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Faridabad, India
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

Aranya niwas is a ktdc premium property inside periyar wild life sanctuary (Thekkady) with all modern facilities. Good things 1: you can take tickets for sanctuary visit from reception area n no need to be in queue. 2: A wild feeling of staying inside wildlife sanctuary. 3: 5 star property with all modern facilities. 4: they also arrange many expedition...

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kolkata
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

During our kerala trip we hv stayed for 1 nights on 2nd december 2015.The property belong to periyar reserve forest.Food was good & staff was very co operative. If u want to do boat safari then u are special person to book your ride. This fecilty does not available for others hotel'a guest.

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Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Aranya Nivas of KTDC is within Periyer Tiger Reserve, with all modern amenities in such a remote area. Even the resort has a swimming pool. Rooms are cosy and well furnished. But, don't keep the glass window open , monkey or insects may come inside the room. The launch cruise in Periyer Lake starts well in front of the resort,...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 8 January 2016

If you r a nature lover you got to stay here. The property is located exactly at the centre of the forest.Your wake up call in the morning would be the chirping of the birds. In the mid night you can hear the animal sounds from the hotel(which was bit scary for me for the first time).You will get 24/7...

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Comfortable and very clean. Property is small and hence in the evenings movements are restricted after 5:30PM. Food was good and service was excellent at the restaurant. Pool was clean but beware of monkeys. I felt the reception staff could have been more knowledgeable and friendlier to guests. However, they do help with the boating reservations since it is all...

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Sinagpore
Reviewed 24 December 2015

We stayed for a day at KTDC Aranya Nivas earlier this month. This beautiful hotel is right in the heart of the reserve. It is very well maintained, with clean rooms and with great views of the forest and the river. Efficient and helpful staff, especially at the reception and in the restaurant. Easy access to jungle treks and boat...

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2015

Located within the National Park wildlife sanctuary this hotel is well designed, with excellent food and lots of nearby activities.The rooms were nice, clean and very spacious. The opportunity to access the nearby town, spice gardens and riding elephants was positive, as was the boat safari where we observed wild elephants. Overall this is a great hotel and well worth...

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Visakhapatnam, India
Reviewed 3 December 2015

It isn't every day that you can stay in a place like Aranya Niwas, simply because you are staying within the wildlife sanctuary. While it seemed a little costly, once we spent the night in our room, we felt like the experience was worth the price. The rooms are elegantly furnished, richly spaced, extremely clean and have the kind of...

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Hyderabad, India
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Its an awesome place to stay...Room and specially food is very nice. Also as its located between jungle so its adventurous.. Staff is nice and cooperative... Very beautiful and Clean. I visited with family in November. Had a great time..

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Bangalore
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Being a Tourism and govt run property, i wasn't expecting much - It was very nice. Rooms were clean and bathrooms also were nice and up market. Food wasnt so great. but stay was very comfortable. Spa is also recommended.

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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 - $160 (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
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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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