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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Best location to stay, one of the best experience, very nice staff including service to security, well maintained, location is having advantage
All aspects it’s on the top
Staff is very supporting and customer friendly

Stayed: August 2018, travelled with family
Thank sarjujm
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

What a place and what a hotel. The hotel is situated in just middle of the tiger reserve. The rooms are excellent and very well maintained. The food in the restaurant was excellent specially the buffet dinner and break fast. The surrounding ambiance of the hotel was thrilling and superbly enjoyable. the hotel staffs are very well behaved and helpful. Overall a great experience and want to come again.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank 550mukherjee
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Aranya Nivas is one of the few options in Thekkady if you want to experience the 'Stay in the wild' within the Periyar

Forest Reserve. The fact that this one is quite a old resort had me a bit worried. But all my apprehensions were laid to

rest once I stepped into the resort. The entire makeup of the place is that of a wild jungle lodge with a perfect

blend of modern amenities. The room was clean and the bathroom was renovated. The staff was quite friendly and helpful.

The restaurant has a limited menu and food is a bit expensive. However, it is quite understandable considering the very

limited options within the forest reserve. An added bonus is the availability of the tickets for the Boat ride at the

front desk, which saves the trouble of standing in long queues at the ticket counter. The resort also has a pool and a

recreation room if you get free time. But I strongly recommend a nice long walk inside the reserve which is a rare

opportunity.

Overall, a very well maintained resort just a stone's throw away from the Periyar Boating Point!!

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Rahul B
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

to good location near the lake..amzing site between the forest ...covered by long trees ...lot of monkeys moving around and traveler advised to be alert from them ..remember you can not go out side from resorts after 5 pm due to wild life reserved century law

Stayed: June 2018
Thank santoshsgh10
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

I would strongly recommend people to stay inside the periyar tiger reserve.this reserve has three hotels periyar house ,,aranya niwas, and lake view. We stayed at aranya niwas.the room we stayed in was a deluxe room with all modern facilities.the window opened towards jungle from where we can see monkeys on trees.in the night when you move out in the premises of hotel,it's awesome experience of staying in a forest.After five pm we cannot go out of reserve ,,if you have to return after five you will have take permission from hotel manager and in evening when you return they send their jeep to take you safely back to hotel.we returned back to hotel at seven pm on hotel jeep.in the way we saw Sambhar deer and porcupines in the jungle. Book your stay with breakfast and dinner if possible .the restaurant inside the aranya niwas is very good but bit expensive. They have a nice swimming pool to enjoy.overall one enjoy s very much at aranya niwas.plz like my comment if you find it useful.

Stayed: June 2018, travelled with family
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