Lake Palace (KTDC), Thekkady, Idukki - 685536, Kerala, India View all Hotels in Thekkady

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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 and a variety of birds.

If you are lucky enough, you may see tiger, leopard, bear, wild dog etc while on trekking. If you love wildlife and adventure, welcome to this wildlife haven. Thekkady can offer you all these, and more. The rich flora and fauna here 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.

The space

Lake Palace, a former summer palace of the King of Travancore, is situated on an island in the middle of the Periyar Lake – 20 minutes by boat from the mainland. Located inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve, this is where the British Viceroys and Governor-Generals used to take time off from the world to listen to the call of the wild.

This lakeside jungle resort with 6 rooms and antique interiors within the Periyar Tiger Reserve is ideal for guests to watch elephant herds playing by the lakeside or take a trek across the jungle in the trail of the majestic tiger. Life couldn’t get any more royal than this.

About KTDC Lake Palace:

KTDC Lake Palace is a heritage resort in Thekkady, Idukki district of Kerala. Lake Palace is situated inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve and you need to take a 20-minute boat ride from Periyar Lake to reach this picturesque Jungle Resort. You will be able to see elephants, bison, sambar deer, barking deer, wild boar, and a variety of birds here. If you are lucky, you may see tiger, leopard, bear, wild dog, etc in the surroundings of the Lake Palace Resort.

The Lake Palace is under the control of Kerala Tourism Development Corporation. KTDC Aranya Nivas is another popular KTDC Jungle Resort situated close to Lake Palace Resort in Thekkady.

KTDC Lake Palace Tariff:

Room Type 1st October 2019 to 29th Feb 20201st March 2020 to 30th September 2020
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The Rules:

  • KTDC Lake Palace is situated inside the Periyar National Park.
  • The entry to Periyar Sanctuary will be closed by 5.00 pm. Hence guests are requested to enter the sanctuary before 5.00 pm.
  • For entry to the lake palace (last boat at 3:30 PM). So should report at the lounge by 3:00 PM
  • Checkout time: 12.00 noon

Nearby Attractions

Mangala Devi Temple: This ancient temple is situated hidden in the dense woods on 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.


Additional Details on the Tariff – Extra Persons & Children’s

  • The Room tariff component will be 20% of the room tariff on the Double Occupancy basis on Extra Persons.
  • Persons of age between 6 to 12 years will be regarded as a child. The child rate will be 10% of the room tariff on Double Occupancy basis on room rent.
  • Persons above 12 years of age will be regarded as an adult and will be charged on the full tariff
  • For children, the food rate will be 50% of the actual rates per person.

How to book Thekkady Lake Palace online?
There is online booking facility for KTDC Hotel Lake Palace Thekkady. You can check How to Book KTDC Hotels Online for more details.

Thekkady Lake Palace Resort fare and itinerary details
The KTDC Thekkady contact number and tariff details of Lake Palace is displayed above. Please check it for the latest tariff information

How to book KTDC Hotels offline?
Tourist needs to call the central reservation center at Trivandrum or the reception of the respective Hotels to book KTDC Hotels offline.

Lake Palace Contact Number & Details:

  • Name: Lake Palace (KTDC)
  • Address: Thekkady, Idukki – 685536, Kerala, India
  • District: Idukki
  • State: Kerala
  • Contact No: +91-4869-223887, 223888
  • Fax: +91-4869-222024
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Nearest Town: Kumily
  • Nearest Bus Station: Kumily
  • Nearest Railway Station: Kottayam (KTYM)
  • Nearest Airport: Madurai(IXM) and Cochin (COK)

Thekkady Travel Guide:

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Getting there:

  • .Nearest bus terminal: Kumily, about 4 km from the resort
  • Nearest railway station: Kottayam, about 114 km from the resort
  • Nearest airport: Madurai, about 140 km from the resort


  • highlight-image Complimentary boat cruise at Periyar Lake
  • highlight-image Breakfast
  • highlight-image Lunch
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  • Mineral Water
  • In-room Dining
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bathroom
  • 24-hour Housekeeping
  • 24-hour Room Service
  • Room Features
  • Telephone
  • Charging Points
  • Sofa
  • Closet
  • Seating Area
  • Beds and Blanket
  • Blanket
  • Media and Entertainment
  • TV
  • Bathroom
  • Shaving Mirror
  • Geyser/Water Heater
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  • Western Toilet Seat
  • Hot & Cold Water
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  • Newspaper
  • Fan
  • Kettle

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