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Aranya Nivas - Thekkady


The Aranya Nivas is located inside the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary approximately 210 km away from the Cochin Airport, 140 km from the Madurai Airport, 110 km from the Kottayam Railway Station and 5 km away from the Kumily Bus Stand.

Built in 1950, the Aranya Nivas is a KTDC property and in fact the only one in Thekkady inside the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The deep woods surrounding the hotel makes the hotel appear more in tune with nature. The stone walls compliment the growing creepers, wild flowers and the hustle and bustle of the monkeys, squirrels and thousands of birds around the place. The wooden floor of the lobby is polished to shine and the strong smell of eucalyptus oil fills the air. Red sofas are placed on the right, while the reception is on the left. Another small lobby is connected to the main lobby which is looks pleasant with the glass windows.


The hotel has a total of 30 rooms divided into 1 air conditioned Suite, 20 regular rooms and 9 Deluxe rooms. The Suite is a huge room, bare and elegant. The wooden dining table placed in the centre of the room and the peach sofa couches and matching curtains compliment the wooden polish of the floor of the living room.

The bedroom is spacious and has a mammoth bed in the room along with sofa chairs, air conditioner, direct dial phone, satellite television, mirror on wall, study table, and a small divan as well. There is a cloak room as well, which houses the luggage rack, dressing table and cupboard. The bathroom is big with a bathtub with amenities like soap, shampoo, shaving kit, dental kit, shower cap and running hot and cold water. The Deluxe room is surprisingly big with wooden floor and has got a nice feel to it. The huge room is prettily decorated with a bed, luggage rack, cupboard, mirror, study table, satellite television with cabinet and a seating area. The bathroom is cosy with a huge mirror, bathtub and facilities such as hot and cold water supply, soap, shampoo, shower cap, linen etc. The Regular room is a small room with tiled floor and amenities stuffed inside it like the bed, television on a cabinet stand, cupboard, mirror, writing desk, luggage rack and a side table. The bathroom is mall too and has a shower area with limited amenities like soap, shampoo, running hot and cold water and linen.


The resort has a multi cuisine restaurant a little towards the inside on the lobby level for about 50 persons. The restaurant is bright and airy and overlooks the swimming pool on one side and the forest on the other. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves both buffet and a la carte meals. Besides this, there is a Beer Parlour bar that can accommodate about 24 people. The place is rustic looking and has leather like sofas and ceiling fans straight out of early 80's Hindi movie.


The hotel has a beautiful swimming pool surrounded with green trees and lounge chairs. If not swimming, you can try your hand at table tennis, snooker or badminton provided in the Orange Recreation Club. Alternatively, you can also contact the reception for outdoor activities which includes boating, trekking, bamboo rafting etc. through the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, the permission of which is solely in the hands of the Forest Department. Other facilities here include 24 hours room service, laundry service, housekeeping service, travel assistance etc. You can also spend your time in the library or pick up a nice book and sit by the pool or beer bar and enjoy your day.

Don't Miss

The beautiful swimming pool - its location next to the verdant forest and proximity to the Periyar Lake with the jungle's residents creating havoc is a 'once in a lifetime' moment.

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