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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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#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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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
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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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Munish P wrote a review Aug 2019
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India31 contributions9 helpful votes
An excellent stay which was coupled with a stupendous staff. A must visit and will definitely be back again. The accommodation and the outdoor activities were far beyond our imagination. I wish that we had a longer stay instead of the short duration.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from sapnaj76, Owner at Amritara Hornbill Camp
Responded 3 Aug 2019
Munish thank you very much for the excellent review. We are happy that you had a wonderful time at the Hornbill Camp . I take great pride in the fact that you were impressed by our staff. Our staff is our ambassador and they add tremendous value to our property . We look forward to having you again at Hornbill Camp .
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thushinatuk wrote a review Jul 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka39 contributions3 helpful votes
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What a lovely place! My husband and I were on a holiday to relax and get close to nature and that is exactly what we got here. The camp is right on the edge of the Periyar river with the bird sanctuary on the other side of it. The tent was lovely and comfortable with attached toilets (with hot water) and even A/C. The food was great and the staff, amazing. We were there for two nights in the off season so our expectations were managed to a minimum but we had a lovely time on our bird watching tour with Praveen. He's got mad skills! There were so many birds in and around the camp as well, including the eponymous Grey Hornbill. I have heard amazing things about kayaking there but it rained that afternoon and truth be told, we were so comfortable in our tent, we got a little lazy.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Response from sapnaj76, Owner at Amritara Hornbill Camp
Responded 4 Jul 2019
Thank you so much for your very valuable comments . So happy to note that you enjoyed your stay though it is the off season now . We also sincerely hope that you will revisit The Hornbill Camp in the season and see how beautiful it is . It’s always a delight to have discerning guests over . Hope to see you soon and I can promise you the experience will be even better with a kayaking trip ! Will convey your praise and comments to the staff who are our ambassadors! See you soon !
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Sharada wrote a review Jun 2019
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If you want to experience the most beautiful sunsets, you're at the right place. The hornbill camp is the perfect getaway from the city life. You'll spot beautiful birds here, and the fresh air and lush green views will be the perfect stress relief. Do visit with family and friends.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from sapnaj76, Owner at Amritara Hornbill Camp
Responded 4 Jul 2019
Thank you very much for your review . We hope to see you and your friends again soon .
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Zachariah K M wrote a review May 2019
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Excellent settings for those who like nature life. The camp life is serene and good to calm ones mind and body. The activities like kayaking, trekking are excellent. Those who love to explore the place around has the Thattekkad bird sanctuary, Inchathotty hanging bridge, Bootethankettu dam and the forest, Ayyappan mudi rock and Oonchapara acquaduct etc not far off from the camp. Camp staff is friendly and very caring.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Response from sapnaj76, Owner at Amritara Hornbill Camp
Responded 30 May 2019
Thank you so much for the excellent review. Very happy to have you come again to the Hornbillcamp
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MWC wrote a review Apr 2019
Vevey, Switzerland18 contributions3 helpful votes
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Had an excellent experience with the activities like Kayak, cycling through reserve forest, nature walks through plantation and bird watching. It was a bit hot, but then this was to do with the time of the year. Staff is excellent and provide good service. Would recommend if interested in wild nature and outdoor activities
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Response from sapnaj76, Owner at Amritara Hornbill Camp
Responded 30 May 2019
Thank you for your valuable comments .
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PRICE RANGE
$44 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaErnakulam DistrictThattekad
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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