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The city centre, along Swatantra Path and FL Gomes Rd, is not bad by workaday Indian town standards, but with no sights of interest and no essential transport connections, there’s really no reason for travellers to come here.


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$292 Cultural & Theme Tours

Wayanad 4 Days Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Calicut International AirportDAY 01 – Arrival CalicutMeet & Greet at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Calicut. It was in Calicut that the great voyager Vasco Da Gama landed in the 14th century in his quest for spices thus putting it on the world map. The traditional capital of North Kerala and a leading trading centre for spices on the west, the city has retained its glorious past and presents travellers with historic sites and a unique culture.Drive to Beypore, a prominent port and fishing harbour of ancient Kerala. You could visit the fish markets or venture into town and visit the Sweet Meat Street and the many colourful shops. DAY 02 – Calicut - WayanadDrive 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. DAY 03 - WayanadAfter breakfast you leave for sightseeing. Visit the Pookot Lake which is a scenic freshwater lake that offers boat rides; ride on the lake provides the view of the fresh and green surrounding. You will be thrilled to see the Soojipara Falls for its beauty and rich resources it provides. Further you go on to visit the Bansura sagar, the second largest earth dam in Asia. You will be captivated seeing the walls of the Edakkal Caves; it is a very popular site among the tourists and archeologists worldwide. You also visit the Pakshipathalam and Meenmutty waterfalls; they are equally striking to look at.DAY 04 – Wayanad - Calicut – DepartureAfter breakfast, checkout your hotel and drive to Calicut International airport to board flight to home.Duration: 4 days

$476 Cultural & Theme Tours

North Kerala Wildlife & Nature Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Calicut International AirportDAY 01 – Arrival CalicutMeet & Greet at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Calicut. It was in Calicut that the great voyager Vasco Da Gama landed in the 14th century in his quest for spices thus putting it on the world map. The traditional capital of North Kerala and a leading trading centre for spices on the west, the city has retained its glorious past and presents travellers with historic sites and a unique culture.Drive to Beypore, a prominent port and fishing harbour of ancient Kerala. You could visit the fish markets or venture into town and visit the Sweet Meat Street and the many colourful shops. DAY 02 – Calicut - WayanadDrive 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. DAY 03 - WayanadAfter breakfast you leave for sightseeing. Visit the Pookot Lake which is a scenic freshwater lake that offers boat rides; ride on the lake provides the view of the fresh and green surrounding. You will be thrilled to see the Soojipara Falls for its beauty and rich resources it provides. Further you go on to visit the Bansura sagar, the second largest earth dam in Asia. You will be captivated seeing the walls of the Edakkal Caves; it is a very popular site among the tourists and archeologists worldwide. You also visit the Pakshipathalam and Meenmutty waterfalls; they are equally striking to look at.DAY 04 - Wayanad - KannurSteeped in vibrant culture and distinctive local art forms unique to their state, Kannur still has an aura of a colonial era. The deep footprints of the Dutch, the Portuguese, the British and the Mysore Sultanate are still imbibed in to the town and can be witness all around. The town blessed with exceptional art of weaving and huge cashew trees perhaps rooted by Portuguese, the beautiful weather and pleasant wind chasing the glow of setting sun is enough to attract tourists from all over the country.DAY 05 - KannurToday you can visit Kannur Fort, Muzhipilangad Drive-in Beach, Arakkal Museum and Parassinakadavu Temple.DAY 06 – Kannur – DepartureAfter breakfast, checkout your hotel and drive to Kannur International airport to board flight to home.Duration: 6 days

