Aranya Nivas is located aside the Periyar Lake, in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The lodge was inaugurated by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. You can enjoy a pleasant stay in the well-appointed rooms offering an amazing natural view. The hotel staff offers impeccable service. Enjoy all the activities organized at the hotel.
Nearest bus terminal: Kumily (about 4 km)
Nearest airport: Madurai (about 140 km)
Nearest railway station: Kottayam (about 114 km)
The hotel has a total of 31 guest rooms, that include 30 rooms and 1 suite. The rooms are extremely spacious, well-maintained and airy. Guests are going to have a comfortable stay amidst all modern-day luxuries like telephone, laundry service, Satellite TV, currency exchange, en-suite bathroom, currency exchange and many more.
Throughout your stay at Aranya Nivas, you are going to savor tasty food of multi-cuisines, which will be served at the on-site restaurant.
Facilities and Recreation:
Wildlife boat cruises on the Periyar Lake
3-hour daytime trekking in the Sanctuary
Full-day bamboo rafting
Elephant rides inside the wildlife sanctuary
Jungle Patrol (a 3-hour night-time trekking inside the sanctuary)
Cloud’s walk (full-day trekking through the borders of the forest and plantations)
Range scans (trekking through inter-state forest boundary mainly mountains)