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Best of North Kerala
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14 days
Duration
8 / 10
Physicality
India
Location
11/01/2017
Start Date

TOUR DESCRIPTION

  1. In Cochin, Kathakali Dance, Mattancherry palace and Jewish Synagogue
  2. Waterfall of Athirappilly
  3. In Guruvayur, visit of Sri Krishna Temple, a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Krishna
  4. In Wayanad, Edakkal Caves, Wayanad sanctuary and Kuruva Island
  5. Eco-friendly stay experience at Neeleshwar Hermitage
  6. Bird watching at Neeleshwaram
  7. Kozhikode, also known as Calicut –City of spices
  8. Services of English-speaking guide during sightseeing tours
  9. Assistance at airport and sightseeing tours by private air-conditioned vehicle
  10. Start From Cochin and End in Calicut

DEPARTURE / RETURN
Cochin / Calicut
DEPARTURE TIME
Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
Airfare
Accommodations
Local transportation
Professional guide
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees
Guide gratuity
IMPORTANT NOTES

2N Cochin,  2N Athirappilly, 3N Wayanad,  2N Tellicherry, 3N Neeleswaram, 1N Calicut


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Day 1: departure

Meet our representative upon arrival in Cochin and drive towards hotel to check-in. Enjoy city tour covering Mattanchery Palace- gifted to the king of Cochin, by Portuguese in 1555, about 500 year old Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing nets, local spices market followed by colorful performing art – Kathakali Dance. Later in the evening, return to the hotel for overnight stay.

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Day 2:

After breakfast, Proceed for a full-day tour of Cochin. Enjoy city tour covering Mattanchery Palace- gifted to the king of Cochin, by Portuguese in 1555, about 500 year old Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing nets, local spices market followed by colorful performing art – Kathakali Dance. Later in the evening, return to the hotel for overnight stay.

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Day 3:

Aftre breakfast, Drive to Athirappilly. The charm of Athirappilly and Vazhachal waterfalls cannot be described in words. Perched high above the Sholayar forest ranges on the fringes of Kerala’s famed rain forest, the Athirappilly waterfalls provide a restful escape for those wanting to leave the hurried pace of city life behind. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Athirappilly.

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Day 4:

Take a day excursion to Guruyavoor, a famous temple town near Thrissur. One of the most sacred and important pilgrm centres in Kerala, the main attraction in Guruvayoor is the Shree Krishna Temple. Though non-hindus are not permitted inside this temple, exploring the streets leading to the main temple entrances is a fascinating experience. Get close to elephants at the Punathur Kotta elephant stable, which houses more than 60 elephants. Overnight in Athirappilly.

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Day 5:

After breakfast, drive to Sultan Bathery set in picturesque Western Ghats mountains of Wayanad with as much as quarter of its total area covered by dense tropical forest & with large tracts under paddy & spice cultivation. Wayanad is a hitherto undiscovered location offering breathtaking views. Spend the rest of the day discovering the enchanting rainforest. Overnight in Wayanad.

6

Day 6:

Post breakfast, Visit the Edakkal Caves. It is a pre-historic rock shelter formed naturally out of a strange disposition of three huge boulders making one to rest on the other two with its bottom jutting out in between and serving as the roof. Later visit the Wayanad sanctuary where one can find animals like sloth bears, sambhar (wild deer), elephants, monkeys, tigers, reptiles, deer, panthers, and many species of rare birds. Enjoy a rejuvenating full body Ayurveda massage. (Please note that children under 11 years of aage are not permitted to have Ayurveda massages for medical reasons). Overnight in Wayanad

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Day 7:

Post breakfast, visit the Kuruva Island, an uninhabited island, a cluster of them infract, in the middle of the expansive Kabini River. The island’s preservation and the eco-tourism around it is managed by the participation of the local population living around it and the forest department. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Wayand.

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Day 8:

Drive to Thalassery (or Tellicherry as the British christened it during the times of the Raj), a vibrant fishing town in the north of Calicut which is famous for the 3 C's- Circus, Cricket and Cakes. It is known for being the first British settlement in Kerala and needless to say Cakes and Cricket were both introduced here by the British. Overnight in Tellicherry.

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Day 9:

Day at leisure. Overnight in Tellicherry.

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Day 10:

Drive to Neeleshwaram which is reminiscent of the typical villages in Kerala. Closely resembling the huts found in the rural areas, Neeleshwar Hermitage is refreshingly different from the more formal places of stay. The resort faces a beautiful stretch of beach where you can spend the day at leisure. Enjoy a family bicycle ride through the traditional coastal villages where you can see boats and nets are made and repaired. Overnight in Neeleshwaram.

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Day 11:

Days at leisure on the beach. Overnight in Neeleshwaram.

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Day 12:

Days at leisure on the beach. Overnight in Neeleshwaram.

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Day 13:

Drive to Calicut (Kozhikode), once the erstwhile capital of powerful Zamorins and a historical town. Calicut was a significant port for trade and commerce in the early centuries and the quality cotton, Calico, is believed to have originated here. Today you can enjoy a relaxing full body Ayurveda massage at the resort. Spend the evening at leisure. Overnight in Calicut.

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Day 14: departure

Departure transfer to Calicut airport for your return flight.

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