DAY 01 / Arrival Calicut
Welcomed by Kerala Travel Centre representative at the Calicut International Airport and transferred to your hotel. Calicut, the traditional capital of North Kerala, is a leading trade centre for spices on the west cost. Check into your hotel, relax and unwind. In the evening visit the 'Hindustan Kalari Sangam' a traditional martial arts centre where you can witness a 'Kalaripayattu' (the martial art of Kerala) demonstration. Overnight at the Kadavu resort
DAY 02 / Calicut – Wayanad – (By road – 80 Kms)
Morning after having your breakfast proceed to Sultan Bathery in Wayand, 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.Today you can 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. Overnight at the Tranquil Plantation Hideaway.
DAY 03 / Wayanad
Today you 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. Afternoon drive to 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.The guide practically helps you to navigate your way around the island. Also they are knowledgeable about the general environment and the ecology of the island. He can even take you to the ‘less trodden’ paths you would have otherwise unnoticed or skipped. Though touring Kuruva Island is known to be safe, the company of an experienced guide can be a bit reassuring especially when there are not many visitors around.Overnight at the Tranquil Plantation Hideaway.
DAY 04 / Wayanad
This morning you can go for a guided trek in the Wayanad sanctuary.Later visit the 3000 year old Thirunelly temple located near the Papanashini stream. This temple is devoted to Vishnu.Spend the rest of the day at leisure.Overnight at the Tranquil Plantation Hideaway. (Vehicle at disposal)
DAY 05 / Wayanad – Tellicherry – (By road – 160 Kms)
Morning after having your breakfast 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. Check into the majestic Ayesha Manzil. Enjoy the colourful Theyyam dance in the temple near the resort. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the Ayesha Manzil.
DAY 06 / Tellicherry
Today you can visit the bustling fish markets of Tellicherry or visit the ancient fort built by the British. You could also drive to the fascinating Muzhipillangad Beach which is Kerala’s only drive –in beach where you can drive along miles of virgin white sands or laze on the beach and be mesmerized by the beauty of the place.In the evening take part in a cookery demonstration by Faiza your hostess, who is renowned for her ‘Mopilla’ cuisine. Overnight at the Ayisha Manzil.
DAY 07 / Tellicherry – Neeleshwaram – (By road – 150 Kms)
Morning after having your breakfast drive to Neeleshwar Hermitage in Neeleshwaram which is reminiscent of the typical Visit in Kerala. Closely resembling the huts found in the rural areas, Neeleshwar Hermitage is refreshingly different from the more formal places of stay. Rest of the day at leisure.Overnight at the Neeleshwar Hermitage.
DAY 08 / Neeleshwaram
Today go for a cycling tour of Neeleshwaram. in fact the ideal way to explore this region is by bicycle.Behind the resort stretches a large network of small roads and lanes that give the visitor a wonderful experience of local life. You will enter a world of paddy fields, garden compounds, shrines, temples and mosques, and can follow a lovely coastline along which lie traditional fishing villages where boats and nets are made and repaired. Overnight at the Neeleshwar Hermitage.
DAY 09 / Neeleshwaram
Today you can participate in the cookery class, mostly local cuisine which no one can see in the international hotels, under the resident chef. Rest of the day at leisure for your own activities. Overnight at the Neeleshwar Hermitage.
DAY 10 / Neeleshwaram – Calicut – (By road – 160 Kms)
Morning 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 at the Kadavu Resort.
DAY 11 / Calicut – Athirampally – (By road – 184 Kms)
Morning drive to Athirapally enroute visit Guruvayoor, the temple town near Thrissur. One of the most sacred and important pilgrim centres in Kerala, the main attraction in Guruvayoor is the Sree Krishna Temple. Though non hindus are not permitted inside this temple exploring the streets leading to the main temple entrances is a fascinating experience. The charm of Athirampally and Vazhachal waterfalls cannot be described in words. Perched high above the sholayar forest ranges on the fringes of Kerala's fames rain forests. the Athirampally waterfalls provide a restful escape for those wanting to leave the hurried pace of city life behind. Relax amidst the scenic attractions of Vazhachal. Overnight at the Rainforest. (Vehicle at disposal)
DAY 12 / Athirampally – Cochin – (By road – 85 Kms)
Morning drive to Cochin this morning and check into your hotel. A port town since early centuries, Cochin, also known as the spice coast of India, attracted traders and invaders from the world over. Needless to say, Cochin offers you some fascinating snippets of history and culture. In the evening you could go for a relaxing sunset cruise. Overnight at the Old Harbour.
DAY 13 / Cochin
Today you can go for a 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. In the evening, visit an auditorium to watch the famous dance drama of Kerala, the Kathakali. This dance is characterised by some great story telling, amazing costumes and extensive make-up. Overnight at the Old Harbour.
DAY 14 / Cochin - Departure
Departure transfer to Cochin airport for your return flight.