Below are some of the birding lodges, camps and hotels which we normally use during our birding tours. Birders are welcome to suggest alternate accommodation and we would be happy to book them for you.
The Hornbill Camp is a birder’s camp at one of South India’s birding Hot Spots – Thattekkad. This luxury tented camp has cottage tents with en-suite bathrooms. The location of the camp along the banks of the river Periyar ensures a quiet retreat for birders with great food and service. The camp is so located, to perfectly blend in the jungle, so you can enjoy your own private jungle and the spectacular view of the river Periyar.
Olive Brook is a small family owned resort that is now one of the most recognized names in Munnar’s hospitality sector. An ideal place for birders, it is located in an 8 acre lush cardamom plantation. They offer excellent dining facilities, highly personalized services, cleanliness at its best and above all, tranquility and comfort to their guests. Enjoy the fresh cardamom scented air, the colorful flowers and dazzling views of the valleys and cliffs from the comfort of your room at Olive Brook.
Set on the picturesque Munnar hills, Tea County offers you four star deluxe facilities complemented by impeccable service in fresh, soft, mist clad settings.
The Anaerangal Camp is located on a mountain side overlooking the famed Anaerangal Lake.: Large cottage tents with en-suite bathrooms cater to birders especially those birding near Bodi Ghats. You also have a range of activities which include treks, plantation walks into the nearby cardamom estate or a walk through the vast tea gardens.
To experience Periyar is to know freedom. And The Wildernest is created to give you the freedom to experience it, your way. Spacious rooms with all the comforts of home, enable you to enjoy your stay while you experience all the options that Periyar has to offer. From dining options to shopping to trekking and boating. Of course you just need to keep walking south for a few more minutes and you are at the gates of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Deep inside the dense, green woods, perched on the banks of the Periyar Lake is Aranya Nivas. This quaint structure sporting the colonial style, is the only property in India set in the heart of a game reserve forest. Though styled after a game lodge, Aranya Nivas offers you luxurious comforts and offers activities like elephant rides and wildlife safaris, trekking through the dense woods and sprawling tea, coffee, orange and spice plantations, boat cruises and Ayurvedic herbal body toning massages.
The Banyan Tree Resort located in Top Slip, a little hamlet in the Annamalai hills, is perfect for relaxing - with its marble floors, small living area and open dining area with covered tiled roof, and traditional Tamilian food. This area borders the Indira Gandhi national park - a place known for its great swathes of forests and wildlife and is perfect for nature walks, birding, wildlife safaris, farming activities and visits to tribal villages.
Kluney Manor is located on a hillside with breath-taking views of the overlooking valleys. There is an old world charm at this place, boasting of deluxe rooms and suites It is conveniently situated enabling visits to birding areas at Ooty and Mudumalai wildlife sanctuaries.
This hotel, a part of the Taj hotels is famed for its old world charm and great service, besides proximity to the birding areas.
Jungle Retreat is a family run resort; a mixture of wilderness, serenity and comfort. Located at the foothills of the Nilgiris, skirting the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park in Tamil Nadu, it is the perfect location for birding, wildlife safaris and visits to tribal villages. Accommodation is in country style cottages with sprawling private verandahs that afford spectacular views of receding mountains and tropical jungles.
Situated on 98 acres of coffee plantation on the very edge of the Mudumalai Sanctuary, The Wilds offers you a unique experience to witness the wildlife in the area through activities like trekking, birding, wildlife safaris, estate walks, village tours and elephant rides. This is a colonial Jungle Lodge and the bungalow has 5 double bedrooms and a tree house which is one of its kind. Each room is refreshingly different and eclectic, combining a rustic style with functional luxury.
Jungle Hut is located at the foothills of Nilgiri Hills, at the edge of Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, famous for its population of elephants and tigers. Situated 3000 feet above sea level with a range of climatic conditions, Jungle Hut is surrounded by a wealth of plant and animal life that thrives amidst sparkling streams and virgin jungle. Here you can trek meandering forest paths, enjoy peace and quiet under starry skies, or be bold and explore your wild side with a jungle safari. The resort features 12 cottage type rooms with attached bathroom and private sit out.