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Thattekad PO, Thattakad 686681, India
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Hornbill Camp
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Wellington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Situated in a beautiful spot on the Periyar river the camp has tented cabins with fan and good showers. Birding is the main pursuit both on an early tour or just local to the camp. Kayaking is good but only available at certain times with a (free) guide. No swimming at the campsite but we found an easy entrance just... More 

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Beziers, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Camp for three nights whilst birdwatching in the area, the tented accommodation was clean but basic and adequate. The camp is set beside the river with good views and nice aspects. The staff were very helpful and pleasant and the food was very good! Whether you are exploring the area or just want an oasis of... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are lots of reasons to stay at Hornbill Camp – atmospheric location on the banks of the Periyar River, easy driving distance to Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, lots of potential walks in the local area, guided kayaking on the river, bikes available for the adventurous cyclist, friendly and helpful staff, comfortable accommodation in which to relax and spot the many... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros: 1. Great location on the banks of Periyar river with great view from tent. 2. Good huts which melt with the jungle. 3. Guides to assist in canoeing and bird watching. 4. Has a common place to have food and equipped with essential sporting stuff like cycles, carom boards..... 5. Staff are friendly. Cons: 1. Food is a bit... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This place is fantastic for bird viewing. There are canoes that take you to a pleasant little swimming spot. There are bicycles but they don't have gears and are therefore a bit tough to ride. What is really missing are cold drinks. All you get is warm water, a completely missed business opportunity ...

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

If you are a traveling birder, this is the perfect place for you as right outside the door you can see many birds! From Indian Scops-Owls to Stork-billed Kingfishers, this is a paradise! Tents are very comfortable with fans for the heat of the day. Meals were served buffet style which is a great method- also the staff were wonderful... More 

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Fox Glacier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Loved staying at The Hornbill Camp. I stayed four nights by myself and birded every day with my guide Danish, an incredible ornithology Ph.D. student who could spot, and name, every bird I saw while in the area. It's not glamping - the tents are not air conditioned, but the ceiling fan was sufficient to keep me cool those November... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We wanted to spend few days during our Trip to explore Kerela in calmness, away from the regular touristy rush. This place came out to be a perfect bend with nicely done up camps at the shore of the beautiful Periyar river. The camp site was in the middle of privately owned spice & rubber plantations…. It was a beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We had a very enjoyable 2 nights here, the food was great, service very hospitable and the location is very very peaceful with wonderful scenary. Loved the kayaking and cycling which was included. Bring a good book with you or be prepared for an early bedtime as after dark at 6 there is not too much to do.

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This was one of the best place we stayed in out entire Kerala trip (we did the usual Munnar, Periyar, BackWaters, Cochi trip). Not luxurious.. but in terms of experience. We stayed here for 3 nights and were alarmed to learn that we were the only once staying at the camp! We learned that it was not the season for... More 

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Address: Thattekad PO, Thattakad 686681, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thattakad
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Number of rooms: 10
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