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KERALA CULINARY TOUR

KERALA CULINARY TOUR

Kerala’s highly palatable cuisine is just as distinctive as its colourful cultural life and religious traditions. It’s a cuisine influenced by the long coastline and flavoured by the ubiquitous coconut. One enriched with exotic tropical fruits, vegetables, cereals,  and herbs, garnished with the unmistakable aroma of pepper, cardamom chillies and cloves.

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Duration: 08 NIGHTS / 09 DAYS

Route: Calicut-Wayanad-Tellicherry-Kannur-Mangalore

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    DAY 01: ARRIVAL CALICUT

    Welcomed by KeralaToursco representative at the airport and transferred to your hotel. It was in Calicut that the great voyager Vasco Da Gama landed in the 14th century in his quest for spices thus putting it on the world map. The traditional capital of North Kerala and a leading trading centre for spices on the west, the city has retained its glorious past and presents travellers with historic sites and a unique culture. Overnight at the Hotel.

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    DAY 02: CALICUT – WAYANAD (85 KM / 2.5 H)

    Drive to Beypore, a prominent port and fishing harbour of ancient Kerala. You could visit the fish markets or venture into town and visit the Sweet Meat Street and the many colourful shops and continue your drive through semi-arid countryside and farmland, then through forest and finally into the Wayanad Hills with their lush mix of coffee and spice plantations, rice fields and jungle to reach your new oasis. Overnight at the Hotel.

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    DAY 3: WAYANAD

    Walk through spice and vegetable gardens- a guided tour. “Meet our elders”: experience their ways of sustainable living, we take you to where our modernity began. A special lunch is organized for the guests with only products made of bamboo, from bamboo rice, to bamboo shoots to pickles. Unique experience. After lunch you will visit bamboo village at Thrikkaipatta (Village) a responsible tourism initiative. You will have the chance to interact with local farmers and visit Uravu, a local NGO which produce bamboo handicrafts. The visit also includes interaction with the promoters, visit to the bamboo nursery and plant a bamboo sapling as part of a Travellers’ Forest initiative. You can visit the Bamboo workshop, interact with the artisans and designers and see how they create marvels out of different varieties of bamboo grown locally. In the evening you will participate with your host family to prepare dinner as to have a cooking demonstration and learn Malabar cooking. Overnight at the Hotel.

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    DAY 04: WAYANAD

    This morning you would visit Edakkal Caves (closed on Mondays). It is a pre-historic rock shelter formed naturally out of a strange disposition of three huge boulders making one to rest on the other two with its bottom jutting out in between and serving as the roof. You would visit Kuruva Island If you want to get away from it all and experience a little peace and quiet, take a picnic to this uninhabited island on the tribituaries of the Kabani River. Cross on foot when the water is low or take a small ferry. Explore the dense forest looking for the rare birds, that call the island home, and exquisite orchids. Overnight at the Hotel.

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    DAY 05: WAYANAD – TELLICHERRY (97 KM / 3 H)

    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 British settlement in Kerala and needless to say Cakes and Cricket were both introduced here by the British. Telichery is famous all over today for its bakeries 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. Overnight at the Hotel.

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    DAY 06: TELLICHERRY

    Today you can visit the bustling fish markets of Tellicherry or visit the ancient fort built by the British. You could also 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 Hotel.

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    DAY 07: TELLICHERRY – KANNUR (25 KM / 1 H)

    Drive through the impressive line up of beaches in Kannur. Take up a big chunk of your time here. Kannur beaches are the best for those who want to swap crowded mainstream beaches for secluded spots. Overnight at the Hotel.

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    DAY 08: KANNUR

    Spend your day at leisure on the beach. Overnight at the Hotel.

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    DAY 09: KANNUR – MANGALORE (155 KM / 4 H)

    Depart from hotel and drive to Managalore airport to connect your onward flight.

PLACE NIGHTS HOTELS
Calicut 01 Copper Folia
Wayanad 03 Four Seasons
Tellicherry 02 Ayisha Manzil
Kannur 02 Kannur Beach House

COPPER FOLIA

Copper Folia is the only 4-star business hotel in Calicut town with 27 guestrooms in the hustle bustles of the mushrooming township yet surrounded by calmness and serenity of the greenery in the background. At the first glance, the well planned floor plan laid out with proper allocation of the amenities with a blend of contemporary and classy design aesthetics sets in the feel of a ravishing metro city. The eye for detailing has been given exigent importance in the architecture and ambience - design and development, consistently endeavoring to stand a class apart and ahead surpassing all the standards and conventions in the hotel and hospitality industry. Distinct and utmost care has also been given to facilitate ease and comfort to the specially challenged guests without causing any hindrance to their specific needs.

THE FOUR SEASONS

The four seasons Wayanad homestay is located at the heart of Kalpetta, the district head quarters of Wayanad. Due to its exotic location, panoramic views, well appointed rooms, special sightseeing tours, peaceful atmosphere and better privacy altogether make the four seasons Wayanad homestay an ideal staying choice for perfect holidays with family and loved ones. Far Away from the 'Maddening crowd’ you discover here a nostalgic loneliness of the long lost wild. The environment here will surely inspire that hidden poet in you. For all nature lovers, the experiences they will come across here will be forever unforgetful.

Situated on a tranquil mount just 200 meters away from Kalpetta town, but away from the hustle and bustle of the city, The four seasons Wayanad homestay is a perfect home away from home, hosted by family members.

AYISHA MANZIL

Ayisha Manzil is yet another reason to experience an Indian living! Ayisha Manzil is truly a manzil (a destination in Hindi), adorned by Mr.&Mrs.Moosa for any tourist travelling across the blue seas and reaching India . The warm hospitality being the vital element of Indian culture is generously poured out to their guests making them have a beautiful stay. 

This homestay has been blissful to be rightfully located in the palm fringed Kerala; the most generous piece of land with lush greeneries and blue waters, emphatically called as God’s own country. The history speaks of the land to be the busiest trading hub from the earlier period. The rich culture and traditions of this part of the map highly complement to the Indian living.

KANNUR BEACH HOUSE

The original beachfront homestay is a traditional Keralan building with handsome wooden shutters, but the rooms are looking a little worn. Still, you can enjoy sensational ocean sunset views from your porch or balcony. A small lagoon separates the house from the beach.

Kannur Beach Homes accommodate their guests in 6 rooms. On request they provide home cooked food. The amenities available at Kannur Beach Homes are doctor on call, travel desk, car rental, car parking, laundry service, room service, internet browsing facilities, STD and hot/cold water. They also have facilities for ayurvedic treatments and yoga.

 

Inclusions

  1. Accommodation with breakfast in a double room at listed hotels or equivalent
  2. Full board plan at Ayesha Manzil
  3. All internal travel by private chauffeur driven air-conditioned car as per itinerary
  4. Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  5. Cookery demonstration in Ayesha Manzil
  6. Cookery demonstration in Wayanad
  7. Meet our elders” walk tour with Lunch
  8. All applicable taxes

Exclusions

  1. Lunch and dinner except those listed in above inclusions
  2. Entrances fees, Guide charges & camera charges, if any
  3. Expenses of personal nature such as laundry, telephones, etc.
  4. International / inland flight charges
  5. All other than those listed in above inclusions
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