Aranya Niwas

Aranya Niwas

Periyar Lake | Thekkady | Kerala

Aranya Niwas is categorised as Mid-Segment Lakeside Hotel (Rating)

(Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 April 2004)
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 April 2004)
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 April 2004)
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 April 2004)
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 April 2004)

Aranya Niwas is a getaway resort situated on the edge of the Periyar at Thekkady, Kerala.

Reasons to Visit
  • Mid-segment lakeside hotel located at Thekkady
  • 30 rooms categorised into 1 Suite, 9 Premium and 20 Deluxe rooms
  • F&B areas include a restaurant and a beer parlour
  • Recreational facilities include Ayurveda therapies, swimming pool
  • Handicrafts emporium available
  • Activities offered include wildlife boat cruises on the Periyar Lake, nature walk, bamboo rafting, border hiking, elephant rides, jungle patrol, windy walk, cloud’s walk, range scan, bullock cart discovery, plantation tours, visit to tea factories, shopping at Kumily for spices and minor forest produce
  • Other facilities include laundry, doctor on call, and currency exchange
  • Recommended for lakeside getaways
Know It
  • Located 6 kms from Kumily, which is a base point for visiting Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Hotels in and around Lake Periyar
    "Premium hotel in edge of Lake Periyar offering comfortable stay and recreation options such as swimming pool. This is popular with bird watchers and serious nature travellers looking to be close to Periyar reserve forest areas and away from touristy Kumily. "
About Thekkady

Thekkady (2500 ft asl) is a stopover on the South India Itinerary on Madurai - Kottayam route known for nature centric experiences connected with Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.  more

Things to do in Thekkady
  • Places to Visit

    Popular Kadathanadan Kalari Centre, Periyar Boat Ride
    Special Interest Spice farm visit
  • Activity

    Elephant Junction (Elephant Experience), Bird Watching in Periyar (Bird Watching), Walking in Periyar (Walking), Bamboo Rafting in Periyar (Walking, Kayaking or Canoening or Bamboo Rafting), Gavi Ecotourism (Walking, Jeep Safaris, Kayaking or Canoening or Bamboo Rafting)
  • Excursion

    Idukki Dam (45 kms), Cheruthony Dam (47 kms), Calvary Mount (40 kms)

Aranya Niwas

Periyar Lake | Thekkady | Kerala
RoomRooms per UnitNo. of UnitsNo. Rooms
Total Rooms30
Total Occupancy60


  • Travel Desk
  • Laundry
  • Currency exchange
  • Parking
  • Room service 18 hours
  • Wi-Fi
Food and Beverages
  • Multi Cuisine Restaurant
Recreation or Indoor - Outdoor Games
  • Swimming pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Carrom
  • Billiards Table
  • Chess

Aranya Niwas

Periyar Lake | Thekkady | Kerala

Getting There

Air :
Madurai (140 kms), Cochin (Ernakulam) (180 kms), Trivandrum (200 kms)
Rail :
Kottayam (107 kms), Kodai Road (123 kms), Alleppey (138 kms)

Aranya Niwas is located in Periyar Lake

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable For
Periyar Lake Right on the Periphery of the Periyar lake are KTDC Hotels. Inside Periyar lake, is where experiential KTDC lake palace is situated. Experiential

Overall Ratings


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based on 535 reviews
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Staying in the wilderness
By Priyamvada N on 06th Nov 2019

We stayed in Aranya Nivas for two days in October 2019. We travelled with our four year old twins and it was a pleasant experience. The major attraction is that the resort is located inside the...

By sajanthomas123 on 24th Oct 2019

Nissi tours and travels provides best and excellent service i have ever got staffs are very friendly nature so kind nissi tours and travels will not compromise their service quality they will provide...

Staying in middle of Jungle
By Sherryfn on 11th Oct 2019

We stayed in Aranya Nivas for two days. It is located right in middle of Periyar Toger Reserve. We had booked a suite. It has a very very big living room and equally big bedroom with AC in both...

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Rates Starting From - Rs.4960/nt

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Call 022-6150 6363 or email the Reservations.

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