|The Periyar House offers elegant yet economic accommodation in the jungle. The property owned by the State-run Kerala Tourism Development Corporation has won the State Award for the best one-star hotel, many times.
Ambience and facilities
The Periyar House is situated on the banks of Lake Periyar , midway between the park gates and the boat jetty. It provides a decent, vantage point for visitors to observe wildlife at close quarters. The well-manicured lawns and the trees around add to the place’s tranquil charm.
Apart from comfortable rooms including deluxe rooms and suites, Periyar House also offers facilities for meetings and conferences. From the balconies of the rooms, you can see leaping monkeys and flying squirrels moving from one tree to another.
There is also a restaurant that provides excellent Kerala cuisine, an Ayurvedic spa, an open-air badminton court and a recreation room. Periyar House, just like the other two KTDC hotels in the area, has an additional advantage. The agencies that deal with Nature treks, boating and so on operate from its premises and as such, booking as well as taking part is easy.
The outdoor activities include Nature walks, trekking to remote forests, grasslands and Shola forests, elephant rides, plantation visits, boating, a walk through the inter-State forest boundary and the participation in various other programmes that facilitate closer acquaintance with the wildlife.