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Day Excursion to Hornbill camp

After breakfast drive to Hornbill camp Thattekkad for an activity filled day excursion.

Built in harmony with the environment, without renouncing comfort the eco Lodges has a strategical location for those who really want to be near nature

With its enviably preserved surroundings, is the ideal place for adventure lovers and general nature lovers, who are looking for a comfortable place, and several activity options that have to do with the natural wonders of Kerala

Besides the camp and the adjoining Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, is home to over 340 species of birds, including all the endemics. On arrival, to the huge waterfront open restaurant called gazebo and enjoy your welcome drink. Listen to the songs of a thousand birds and watch the true colors of nature. It would indeed be the ultimate experience to watch the rain forest from the gazebo on the banks of the gently flowing river Periyar and loosen up in the calm atmosphere provided by the evergreen forest

Now it’s time for some activates. You are free to do activities at any time you want. However it is recommended to do the activities in small groups.

Kayaking in Periyar River

The Hornbill Camp is located on the banks of the river Periyar. On the opposite bank of the river are some of the finest lowland forests of Kerala. A kayaking trip amidst these great swathes of forests is an ideal sport for those inclined to be adventurous and explore the bio-diversity within these forests. You can also kayak to some of the villages upstream to get a first hand glimpse of life in a typical spice growing and agrarian village of Kerala.

Cycling through the villages

The location of Hornbill Camp is ideally suited for cycling journeys to the countryside - spice growing villages, gentle mountain slopes, farms, forests at Thattekkad, the magnificent Bhoothathankettu barrage and the ever inviting local population. You can go on a full day expedition or wander around at leisure through the friendly countryside!

Village walks and Plantation visit

The quiet and beautiful countryside is ideal for walkers to discover Kerala through it’s off-the-beaten- track trails and the interior villages. The lush countryside and the friendly villagers are bound to make your walk rewarding. On the walks you can walk into a rubber estate, a spice plantation and numerous farms where our guide will be happy to explain the intricacies of farm life.

The lunch will be served at the restaurant. The food is ethnic Kerala, prepared with home-grown spices. Both Veg and Non- Veg are served here.

After an early tea and snacks proceed to the Bhoothathan kettu dam. Enjoy a spectacular view of the dam and take pleasure in the low land trekking to the old bhothathan kettu dam with our guide. He’ll explain you the myth related to the dam and will guide you to the place where you could get a feel of the nature at his best.

Reach back Kochi at 6.00 pm
Rate: INR 1250/- Person

Cost includes: Welcome drink, Buffet Lunch, Tea snacks, Activities like Kayaking in Periyar River with Guide, Cycling with guide, Trekking to Bhoothathankettu with Guide (rooms will be provided for refreshment)

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