WELCOME TO HORNBILL CAMP,
THE PIONEERING BIRDING LODGE IN KERALA
Set amidst a coconut grove on the banks of
the Periyar River, the Hornbill Camp consists of cottage tents built on
raised platforms. The camp overlooks the lowland forests of the Salim
Ali Bird Sanctuary at Thattekkad in Kerala. Developed in harmony with
the surrounding nature and local community, this eco-adventure lodge
provides unique adventure travel experiences for the visitors thronging
This is Kerala’s first in camping with a touch of luxury. There is no better place
to go birding, kayaking on the Periyar river or cycling through the
spice growing villages of Kerala.
The staff at the 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
attention of Travellers to Hornbill Camp
Hornbill Camp is constructed using local materials,
local labour, managed by local community members & their
livelihood comes directly from the proceeds of the camp.
The food is sourced locally and the villagers including
the local drivers of tuk-tuks and taxis get a
chance to make a decent living from the camp. Hence
seeing this camp as just another hotel is missing the
point. The ambience & the experience, the dedicated
service of the camp staff & the great ethnic food will
more than make up for the loss of creature comforts of a
hotel or a resort. If by any chance you are indeed
looking for hotel with aircon, standard hotel amenities
& services, Hornbill camp is probably not the right
place. A modern resort with all modern amenities is
available slightly up the road from the camp.
Hornbill Camp is an adventure activities-based camp. We
arrange kayaking, cycling, walking and birding. It is
important to note that the Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary has
been closed for some time now. But that does not in any
way take away the birding experience at Thattekkad since
the birding is done in areas that surround the
sanctuary. There is no restriction whatsoever for
birding at these places and all species which a birder
looks for are easily seen in these areas. A vehicle is
essential to go birding in the areas around the
sanctuary and other areas at Thattekkad.
talk to the Manager or the Naturalists at the camp for
details' of the activities in & around the camp.
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Tel: +91-484-2092280, 4012700
We are located in Kerala,
in South India