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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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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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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 2021
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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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Harish M wrote a review Aug 2021
2 contributions3 helpful votes
It’s a basic but nice property on the side of the river and close to nature. The food is good and the main attraction was the hospitality by the manager Binet. He made sure we are comfortable and attended to all our requests. He single handedly runs the whole show including cooking, room service, entertaining guests, story telling and what not. Plan to go there again during the kayaking season and hope to meet Binet again
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Amritara HornbillCamp Thattekkad Kerala, Owner at Amritara Hornbill Camp
Responded 16 Sep 2021
Dear Sir, Great to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed the stay, food, experiences & our much famed hospitality! We have a slim-agile team running the show who is focussed only on the comforts of our guests. Mr. Binet has been a great associate and we shall share your kind words. 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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Deepak T wrote a review Jan 2021
9 contributions1 helpful vote
A perfect riverside place blend into the nature with 20 Tents having spectacular view of Periyar River. The tents are good in sizes and comfortable too. The food was excellent and hospitality was at its best. Seriously if you are into offbeat locations in a natural atmosphere, then Amritara Hornbill camp is the perfect place to be. On the whole it was an amazing experience.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Rajat wrote a review Jan 2021
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We stayed in Amritara hornbill camp in December 2020 for 2 nights. The accommodation was very comfortable also food is very good. This resorts very good for nature lover. It's situated close to the famous bird sanctuary.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Suraj wrote a review Jan 2021
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It was my personal visit to Kerala on a family tour. Thank god I landed to Amritara Hornbill camp, Thatteked. It is located near kochi perfectly blend into nature with 20 niche tent rooms with own jungle and spectacular view of Periyar river. Another thing I liked about this place is that it is near Dr. Salim Ali bird sanctuary. Tents with pre heated water geysers. Gazebo is the place where food is served. It is 360 degree open sit out. To keep oneself involved the camp provides archery, kayaks , cycling and many more.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Gagandeep Bindra wrote a review Jan 2021
New Delhi, India21 contributions104 helpful votes
Beautiful heritage hotel in the heart of Kochi fort but still very quiet, the staff was incredibly helpful, friendly and polite. Rooms are spacious, clean and well kept. Heritage walk was superb with all old structure, churches and Chinese fishing net. There are a number of complimentary activities included, such as kayaking, cycling and archery. A number of birds can be seen from the camp and the salim ali Bird Sanctuary is only a short drive away.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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om sati wrote a review Jan 2021
New Delhi, India9 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel located peacefully near to 2nd largest bird century of Asia (Dr. Salim Ali) best place for water activity# kayaking, river rafting. Camps located near to periyar river, food was amazing, Best place for corporate activity
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Manisha wrote a review Jan 2021
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So Amritara Hornbill Camps are all together an adventure. Decent camps with amazing periyar river infront of the camps, chirping of birds in the morning and kayaking. If you are in kerala one must go to Thattekad. Being with friends is the best thing. The drive from airport to Thattekad Hornbill Camp is mesmerising.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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uhu55 wrote a review Apr 2020
Herrliberg, Switzerland175 contributions121 helpful votes
We love tented camps and we were told this would be simple. It is too simple, though! In the tent a bed and a small table, nothing to hang clothes or put something down. Very basic bathroom. Maintenance of the tent ok. No internet connection although civilisation is not that far - we were told there is not any (we were later told they normally have, so they probably didn‘t maintain it). The kitchen was ok, but set menues only. It is a great place to explore the Thattekad, and it would not take a great effort to make this a great place in other respects, too.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Amritara HornbillCamp Thattekkad Kerala, Owner at Amritara Hornbill Camp
Responded 24 Aug 2020
Thank you so much for your review! We incessantly work hard to have happy and content guests; Our recent Tripadvisor Travellers Choice award is a recognition by people who stayed with us like you and we still remains as the No. 1 in the region. On your suggestions we take all of it positively, at the same time will clarify in detail on few of your mentions. Yes, it’s a nature camp, hence there will be a gap between the urban lifestyle offing’s against ours – Yes we have only a table besides beds in the living room, however we have 2 large cane chairs and a teapoy in the veranda for unwinding which you have probably missed to mention. Menus, we presently offer only set menus – however we are planning to revisit the system and see how best we can give a few more options. Between the bath and the bedroom there is a small closet with few hangers where one could hang clothes or keep them, this is right next to the bathroom door for easy accessibility. Internet - we have yet not offered to the guests, as there is a challenge in getting Hi Speed internet lines there & most of the mobile service providers have very feeble connectivity, that too restricted to few spots within our camp. We have noted your review in detail; certainly & much sooner - we will upgrade our facilities a notch higher. Many thanks for taking time to share your thoughts and looking forward to having you and your near ones at the camp for another connect with nature.
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Florian E wrote a review Mar 2020
Goettingen, Germany3 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at the camp in February 2020 for 2 nights. The accomodation was very compfortable, the service and the food was impeccable. We absolutely recommend the kajaking tour along the riverside. And if you are lucky during your stay you can enjoy your morning tea watching elephants.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from sapnaj76, Owner at Amritara Hornbill Camp
Responded 16 Mar 2020
Thank you very much for the wonderful review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Hornbillcamp. You definitely are lucky to have sighted the elusive elephants . Hope you will come back sometime to the Camp and recommend it to your friends and family . Hope you are back home safe . Cheers !
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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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