Welcome to Northern Kerala


Kannur, with its golden beaches and 2018-opened airport, is developing in terms of tourism but still makes a refreshing escape from Kerala's busier south, and things remain blissfully quiet further north in the Bekal area. To the east, the hills of the Western Ghats rise sharply to the beautiful Wayanad district.


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$1800 Cultural & Theme Tours

MALABAR TRIANGLE

ITINERARYDAY 01: CALICUT - WAYANAD Arrive Calicut Airport, you will be received with a placard by our representative and proceed to Wayanad Hill station (Around 100 kms, 03-hour drive).Overnight stay in WayanadMeals: N/ADAY 02: WAYANADMorning breakfast at hotel and proceed to visit Pookode Lake and Banasura Sagar Dam. Later transfer back to hotel and overnight stayMeals: BreakfastDAY 3: WAYANADMorning breakfast at hotel and proceed to visit Muthanga wildlife sanctuary and Edakkal Caves.Later transfer back to hotel and overnight stay.Meals: BreakfastDAY 4: WAYANAD – COORGMorning after breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Coorg (Around 120 kms, 03-hour drive).On arrival check in to the hotel and relax.Afternoon visit the Abbey falls and Tibetan monastery.Evening transfer back to hotel and overnight stay.Meals: BreakfastDAY 5: COORG – BAKELMorning after breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Bekal (Around 130 kms, 03-hour drive).On arrival check into your resort in Bekal and relax.  Rest of the day free for independent activities at the resort.Overnight stay at ResortMeals: BreakfastDAY 6: BAKELMorning after brekfast, proceed to visit Bekal Fort and Beach.Rest of the day at leisure.Overnight in Bekal.Meals: BreakfastDAY 7: BAKEL – THALASSERYMorning after breakfast, check out and drive to Thalaserry (Around 125 kms, 02 ½ hour drive).On arrival check into a very special home stay in Thalaserry called “Ayisha Manzil “.Overnight stay at Ayisha ManzilMeals: BreakfastDAY 8: THALASSERYMorning you can go for a walk with Mr. Moosa to the local market to buy some fresh seafood and groceries. This is an interesting experience as you walk along the crowded market with lot activities going on. You can also visit the Thalassery Fort, Muzhipilangad drive in Beach etc.Overnight stay at Ayisha ManzilMeals: BreakfastDAY 9: DEPARTURE FROM THALASSERY - CALICUTMorning after breakfast check out from the hotel and you will be transferred to Calicut airport to take your onward destination flight.Meals: Breakfast      

$24 Cultural & Theme Tours

Kannur City Half Day Private Sightseeing Tour with Guide

Departure time: 08.30 hrs / 14.00 hrs Tour will start from your hotel / accommodation within Kannur city limits. Start your half-day tour with a visit to Fort St. Angelo. Built in 1505 by Portuguese, the Fort witnessed several historical battles and is considered an important historical site in South India.From here, head towards the Kannur Lighthouse, from top of which you get a bird’s eye view of the splendid coastline of Kannur. Also visit the small, but well maintained museum within the complex. It is only the fourth such museum in the country after Alappuzha, Chennai and Mahabalipuram. A gigantic optic, used in Lakshadweep Lighthouse during the 1885-1962 period, a 19th century double-wick lamp of Kannur Lighthouse, a huge fog-bell used to alert shipmen and a deep-sea buoy are some of the exhibits.You will be then transferred to Chirakkal to visit Kerala Folklore Academy (Sun holiday). Set up by the Government of Kerala, the academy, while ensuring the welfare of folk artistes also strives for reviving, preserving and promoting the rich folk art traditions of Kerala. The museum exhibits over 300 precious objects of folk art, including life-size replicas of various theyyams and patayani, folk and tribal musical and percussion instruments, farm implements and weapons.After the visit to the museum, stop at a handloom weaving center, to learn about the handloom industry of Kannur. Kannur produces arguably the best handloom products in the world with USA, UK, Australia and other European countries being the major importers. History of the handloom industry in Kannur dates back to mid 1800s.You will be then transferred back to your hotel.

$26 Private & Custom Tours

Kannur City Full Day Private Sightseeing Tour with Guide

Start your day with a visit Fort St. Angelo. Built in 1505 by Portuguese, the Fort witnessed several historical battles and is considered an important historical site in South India.Next, stop at Arakkal Museum, dedicated to Arakkal family - the only Muslim royal family in Kerala.From here, head towards the Kannur Lighthouse, from top of which you get a bird’s eye view of the splendid coastline of Kannur. Also visit the small, but well maintained museum within the complex. It is only the fourth such museum in the country after Alappuzha, Chennai and Mahabalipuram. A gigantic optic, used in Lakshadweep Lighthouse during the 1885-1962 period, a 19th century double-wick lamp of Kannur Lighthouse, a huge fog-bell used to alert shipmen and a deep-sea buoy are some of the exhibits.Then, drive around Mappila Bay - where you will have opportunities to click some good pictures.Have lunch at a local restaurant. (Direct payment)You will be then transferred to Chirakkal to visit Kerala Folklore Academy. Set up by the Government of Kerala, the academy, while ensuring the welfare of folk artistes also strives for reviving, preserving and promoting the rich folk art traditions of Kerala. The museum exhibits over 300 precious objects of folk art, including life-size replicas of various theyyams and patayani, folk and tribal musical and percussion instruments, farm implements and weapons.After the visit to the museum, stop at a handloom weaving center, to learn about the handloom industry of Kannur. Kannur produces arguably the best handloom products in the world with USA, UK, Australia and other European countries being the major importers. History of the handloom industry in Kannur dates back to mid 1800s.From here, head to Meenkunnu Beach or Payyambalam Beach for some beach time.Return to your hotel late in the evening.

