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Classic North Kerala Tour: 09 Nights and 10 Days

Overview

This is the perfect tour for those wanting to venture into the unexplored and enchanting highlights of North Kerala, experiecing its rich cultures and traditions and many stunning locations. On this tour, stay in the vibrant port town of Cochin, enjoy a houseboat cruise, experience a train journey through stunning locations, visit famous temples and ancient boat building yards, explore the bustling fish markets and be entranced by the beautiful, traditional Kerala dance and Kerala's only drive-in beach.

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Average temperature and rainfall

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Tour Highlights

  • Explore the Vibrant Port town of Cochin
  • Waterfalls of Athirampally
  • Stay in a Homestay in the Midst of a 400-Acre Coffee Plantation
  • Visit Edakkal Caves
  • Explore the Bustling Fish Markets of Tellicherry
  • Cookery demonstration of 'Moppila' cuisine
  • Enjoy a complimentary Ayurveda massage
Tour Route - Where you'll visit
1 Cochin

Cochin, or Kochi as it is now called, is divided into Old Cochin (comprising Fort Cochin and Mattanchery) and Ernakulam, which is a bustling metropolis and is considered the commercial capital of Kerala. It is the only district in Kerala where you can experience urban comforts on a par with other major cities in India and also the history of many centuries bygone.

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2 Athirapally
Perched high above the sholayar forest ranges on the fringes of Kerala's fames rain forests Athirampally, and the many waterfalls around it provide a restful escape for those wanting to leave the hurried pace of city life behind.
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4 Tellicherry
Thalassery (or Tellicherry as the British christened it during the times of the Raj), a vibrant fishing town in the north of Calicut which is famous for the 3 C's- Circus, Cricket and Cakes. It is known for being the first British settlement in Kerala and needless to say Cakes and Cricket were both introduced here by the British.
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5 Calicut
Once the capital of the powerful Zamorin rulers of North Kerala and a prominent trade and commerce centre, Calicut was the most important region in Kerala in ancient times. The great voyager, Vasco Da Gama, landed here in 1498 putting it on the world map and paving the way for the west and for the many traders and invaders who followed suit.
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6 Calicut Airport
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Detailed Itinerary

Day ONE +-
  • Day 01: Arrival Cochin
Welcomed by Kerala Travel Centre representative at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Cochin. Often referred to as the spice capital of the world, Cochin's spice trade can be traced back to the time of the pharaohs and the pyramids. As you walk the streets of Cochin, you can feel the aroma of these spices wafting in the breeze. Check into your hotel, relax for a while, and as the dusk falls, go on an enchanting sunset cruise to glimpse the city silhoutted against a starlit sky.
Overnight at the Koder house with a vehicle at your disposal.
Day TWO +-
  • DAY 02: Cochin

Go for a sightseeing tour to explore the many fascinating highlights of Cochin; including, the Jewish Synagogue; St. Francis Church, the oldest European Church in India; the Santa Cruz Basilica, which was 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, traditional dance drama of Kerala, the Kathakali. This dance is characterised by intricate story telling, amazing costumes and extensive make-up. 
Overnight at the Koder House with a vehicle at your disposal.

