Hinterland Village is a small universe of biodiversity, rich in native flora and fauna. Plant life at the resort grows abundantly and naturally. The ecology of the Village is conserved carefully and enriched by conscious effort.
The Village offers immense opportunities for bird watching as it is a natural habitat for various species of birds, a lot of them native, a few rare and some migratory. The Village is fast becoming a popular bird-watching site in Kochi.
Little Cormorants, Cattle Egrets, Brahminy Kites, Black Kites, Pond Herons, White-breasted Moorhens, Rose-ringed Parakeets, Common Mynahs, Common Babblers, Jungle Babblers, Black-headed Orioles, White-breasted Munias, Purple-rumped Sunbirds, Paradise Flycatchers, Common Kingfishers, Racket-tailed Drongos, Indian Scops Owls, Jungle Owlets and Coppersmith Barbets are some of the common avian dwellers of Hinterland Village.
Apart from the birds, the Village is also home to the rare Asian Palm Civet. They are nocturnal animals and seldom does one get a sighting of them in the morning hours. However, there have been late-night sightings of these elusive creatures in the Village. Common mongooses, Indian palm squirrels, bandicoots and fruit bats are the Village locals that can be seen on the property anytime of the year.
Hinterland Village is a favourite haunt for various species of butterflies including the Southern Birdwing, Common Jay and Malabar Crimson Rose. Our garden is a ballroom of butterflies dancing and swirling, flaunting their spectacular hues. Just like the birds, the butterflies too have made the Village their natural habitat.
The Village also has an amazing variety of frogs and snakes. Bullfrogs, common toads and Philautus kani are the commonly found frog species here. And naturally, if there are frogs croaking, there are snakes lurking. Rat snakes, checkered keelback, Beddomeâ€™s keelback, common vine snake, spectacled cobra and Russell's vipers have been encountered once in a while by the Villagers. However, the snakes don't hang around spaces frequented by the guests on the property.
Frogs are known as Indicator Species, as they are a signal of the changing health of the environment. If there are a lot of frogs in an area, it shows that the environment is healthy. If the frogs begin to decrease in number, it indicates a negative change in the environment. Hinterland Village is a successful attempt at proving how conservation of the environment can protect and expand natural habitats.
Andethumugal Road Karikode,
PIN: 682 314 Mulanthurity,
Ernakulam District, Kerala India.
094474 95610 or