$745 Kid Friendly

South India Cultural & Wildlife Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Calicut International AirportDAY 01 – Arrival CalicutMeet & Greet at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Calicut. It was in Calicut that the great voyager Vasco Da Gama landed in the 14th century in his quest for spices thus putting it on the world map. The traditional capital of North Kerala and a leading trading centre for spices on the west, the city has retained its glorious past and presents travellers with historic sites and a unique culture. Mudumalai has thick wooded hills, plateaus, deep valleys, waterfalls, and rivers. Located at an altitude of 1,000 m, it is the closest to the Nilgiri mountain range and is divided from Bandipur by the Moyar RiverDrive to Beypore, a prominent port and fishing harbour of ancient Kerala. You could visit the fish markets or venture into town and visit the Sweet Meat Street and the many colourful shops. DAY 02 – Calicut - WayanadDrive 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. DAY 03 - WayanadAfter breakfast you leave for sightseeing. Visit the Pookot Lake which is a scenic freshwater lake that offers boat rides; ride on the lake provides the view of the fresh and green surrounding. You will be thrilled to see the Soojipara Falls for its beauty and rich resources it provides. Further you go on to visit the Bansura sagar, the second largest earth dam in Asia. You will be captivated seeing the walls of the Edakkal Caves; it is a very popular site among the tourists and archeologists worldwide. You also visit the Pakshipathalam and Meenmutty waterfalls; they are equally striking to look at.DAY 04 - Wayanad - MudumalaiDrive to Mudumalai, spread over an area of 321 sq. km, Mudumalai has thick wooded hills, plateaus, deep valleys, waterfalls, and rivers. Located at an altitude of 1,000 m, it is the closest to the Nilgiri mountain range and is divided from Bandipur by the Moyar River. Mudumalai is one of the most important conservation efforts in India and was established as far back as 1940. DAY 05 - MudumalaiIn the morning & evening you can enjoy the vehicle safari through Moyar or Singara or Karkudi region to explore the wildlife. You can also take an Elephant ride and do visit the Elephant Feeding Camp - this is the place where one can interact with elephants and see how they are fed. The captive elephants in the sanctuary are no longer used for timber extraction work, since these areas are managed exclusively as protected areas. The elephants are engaged mainly for Eco-tourism, patrolling for anti poaching operations, to control Man-Elephant conflict outside the sanctuary or other areas and as a conservation and training centre for elephants which can be visited by the public.DAY 06 - Mudumalai - MysoreDrive to Mysore. Steeped in History, Mysore - the adobe of untold grandeur and glory - is where the rich heritage of the Wodeyar Kings is carefully preserved to this day in its magnificent palaces, beautifully laid-out gardens, imposing buildings, board shady avenues and sacred temples. There's an old world charm about the city. Built in Indo-Saracenic style with domes, turrets, arches and colonnades, the Palace is a treasure house of exquisite carvings and works of art from all over the world. DAY 07 - MysoreToday you can go for a sightseeing of Mysore, starting with the famous palace that used to be the residence of the Wodeyars dynasty. Built in 1912 in an Indo-Saracenic style, it is one of the largest palaces in India. Then, visit of the Jayachamrajendra Art Gallery, gathering a collection of paintings dating back to 1875. Drive to the Chamundi hill, with a stop at the bull temple & visit the 2000-year-old temple, dedicated to Goddess Chamundi. DAY 08 – Mysore - Bangalore – DepartureAfter breakfast, checkout your hotel and drive to Bangalore International airport to board flight to home.Duration: 8 days

$730 Cultural & Theme Tours

South India Hills & Mountains Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Calicut International AirportDAY 01 – Arrival CalicutMeet & Greet at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Calicut. It was in Calicut that the great voyager Vasco Da Gama landed in the 14th century in his quest for spices thus putting it on the world map. The traditional capital of North Kerala and a leading trading centre for spices on the west, the city has retained its glorious past and presents travellers with historic sites and a unique culture.Drive to Beypore, a prominent port and fishing harbour of ancient Kerala. You could visit the fish markets or venture into town and visit the Sweet Meat Street and the many colourful shops. DAY 02 – Calicut - WayanadDrive 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. DAY 03 - WayanadAfter breakfast you leave for sightseeing. Visit the Pookot Lake which is a scenic freshwater lake that offers boat rides; ride on the lake provides the view of the fresh and green surrounding. You will be thrilled to see the Soojipara Falls for its beauty and rich resources it provides. Further you go on to visit the Bansura sagar, the second largest earth dam in Asia. You will be captivated seeing the walls of the Edakkal Caves; it is a very popular site among the tourists and archeologists worldwide. You also visit the Pakshipathalam and Meenmutty waterfalls; they are equally striking to look at.DAY 04 - Wayanad - MudumalaiDrive to Mudumalai, spread over an area of 321 sq. km, Mudumalai has thick wooded hills, plateaus, deep valleys, waterfalls, and rivers. Located at an altitude of 1,000 m, it is the closest to the Nilgiri mountain range and is divided from Bandipur by the Moyar River. Mudumalai is one of the most important conservation efforts in India and was established as far back as 1940. DAY 05 - MudumalaiIn the morning & evening you can enjoy the vehicle safari through Moyar or Singara or Karkudi region to explore the wildlife. You can also take an Elephant ride and do visit the Elephant Feeding Camp - this is the place where one can interact with elephants and see how they are fed. The captive elephants in the sanctuary are no longer used for timber extraction work, since these areas are managed exclusively as protected areas. The elephants are engaged mainly for Eco-tourism, patrolling for anti poaching operations, to control Man-Elephant conflict outside the sanctuary or other areas and as a conservation and training centre for elephants which can be visited by the public.DAY 06 - Mudumalai - OotyOoty called the Queen of all Hill Stations, picturesque, green Udhagamandalam better known as Ooty is the most popular hill station in the South. Apart from coffee and tea plantations, trees like conifers, eucalyptus, pine and wattle dot the hillside in Ooty. DAY 07 - OotyRise to a gorgeous morning at the hill station with sun shining bright and the nippy air slowly caressing your face. Today, we take a tour of the ‘Queen of the Blue Mountains’ where we visit the Dodabetta Peak, which gives you a spectacular, panoramic view of the hill-station. Later in the day, we head to Coonoor - a small hill spot nearby known for its mesmerizing tea plantations. Here, we also visit Sims Park and the Dolphin Nose Point. We head to the Botanical Garden and spend the evening enjoying the beauty of the popular Ooty Lake.DAY 08 – Ooty - Coimbatore – DepartureAfter breakfast, checkout your hotel and drive to Coimbatore International airport to board flight to home.Duration: 8 days

