to Hornbill Camp! Prepare for the Ultimate Eco-Adventure and
enjoy your stay as naturally as it gets! Let your stay at this
camp be one with nature as you discover the joys of birding in a lowland
tropical forest. With over 275 species in such a small area, most of
them endemics, Thattekkad offers a rare view into the world of birding
in Kerala. The Hornbill Camp has been specifically planned to
make you get the most out of your short stay here at Thattekkad.
is the ideal place to sight the maximum numbers of birds in such a small
geographic area. The camp is so located, to perfectly blend in
the jngle, 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. This is
the ideal place to be one with nature and observe nature in all its
pristine glory as well as the birds in their magnificence. We recommend
that you plan your trips during the months of October to March.
specialties of this camp is the comfortable beds, en-suite attached
European style closet, shower and running water. The food is
excellent, prepared with home-grown spices. It would indeed be the
ultimate experience to watch the rain forest from your private verandah
on the banks of the gently flowing river Periyar !
For all visitors to our
camp, we arrange kayaking expeditions trips to discover the majesty of
the thick forests across the river, short walks in the plantations
that surround the camp and village visits for those interested in the
culture and lifestyles of the region. Our food is ethnic and cooked in
fresh spices grown in the region.
Accommodation : The
Hornbill Camp has well appointed Cottage Tents set amidst the
forests of Thattekkad. The tents are spacious & set up taking into
account a high level of luxury & utility of modern living.
En-suite toilet & insect proofing are some of the innovations of the
tents at Hornbill camp. There is no regular electric supply in the
camp, but more than makes up with the spectacular ambience of the
setting. Emergency lanterns provide a modicum of lights at nights.
The river Periyar meanders through right in front of the camp. The night
is a chorus of the sounds of the tropical forest.
Each luxury cottage
tent has its own private bathroom and an exclusive sit-out.
climate is pleasant throughout the year - October to February being the
best months. The monsoons, however, are quiet heavy at Thattekkad during
the months of June to August and hence the camp will remain closed for
Getting Here :
The Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary (as Thattekkad is
known now) is 55 km North-east of Kochi. To arrive at Thattekkad,
you have to take the National Highway 49 which passes
through Kothamanagalam. At Kothamanagalam, turn off on towards
Thattekkad, 15 Kms down this road.
The nearest railway station is Aluva at a distance of
50 km. Kochi International Airport is approximately 45