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Thattekkad Kothamangalam, Palamattam P.O, Thattekad 686681 India
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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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Breakfast included
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Full view
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Kochi Airport51 km
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Hornbill Camp looks rustic, but the tented cabins have full bathrooms with showers and flush toilets, ceiling fans and even air conditioning! The location is very peaceful, right on the river and very close to the bird sanctuary. The main gazebo has lots of space including lounge
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Response from HORNBILLCAMP, Public Relations Manager at The Hornbill Camp
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide such candid and detailed feedback of your stay with us. We look forward to another opportunity to host you at our property, and once again, thank you for your positive comments!
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Went for the team outing. On the shores of Periyar river, a lush green place. Enjoyed Kayaking and cycling to the hanging bridge.

Other activities include Tug of war, Dart, Frisbee and cricket. Badminton was there but no separate court and net was available.

Special mention abo
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Response from HORNBILLCAMP, Public Relations Manager at The Hornbill Camp
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide such candid and detailed feedback of your stay with us. We are pleased that we met your expectations and that you were generally satisfied with your stay. We appreciate the kind words and the positive feedback. We look forward to another opportunity to host you at our property, and once again, thank you for your positive comments!
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We, old best friends from medical college were meeting after many years and wanted a good place to spend our day together. I stumbled upon Hornbill camp in internet and saw the good reviews and booked the place.
We reached the place the next day and Mr. Suresh from Hornbill camp
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Response from HORNBILLCAMP, Public Relations Manager at The Hornbill Camp
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide such candid and detailed feedback of your stay with us. We are pleased that we met your expectations and that you were generally satisfied with your stay. We appreciate the kind words and the positive feedback. We look forward to another opportunity to host you at our property, and once again, thank you for your positive comments!
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The kayaking in the Periyar river on whose bank the camp is situated is the highlight of th camp, but definitely not on monsoon. The cycle ride (6 kms to and fro) to the hanging bridge (Inchathotty thookku paalam) is definitely a good refresher. And the board games, soft archery,
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Response from HORNBILLCAMP, Public Relations Manager at The Hornbill Camp
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide such candid and detailed feedback of your stay with us. We are pleased that we met your expectations and that you were generally satisfied with your stay. We appreciate the kind words and the positive feedback. We look forward to another opportunity to host you at our property, and once again, thank you for your positive comments!
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We spent 3 days at hornbill in a large group with kids! It was a great experience. The location right on periyar river is fabulous. Tents are spacious and comfortable even with two small kids. Plenty to do for a little older kids 8+. The entire staff here was very warm, welcomin
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Response from MarketMyHotel, Guest Relations Manager at The Hornbill Camp
Responded 11 May 2018
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide a detailed feedback about your stay with us. We are delighted to receive your fantastic feedback on our location, tents and staff co operation. We are very happy to know that you had a great experience here and enjoyed all the activities. Our apologies for the inconvenience caused during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back on many more holidays at Hornbill Camp. Regards, Customer Relationship Team | MarketMyHotel.In
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Periyar River - view from our tent balcony
big comfortable bed and very spacious room
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Can you tell us how to reach Hornbill Camp from Fort Kochi - we do not have a car. thank you,
Dear Guest, You can hire a taxi from Fort Kochi. (if needed we can arrange) Other you can take local bus. The distance will be around 80 kilometers. You have to take a bus from Fort Kochi to Kaloor bus stand. From there take another bus to Kothamangalam. From Kothamangalam take another bus to Thattekkad and get down at Punnekkad. From Punnekkad hire an auto to Hornbill Camp which is about 5 kilometers from Punnekkad. (Normal charge for auto – 60-70) Kindly note that being a remote area the frequency of the bus schedule will be very low to our area.
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Hi we are travelling with 2 kids 9&11 do you have family rooms?
Dear Sir, We have two type of rooms jungle view tents and river view tents, for more information you can drop mail mail@hornbillcamp.in , and also contact on this number, 78200-05696
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We are going to Kerala at Xmas with the kids aged 9 & 11 do you recommend this place and if so do they have family rooms or cottages where we can all stay as I would not feel safe with the kids sleeping in a separate building.
Dear sir, Horn bill camp thatekkad kerala , is one of the best place to visit, they have rooms named as jungle view tents and River view tents, and its safe place for the family. For more info you can directly visit there website and contact them. hornbillcamp.in
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"All the rooms are tented cabins, and it seems like all of them have equal access to the main gazebo."
"tents on Lake edge the best"
"Kingfisher tent not good view, noisy next to parking"
"Get one facing the river."
"Tents are neat clean and we kept them closed all the time since its in wilderness.. "
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 44 - US$ 70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaErnakulam DistrictThattekad
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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