Top things to do

Top Choice Nature Reserve in Wayanad Region

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Entry to both parts of the sanctuary is only permitted as part of a two-hour jeep safari (₹650), which can be arranged at the sanctuary entrances. At the time of research the government was planning to introduce min…
Top Choice Indian in Kozhikode (Calicut)

Paragon Restaurant

You might struggle to find a seat at this always-packed restaurant, founded in 1939. The overwhelming menu is famous for fish dishes such as fish in tamarind sauce, and its legendary chicken biryani.
Cave in Wayanad Region

Edakkal Caves

The highlight of these remote hilltop 'caves' – more accurately a small series of caverns – is the ancient collection of petroglyphs in the top cave, thought to date back over 3000 years. From the car park near Amba…
Workshop in Kannur

Kerala Dinesh Beedi Co-Operative

The Kannur region is known for the manufacture of beedis, those tiny Indian cigarettes deftly rolled inside green leaves. This is one of the largest and purportedly best manufacturers, with a factory at Thottada, 7k…
Hindu Temple in Wayanad Region

Thirunelly Temple

Thought to be one of the oldest temples on the subcontinent, Thirunelly Temple is 10km from Tholpetty. Non-Hindus cannot enter, but it’s worth visiting for the otherworldly cocktail of ancient and intricate pillars.…
Indian in Kozhikode (Calicut)

Salkaram & Hut

At the back of the Beach Hotel are two restaurants with the same menu: the air-con Salkaram, and the cool open-sided bamboo 'hut' restaurant-bar serving a big range of fish and chicken dishes, and Malabari cuisine. …
Museum in Kannur

Arakkal Museum

Housed in part of the royal palace of the Arakkal family, a 16th-century Kannur dynasty, this harbourfront museum features antiques, furniture, weapons, silver and portraits. It's a fascinating look into the life of…
Multicuisine in Wayanad Region

Wilton Restaurant

Wilton's is a stand-out restaurant in Sultanbatheri with an eclectic menu of Indian, Arabian, Asian and burgers served in the air-con upstairs dining room. Downstairs is a snack and sweet shop with pastries, dried f…
Museum in Wayanad Region

Wayanad Heritage Museum

In the small village of Ambalavayal, about 5km from Edakkal Caves, this museum exhibits tools, weapons, pottery, carved stone and other artefacts dating back to the 14th century, shedding light on Wayanad’s signific…
Indian in Kannur

Hotel Odhen's

This popular local restaurant in Kannur's market area is usually packed at lunchtime. The speciality is Malabar cuisine, including tasty seafood curries and banana-leaf thalis.