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Aranya Nivas KTDC

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Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 27 January 2015

I was skeptical about booking at Aranya Nivas after reading some of the reviews stating that the renovation was on. So, before booking made up a call to them to make sure it was over. Made the booking online and got a 10% discount. Booked a deluxe room for 2 nights with one extra person and it costed me about...

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Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 16 January 2015

Very good property, right in the middle of the jungle, well maintained/renovated premises, looks clean and friendly, well dressed staff ready to help with a smile at all times! After sunset, all entry/exit stops, come out in the lawn in front of the hotel to absorb wild smell of nature and night time forest noise of myriad of birds, owls...

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4Thank AsishSanyal
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
Reviewed 15 January 2015

The hotel is located inside the forest, very near to the boat ticketing area. Colonial style construction. Reception and lobby though is small gel well with the construction style. Staff are friendly. Stayed in recently renovated rooms. Rooms are good and cozy. No balcony. You can feel the real wilderness at night.

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1Thank Ratheesh C
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Reviewed 2 January 2015

Stayed there for a day in december.The staff is very friendly ,however the property is under renovation hence its quite boring in the evning as theres nothing else to do.The advantage of this property is that the Boat ride tickets can be booked at the reception.The major issue is that since this property is within the sanctuary you are literally...

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1Thank Pramod L
Bangalore, India
Reviewed 2 January 2015

We stayed here for a night in premium rooms on the ground floor .. We booked two rooms and though the rooms were spacious enough had to deal with very strong paint fumes emitting from the walls and doors . Renovation work is going on and there is dust everywhere . Our rooms were next to the pool and we...

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1Thank busyblanu
Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2015

Stayed there for one night. However the price they charge during Christmas time is pretty high. Only good thing is they assure you of boat safari ticket without getting into queue. Rooms are decent and large and the hotel is under renovation. The thekkadi forest and the safari is not to the scale of other forests in MP or Gujarat...

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2Thank ShantanuChatterjee
Hyderabad, India
Reviewed 18 December 2014

We chose the property given the assured tickets for Periyar Lake boats avoiding the crazy rush. As others have shared refurbishment in progress but the room was like a suite. Huge hall with lots of windows facing the Periyar lake then the bedroom. All have seen a passage of time. You cannot open the windows in day for Monkeys might...

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Rajkot, India
Reviewed 5 December 2014

In the lap of Forest Aranya Niwas is the fascinating natural spot. Much needed renovation is going on. Refurbished rooms are fairly good. Food at the restaurant was quite good and enjoyable with good service.

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Hawick
Reviewed 1 December 2014

Our group stayed here for one night and arrived to find the hotel upside down with a major refurbishment going on (and probably needed as well!) so there were paint, various materials and many tradesmen all over the place. In fairness, the tour Company may not have been aware of this; however it did spoil the stay and I wouldn't...

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Thank Douglas552
England
Reviewed 30 November 2014

This hotel is in the Periyar Reserve. There is extensive renovation work being carried out. This meant that the corridors were littered with tins of paint, piles of tiles, electric cable, piles of rubbish, furniture and workmen! Our room had a strong smell of paint. It was a fairly small but adequate room. The beds were rock hard, just like...

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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: £42 - £73 (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, India
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