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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Nice friendly very personal homestay with all meals and lots of cups of tea with family hosts. Sudah and Gireesh do great guided bird watching walks in bird sanctuary. Homestay has lake full of birds you can wAtch from balcony. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must stop off between Kochi and Munnar. The food cooked by Sandhiya was amazing. And the bird watching tours were brilliant. Very reasonable prices and perfect for nature lovers or serious bird watchers. The family were lovely. They really make you feel at home and their enthusiasm for the bird sanctuary was contagious.

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1Thank Claire P
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Birding in a new place is always more flavorful if there is a local expert who can help you. We had two! Gireesh and his mother are quite the experts when it comes to spotting the tough ones. They are not satisfied with just waiting. They have many tricks up their sleeve to ensure a good sighting. They understand the...

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1Thank kaalika
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Thattekkad twice, but staying with Gireesh for the first time. Though the net is full of praise for Gireesh, had to add a few lines. Spotted 30 species like Indian blue robin, yellow browed bulbul, blue throated flycatcher, Malabar whistling thrush, Ceylon Frogmouth & the Malabar trogan over an afternoon and a morning session. Simply Awesome! And to top...

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Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We visited knowing very little about the amazing bird watching sanctuary we had stumbled across yet were made to feel very welcoming on our morning bird watching and had an excellent time due to our very enthusiastic guide and homestay host. His whole familly were very welcoming and the food was EXCELLENT. Was a lovely peaceful escape.

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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Great stay..overwhelmed by the hospitality of Mr Gireesh and family. Kudoos for the Good healthy food and well kept rooms. Appreciate the complete knowledge of Mr Gireesh and his mom about the local birds. SPL thanks to Mr Gireesh for the Beautiful Malabar Trogan and the pretty frogmouth couple. Wish to visit again:)

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Thank Saravanan D
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2016

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...

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Reviewed 24 November 2016 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...

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Thank Patrick H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2016

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...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2016

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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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: £32 - £38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Jungle Bird Homestay Kerala/Thattakad, India
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