Which KTDC hotel is the best in Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady


There are 3 KTDC hotels in the Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady. Here I have given a comparative study on these 3 hotels, which may help you selecting the right one that fits your interests and budget.

I visited all the 3 KTDC hotels in Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary (Periyar Tiger Reserve). You can find a more detailed article about the KTDC hotels in Thekkady

It's hard to say which hotel is better since each one has its own unique advantages. Here is a comparison of the KTDC hotels in Thekkady. Choose the one that fits your interests and budget.

FacilityPeriyar HouseAranya NivasLake Palace
Location:Inside the forest, 1km from the entrance of Tiger ReserveAbout 2 km further inside the forest after Periyar Palace25 minutes boat ride from Aranya Nivas
Accessibility:Only by vehicleOnly by vehicleBy vehicle up to the pickup place and then by KTDC boat
Rating:GoodBetterBest
Views:Good view of forestBetter view of lake and forestHeavenly view of water, forests and wild animals
Beer & Wine:NoYesNo
Swimming Pool:NoYesNo
Restaurant:Good restaurantBig restaurantSmall restaurant, food served on pre-planned choices
Late access:Only up to 5:30pmOnly up to 5:30pmOnly up to 5:30pm
Cost:Rs 1,350/- to Rs 5,200/-Rs 3,000/- to Rs 9,000/-Rs 10,000/- to Rs 25,000/-
Amenities:Basic lobbyPretty good club house with table tennis, carroms, badminton etcSwing, garden, outdoot benches etc. Just sit and relax in the lap of the nature.
Ayurvedic Spa:Access to the spa in Aranya NivasAyurvedic spa and massaging by Shanthigiri Ashram. More about Santhigiri Ayurvedic HospitalNo spa facilities

Best KTDC hotel in Periyar Tiger Reserve

If you can afford the cost and love a heritage style resort, then Lake Palace has the best of all. You will be completed isolated from the rest of the world and will be spending your day with the wilderness of Periyar Tiger Reserve.

If you are on a tight budget and still like to stay in the Periyar Tiger Reserve, then Periyar House is the budget hotel in the jungle.

If you want to enjoy the premium facilities at a cost in between the other two, then Aranya Nivas is the choice. A Beer parlour, swimming pool, multi-cuisine restaurant, club house etc are the major attractions that are not available in the other two hotels.


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