All nature-based activities here are operated from the premises surrounding the property. Only KTDC properties in Thekkady have this unique advantage.
In and around the property
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.
Outside the property
Bullock cart discovery: A 3-hour ride in a bullock cart outside the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Plantation tours: This tour covers visits to spice, coffee and tea plantations, tea factories, tribal settlements etc.
Visit to tea factories
Shopping at Kumily for spices and minor forest produce
- Guests are requested to reach Aranya Nivas before 3.00 pm to board the last boat trip for wildlife watching.
- Entry to Periyar Sanctuary will be closed by 5.00 pm. Hence please ensure to reach inside the sanctuary before 5.00 pm.
- Guests of Aranya Nivas are advised to reserve the seats for boating in advance (subject to availability) for various schedules on payment basis.