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 550 reviews
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Lovely, spacious accommodation
By candam on 02th Apr 2020

Very helpful staff and lovely room/suite. Food good, but as the hotel was quiet with not many guests, it was a la carte only although when busier there is a buffet menu available. Very near to the...

Super resort
By DayTrip439629 on 11th Mar 2020

Very nice place to stay with family in Thekady. Excellent rooms & lots of space for kids to play around, food was decent. they have free car parking also. Munnar is also very close from Thekkady...

By GrandTour22049948593 on 02th Mar 2020

Stayed at this hotel with a holiday tour company. The rooms needed a deep clean, the towels were all ripped and so hard it could of taken you’re skin off, no hand towels or face cloths. No hairdryer...

The Fine Print in Big Font


  • Check in: 2
  • Check in HR: 0:0:1
  • Check out HR: 0:0:1
  • Child From: 6
  • Child To: 12
  • Only Veg: False
  • Pet Friend: False
  • Resort: False
  • FDate: 0
  • TDate: 0

Hotel History

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Call 022-6150 6363 or email the Reservations.

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