Thekkady and the surrounding areas offer a wide range
of accommodation ranging from cheap to luxurious. The rest houses comprises
of Deluxe bungalows as well as dorms. The rooms at the deluxe bungalow
cost between Rs 400 and 500 a night and the dorms much less. Luxury Resorts
around Periyar National Park are more expensive. A double room at one
of the resorts may range from 2000-3000 Rs per night, which will usually
include meals, wildlife safaris, and fees for cameras, vehicles and entry.
The KTDC (Kerala Tourism Department Corporation) has
three hotels Aranya Nivas, Periyar house and Edappalayam Lake palace.
Advance reservations must be made to stay in the forest house inside the
forest, from where animals can be seen in their natural habitat. Muckumkal
Tourist Home at Kumily (4 kms away from the Lake) is close to the bus
stand, Rolex Lodge etc are reasonable. The Spice Village (resort) and
Hotel Ambadi at Kumily have expensive and attractive cottages.
Book well in advance through any Kerala Tourist Office.
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For restaurants check out the small coffee shops and
stalls near the Kumily bus stand and the boat jetty. All the hotels have
restaurants serving Kerala
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