Calicut, the traditional capital and leading trade centre of North Kerala. Check
into your hotel, relax and unwind. Experience the healing touch of Ayurveda with
a rejuvenating full body massage. In the evening, witness 'Kalaripayittu' (the martial
art of Kerala) demonstration.
Day 01: Arrival Calicut
Drive to Wayanad, set in the picturesque Western Ghats and littered with tropical
rain forests, dense hills, rolling paddy fields, spice plantations and valleys. Visit
the Edakkal Caves, a pre-historic rock shelter formed naturally.
Day 02: Calicut - Wayanad
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 Kuruwa Island, a cluster of uninhabited islands,
in the middle of the expansive Kabini River. Navigate around the island with an experienced
Day 03: Wayanad
Drive to Thalassery or Tellicherry, a vibrant fishing town in the north of Calicut,
famous for the 3 C's- Circus, Cricket and Cakes. Enjoy the intriguing Theyyam dance
in the temple near the resort.
Day 04: Wayanad - Tellicherry
Visit the bustling fish markets of Tellicherry or visit the ancient fort built by
the British. Drive along miles of virgin white sands or laze on the fascinating Muzhipillangad
Beach, Kerala's only drive –in beach. Indulge in the North Kerala culinary specialties.
Day 05: Tellicherry
A port town since early centuries and also known as the spice coast of India, Cochin
offers you some fascinating snippets of history and culture. Relax and unwind at
the hotel. In the evening enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise.
Day 06: Tellicherry - Cochin
Sightseeing exploration tour to many fascinating highlights of Cochin which include
- The Jewish Synagogue, 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, enjoy the traditional dance recital
of Kerala, Kathakali.
Day 07: Cochin
Drive to Alleppey and embark on private houseboat and cruise on the canals, lakes
and coves. Luxurious boats with well appointed bedrooms. Sunbathe on the deck or
observe the palm fringed landscape. Observe the countryside lifestyle. Stop at villages,
paddy fields and other places enroute. Overnight on board.
Day 08: Cochin – Houseboat
Drive to Periyar with its undulating hills, spice plantations, and elephant sightings.
One of the 27 tiger reserves in India, the Periyar valley in Thekkady is the oldest.
Check into your hotel. Either have the rest of the day at leisure or go on a spice
plantation tour where you will be enticed by the aroma of spices like cinnamon, cardamom,
pepper and nutmeg. Go for an elephant ride if possible.
Day 09: Houseboat - Kumarakom - Periyar
Escorted jungle trek involving bamboo rafting. Enjoy a full body rejuvenating massage.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Periyar
Drive to Kumarakom and embark on private houseboat and cruise on the canals, lakes
and coves. Luxurious boats with well appointed bedrooms. Overnight on board.
Day 11: Periyar - Kumarakom
Drive to Kovalam, popular beach destinations in Kerala with three adjacent crescent
beaches separated by rocky headlands. Check into hotel
Day 12: Kumarakom - Kovalam
Day at leisure. Enjoy a relaxing full body Ayurvedic massage.
Day 13: Kovalam
Departure transfer to Trivandrum airport for your return flight.