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Hotels in Thekkady - Aranya Niwas Hotel

Deep inside the dense, green woods, perched on the banks of the Periyar Lake is Aranya Nivas or the Sylvan Abode. This quaint structure in the colonial style is the only property in India set in the heart of a game reserve. Besides being the ideal holiday retreat, Aranya Nivas is also the perfect venue for a relaxed corporate meet or business conference.

Resort Specifications


Though styled after a game lodge, Aranya Nivas offers you luxurious comforts in the heart of the jungle. There are 30 rooms and a Suite, Room service, Color TV/Satellite channels, in-house movies, and telephone.

Other facilities and services offered by the Hotel are Laundry, Doctor on call, Currency Exchange, Travel assistance, Car hire, and Handicrafts emporium.


The restaurant at the hotel promises to treat your taste buds and the bar keeps your spirits soaring.

Recreation & Health:

While staying at the Aranya Niwas you may also enjoy Elephant rides and wildlife safari, Trekking through the dense woods and sprawling tea, coffee, orange and spice plantations, Boat cruises, and Ayurvedic herbal body toning massages.

Basic Data

Country India
State Kerala
District Idukki
City Thekkady
Location Nearest Airports: Madurai (3 1/2 Hrs.);
Kochi (6 hrs.) by road
Nearest railhead: Kottayam (4 1/2 hrs.) by road
Nearest bus terminal: Kumily (4 Km) by road
Rooms 30 Rooms + 1 Suite

City Information

Thekkady beckons are the adventure seekers, nature lovers and the animal watchers alike. Thekkady is renowned for the Thekkady/Periyar National Park. At the Thekkady National Park you may spot the wild elephants, leopard, wild dog, barking deer, mouse deer, Nilgiri langur (a primate), bonnet macaque, sambhar, porcupines, squirrels, gaur (Indian bison), wild boar and sloth bear besides the tigers and the Nilgiri tahrs. Along with animals Thekkady is home to monitor lizards, pythons, king cobras and flying lizards. Birds like darters, cormorants, ibises, gray herons, mynas, flycatchers, orioles, wood pigeons, kingfishers, kites, ospreys, thrushes, and parakeets add to the attraction of Thekkady. You may watch the animals on the move from the motorboats on the lake or from watchtowers only after prior permission. Else you may enjoy a walking tour of the Thekkady National Park with the local guides.