Well inside the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, the property is on the banks of the Periyar Lake and has all the basic facilities of a good hotel. There is room service, a multi-cuisine restaurant and a well-stocked bar.
1.Ayurveda therapies .
2. Swimming pool.
3. Restaurant .
4. Beer Parlour .
5. Handicrafts emporium .
6. In-house movies .
7. Travel assistance .
8. Car hire .
9. Laundry .
10. Doctor-on-call .
11. Currency exchange.
Possibly the only hotel in the country to be situated in a wildlife sanctuary, Aranya Niwas Hotel is a structure built in the colonial style. The location of the hotel Aranya Niwas in the Periyar National Park, allows guests to get really close to nature. Visitors can wake up to the music of bird calls and then enjoy a boat cruise on Periyar Lake and see elephants in the wild, drinking and bathing on the banks of Periyar Lake.
Nearest bus terminal : Kumily, about 4 km.
Nearest railway station : Kottayam, about 114 km
Nearest airport : Madurai, about 140 km .
Kumily : This plantation town, closely associated with Thekkady, situated on the outskirts of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is an important centre for shopping and spice trade.
Mangala Devi Temple : This ancient temple is situated hidden in the dense woods on the top of a peak, at around 1337-m above sea level. The temple, believed to be more than 2,000 years old, is built in the traditional Kerala style of architecture. The peak commands a panoramic view of the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats and some hill villages of Tamil Nadu. Permission to visit the area can be obtained from the Wildlife Warden.
Tribal Museum, Kumily : This museum depicts the culture and lifestyle of the tribals inhabiting the region. The museum was setup and is being managed by the members of the local tribal community.
Periyar Tiger Interpretation Centre, Thekkady : This interpretation centre provides valuable and detailed information about the Periyar Tiger Reserve. This is a treasure house for wildlife tourists and eco-tourists.