$745 Cultural & Theme Tours

Kerala & Tamilnadu Mountains Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Calicut International AirportDAY 01 – Arrival CalicutMeet & Greet at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Calicut. It was in Calicut that the great voyager Vasco Da Gama landed in the 14th century in his quest for spices thus putting it on the world map. The traditional capital of North Kerala and a leading trading centre for spices on the west, the city has retained its glorious past and presents travellers with historic sites and a unique culture.Drive to Beypore, a prominent port and fishing harbour of ancient Kerala. You could visit the fish markets or venture into town and visit the Sweet Meat Street and the many colourful shops. DAY 02 – Calicut - WayanadDrive 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. DAY 03 - WayanadAfter breakfast you leave for sightseeing. Visit the Pookot Lake which is a scenic freshwater lake that offers boat rides; ride on the lake provides the view of the fresh and green surrounding. You will be thrilled to see the Soojipara Falls for its beauty and rich resources it provides. Further you go on to visit the Bansura sagar, the second largest earth dam in Asia. You will be captivated seeing the walls of the Edakkal Caves; it is a very popular site among the tourists and archeologists worldwide. You also visit the Pakshipathalam and Meenmutty waterfalls; they are equally striking to look at.DAY 04 - Wayanad - MudumalaiDrive to Mudumalai, spread over an area of 321 sq. km, Mudumalai has thick wooded hills, plateaus, deep valleys, waterfalls, and rivers. Located at an altitude of 1,000 m, it is the closest to the Nilgiri mountain range and is divided from Bandipur by the Moyar River. Mudumalai is one of the most important conservation efforts in India and was established as far back as 1940. In the evening you can enjoy the vehicle safari through Moyar or Singara or Karkudi region to explore the wildlife. You can also take an Elephant ride and do visit the Elephant Feeding Camp - this is the place where one can interact with elephants and see how they are fed. The captive elephants in the sanctuary are no longer used for timber extraction work, since these areas are managed exclusively as protected areas. The elephants are engaged mainly for Eco-tourism, patrolling for anti poaching operations, to control Man-Elephant conflict outside the sanctuary or other areas and as a conservation and training centre for elephants which can be visited by the public.DAY 05 - Mudumalai - OotyOoty called the Queen of all Hill Stations, picturesque, green Udhagamandalam better known as Ooty is the most popular hill station in the South. Apart from coffee and tea plantations, trees like conifers, eucalyptus, pine and wattle dot the hillside in Ooty. DAY 06 - OotyRise to a gorgeous morning at the hill station with sun shining bright and the nippy air slowly caressing your face. Today, we take a tour of the ‘Queen of the Blue Mountains’ where we visit the Dodabetta Peak, which gives you a spectacular, panoramic view of the hill-station. Later in the day, we head to Coonoor - a small hill spot nearby known for its mesmerizing tea plantations. Here, we also visit Sims Park and the Dolphin Nose Point. We head to the Botanical Garden and spend the evening enjoying the beauty of the popular Ooty Lake.DAY 07 - Ooty - MunnarDrive to Munnar a hill station located 1600 meters above sea level. Once the summer resort of the erstwhile British administration in South India it still retains its colonial charm and is famous for its tea plantations, most of which are privately owned. With its sprawling estates, rolling hills, sparkling waterfalls, picture postcard hamlets and undulating valleys, Munnar is an ideal holiday destination.DAY 08 - MunnarSightseeing tour (Tea Valley Tour): Mattupetty, Echo Point, Kundala, Top Station, Munnar, Rajamala (Eravikulam National Park), Attukad waterfalls and Pothamedu View Point.DAY 09 – Munnar - Cochin – DepartureAfter breakfast, checkout your hotel and drive to Cochin International airport to board flight to home.Duration: 9 days

