Locations Covered:
Cochin - Athirapally - Calicut - Vythiri - Kannur - Tellicherry - Cochin
Overview :
This tour has been designed for those exploring the unexplored and enchanting highlights of the North of Kerala rich in its cultures and traditions and many stunning locations. Tour includes: Stay in a resort by the Waterfalls, Day with the masters in an art centre, Short Houseboat Cruise, Boat Building Yards, Martial arts demonstrations, stay in a rainforest, visit to prehistoric caves, Drive in beach, short train journeys, Sunset Cruise and stay in a vibrant port town.
Day 01 : Arrival Cochin – Athirapally (85kms/2hrs)
On arrival to the Cochin International airport you will be met by Indian Voyages representative and transferred to Athirapally near the entrance to the Sholayar forest range. A shimmering expanse of tranquil beauty, the highlight is a breathtaking 80 ft high waterfall. Check into the Rainforest resort which offers stunning views of the waterfall. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02 : Athirapally – Calicut (170kms/5hrs)
Morning after breakfast drive to Calicut, the traditional capital of North Kerala a leading trading centre for spices on the west coast. Enroute visit 'Kalamandalam' a centre founded with the objective of reviving, preserving and developing the ancient and traditional art forms of Kerala. Visitors can also spend a day with the masters and witness artists and teachers in action. Proceed to Calicut and check into your resort. Rest of the day at leisure. In the evening go for a relaxing cruise in your private houseboat through the stunning backwaters of Calicut. Cruising along palm fringed banks and watching the sunset is a truly exhilarating experience. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03 : Calicut
Visit the fish markets or venture into Calicut town to visit the Sweet Meat Street and the many colourful shops. Visit the boatyards in Beypore which have been building vessels since early centuries for legendary seamen. The astounding feature is the way in which the boats are built wherein the skilled craftsmen build boats based on just experience-without any drawings or charts. Later in the evening visit the Hindustan Kalaripayattu centre to witness the Kalarippayatu (Martial arts) demonstration. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 04 : Calicut – Vythiri (80kms/2hrs)
After breakfast drive to Wayanad set in the picturesque Western Ghats and mountains at an altitude of about 2000 meters above sea level. Littered with tropical rain forests, dense hills, rolling paddy fields, spice plantations and valleys, Wayanad is a hitherto undiscovered location offering breathtaking views. Check into a rainforest resort. Discover the many enchanting highlightsof the rainforest. Day at leisure. Overnight at the resort.
Day 05 : Vythiri
Wake up amidst the sound of chirping birds and tinkling streams around your cottage. After breakfast visit the Edakkal Caves today. It is a pre-historic rock shelter formed naturally out of a strange disposition of three huge boulders resting on each other. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the Resort.
Day 06 : Vythiri – Kannur (75kms/3hrs)
Breakfast at Vythiri and drive to Kannur, which abounds in a wealth of natural beauty and has been a key contributor to the cultural, religious, political and industrial heritage of the State. Check into your resort. Later drive to the Muzhipillangad beach, which is Kerala's only drive-in beach. You could drive along the virgin beach or be mesmerised by its stunning location. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the resort.
Day 07 : Kannur – Tellicherry (21kms/1hrs)
After breakfast drive to Tellicherry, 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. Check into the majestic Ayesha Manzil. Visit the colourful Theyyam dance in a temple near the resort. Overnight at the Homestay.
Day 08 : Tellicherry – Cochin (By Train as optional)
Morning after breakfast drive to Cochin or transfer to Tellicherry railway station and board a train to Ernakulam. Enjoy a short train journey through some very picturesque rail routes. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. You could go for an optional sightseeing tour to explore the many fascinating highlights of Cochin which include - The Jewish Synagogue in what is locally called the Jew Town, St. Francis Church which is the oldest European Church in India, the Santa Cruz Basilica built in 1557 by the Portuguese, the Dutch Palace, the Spice market and the 15th century Chinese fishing nets believed to have been brought by Chinese traders. Rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy a sunset cruise in the evening along Cochin harbour. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 09 : Cochin
Breakfast at hotel and you could spend your last day at leisure shopping in the bustling metropolis. Enjoy a full body Ayurveda massage. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 : Cochin - Departure
Morning after breakfast departure transfer to Cochin airport for return flight.
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  Cochin -
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Tour 1 Oct 09-19 Dec 09 20 Dec 09-15 Jan 10 16 Jan 10-31 Jan 10 1 Feb 10-28 Feb 10 1 Mar 10-15 Apr 10 16 Apr 10-30 Sep 10
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