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WELCOME TO HORNBILL CAMP, THE PIONEERING BIRDING & ADVENTURE CAMP 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 area. This is Kerala’s first camp 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 from tourism.
kayaking at the Hornbill Camp, Thattekkad
Why Stay at the Hornbill Camp
The 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 conventional resort. If by any chance you are indeed looking for a conventional hotel with aircon, standard hotel amenities & services, the Hornbill camp is probably not the right place. But if you are a learner tired of writing a pile of challenging assignments and constantly looking for paper help online, taking two days off and spending them in the Hornbill camp will be an optimal solution to get rid of stress and soothe your mind. 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. Please talk to the Manager or the Naturalists at the camp for details' of the activities in & around the camp.
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