Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary Thattekad, Ernakulam Dist, Kerala, India
THATTEKAD BIRDS SONG HOMESTAY is about 200 meters walk inside the main gate of Thattekad Bird Sanctuary away from any traffic noise, and situated in quiet and peaceful atmosphere.
The world famous Birds Sanctury situated on the left bank of Periyar river which is the longest in Kerala is a bird-watcher's paradise and covers an area of 25.16 sq.km. Dr Salim Ali the father of Indian ornithology visited Thattekad during 1930's as a part of his birds studies in old Travancore state and describes the area as "the richest bird habitat in peninsular India". On an average bird watching trip in a day, can expect to see as many as 100 species of birds during migratory season, including such rarities as the Malabar grey hornbill, flame-throated Bulbul, Malabar parakeet, Malabar trogon, Malabar barbet, grey headed bulbul, ceylon frogmouth etc.
Vinod and Sini Vinod are your hosts, live downstairs with parents. The two double, en-suite bedrooms are upstairs, there is complete privacy, with your own access. Both rooms (6Nos) share a wide shaded veranda which looks out into the forest and the surrounding countryside; and you don't even have to walk into the Sanctuary as you will see plenty of birds and wildlife from the comfort of this veranda.
Many rare birds (including owls and south Indian endemic) come into the garden and you will probably spot the fantastic Malabar Giant Squirrel
What people are saying about Birds Song Homestay
“We stayed here with families recently. It was a super experience and Vinod and Sini are wonderful hosts. We enjoyed the homely delicious food.”
“Neat and nice place to stay. Just overpriced as it is in Thatekkad sanctuary itself.”
“A simple home stay within boundaries of Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, with only two rooms one with AC another without it. Rooms are simple, decent and clean.”