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Periyar House


Location: Periyar Reserve (Kerala, India) at 5 kms from the Kumily town where other hotels / resorts are situated. Kumily - 5 kms, Madurai - 145 kms, Kottayam : 115 kms, Ernakulam / Kochi - 185 kms, Munnar - 108 kms.

About: Thekkady - A true abode of the wild:  The name Thekkady is synonymous with wildlife and forests. It is the central point of the tourism zone of the Periyar Tiger Reserve which is one of the best managed tiger reserves in India. This is the only tiger reserve where one can watch animals at close quarters from a boat. The normal sightings are elephant, bison, sambar deer, barking deer, wild boar, birds of various kinds. If you are lucky enough, you may see tiger, leopard and bear, wild dog etc. while on trekking. If you have an element of love for wildlife and adventure, welcome to this wildlife haven. Thekkady can offer you all these, and more. The rich flora and fauna is a treat for your senses. This is an ideal location for wildlife tourism and eco-tourism. The inviting lush greenery and the tranquil waters of the Periyar Lake would be a relaxing affair.

Periyar House - A perfect base to get close to the wild: Located on the banks of the Periyar Lake, Periyar House is a budget jungle lodge, which offers a vantage point for visitors to get close to the wildlife in Thekkady. It is inside the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. For a budget traveller who wish to stay in a wildlife sanctuary this is the best option here.



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 set up 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.



  • Ayurveda therapies

  • Restaurant

  • Room service

  • Doctor-on-call

  • CCTV

  • Telephone

  • Laundry

  • Travel Assistance and Boating

  • Open air Badminton Court

  • Recreation room

  • Bicycle on hire


Wildlife boat cruises on the Periyar Lake: Boating on the Periyar Lake enables visitors to have a close look at the wildlife that inhabits the surrounding forests. Groups of elephant, wild boar, bison and sambar can be seen moving along the banks skirting the forest. And water birds, perched on tree stumps with their wings spread, present a delightful sight while boating.

Nature walk and Green walk: This is a 3-hour daytime trekking in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Bamboo rafting: A full-day rafting and trekking programme managed by the local tribal community.

Border hiking: A full-day trekking programme to the borders of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Elephant rides: Elephant rides inside the wildlife sanctuary.

Jungle Patrol: A 3-hour night-time trekking programme inside the wildlife sanctuary.

Windy walk: A predominantly open area, full-day trekking programme inside the sanctuary through grasslands and shola forests.

Cloud’s walk: A full-day trekking through the borders of the forest and plantations which offers panoramic views of the landscape.

Range scan: Trekking through inter-State forest boundary, predominantly mountainous with higher probability of viewing wildlife.


How to get there:


By Road: Nearest bus terminal: Kumily, about 4 km.


By Train: Nearest railway station: Kottayam, about 114 km.


By Flight: Nearest airport: Madurai, about 140 km.



Tariff (in Rupees)
Modified American Plan (Upto September 2011 )


Rooms Season Peak Season Off Season
01st Oct 2010 to 19th Dec 2010 and from 06th Jan 2011 to 28th Feb 2011
20th Dec 2010 to 05th Jan 2011 01st Mar 2011 to 30th Sept 2011
  Single Double Single Double Single Double
Avenue Rooms 1,300 1,900 1,390 1,990 1,095 1,630
Deluxe 1,900 2,900 2,065 3,115 1,515 2,430
Superior 2,150 3,300 2,345 3,565 1,775 2,750
Suite 4,100 4,100 4,465 4,465 3,390 3,390


Extra person: The room tariff component will be 20% of room tariff . Food will be charged at actual
Children: Age 6 to 12 years. 10% of room tariff. Food will be charged at 50% of the actuals
Adult: Persons above 12 years will be charged at full rate.
NB: The rates are subject to periodical revision. Customers are requested to check the current tariff before making reservation.
* Govt. taxes extra.


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