Aranya Niwas

Thekkady, Idukki - 685536, Kerala, India


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:

  • Ayurveda therapies
  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beer parlor
  • Handicrafts Emporium
  • Travel assistance
  • Car hire
  • Laundry service
  • Doctor-on-call
  • Currency exchange
  • Wildlife boat cruises on the Periyar Lake
  • Nature-based activities                                
  • 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)
  • Border hiking
  • Cloud’s walk (full-day trekking through the borders of the forest and plantations)
  • Range scans (trekking through inter-state forest boundary mainly mountains)
  • A 3-hour bullock ride
  • Plantation Tours

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