KTDC Aranya Nivas

KTDC Aranya Nivas Thekkady is a premium 3 star property by KTDC, built in 1950 and the only resort in Thekkady inside the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The hotel is located by the side of the placid Periyar Lake, deep inside the dense green woods in the wildlife sanctuary. The stone walls compliment the growing creepers, wild flowers and the hustle and bustle of the monkeys, squirrels and thousands of birds around the place. The resort also houses an Ayurveda centre and a swimming pool which provides a relaxation and rejuvenation opportunity. Visitors can keep themselves busy with Bamboo Rafting, Jungle patrolling, Elephant rides and Border Hiking. This resort built in colonial style, offering a comfortable accommodation, delicious food and few business services, is veritable destination for wildlife enthusiasts and eco-tourists as well as an ideal holiday destination for leisure travelers. It is also the perfect venue for a relaxed corporate meet or business conference.

Rooms and Accommodation

Aranya Nivas provides a natural and luxurious accommodation in a total of 30 rooms divided into the deluxe, premium and suite categories. All the rooms have soothing interiors and are elegantly designed and fiited with the best of modern amenities to provide a luxurious and peaceful stay. There are 20 deluxe rooms, 9 premium rooms and 1 suite to offer, all of which are facilitated with the modern amenities and room service, surrounded by the wildlife surroundings of the resort in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Room Types

  • Deluxe
  • Premium
  • Suite

Facilities and Activities

  • Room Amenities: Television with Satellite Channels, Air Conditioned, Private Bathroom with hot and cold running water, Telephone, Study Table, Dining table, Room Service, Internet Access, Fire place, Reading lamps, Balcony.
  • Facilities: Doctor on Call, Travel Assistance, Car hire, Laundry, Credit Cards Accepted, 24-hour Room Service, Handicrafts Emporium, Secretarial services, Currency Exchange, Parking Facility, 24-Hour Security, Conference hall, Internet Access.
  • Recreational Facilities and Activities: Swimming Pool, Ayurveda Therapies, Health Club, Wildlife boat cruises on the Periyar Lake, Bamboo rafting, Elephant rides, Jungle Patrol, Trekking, Sightseeing.
  • Dining in Aranya Nivas, Thekkady: Aranya Nivas has an on-site multi-cuisine restaurant which serves luscious and appetizing Continental, Indian and Chinese delicacies. The resort also has a bar, The Beer Parlour where one can relax in the evenings while sipping on a cool drink.


Aranya Nivas is located inside Periyar Wildlife Santury in Thekkady, Kerala. The resort is 180 km away from Cochin International Airport, 140 km from Madurai Airport and 114 km away from the nearest railhead at Kottayam. The nearest bus terminal is located at about 4 km away in Kumily.

Nearby tourist locations to visit from Aranya Nivas, Thekkady: Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kumily, Mangala Devi Temple, The sanctuary watch towers, Murikkady, Pandikuzhi, Chellarkovil, Vandiperiyar.

KTDC Aranya Nivas Thekkady

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