Kerala Cultural Tour
Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
Destinations Covered : Calicut/Kozhikode -
Day 1: Arrive Calicut/Kozhikode
Begin Your tour
Arrive into Calicut/Kozhikode
On arrival at Calicut, you will be met by Vardhaman's representative
and transferred to hotel. Freshen up and then proceed for the
sightseeing tour of the Calicut.
This beautiful city is full of amazing tourist attractions.
Not only will you find temples, but also museums and of course
the lovely coconut-tree fringed beaches.
A beautiful place to visit during the early morning hours in
Calicut is the Dolphin's Point. This beautiful beach is located
around 2 kilometers from the city center and is a popular place
for locals and tourists as one can spot dolphins playing in
the sea, early in the morning. The beach is an ideal place to
take a long walk and get refreshed in the morning.
This legendary Hindu Temple has the famous statue of the Nataraja.
Lord Shiva is shown in a dancing pose in which, he is standing
on one foot, crushing a demon symbolizing ignorance and evil.
A circle of fire surrounds him, which symbolizes the ever-changing
universe. The carvings and architecture is splendid and is definitely
worth a visit.
Krishnan Menon Museum
The Krishna Menon Museum is dedicated to the famous Indian leader,
V.K. Krishna Menon. His personal belongings and souvenir presented
to him by great national leaders and friends have been preserved
over here. Krishna Menon was a great orator and was the spokesperson
for India in the General Assembly of the UN.
Mananchira Square is located in the center of the city and has
esteemed establishments like Town Hall, Public Library and the
Commonwealth Trust's office. The Commonwealth Trust office is
one of the oldest institutions of Kozhikode.
Pazhassi Raja Museum
The Pazhassi Raja Museum is located at East Hill and is managed
by the State Archaeological Department. One can find exhibits
of ancient murals, old coins and antique statues as well as
replicas of temples and stone monuments.
Located in Kozhikode, the Pookot Lake is a natural fresh water
lake. It is surrounded by meadows and trees on all sides and
is an ideal getaway for all those people who crave for calm
and tranquil environs.
Thali temple is located in Kozhikode city center and is an important
temple of the former Zamorin Empire of Kozhikode. A famous annual
competition of academic skills is held at the Thali temple,
which is known as 'Revathi Pattathanam'.
Day 2: Calicut/Kozhikode- Beypore/Beypuram -Calicut
This morning after breakfast proceed to visit Beypore, located
about 10 kms south of Kozhikode town at the mouth of the Chaliyar
River. Visit Beypore Port, lighthouse, harbour and beach.
Beypore port - An ancient port which have regular services to
Beypore lighthouse - Beypore port had the trade links with Europe,
Arabia and the ports on Indian coast. It was also the base port
for Laccadive group of Islands (Androth, Agatti, Kavaratti,
Suhelipar and Kalpeni) and continues even now to be the base
for Machine Cum Sailing vessels of Lakshadweep.Thelighthouse
used as a navigation object for sea vessels.
Beypore Harbour - If you love Malabar cost marine life, you
should visit here during early mornings. You can see the busy
life of fishermen. Also wide variety of fishes.
Beypore Beach: The Beypore beach in Beypore is located around
11 kilometers from this place and is a commercial center also.
The beach is famous for its ship-building center and has remained
one for centuries. The Arabs still prefer to come to Beypore
for buying large boats and ships. This place is famous for its
ancient style of martial arts known as 'Kalaripayattu'. Beypore
beach is a great place to be visited as a part of excursions
In the evening return back to Calicut for an overnight rest
in the hotel.
Day 3: Calicut-Mahe-Kannur
day 3 of your tour frive towards Kannur. Enroute visit Mahe.
On arrival check into your hotel. Freshen up and proceed for
the city tour. This lovely coastal town should not be missed
and the famous tourist attractions are worth the visit.
This beautiful island is located near the Muzhappilangad beach
and is basically a Buddhist dominated region. This island
was previously known as Dharmapattanam.
The Jagannatha festival is an eight-day long festival held
in the Malayalam month of Kumbham, around February-March.
It is one of the most important festivals of this region.
