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Old 25th May 2010, 10:33   #61
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@Srikanth - What's that building with large steps? Is it a temple? Did you've a chance to visit any of the temples there? Pls share some pics if you did.

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Definitely; IMO, KL also has more civic sense than TN.

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@Srikanth - What's that building with large steps? Is it a temple? Did you've a chance to visit any of the temples there? Pls share some pics if you did.


Definitely; IMO, KL also has more civic sense than TN.
I think it's the lake palace hotel run by KTDC.
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I think it's the lake palace hotel run by KTDC.
Exactly - and they charge a sweet 25K/night in seasons
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Exactly - and they charge a sweet 25K/night in seasons
No way Srikanth 25K or is it 2.5K??? KTDC can never charge 25K for one night while Orange county, one of the finest multi star rated resort in the country, charges 14K per night; unless KTDC is built on gold & studded with diamonds.

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No way Srikanth 25K or is it 2.5K??? KTDC can never charge 25K for one night while Orange county, one of the finest multi star rated resort in the country, charges 14K per night; unless KTDC is built on gold & studded with diamonds.
I am not kidding - check out yourself Tariff, Lake Palace, Thekkady, Premium Heritage Jungle Lodge, KTDC, Kerala, India

And I can say its worth it. You can come out and stand at the edge of the palace and look around the Periyar lake, who knows what all wild-life you can watch sipping tea/coffee. Its altogether a different experience being inside a open sanctuary where you sight wildlife.
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No way buddy!!! I still cannot believe it. Any idea what's so special about it? Man, this seems to be the most expensive resort in this country isn't it? Just asking out of curiosity, is this 7 star or something like that?
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I am planning a similar trip after going through your travelogue.
Will post my queries once I draft my plan.

Expected dates of travel : June 11th to 16th.
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Hi There
I am planning to be in Munnar, Lake periyar in the 2nd week of June. Suggest hotels and give feedbacks that I will need when I will be driving in Kerala.
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I am planning to be in Munnar, Lake periyar in the 2nd week of June. Suggest hotels and give feedbacks that I will need when I will be driving in Kerala.
If I am right, KTDC has three properties in Thekkady - the super-expensive Lake Palace (mentioned above), the premium facility Aranya Nivas and then the budget facility Periyar House.

Srikanth can you give a quick review of Periyar House? It used to be a very good place long back (stayed there about 25 years back as a kid).
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If I am right, KTDC has three properties in Thekkady - the super-expensive Lake Palace (mentioned above), the premium facility Aranya Nivas and then the budget facility Periyar House.

Srikanth can you give a quick review of Periyar House? It used to be a very good place long back (stayed there about 25 years back as a kid).
What I had in mind was budget and absolutely budget hotel, wherein I can get cheap and reasonable air condotioned accomadation.
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Gautam - None of the hotels at munnar will have A/C rooms, as far as i know. There are plenty of budget hotels available, but i dont have the names.
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If I am right, KTDC has three properties in Thekkady - the super-expensive Lake Palace (mentioned above), the premium facility Aranya Nivas and then the budget facility Periyar House.

Srikanth can you give a quick review of Periyar House? It used to be a very good place long back (stayed there about 25 years back as a kid).
Its still is a good place as far as I am concerned. They have very good service which is very hard to get by. Go ahead and Enjoy!!!
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we came back to Periyar House, happy, and got refreshed. Only thing left was having a nice dinner. Since we were waiting the staff have put some video of wildlife which was nice to watch.

Dinner was ready by 7:30 and we straight away hogged on it & rested.

Next day we drove happily back home taking all the memories with us.
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@ Sri, can you post some pics inside Periyar House and Periyar Tiger Reserve ?
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@ Sri, can you post some pics inside Periyar House and Periyar Tiger Reserve ?
Sorry Ranjith, with the excitement in us, we hardly took any snaps inside.

All the ones which I can post, I have posted. The boating ones are all inside Periyar Tiger Reserve.
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