Periyar House (KTDC), Thekkady(Periyar)
Thekkady, Idukki Kerala
Ranked 50 of 236 hotels in Thekkady(Periyar)
I went to Thekkady(Periyar) in the month of January 2017. It was two days stay in the hotel. I booked my stay through online. the hotel location was excellent. the climate was good. it was bit far from the town. the appearance was excellent. it was near to the forest area so surroundings were covered by nature. the front desk was very good. they provided all facilities in the hotel. the room and the facilities were very good. they provided big rooms and it was spacious and clean. there were no activities provided by the hotel. overall services given by them were very good. there was no wifi facility there. overall it was an excellent stay for me.
The best located modestly priced hotel within the sanctuary. Rooms were clean and big, ours was a superior room with attached sit out overlooking tall trees filled with exotic jungle birds in the mornings and evenings. Staff are friendly and courteous, always smiling. Very convenient for enjoying the Periyar Sanctuary, especially the nature trekking activities and morning boat ride. There are many trails nearby to be explored and sambar, wild boar, giant squirrel and nilgiri langurs are often inside the hotel compound.
We thoroughly enjoyed our unique stay inside the wildlife sanctuary at the reasonably priced Periyar House. It is ridiculous to pay the inflated rates of the other 2 hotels, the Aranya and Lake Palace, considering one is out of the room most of the day. Even though it is a govt property, the staff were as courteous, friendly and helpful as in any private hotel. The housekeeping boy came running to find me just to show me a Giant Squirrel on the hotels tree, merely because I had evinced an interest. Staying inside a sanctuary makes a big difference for nature lovers. Nights and early mornings are interrupted only by the sounds of the jungle. No cars, no music, no human noise at all. We used to wake to the sounds of hordes of Indian Pittas foraging for crumbs from our sit out. Nilgiri langurs come to the hotel trees in the evenings, and we saw several wild boars and sambar on the road just outside. The hotel is best located for those who take the 7am boat ride and other eco tourism activities such as the early walks, bamboo rafting programme etc. The hotel does the booking for the boatride.
This is a resort maintained by Kerala Tourism development corporation. This is located inside the forest and so getting in and out has to be between 6 am and 6 pm. So after 6 in the evening, sitting at the entrance all by yourself or at the backyard was quite entertaining. The backyard has a tennis court and some game activities that were really amazing. Still when we cross a bridge at the backyard we reach an open place where we have flowing lake water and in the evening we can see some monkeys, deers on the other side of the lake which is actually the forest area drinking water from the lake. Thoroughly extraordinary. This is one of the place that one should experience in their life. The house even has some indoor games. They do have restaurant inside that serves a good piping hot lunch and a buffet dinner. The staff here were so kind, friendly and understanding that we don't have words to appreciate. They even had bicycles for rent we were told. The rooms are clean and neat. They do change the spread daily.
No problem in finding the hotel's location. It was located in the city. I went there by a hired car and it took one and a half hour to reach the hotel from Airport. Hotel's staff was good. I went there for boating. I stayed there for 4 days. They used to clean the rooms daily. Room allotted was spacious and good. Swimming pool and garden view was available from the room. Appearance wise, it was very good. Bathroom was neat and clean there. TV, AC, geyser or everything was available there. I had food there and outside also. Hotel's food was very good. Non-veg food was very good there. Check-in was done quickly. I used all activities there. Sightseeing trip was arranged by the hired car. Overall, it is value for money. I would like to recommend this hotel to all my relatives. They should maintain the same quality. I visited there with my family. The best thing about this hotel was the boating there.
The overall experience was superb. I stayed at the Periyar House with my wife for 2 days. The hotel is situated inside the periyar forest, hence the environment around the hotel was that of a forest. The climate was also very pleasant. The rooms were also neat and clean. The food served at the restaurant was very tasty and lavish. We enjoyed our overall experience.
Periyar House (KTDC) is ranked #50 among the 236 hotels in Thekkady(Periyar) with an average rating of 5.1 out of 7. It is one of the 25, 2-star Resorts in Thekkady(Periyar). It is part of the "Kerala Tourism" chain of hotels in India. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 23 photos and 116 text reviews and is rated top for its Location, Destination and Front Office.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 2,800 to Rs 3,100 per night. The hotel offer 23 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.
The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (69%) and Couple (22%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 61% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 16% have rated the ambience as scenic nature.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of July, Aug and Sept for the best experience.
Periyar House (KTDC) is located at Kannaki Temple Road . Periyar Lake (3 Kms) is the most popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay.
Other amenities include 24 Hours Front Desk, Conference Hall, Doctor On Call, Restaurant and Room Service. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.
If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.
HolidayIQ Reviewer Niladri Banerjee adds, “ The Periyar Lake, situated ideally in the center surrounded by forests and mini hillocks, which are home to a wide variety of birds. Depending on your luck you can s Read More