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Jungle Bird Homestay

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in Jungle Bird Homestay for 2 nights in Nov 2016. The hospitality we received was first class as we immersed ourselves into their family lifestyle. Nothing was too much trouble, all meals were very good throughout our stay. We did four bird spotting walks, 2 in the early morning and 2 mid afternoon. Gireesh, looked after us in... More 

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Thank carmel b
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This wonderful place is situated right inside the park. We've had the pleasure of seeing a lot of birds, including some rare endemic ones. Thanks to the great guiding skills and passion of mom and son, we've thoroughly enjoyed all walks we did there. When we got back, there was great food waiting for us. The family made us feel... More 

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Thank Patrick H
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to stay for two nights whilst visiting the bird sanctuary. We were very much made to feel like part of the family and were treated to excellent food and hospitality. The area feels like a wonderful escape from the busy towns we had visited before and we saw an array of rare and beautiful birds. A cooling swim... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and i fell in love with this homestay. Incredibly welcoming, yummy food and incredible bird-watching. The room we had was very simple, with the option of AC if you wanted (though we didn't need it, and we were there in November). Really don't miss it, if you have the opportunity to stay.

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USA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to Jungle Bird Homestay over the past several years and it is our favorite destination in India.  The family treats guests like family and over the years we have grown very close.  We have seen the homestay grow from 2 rooms to 11, and after all this time it feels like a home away from home.... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lovely homestay is set right in the Thattakad sanctuary which feels a real privilege. Run by an amazing and welcoming family. I had guided bird watches with both mother and son who are very knowledgeable and passionate about their region and the amazing wildlife there. The food was delicious and you are made to feel very much at home.... More 

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Thank Anne S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This review is for my stay at Jungle bird Homestay run by Gireesh and the birding experience guided by Vinod from birdsong homestay ( both of these homestay are inside the thattekad bird sanctuary campus ) The room I stayed in was a sort of a outhouse room with three beds, a chair, a table, a shaving mirror ,a sink... More 

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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Personally, I think this is the best place in all of India for nature lovers. Gareesh and Sura are first class guides. Both have excellent knowledge of all the endemic species and recognise all calls and flight patterns. I'm not a birdwatcher, and they made it fascinating and exciting! The big family are very kind, and they really want you... More 

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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

One of my best birding trip. Saw many birds that I had never seen before- Malabar Trogon (male and female), black-naped woodpecker, Ceylon Frogmouth, Asian Blue fairybird, Dollarbird, and many more. Both Gireesh and his mother are experts at birding. Though Gireesh is surely better. Accommodation is simple and basic, food is fantastic and the hospitality is never compromised on.... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

We wanted a place to relax, sit in a natural atmosphere and escape the crowds for a few days - the sanctuary looked like the place. Junglebird homestay, right on the lake, provided exactly what we wanted and more. The rooms were scrupulously clean, the Keralan food was delicious and plentiful and the family were very welcoming. The layout of... More 

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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: £33 - £38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Jungle Bird Homestay Kerala/Thattakad, India
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“Talk to Gireesh and tell him your requirement.”
 of 5 bubbles mangal2014, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a view of the lake”
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 of 5 bubbles Dipayan_Chakraborty, 2 May 2016 | Read review
“Opt a room with AC in summer season. Mention any additional requirements while booking.This is not a hotel so expect basic amenities only.”
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