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 Hornbill Camp and the adjoining Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, is home to over 300 species of birds, including all the endemics. Mottled Wood Owl, Brown 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.
The staff at the Hornbill Camp are members of the local community and earn an income from the running of the Camp. We source all our requirements from the local village. Hence your stay here goes a long way to ensuring that the local communities gain directly from tourism.
Besides, the Hornbill Camp has a lot to offer those with a taste for adventure. The Periyar is ideal for River kayaking. Staying at the Hornbill 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 travellers in search of an adventure, who will relish the opportunity to get close to nature, and delight in the sounds of the forest. In all words there is no better place to go birding, kayaking on the Periyar River or cycling through the spice growing villages of Kerala.
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