About Aranya Niwas

Thekkady - it just can’t get wilder than this. The name Thekkady is synonymous with wildlife and forests.

It is the central point of the tourism zone of the Periyar Tiger Reserve which is one of the best-managed tiger reserves in. This is the only tiger reserve where one can watch animals at close quarters from a boat. The normal sightings are elephant, bison, sambar deer, barking deer, wild boar and a variety of birds.

If you are lucky enough, you may see tiger, leopard, bear, wild dog etc while on trekking. If you love wildlife and adventure, welcome to this wildlife haven. Thekkady can offer you all these, and more. The rich flora and fauna here is a treat for your senses. This is an ideal location for wildlife tourism and eco-tourism. The inviting lush greenery and the tranquil waters of the Periyar Lake would be a relaxing affair.

Aranya Nivas - an authentic jungle lodge Aranya Nivas by the side of the placid Periyar Lake is a veritable destination for wildlife enthusiasts and eco-tourists. Located inside the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, this is an authentic jungle lodge.

This was opened by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of.

Aranya Nivas (KTDC) can be reached from the Thekkady Junction (Railway Station) which is situated at a distance of 1 km. This hotel in Thekkady offers Ayurveda service to its patrons. This hotel has 30 rooms for its patrons. Each room is benefited with a wardrobe, toiletries, bottled drinking water and attached bathroom with hot and cold water supply.

Aranya Nivas (KTDC) offers various facilities which include room service, front desk, swimming pool, travel desk, car rental, laundry, doctor on call and currency exchange. This property has a restaurant and a bar. The hotel also has its very own handicraft emporium. This hotel in Thekkady was inaugurated by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and is situated in the wilderness of Periyar Tiger Reserve.

This property can also be reached from the Thekkady Junction Bus Stop (1 km) and Cochin International Airport (141 km). Tourist attractions located near this area are Thekkady (2 km), Forbay Dam (2 km) and Ottakathalamedu view point (10 km).

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Timings: Entry into the resort is possible only between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nearest bus terminal: Kumily, about 4 km Nearest railway station: Kottayam, about 114 km Nearest airport: Madurai, about 140 km.

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