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Amritara Hornbill Camp

Kothamangalam - Perumbankuthu Road, Thattekad 686681 India
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Thattekad
Travellers' Choice
Hornbill camp at Thattekkad near Kochi, is so located, to perfectly blend into the forest, so you can enjoy your own private jungle and the spectacular view of the river Periyar. Along its banks, birds flock in their thousands and the cool ambience is the ultimate prize for the birder. Known as the Birder's Paradise, the camp and the adjoining Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, is home to over 270 species of birds, including all the endemics. Mottled Wood Owl Spot-bellied Eagle Owl Malayan Night Heron, Sri Lanka Frogmouth, Rusty-tailed Flycatcher, Grey-headed Bulbul, Nilgiri Wood Pigeon are some of the rarer species found here. Besides, the camp has a lot to offer those with a taste for adventure. The Periyar is ideal for river kayaking. Trekkers are rewarded with sightings of Elephants during their unique exposure to this lowland rain forest. Staying at the camp one can indulge in a biking adventure through the spice plantations, forest tracts and quaint villages around the camp. The Hornbill Camp is ideal for travelers in search of an adventure, who will relish the opportunity to get close to nature, and delight in the sounds of the forest.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Indoor play area for children
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Breakfast available
Car hire
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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VargisGeorge wrote a review 7 Jan
Kochi (Cochin), India31 contributions5 helpful votes
It was a wonderful experience for the whole family like Living close to the nature , getting to hear chirping of many different kinds of birds and kayaking in the reservoir water. Tents were clean and food served was homely kerala food. Manager Binet took good care of all guests requirement. Adjoining Dr Salim Ali BirdSanctuary, It’s actually a paradise for Bird watchers. Overall a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Don’t expect Hotel kind of environment, service and furnishing. It’s a camp.
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Dey San wrote a review 5 Jan
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We stayed at Amritara hornbill camp from 27-29 Dec21. The tents are well sighted next to the lake with beautiful view and all modern amenities.the staff is courteous. Special thanks to Binet, Praveen and Binil for going the extra mile to make our stay memorable one. The food is great and the resort caters to needs of the kids. Our children aged 9&5 had a great time. An awesome place for bird watchers as the property and nearby areas are full of different species. Binet and Praveen are birding guides as well and helped us with spotting various birds Memorable stay.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
〽.〽 wrote a review Oct 2021
Kochi (Cochin), India265 contributions20 helpful votes
We went to Horn bill camp from our company for the yearly team outing as a one day trip. They offered the below adventures. 1.A Bow & Arrow 2.A Dart Board 3.Frisbee(Flying Disc) 4.Kayaking 5.Badminton 6.Cycling 7.Tug of War 8.Cricket They Organized the Tug of war for us. 3 Kayaking boats were available and we utilized in rotation. We were offered lunch and should be a special mention that it was great. The Manager Suresh and Team were great. Special mention to the Kayaking person who have to take extra effort in bringing back 2 persons who were not paddling properly. Couple of improvement areas. If possible, 1.They should allocate separate area for badminton court and cricket with proper nets 2. Can introduce new games possibly like Paintball. Regardless of the above this place is worth for a day out for a gang.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Suresh Thampi wrote a review Oct 2021
Ernakulam, India4 contributions
A very nice place to just relax and relieve stress . Clean and neat property. They serve you very tasty and homely food. The property is looked after by a group of young men , who are very good at taking care of all your requirements. Rain during our stay was an additional bonus. Would love visit again.....
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Saneesh Gurudas Shetty wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
HORNBILL camp is an excellent choice for your holidays. Good hospitality by caretaker Mr Bennet and team. Good place for kids. Ambient space for activities and leisure. Looking forward to visit back again..
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Amritara HornbillCamp Thattekkad Kerala, Owner at Amritara Hornbill Camp
Responded 16 Sep 2021
Dear Sir, Many thanks for your mention about our hospitality, ambiance and that special 5* review. We welcome you once again to visit the best accommodation in Thattekkad, Kerala by Amritara Hotels & Resorts and request you to relive the unforgettable experiences you carried back. Please keep visiting our website & please ‘like’ our social media pages for the latest seasonal offers of this beautiful nature camp accommodation in Thattekkad, Kochi on the way to Munnar! You may please recommend friends & family and request to experience our unique & private cottage tents with balconies overlooking River, bird watching with inhouse naturalist, kayaking, cycling & guided treks with beautiful natural land all around.
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US$55 - US$77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaKeralaErnakulam DistrictThattekad
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Frequently Asked Questions about Amritara Hornbill Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Amritara Hornbill Camp?
Nearby attractions include BhoothathanKettu Dam & Reserve Forest (5.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Amritara Hornbill Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Amritara Hornbill Camp?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Amritara Hornbill Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Amritara Hornbill Camp?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Amritara Hornbill Camp?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taaza Restaurant, Nanny's Rasoy, and Milma Shoppee Honeyjuice Centre.
Does Amritara Hornbill Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, Amritara Hornbill Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Amritara Hornbill Camp located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Thattekad.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Amritara Hornbill Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Does Amritara Hornbill Camp have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.