Destinations Covered: Cochin - Guruvayoor - Athirampally - Wayanad - Tellicherry - Calicut
Tour Duration: 09 Nights / 10 Days
Day 01: Arrival at Cochin
On your arrival at Cochin Airport, our representative will greet you and accompany you to the hotel. A major port city in the south, Cochin is a reservoir of plentiful interesting tourism destinations of cultural richness. This surprising urban is a mishmash of heritage left behind by the Arabs, Chinese, Jews, Dutch, Portuguese, and British. The magnificent greenery and exotic beaches are always ready to mesmerize you with their pristine beauty. Spend the day relaxing in the comfort of the deluxe hotel room whilst admiring the scenic beauty. Your evening will be captivated with the backwater cruise. Hook on some souvenirs at the local market. Spend the night at the hotel.
Day 02: Cochin
Refreshed and revived, the second day offers you to explore the beauty and vigor of the city. After enjoying the sumptuous breakfast at the hotel, get ready for a refreshing city tour. Check out the Jewish side of the city with the captivating Jewish Synagogue, followed by the primeval St. Francis Church and Santa Cruz Basilica. The Dutch Palace and Hill Palace speak, coupled with the Spice Market and Chinese fishing nets fixed ashore the backwaters, are bound to spellbind you with their timeless beauty and charm. You can wrap up your irresistible experience with a mesmerizing performance of Kathakali, one of the ancient dance forms of Kerala. Retire off at the hotel.
Day 03: Cochin - Guruvayoor - Athirapally
Your journey on the third day begins after an early breakfast, after which you’ll be headed towards Athirapally. The two-hour drive will keep you occupied with amazing waterfalls and lavish sceneries on the way. A stopover to the small town of Guruvayoor near Thrissur should not be given a miss. Famous for the Sree Krishna Temple, Guruvayoor is paid a visit by hundreds of devotees. Despite being denied entry, non-Hindus never leave a chance to admire the enthralling scenic beauty surrounding the temple. Athirapally and Vazhachal Falls gushing from the Sholayar Forest Range top are popular picnic spots for bewitching the spectacular scenery. Rejuvenate yourself by spending the night at the hotel in Athirapally.
Day 04: Athirapally - Wayanad
After your morning breakfast at the hotel, you will start a quarter day’s trip to Wayanad, nestled amongst the gigantic Western Ghats. The sheer and exotic beauty of this land will behold your eyes with its lust green borders. Capture the rolling paddy fields and virgin forests of this verdant hill station on your lens, besides enthralling the wildlife wandering in its natural abode. The ancient rock-shelter, Edakkal Caves and Jain shrines are other major attractions to watch out. Enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05: Wayanad
Treat your taste buds with a delectable breakfast at the hotel and get ready for a fun packed jungle safari. Rich in bio-diversity, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. A jungle safari along the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary will leave you spellbound as you spot elephants, deer, sloth bears, tigers, and panthers roaming in their natural habitat. Reach for the sky to catch glimpses of numerous rare species of birds. Sail through the vast Kabini River to reach a bunch of isolated islets in the center called Kuruwa Island. Experience a hair-raising journey by crossing the dangerous-looking and rock-strewn waters. Also, explore the lifestyle of the tribes living on the fringes of the forest. Call off the day at the hotel.
Day 06: Wayanad
Enjoy the refreshing breakfast as day six has an adventurous hike prepared for you in the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. Visit the sacred Thirunelly Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, situated idyllically on the banks of Papanashini stream, dating back to more than 3000 years. Return back to the hotel and doze off for the night.
Day 07: Wayanad - Tellicherry
Tellicherry waits for you eagerly on the seventh day. Post breakfast, board the cab and set out for a four-hour drive towards your next destination, Tellicherry. This heritage city is best known as the first settlement of British in Kerala and is also distinguished for its 3Cs - cakes, cricket, and circus, apart from the old-fashioned fish markets. The 19th century majestic mansion, Ayesha Manzil, sited by the seaside, will take you back to the ancient ancestral times. Call off the tiring day with a peaceful night’s sleep at the hotel.
Day 08: Tellicherry
Energize yourself with the morning meal at the hotel as the city of Tellicherry has an entire day’s excitement and enjoyment waiting for you. The palm-fringed terrains of Thalassery boast of a picturesque coastline which reserves rock fish markets and the colonial fortress for its visitors. Drive along the soft white sands of Muzhipillangad Beach, the sole drive-in beach of Kerala. Leisure around at the beach for a breathtaking experience of the blue waters, swaying palms, and sun kissed sands. Overnight will be at the hotel.
Day 09: Tellicherry - Calicut
After having your breakfast at the hotel, your trip continues to Calicut, two-hour journey from Tellicherry. The erstwhile reign-land of the forceful Zamorins and a major port for domestic and international trade, Kozhikode lies along the Malabar Coast. Recognized for its superior cotton, Calico, explore the cotton industry of the city and pick up some to take back home as mementos. Also known for Ayurveda treatment, pamper yourself with one of the packages at the resort. ‘Kalaripayattu’ martial arts performance at the Hindustan Kalari Sangam will complete your day, if you are an art admirer. End your Calicut trip by spending the night at the resort.
Day 10: Calicut - Departure
Wrap up your excursion with an appetizing breakfast served at the hotel, after which our representative will escort you to the Calicut Airport for your return journey.
North Kerala Tour package comprises of visits to Kochi/Cochin, Guruvayoor, Athirampally, Wayanad, Tellicherry and Calicut.