put up grills. The weather was cool The staff...

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Kolkata, India
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We stayed in the only suite room in Aranya Nivas for 2days. It was an excellent opportunity to stay in this royal suite. The buffet spread for breakfast and dinner were just mouthwatering. Staffs are diligent, well mannered, polite and helpful especially the receptionist. She is very much helpful. Apart from these the position of the hotel is in the...

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Thank Supriya C
Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Reviewed 24 October 2015

its a premium jungle lodge of Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC Hotels & Resorts) located within the Periyar Wildlife sanctury kumily.Resort is a great base from river. aranya Nivas will be good to explore nature in close ,Online Booking and Reservation Number,will be available online

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Stayed there with my wife...perfect jungle hideaway feeling and one of the Bestest place to stay in Periyar...just close to the boat start point and close to periyar lake. one of the 2 properties inside jungle.

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Thank Atin J
Mumbai, India
Reviewed 10 October 2015

This ktdc hotel is located inside the periyar wildlife sanctury and you need to check in before 5.30 as the entry is closed after that. 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 speaks good hindi/english. We booked the room for 2k using...

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Thank Shraddha K
Mumbai, India
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Location is the plus point for this resort. Advantage to get primary options for activities inside the forest such as Periyar Tiger reserves Boat Ride, Jungle safari, Walk in the forests @ night . Outside activities are not accessible after 5.30 pm in evening . So plan your trip accordingly.. Cleanliness is good in hotel with spacious rooms.

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Thank Kunalkim
Mumbai, India
Reviewed 3 October 2015

A very good Resort. Most Important thing Please check in before 5.30pm other wise you will be helpless to check in the hotel and feel yourself lucky if you can get in after that time . As hotel manger doesn't have strong influence to take you in . We had 3 three room booking and lucky even some one with...

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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: ₹ 3,273 - ₹ 5,171 (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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“go for premium rooms as there are some nominal differences between the other types”
 of 5 bubbles samsonjacob, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“room no 103 have the best jungle view”
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“Ask to see the room first.”
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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.”
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“all rooms good”
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