Malabar Essence

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Kozhikode is a town with a long recorded history. From time immemorial, the city has attracted travelers with its prosperity. It has traded in spices like black pepper and cardamom with Jews, Arabs, Phoenicians, and Chinese for more than 500 years. As Kozhikode offered full freedom and security, the Arab and the Chinese merchants preferred it to all other ports.

Wayanad is an ideal tourism spot for all ages, for taking a casual walk in the paddy fields to a hardcore trip through the countryside. This feeling can only be experienced if you absorb the raw nature and beauty of the district.

Palakkad or Palghat, situated in the foothills of the Nilgiris, is widely heralded as the gateway to Kerala. A natural break in the mountains, the Palakkad Gap connects Kerala to Tamil Nadu. It holds tremendous historical importance and with the blessing of the monsoons, magically turns fertile green.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Calicut international airport
NIGHTS/DAYS 08 Nights /09 Days
Transportation Accommodations
Breakfast Professional guide
Entrance fees
Guide gratuity





Day 1: Arrival Calicut( 98 km – 03 hrs) 

Welcome to Kerala,On arrival at Kozhikode airport .proceed to wayanad , Lakkidi – the gateway to Wayanad.The entire region is most notable for containing impressive mountain peaks, dense forests, and beautiful streams and other water features. On the way visit the chain tree and the view point.Places to visit in Wayanad exhibit the most beautiful natural surroundings and offers a surreal respite for the tourists. Known for its enchanting scenery, Wayanad is one of the most mesmerising tourist destinations in Kerala. Check into resort, and relax.Overnight stay at Wayanad.


Day 2: Wayanad

After Breakfast proceed for sightseeing at Pookat Lake – a beautiful natural fresh water lake surrounded by evergreen forest and wooded hills, and the Ambalavayal Heritage Museum housing artifacts and belongings of various tribes. This is reputed to be one of the best heritage museums in Kerala. Visit Banasurasagar dam, Soochipara Waterfalls, and Edakkal Caves and evening return back to the resort  and relax.Overnight stay at wayand.


Day 3: Wayanad

After the breakfast, proceed to Kuruva Island, Tholpetty Wildlife sanctuary and explore the wild variety of plants animals and birds. Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary or Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautiful destination located 20 km east of Mananthavady on the Kodagu Road. The jeep ride here offers brilliant opportunities to view various animal and bird species in their natural habitat. One gets to see herds of elephants, guars, deer, monkeys, tigers, leopards, bears and many species of reptiles, fishes, butterflies and birds including vultures. Return to the resort by evening.Overnight stay at wayanad.


Day 4:Wayanad – Calicut ( 80km – 2.5 hrs)

After breakfast check-out from the resort and proceed to Kozhikode , on reaching the destination check-in to the hotel.Later evening visit kappad beach . Kappad beach is one of the main attractions of Kozhikode. A lush, serene beach shaded by inland palm trees, it has golden sands. Kappad is that beach on which the Portuguese navigator, Vasco-Da-Gama kept his foot when he arrived in Kerala, way back in the year 1498. Indulge in shopping, sunbathing, and sightseeing. The shops and stalls near the beach sell garments and other interesting knick-knacks. Do not forget to get your hands on special wafer-thin Banana chips. The beach shacks here serve sumptuous vegetarian and seafood delicacies.Overnight at Calicut.


Day 5 : Calicut

Breakfast at hotel . later on  proceed for sightseeing in Pazhassiraja Museum & Art Gallery to view some nostalgic monuments and pictures.Afternoon visit Beypore. Beypore is one of the oldest ports of Kerala which facilitated trading with Middle East.This small town has some serene beaches, old lighthouses, harbours, ship building yards and other tourist attractions. Later evening visit the Kozhikodes very famous SM Street( Sweat Meat Street) which is known to be one of the fussiest cities to shop many things. You can taste the very popular ‘Kozhikodan Halwa’, which is available in many shops over here Beside all these, there are plenty of eateries that offer huge varieties of delicacies. The seafood and traditional Malabari cuisine are too good and worth to have it once if you are here and finally visit  the Calicut beach ,the very vibrant beach of kerala  . back to hotel .Overnight at Calicut.


Day 6 :Calicut – Palakkad ( 130km – 0330 hrs)

After Breakfast  will proceed to Palakkad. On arrival, check into your resort.Often known as the granary of Kerala, Palakkad has vast tracts of paddy fields. It is famous for its Travancore saris, handicraft and jewellery.The rest of the day is at leisure .Overnight at Palakkad.


Day 7: Palakkad 

After Breakfast  proceed to visit the Palakkad Fort – also known as Tipu’s Fort. Jain temple, the Malampuzha dam and garden.Malampuzha Gardens, the only rock-cut gardens in South India made by Nek Chand, the renowned artist and winner of the prestigious Padmashree Award, is situated in Palakkad district. The entire garden is made from broken pieces of bangles, tiles, used plastic cans, tins and other waste materials. Also situated in the gardens is the massive Malampuzha Yakshi(female vampire) built in 1969 by Kanayi Kunhiraman, a greatly respected sculptor from the state. It is a spectacular relic of art that we are lucky to still have with us. The flowering beds, fountains and rose gardens along with an aerial ropeway make it a place that instantly soothes your soul.Enjoy a cable ride here in the garden .The rest of the day is at leisure.back to hotel .Overnight at Palakkad.


Day 8: Palakkad  Departure 

Breakfast at hotel .Morning free for packing & personal activities. In time check out from the hotel and transfer to the Airport.

Tour ends with sweet memories of  Malabar .


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