The Jagannatha temple comes alive with festivities during
Malik Iben Dinar, who was a Muslim preacher, built this mosque
in approximately 1124 A.D. It is a beautiful mosque and a
popular tourist attraction. The mosque has a slab of white
marble that was brought from Mecca by the founder who came
here to disseminate the teachings of the Prophet.
This bay is a famous fishing harbor that is situated near
St. Angelo's fort. The place has the latest fishing harbor,
equipped with latest fishing technology. It has been built
under the Indo-Norwegian treaty and is a joint collaboration
between the two countries.
The Arakkal Palace belonged to the only Muslim royal family
of Kerala. The palace is of much historical significance and
is a popular tourist attraction of Kannur.
Day 4: Kannur-Wayanad
This morning after breakfast drive towards Wayanad. Enroute
visit Sultan Bathery. Arrive Wayanad and check into your hotel/Resort
for an overnight rest.
Day 5: Wayanad.
This morning after breakfast proceed for the city tour.
The largest earth dam in India, Banasura Dam is an ideal picnic
spot to laze around and relax. Beautiful lush green hills
surround a vast body of crystal clear water, thus enclosing
it from most of the sides.
Popularly called as the 'gateway to Wayanad', Lakkidi is located
on top of Thamaraserri Ghat pass. Lofty mountains, gushing
streams and lush forests add mysticism to the entire trip
up the meandering roads.
The Tusharagiri waterfalls are located in the lofty regions
of the Western Ghats. The word 'Tusharagiri' means snow capped
mountains. Though there are no snow-capped mountains here,
the pure white waterfalls look like snow that has engulfed
the hilly areas of Western Ghats.
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary was established in the year
1973. It is in the protected network area of Karnataka and
Tamil Nadu. The Sanctuary is a popular tourist attraction
and is visited by locals and tourists alike.
Day 6: Wayanad
Leave in the morning to explore the enchanting heritage
of Kerala. Learn more about tribal culture at the tribal village
and museum nearby. Break for lunch and then proceed on an
exciting trek of up to 4 km leading to an ancient cave. Here
you explore the intriguing facets of our rich Indian civilization.
Return to the resort for an overnight stay
Day 7: Wayanad-Cheruthuruthy
After breakfast, drive to Cheruthuruthy. Cheruthuruthy
that is the proud home to Natya Kala Mandalam, the widely
acclaimed school of traditional dance and art of Kerala. Witness
the varied fascinating forms of art here, including the remarkable
skills displayed by local potters and weavers. Arrive and
check into your hotel/Resort.
Day 8: Cheruthuruthy -Cochin.
Morning after breakfast drive to Cochin. Reach and check
into your hotel. Freshen up and then visit Cochin is a more
or less a cosmopolitan kind of population and would rather
find the mixture of Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese culture. A
small population of Jews still resides there.
Day 9: Cochin-Alleppey
The most important thing that any visitor makes a visit
to Kerala are its boat races and the houseboats that it offers.
Its an unique kind of creation where you seem to be
a paradise lost within yourself and trying to find your feet
back on the ground. Enjoy a memorable trip on the fantastic
houseboats. Travel through the coconut fringed canals. Relaxing
your mind and body as nature envelops you. You will be guided
by professionals who will give you the right kind of information
Day 10: Alleppey- Thottapally-Kovalam
The houseboat comes to halt at Thottapally. Disembark
the houseboat after scrumptious breakfast and move towards
discovering more of Kerala. Drive down to Kovalam.enroute
visit Haripad Subramanian Snake Temples which house 500 snake
statues. Reach and check into your hotel for an overnight
Day 11: Kovalam
Full day free for Leisure activities on the Golden beach.
Option of having a body-soothing, relaxing Ayurvedic massage.
These treatments not only sooth your body but also relieve
you of your stress and tensions in the mind.
Day 12: Kovalam-Trivandrum
This morning after breakfast proceed on a city tour of
Visit Museum complex, Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Science &
Technology museum, Veli Tourist village, Aakulam boat club,
Shangmugham Beach etc.
In the evening transfer Trivandrum airport to board flight
for your onward journey to backhome with sweet and unforgettable
memories of your "Kerala Cultural Tour" escorted
by Vardhman Vacations.
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