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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 24 April 2015

The hotel is excellent in terms of comfort and service. Their location is right next to the Periyar Lake, and has a magnificent view. Their complementary breakfast spread was sumptuous. On the downside, the lodgers are are not allowed to leave the premises after 5PM, so be prepared to have a lazy evening in your room.

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Manager-AranyaNivas, Manager at Aranya Nivas KTDC, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable patronage and support to Aranay Nivas Thekkady..Thank you very much for your valuable comments and suggestions. Regarding going for after 6 pm as a resort situated inside the tiger Reserve we some have some limitations .. As per the forest rule no traffic is allowed in side the tiger reserve after 6 PM...

Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Stayed here for 1 night whilst on a tour of Kerala. It was not the best but neither was it the worst. It is handily placed for the early morning boat trip on the lake during which it is said that you might see the tiger. Who is kidding who!!! ? Nevertheless a good clean hotel with fairly small rooms...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Good hotel, Awesome food and friendly staff. I stayed with my family including 3 kids and we enjoyed the stay there. Those who are staying without kids have many activities like trekking, boat rowing etc. I suggest to go for the first or second trip boat ride if you wants to check out on time. If you have more than...

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Manager-AranyaNivas, Manager at Aranya Nivas KTDC, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable patronage and support to Aranya Nivas, Thekkady. We are taking this opportunity to thank you for valuable comments and suggestions. Looking forward for the best future business relationship... With Warm Regards, Arun Peethambaran Manager, Aranya Nivas, Thekkady

Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Reviewed 14 April 2015 via mobile

Here are some good things and things which could have been better at aranya nivas. This place will be more suited for pure wild life enthusiasts who takes part in all of their programmes related to wild lifes. Not a family friendly place. Good things: Spacious rooms Courteous staff Swimming Pool Things which can be better: This place is inside...

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Ahmedabad, India
Reviewed 13 April 2015

We spent a couple of nights at Aranya Nivas Thekkady. Its a Govt. run hotel located inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve. You should reach there before 5 pm otherwise the entry gate will be closed and you have to do little explanations to forest officials. Anyway this is the best location you can be in Periyar Tiger Reserve in this...

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Manager-AranyaNivas, Manager at Aranya Nivas KTDC, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable patronage and support to Aranya Nivas, Thekkady. We are taking this opportunity to thank you for valuable comments and suggestions. Being a Tiger Reserve we have some restriction as traffic is not allowed after 5.30 PM in side the Reserve due to the crossing of wild animals. The restrictions are mainly for the...

Kochi (Cochin), India
Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

Wonderful ambience and great food. The biriyani was loaded with spices, nuts and raisins. Quantity per plate of biriyani and fried rice was more than enough to fill two hungry stomachs. Chicken fry was yummy. Though they took a while to get the food from the kitchen to the table.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 10 April 2015

Booked deluxe room for 3 nights at Aranya Niwas, Thekkady. The room was pretty small, NO VENTILATION inside room as windows cannot be kept open because of threat from monkeys. The room did not have AC, therefore it was pretty hot, humid and suffocating. The room service was pretty ordinary. The food was average. Definitely not worth spending more than...

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 1 April 2015

Located in the midst of the Perriyar Tiger Reserve this is not a hotel but more of an upgraded and overpriced youth hostel. The Hotel was unpleasant. The rooms were noisy, with screaming children, the kitchen smelt (as did the entire hotel) and the food was the worst we had our whole trip. We did not realize that we would...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 1 April 2015

This hotel is one of the 3 KTDC hotel located inside reserve forest. Location as everybody pointed out is great with forest and Periyar lake right next to it. Facilities wise also this hotel is good because it provides big rooms, Restaurant, Bar, Swimming pool etc but none of these facilities are useful. One of the biggest problem here are...

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Stayed only for a single night. We opted for deluxe room, which was strictly ok. The room did not have AC and we felt quite hot and humid with only fans on. The best part of the hotel is its location. It is located inside official perimeter of Periyer Tiger Reserve and one can feel eeriness of jungle within hotel...

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Manager-AranyaNivas, Manager at Aranya Nivas KTDC, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank your for your valuable patronage and support to Aranya Nivas Thekkady. We always consider you as our very valuable guest. We are taking this opportunity to thank you for valuable comments and suggestions. First of all we apologize for the inconvenience caused to you during your stay. We have taken your comments seriously and we will be...

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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 

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Address: Kumily, Thekkady 685536, India
Region: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
Price Range: €81 - €139 (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, India - Kerala
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“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.”
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