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Jungle Bird Homestay

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bird sanctuary is a perfect getaway spot from the business of Kochi and the hill stations. This homestay is simplistic but meets all needs. Rooms are basic, food is all provided as part of the price. One caveat - be aware of a couple of hidden charges, including driving costs to go to the bird watching locations (250 rupees),...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights at this comfortable but basic family run home stay. Both the food and the welcome were great. Sandia is a marvellous cook. The guided birding trips were special and we were fortunate to see some very special birds. It was fun watching Giresh's face as he found a Trogon and a Bay Owl for us....

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New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't think of a better option for birders visiting Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary. The accommodations, just inside the park and in a nice setting, are definitely basic (no hot water, no wifi, no mosquito netting - we found no mosquitoes). We had a non a/c room which turned out to be good since the power was off for a while...

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you would like to get a good insight to the birds of Kerala this is the place to go. Both Gireesh and his mother Sudah are very knowledgeable and professional guides. The homestay is well run and truly a family affaire. We thoroughly enjoyed the two days we were there with good company and excellent food.

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stoke-on-trent
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights and must say it was an excellent experience. We are bird watchers and Girish and his mother Amma are experts in this field. We went on the early bird walks with Girish and his energy and enthusiasm are to be praised highly. We saw over 70 different types of birds over the 3 walks...

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Nice room en-suite with a good size balcony. Breakfast and evening meals incl. Very accommodating host & knowledgeable guide. Nice walk around the nearby lake. Best bird watching place 10 min's drive away.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Hospitality at its best. Variety and taste of Home made food at its best. Enthusiasm of Girish and his mother in Bird watching Trails at its best. Seldom you will come across people who are so concerned about birds and their natural habitat. Girish knows his way across the forest and trails. Our morning birding trips use to stretch for...

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Thank gauravkewl
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Visited this out of the world place to experience ever lasting memories of life... simply nature lover and nature caring family... expert birders - Girish and Amma Sudha... and simply mouth watering food by Sandhya and family... If you are a serious birder/ppotographer or just nature lover... this is place.. A heaven for birding... in three days we registered over...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This review will be structured around the three words of the property. JUNGLE, it certainly is, which is exactly what one desires in the quest for interesting birds. However, much to our pleasant surprise, there were no mosquitoes or other alien creatures which detracted from our stay. The abundance of birds apparently keep the pests under control. The jungle also...

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vancouver island
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The rooms are spacious and clean but basic. They are not the reason to stay here. The guiding services of Gireesh and his mother are what make a trip here worthwhile. They both know the birds of the area extremely well and do a great job of taking you to a variety of locations to maximize your chances of seeing...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to our home-stay, the best place to stay for visiting Thattekad Bird Sanctuary - and the only place to stay within the sanctuary's boundary. You'll find the very best in Keralan hospitality set within the beautiful wilderness of one of India's most important bird areas. Our government-approved Jungle Bird Homestay is located a short distance within the park gates, beside a picturesque lake within the trees. With both a/c and non a/c rooms, it's a perfect place to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of rural Kerala. Rooms rates include all meals. Whether you've just a passing interest in birds or are intent on seeing all the local specialties, you won't be disappointed. Both Sudah and Gireesh are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic bird guides. They can take you to the best-kept-secret places in the sanctuary. A morning birding with them is a morning you'll never forget. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jungle Bird Homestay

Address: Kumbalakkudyil House, Njayappilli Post | Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary via Kothamangalam, Thattakad 686681, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thattakad
Price Range: $47 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“There are some rooms with AC for an additional Rs500/night. Hot water supplied in buckets at request....”
 of 5 bubbles 877helenc, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Book a room on First floor facing the entry gate. You would have the view of garden, trees and lake.”
  • Spotted Brown Fish owl in the garden
  • Spotted Rufous treepie from the balcony
 of 5 bubbles gauravkewl, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get the higher floors as Hornbill sightings are possible”
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 of 5 bubbles kaalika, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Talk to Gireesh and tell him your requirement.”
 of 5 bubbles mangal2014, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a view of the lake”
 of 5 bubbles markaI9012GA, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
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