Thattekkad Birds Song Homestay


Accomodation Budget: Economy
Class: 1.5 Star
Best Suited For
Bird lovers.
Accomodation Theme
Home Stays,

Quick Info

Thattekkad Birds Song Homestay is a simple and lovely accommodation facility located about 200 m inside the main gate of Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in Thattekkad. The homestay enjoys a calm setting since it is far away from any kind of traffic. The two guest rooms are on the first floor of the house and the hosts live downstairs. A variety of delightful birds can be seen in and around the pleasant locale.

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Editor's Rankings

#36 in 47 Accommodations in Cochin
#9 in 17 Home Stays in Cochin

"A simple homestay with friendly and knowledgeable hosts."

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Editor's Review

The Thattekkad Birds Song Homestay has simple, clean and basic rooms. It is not ideal for travellers looking for luxury. But it offers a pleasant stay for guests wanting a nice bird watching experience. The Kerala food offered is quite good. The hosts are warm and friendly. Vinod has a lot of knowledge about birds and his knack of locating birds will surprise you. A walk through the sanctuary with him will be a memorable experience.


  • The host has a great knack of locating birds.
  • Good ethnic Kerala food.
  • Good privacy and quick services.
  • Clean rooms.


  • Rooms are very basic.
  • No great amenities on offer.
  • Power cuts may occur sometimes.
  • No luxury can be expected.


  • Safe Parking

Detailed Info

The Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary is undoubtedly a bird lover's paradise. This world famous sanctuary is home to several species of exotic colourful birds including the rare ones like Malabar grey hornbill, flame-throated Bulbul, grey headed bulbul, Ceylon frogmouth and many more. Located at just a two-minute walking distance from the main gate of this sanctuary is the Birds Song Homestay, a pleasant guest house that enjoys a calm and peaceful atmosphere.

The homestay has two spacious and comfortable guest rooms on the first floor that have a wide common veranda overlooking not just the forest but also the beautiful countryside. The veranda itself offers pleasant sights of many birds. Even some of the rare birds fly into the garden at the homestay. The hosts, Vinod and Sini, stay along with their parents on the ground floor of the house. Mr. Vinod is an experienced bird watcher who can guide guests through the sanctuary.

Hotel Rules

  1. Check-in Time 12:00 PM, Check-out Time 10:00 AM.

Special Notes

  • Trips to other wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala can be arranged.
  • There is a good place to swim in the sanctuary.
  • The bamboo raft ride at dusk while watching birds is a must-try activity.

Activities Offered*

  • Bird watching.
  • Wild life photography.
  • Wildlife tour.
  • Bamboo rafting.
  • Angling.
  • Visit to the elephant training centre.
  • Sightseeing.
  • Tribal village walk.

Rooms Types

Double Room

Each of the two rooms in the homestay is suitabe for two persons. They have attached bathrooms and share a wide veranda that overlooks the forest.

  • Balcony

*Activities offered by the Accomodation may be limited in number or may change without prior notice depending on the season, demand and other factors. Please request for the details at the time of booking. Availing these activities may have aditional charges depending on the package you opt for.