$400 Kid Friendly

ASTONISHING MALABAR

ItineraryDay 1: Kannur → BekalPass By: Kannur International AirportArrival and transfer to BekalPass By: Bekal Beach, Bekal, Kasaragod District, KeralaOvernight stayMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay at BekalDay 2: Explore BekalStop At: Bekal Fort, Bekal, Kasaragod District, KeralaSightseeingDuration: 10 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at BekalDay 3: Explore NileshwarStop At: Nileshwaram PalaceSight seeingDuration: 10 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel in NileshwarDay 4: Kannur/ThottadaStop At: Arakkal Museum KannurSightseeing in KannurDuration: 10 hoursStop At: St Angelos Fort, Kannur Car ParkingsightseeingDuration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel in Thottada near the Thottada beach.Day 5: Thottada → Thalassery →Mahe → CalicutStop At: Mahe ChurchsightseeingDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Mahe River Side Walkway, Mahe, Union Territory of PondicherrysighseeingDuration: 1 hourStop At: Sargaalaya Arts & Crafts VillageSightseeingDuration: 2 hours 40 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight Stay at Hotel in Calicut.Day 6: Explore Calicut Stop At: S.M. Street, Kozhikode, Kozhikode District, KeralaSightseeingDuration: 5 hoursStop At: Beypore Beach, Kozhikode, Kozhikode District, KeralaUru Making Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel in Wayanad.Day 7: Experience WayanadStop At: Edakkal Caves, Kalpetta, Wayanad District, KeralasightseeingDuration: 5 hoursStop At: Kuruva Dweep Main ParkingsightseeingDuration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel in Wayanad.Day 8: Wayanad → Kannur International AirportPass By: Kannur International AirportDepartureMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$83 Cultural & Theme Tours

Kerala Theyyam Ritual Dance From Kannur

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Theyyam, Kannur, Kannur District, KeralaYou will be picked up from your hotel in Kannur and driven to a village temple or a Hindu home where Theyyam is performed. The timing of the ritual is based on the lunar Hindu calendar and keeps changing each month.On reaching the site of the ritual, you may take pictures of the performer and his elaborate costume. If you are lucky you might get to see a fire Theyyam, which is performed from time to time, again based on the lunar calendar.The entire ritual can last for several hours. The elaborate costumes and the heavy make-up of the performers add to the mystical aura of the ritual. At the end of the performance, you will be driven back to Kannur and dropped off at your hotel.Duration: 4 hours

$16 Water Sports

Kayaking in Paravur Backwaters of Kollam

Brief Itinerary: • Catch sight of sustainable fishing methods performed by indigenous fishermen using Kattumarams (a unique fishing craft that exists only on the coast from Kanyakumari to Kollam). • Paddle to the sandbar and spoil yourself with photographs. The sandbar may be submerged if the water level is high due to the surge in river flow and high tide. • Get a glimpse of the spillway bridge from the sandbar that controls the inflow of seawater and outflow of river. • Meet the Indian Railway bridge that passes across the Paravur Backwaters above your head level. You can safely paddle through between the spans of the Railway bridge. You may be lucky to spot a train. • Discover a small temple located on a tiny island. If you are a believer, take it as a chance to pray in a small island in total privacy without the occupancy of crowd. • Discover the untouched mangrove forest belt and birds. • Paddle through narrow canals and amidst riparian vegetation and coconut lagoons.Inclusions: • Sit on top kayaks (single and double available) • Paddles • Lifejacket (PFD with with various sizes available to fit toddler, children, juniors, and seniors) • Land-based and on-water basic instructions on paddling • Water, shower, WC, locker facilities, parking, etc. • Waterproof pouch for mobile. Highlights: • Parking space • Locker facilities • Seperate shower and WC for females and males • Shack to sitback and view backwaters after trip to relax • Beach to enjoy the sun, sand, and seaExclusions: • Meals/food • Insurance or damage compensation • Airport transfers • Pick up or drop off transportation servicesImportant Information: • Please carry a reusable water bottle as the facility promotes responsible plastic use. • Water can be refilled from paddling facility. • Please bring a change of clothes if needed after paddling/shower. • Please refrain from consuming alcohol or other substances before/while doing paddle sports. • Bring sun protection (sunglasses, hat, screen) and tops rated UPF 30 or higher. • Please leave all your valuables at home. • Please treat the waters with respect and do not litter. • Dispose of any trash at the waste bins located in paddling center.

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