$815 Cultural & Theme Tours

Wonders of Kerala & Tamilnadu Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Calicut International AirportDAY 01 – Arrival CalicutMeet & Greet at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Calicut. It was in Calicut that the great voyager Vasco Da Gama landed in the 14th century in his quest for spices thus putting it on the world map. The traditional capital of North Kerala and a leading trading centre for spices on the west, the city has retained its glorious past and presents travellers with historic sites and a unique culture.Drive to Beypore, a prominent port and fishing harbour of ancient Kerala. You could visit the fish markets or venture into town and visit the Sweet Meat Street and the many colourful shops. DAY 02 – Calicut - WayanadDrive 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. DAY 03 - WayanadAfter breakfast you leave for sightseeing. Visit the Pookot Lake which is a scenic freshwater lake that offers boat rides; ride on the lake provides the view of the fresh and green surrounding. You will be thrilled to see the Soojipara Falls for its beauty and rich resources it provides. Further you go on to visit the Bansura sagar, the second largest earth dam in Asia. You will be captivated seeing the walls of the Edakkal Caves; it is a very popular site among the tourists and archeologists worldwide. You also visit the Pakshipathalam and Meenmutty waterfalls; they are equally striking to look at.DAY 04 - Wayanad - MudumalaiDrive to Mudumalai, spread over an area of 321 sq. km, Mudumalai has thick wooded hills, plateaus, deep valleys, waterfalls, and rivers. Located at an altitude of 1,000 m, it is the closest to the Nilgiri mountain range and is divided from Bandipur by the Moyar River. Mudumalai is one of the most important conservation efforts in India and was established as far back as 1940. In the evening you can enjoy the vehicle safari through Moyar or Singara or Karkudi region to explore the wildlife. You can also take an Elephant ride and do visit the Elephant Feeding Camp - this is the place where one can interact with elephants and see how they are fed. The captive elephants in the sanctuary are no longer used for timber extraction work, since these areas are managed exclusively as protected areas. The elephants are engaged mainly for Eco-tourism, patrolling for anti poaching operations, to control Man-Elephant conflict outside the sanctuary or other areas and as a conservation and training centre for elephants which can be visited by the public.DAY 05 - Mudumalai - OotyOoty called the Queen of all Hill Stations, picturesque, green Udhagamandalam better known as Ooty is the most popular hill station in the South. Apart from coffee and tea plantations, trees like conifers, eucalyptus, pine and wattle dot the hillside in Ooty. DAY 06 - OotyRise to a gorgeous morning at the hill station with sun shining bright and the nippy air slowly caressing your face. Today, we take a tour of the ‘Queen of the Blue Mountains’ where we visit the Dodabetta Peak, which gives you a spectacular, panoramic view of the hill-station. Later in the day, we head to Coonoor - a small hill spot nearby known for its mesmerizing tea plantations. Here, we also visit Sims Park and the Dolphin Nose Point. We head to the Botanical Garden and spend the evening enjoying the beauty of the popular Ooty Lake.DAY 07 - Ooty - MunnarDrive to Munnar a hill station located 1600 meters above sea level. Once the summer resort of the erstwhile British administration in South India it still retains its colonial charm and is famous for its tea plantations, most of which are privately owned. With its sprawling estates, rolling hills, sparkling waterfalls, picture postcard hamlets and undulating valleys, Munnar is an ideal holiday destination.DAY 08 - MunnarSightseeing tour (Tea Valley Tour): Mattupetty, Echo Point, Kundala, Top Station, Munnar, Rajamala (Eravikulam National Park), Attukad waterfalls and Pothamedu View Point.DAY 09 – Munnar - CochinDrive to Cochin aka Kochi, as it is called now, offers you the best of history and culture anywhere in the state. A port town since early centuries Cochin attracted traders and invaders from the world over. You can go for a sightseeing tour 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.DAY 10 - Cochin – DepartureAfter breakfast, checkout your hotel and drive to Cochin International airport to board flight to home.Duration: 10 days