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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.