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Homestead Tour: North Kerala - 09 Nights and 10 Days

A home stay tour covering the North of Kerala for those travellers wanting to experience staying within a Kerala household receiving personal attention from their hosts and experiencing Kerala in its truest sense. Tour includes : Stay in a vibrant port town, ancestral home stay, cookery demonstrations, cultural dances, village walks and biking trails, spice plantation homestay, visit to fish markets, drive in beaches, Visit to an elephant rehabilitation centre.
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Tour Highlights

  • Port Town
  • Ancestral Home Stay
  • Cookery Demonstration
  • Cultural Dances.
  • Village Walking & Biking Trails
  • Spice Plantation Estate Home Stay
  • Fish Market
  • Drive-in Beach
  • Elephant rehabilitation Centre
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 Palakkad
The district of Palakkad, also known as the rice granary of Kerala, is a land of hillocks, valleys, rivers, forests, mountains and meandering streams. Situated at the foot of the Western Ghats, this is the gateway to Kerala from the north.
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3 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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4 Wayanad
With an altitude ranging up to 2,000 meters above sea level, Wayanad, located in the Western Ghats of Kerala is an area which offers breathtaking locations. Mist-clad hills, lush green paddy fields, luxuriant sub-tropical rainforests, sprawling spice plantations, valleys and hills mark this beautiful place. Hidden away in the hills of this land are some of the oldest tribes as yet untouched by civilization. Wayanad spreads across about 2,000 sq kms of the Western Ghats and is recognised as a leading bio diversity region.
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5 Malappuram
Malappuram literally means ‘a land atop the hills’ and is situated 50 kms southeast of Kozhikode. Bounded by the Niligiri Hills on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west, Malappuram is enriched by three great rivers flowing through it.
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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 way back to the time of pharaohsand 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. (Vehicle at disposal)
Day TWO +-
  • DAY 02: Cochin - Palakkad
(140kms/3.5hrs)Drive to Palakkad, sprawling over the midlandplains and mountainous highlands and check into the Kandath Tharavad traditional Home Stay. The majestic 'Tharavad', the ancestral home of the Kandath family, is set in a rustic village covered in carpets of green paddy fields, outside the scenic Palakkad Town. A morning or an evening walk through the village and through the green paddies, Cycling trips or a Bullock cart ride along small winding roads through an unspoilt countryside are some of the interesting activities awaiting you. Visit the local area to explore the pottery making and basket weaving. Overnight at the Kandath Tharavad. (Vehicle at disposal)
Day THREE +-
  • DAY 03: Palakkad - Tellicherry
(211kms/5.5hrs)Drive to 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 Britishsettlement in Kerala and needless to say Cakes and Cricket were both introduced here by the British. Telichery is famous all over today for itsbakeries and cakes. It is also rich in culture and traditions of the North of Kerala. Check into the majestic Ayesha Manzil. Built in 1862 by an English gentleman called Murdoch Brown, this mansion by the sea still retains its colonial charm. Today you could visit the colourful Theyyam dance in Kannur. Overnight at the Ayesha Manzil. (Vehicle at disposal)
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  • DAY 04: Tellicherry
You can visit the bustling fish markets of Tellicherry or visit the ancient fort built by the British today. Drive to the fascinating Muzhipillangad Beach which is Kerala's only drive-in beach where you can 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 Ayesha Manzil. (Vehicle at disposa
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  • DAY 05: Tellicherry - Wayanad
(160kms/4hrs)Drive through winding roads in the hills covered with thick forests, coffee, rubber and tea estates and crop plantations to Sulthan Bathery. Checkinto a plantation estate tucked in a 400 acre coffee and spice plantation.The Edakkal Caves, which you can choose to visit, are a pre-historic rock shelter formed naturally out of a strange disposition of three huge boulders making one rest on the other two with its bottom jutting out in between andserving as the roof. Rest of the day at leisure in the beautiful estate. Overnight at the Tranquil Plantation Hideaway. (Vehicle at disposal)
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  • DAY 06: Wayanad
Visit to Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary by jeep. Rich in bio diversity, the sanctuary is an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, which has been established with the specific objective of conserving the biological heritage of the region. Elephant, spotted Deer. Bison, Tiger, Cheetah, Wild bear etc. can be spotted here. Overnight at the Tranquil Plantation Hideaway. (Vehicle at disposal)
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  • DAY 07: Wayanad - Malappuram
(140kms/4.5hrs)Drive to Kuttipuram and check into the 300 year old traditional Kerala house called Kodeeri. The land surrounding the house is organically farmed and is lush with Coconut, Mango, Banana, Betel nut and Spice plantations. Overnight at the Kodeeri Farm House. (Vehicle at disposal)
Day EIGHT +-
  • DAY 08: Malappuram
Day at leisure where you can take the opportunity to visit the local area to explore the farming, pottery making, bell metal workshops and Kalari martial arts. Overnight at the Kodeeri Farm House. (Vehicle at disposal)
Day NINE +-
  • DAY 09: Malappuram - Cochin
(152kms/4hrs)Drive to Cochin and check into your hotel. A port town since early centuries, Cochin, also known as the spice coast of India, attracted traders and invaders from the world over. Needless to say, Cochin offers you some fascinating snippets of history and culture. Explore the city by yourself or opt for our sightseeing tour of the many fascinating highlights 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 15thcentury Chinese fishing nets believed to have been brought by Chinese traders. Overnight at the Koder House. (Vehicle at disposal)
Day TEN +-
  • DAY 10: Cochin - Departure
Departure transfer to Cochin airport for return flight. (Vehicle for 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.

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Destination Nights Standard Superior Deluxe
Cochin 2 Koder House Koder House Koder House
Palakkad 1 Kandathu Tharavadu Kandathu Tharavadu Kandathu Tharavadu
Tellicherry 2 Ayesha Manzil Ayesha Manzil Ayesha Manzil
Wayanad 2 Tranquil Plantation Hideaway Tranquil Plantation Hideaway Tranquil Plantation Hideaway
Malappuram 2 Kodeeri Farm Homestay Kodeeri Farm Homestay Kodeeri Farm Homestay

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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