Thattekad Bird Sanctuary - Dr Salim Ali the famous ornithologist surveyed the area in 1930s and this sanctuary is the result of his recommendations and efforts. Thattekad literally means the flat forest and the region is lush green low land forest lies between tributaries of river Periyar.

The sanctuary covers the area of 25 sq km consisting evergreen & deciduous forest some grassland patches make it a perfect habitat for birds. It is home to more than 300 species of birds.

Bird Watching
Different varieties of cuckoos including Drongo, Indian hawk and large Hawk. Malabar Grey Hornbill, Oriental Darter, almost all varieties of Drongos, Whiskered Terns, Collard Scops Owl, Ceylon Frogmouth, Cormoramts, Plum headed Parakeets etc.


The Hornbill Camp

The camp is set amidst the coconut grove on the banks of the Periyar River. It has cottage tents built on raised platforms overlooking the lowland forests of the bird sanctuary. This eco- adventure camp offers unique adventure and birding experience and one can also opt for Kayaking on the Periyar river and cycling through the villages.
The Cottage tents are spacious having its own bathroom and an exclusive sit out overlooking the river or the forest.
One can expect a good comfortable stay with an active atmosphere.

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