Day THREE +-
  • DAY 03: Cochin - Guruvayoor - Athirampally (85 km / 2 hrs)
Drive to Athirapally and enroute visit Guruvayoor, the temple town near Thrissur. One of the most sacred and important pilgrim centres in Kerala, the main attraction in Guruvayoor is the Sree Krishna Temple. Though non-Hindus are not permitted inside the temple, exploring the streets leading to the main temple entrance is a fascinating experience. The charm of Athirampally and Vazhachal waterfalls cannot be described in words. Perched high above the sholayar forest ranges on the fringes of Kerala's fames rain forests, the Athirampally waterfalls provide a restful escape for those wanting to leave the hurried pace of city life behind. Relax amidst the scenic attractions of Vazhachal.
Overnight at the Rainforest Resort with a vehicle at your disposal.
Day FOUR +-
  • DAY 04: Athirampally - Wayanad (261 km / 6.5 hrs)
Drive to Wayanad. Set in the picturesque Western Ghats and mountains at an altitude of about 2,000 meters above sea level, Wayanad is littered with tropical rain forests, dense hills, rolling paddy fields, spice plantations and valleys, It is a hitherto undiscovered location offering breathtaking views. You will also visit the Edakkal Caves, a pre-historic rock shelter formed naturally from one rock sitting on top on another to form a roof.
Overnight at the Tranquil Plantation Hideaway with full board and a vehicle at your disposal.
Day FIVE +-
  • DAY 05: Wayand
Visit the Wayanad sanctuary to see animals like sloth bears, sambhar (wild deer), elephants, monkeys, tigers, reptiles, panthers and many species of rare birds. In the afternoon, drive to Kuruva Island, an uninhabited cluster of islands in the middle of the expansive Kabini river. The island’s preservation and the eco tourism is managed by the local population living and the forest department. Your guide will navigate you around the island while explaining the general environment and ecology of the island. He can even take you to the less trodden paths you would have otherwise missed. Though you can tour Kuruva Island without alone, the company of an experienced guide ensures you see the full island and makes it an educational trek.
Overnight at the Tranquil Plantation Hideaway with full board and a vehicle at your disposal.
Day SIX +-
  • DAY 06: Wayanad
In the morning, go for a guided trek in the Wayanad sanctuary. Later, explore the 3,000-year-old Thirunelly temple located near the Papanashini stream. This temple is devoted to Vishnu, one of the primary dieties of Hinduism. Spend the rest of the day relaxing.
Overnight at the Tranquil Plantation Hideaway with full board and a vehicle at your disposal.
Day SEVEN +-
  • DAY 07: Wayanad - Tellicherry (160 km / 4 hrs)
Drive to Thalassery, or Tellicherry as the British christened it during the time of their rule of India, a vibrant fishing town in the north of Calicut.Tellicherry is famous for the three C's- circus, cricket and cakes. It is known for being the first British settlement in Kerala, and, needless to say, cakes and cricket were both introduced by the British. The city is famous all over today for its bakeries and cakes. It is also rich in the culture and traditions of North Kerala. Today, you will also visit the bustling fish markets in Tellicherry. You'll stay in the majestic Ayesha Manzil hotel. Built in 1862 by an English gentleman called Murdoch Brown, this mansion by the sea still retains its colonial charm. 
Overnight at the Ayesha Manzil with full board and a vehicle at your disposal.
Day EIGHT +-
  • DAY 08: Tellicherry
Experience the bustling fish markets of Tellicherry or visit the ancient fort built by the British. You could also drive to Muzhipillangad Beach, Kerala’s only drive–in beach. Drive along miles of virgin, white sands or laze on the beach and be mesmerized by the beauty of the place. In the evening, take part in a cookery demonstration by Faiza, your hostess, who is renowned for her Mopilla cuisine.
Overnight at the Ayisha Manzil with full board and a vehicle at your disposal.
Day NINE +-
  • DAY 09: Tellicherry - Calicut (70 km / 2 hrs)
Drive to Calicut (Kozhikode), once the capital of the powerful Zamorins, Hindu Eradi rulers of the area from the 12th to the 18th century, it is a historical town. Calicut was a significant port for trade and commerce in the early centuries and Calico cotton is believed to have originated here. Enjoy a relaxing, full-body Ayurveda massage at the resort. In the evening visit Hindustan Kalari Sangam, a temple of martial arts, where traditional training in Kalaripayattu, the martial art of Kerala, takes place. Spend the evening relaxing
Overnight at the Kadavu Resort with a vehicle at your disposal.
Day TEN +-
  • DAY: 10 Calicut - Departure
Departure transfer to Calicut airport for your return flight with a vehicle for your transfer.

When Should I go?

Being a coastal state surrounded by the Arabian Sea and because of its proximity to the equator, Kerala has a more or less consistent temperature pattern in the summers and the monsoons alike. The temperature hovers around 29°C throughout the year with varying levels of humidity.
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Monsoon Months in Kerala

June and July are monsoon months in Kerala, the showers being heavy at first and then easing off gradually. Whilst these are not the best months for tours, interestingly, this happens to the best time for travellers seeking the therapeutic Ayurveda treatment which is said to be most effective in these months.

Best months for travel to Kerala

The months of October through to March are considered to be the most favourable months to travel to Kerala when the weather is sunny and pleasant. The months of April and May are also favourable for travel but the humidity tends to be comparatively higher. August and September are also good months for travel.

Price Guide

Prices are per person based on 2 people occupying 1 double/twin room and may vary based on local market fluctuations. For single supplements please get in touch.

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B&B at all hotels except where cited on the itinerary, chauffeur driven AC car, sunset cruise, Kathakali performance, Ayurveda massage, all entrance fees, guide charges, assisted airport transfers and international flights.

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Destination Nights Standard Superior Deluxe
Cochin 2 Koder House Koder House Koder House
Athirapally 1 Rainforest Resort Athirapally Falls Rainforest Resort Athirapally Falls Rainforest Resort Athirapally Falls
Wayanad 3 Tranquil Plantation Hideaway Tranquil Plantation Hideaway Tranquil Plantation Hideaway
Tellicherry 2 Ayesha Manzil Ayesha Manzil Ayesha Manzil
Calicut 1 The Raviz resort and spa, Kadavu The Raviz resort and spa, Kadavu The Raviz resort and spa, Kadavu

Koder House

The Koder House is an exclusive boutique hotel situated in the heart of Cochin and combines centuries-old architecture with modern amenities. The ancestral home of the Koders, a prominent Cochin Jewish family, the property is a tribute to the rich, mixed culture of the area – a mélange of Portuguese, Dutch, Kerala and even Chinese influences. The house that once played host to ambassadors, celebrities and heads of states continues to attract visitors from far and wide.The feel is both contemporary and classic, the atmosphere, relaxed. Combining the best of western comforts with ambience and history, the Koder will give you the feeling of being in another era. The highlights of the property are its exclusive, regal, spacious suites which are on either side of the three-storey structure. Grand antique beds, including two original four-posters, polished teak floors, high ceilings and white stone archways on each floor bring the heritage of the place alive. Another highlight is the seafood served in the seafood specialty restaurant which is bought from the fresh catch sold along the sea, across from the property.

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