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Kothamangalam - Perumbankuthu Road, Thattekad 686681 India
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  • 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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#3 of 4 in Thattekad
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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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Free parking
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Andrew_Kellie wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore361 contributions92 helpful votes
Hornbill Camp is on the outskirts of Thattekad Bird Reserve. Not a great start, they sent the wrong type of car which made the journey there a little unpleasant but other than that we had a great stay. It is very very peaceful but for a couple of days a plantation walk, kayaking, borrowing the bikes and bird watching will fill your time. The accommodation is large permanent tents on the Periyar River with views on the other side over the river and jungle beyond. The tents are basic but comfortable with attached bathrooms. The food was great and we found the guides on all our tours very good with excellent English.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Jim D wrote a review Jan 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely location right on the riverbank and surrounded by plantations. Comfortable, clean and well appointed tented accommodation, cool and spacious, Staff welcoming and friendly and meals delicious. Lots to see locally and in the area and we enjoyed the nature trails around the camp. Offer activities such as kayaking and cycling but we didn't have time for that as we focused on birdwatching. Good birding in the local area.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Anju Sogi wrote a review Dec 2019
Bengaluru, India1 contribution
The place is ok. Nothing like the pictures. We were booked for 3 nights, but soon realized there is nothing to do there for that long. Wanted to checkout earlier and asked if they can refund, of course they couldn't!!! They said it was a very busy season - but while we were there, the whole place was literally empty - only 2 guests!!!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Romeo j wrote a review Dec 2019
Kochi (Cochin), India6 contributions2 helpful votes
We loved the camp and its team. The food was absolutely wonderful and stay was extremely comfortable. Our tent had a balcony overlooking the river and forest. Birdwatching and kayaking were defintely the highlights but cycling to neighbouring village and the hanging bridge would be my best pick. Highly recommend for families and groups.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from sapnaj76, Owner at Amritara Hornbill Camp
Responded 28 Dec 2019
Thank you for your wonderful review . It was a pleasure to have served you and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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eric55 wrote a review Dec 2019
Lincoln, United Kingdom17 contributions2 helpful votes
Tents are luxury standard and very comfortable with full amenities including shower and flush toilet. Canoeing on the river very relaxing and hired bikes to ride to the hanging bridge. Nature trail was interesting saw drongos and giant wood spider, rubber production, coffee, cocoa, papaya, pepper and other flora. We caught tail end of a cyclone but torrential rain was no drawback as it stayed warm. Staff were very helpful and the cook was a star supplying us with excellent food throughout the stay. Everyone very polite and attentive. Went to nature park in the rain and saw Asian giant squirrel and owl. lovely wild rainforest.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from sapnaj76, Owner at Amritara Hornbill Camp
Responded 28 Dec 2019
Glad you enjoyed your stay at the Hornbill Camp . Thank you so much for the review. Do come again sometime when the weather is good and you can spot many more birds with the in-house naturalist .
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Dileep Raj Singh Chaudhary wrote a review Dec 2019
Bhopal, India25 contributions8 helpful votes
Perfect stay! The staff was very friendly and welcoming and seemed to genuinely care. This added to the relaxed surroundings and lovely tents, which made our Kerala visit extra special. Thank you, Hornbill Camp & Suresh!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from sapnaj76, Owner at Amritara Hornbill Camp
Responded 8 Dec 2019
Greetings from Hornbill Camp ! Very happy that you were satisfied and happy with your stay . We hope to see you again sometime . Thank you once again for your your wonderful rating and review .
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Sachin HS wrote a review Nov 2019
Mysuru (Mysore), India58 contributions12 helpful votes
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One of the best eco resorts in India.Situated next to the periyar river,downstream to idukki dam,this is a beautiful place.Plantation walks,kayaking and bird watching tours,all are amazing.Bird watching tours with naturalist praveen is a must do activity.We loved it.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from sapnaj76, Owner at Amritara Hornbill Camp
Responded 9 Nov 2019
Thank you so much for those wonderful words of encouragement. We are happy to have been able to give you a good time at The Hornbill Camp . We look forward to seeing you again at the Camp .
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Bill T wrote a review Nov 2019
Tumwater, Washington98 contributions63 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here for one night, much too short a stay. We loved the tent accommodation; it was easy to hear owls calling in the evening and the dawn chorus of bird song. The food was very good, authentic Indian. Service was very attentive and friendly, and the staff are knowledgeable about local natural history.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from sapnaj76, Owner at Amritara Hornbill Camp
Responded 28 Dec 2019
Thank you so much for your wonderful review . Please do come back for a longer and more interesting stay . We would be happy to see you again .
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Tulipa wrote a review Oct 2019
10 contributions
My family snd I stayed at this beautiful peaceful place during our Kerala tour. The staff are very attentive, accommodation fun and suitably rustic though beautifully clean and comfortable. The food was excellent too. We borrowed cycles to tour the vicinity, did a tour of the rubber plantation plus other spices locally grown and visited the bird sanctuary across the river at dawn. A really lovely stay, thank you!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from sapnaj76, Owner at Amritara Hornbill Camp
Responded 28 Dec 2019
Thank you for your review, it means a lot to us . Very happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Hornbill Camp . Will look forward to seeing you again sometime.
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Drive crazy wrote a review Aug 2019
Chennai (Madras), India3 contributions
Serene atmosphere by the riverside. Best of both worlds - away from hustle bustle of development; yet good accommodation, tasty local food and excellent hospitality. If you are into offbeat locations in a natural atmosphere, can't get better than this. We experienced the rains too - Amazing experience.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from sapnaj76, Owner at Amritara Hornbill Camp
Responded 25 Aug 2019
Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We appreciate it . Please do visit us again
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PRICE RANGE
$44 - $52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaErnakulam DistrictThattekad
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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