DAY 01: CALICUT - WAYANAD (02 HRS DRIVE)
Arrive at Calicut airport / Railway station, The Travel Planners representative will meet and thereafter drive to Wayanad. An amazing journey through the Ghat pass road and you could stop at Lakkidi view point and enjoy the beautiful view of the serpentine roads through the hills. Next, on the way you can stop few minutes at the Chain Tree which is along the side of the national high way. On arrival check in at your hotel. Afternoon visit Pookode Lake (Boating - Optional) and Banasura Sagar Dam - the largest earth dam in India and the second largest of its kind in Asia. Overnight stay at Hotel.KERALA TOUR KERALA TOUR KERALA TOUR
During the rule of the Zamorin – the hereditary Hindu monarchs who were in power before the British rule – Calicut was the capital of Malabar. It was the central trading hub for a great number of spices like black pepper and cardamom for Jews, Arabs, Phoenicians and Chinese for a great number of years. Kozhikode as it is known among locals, is famous for having received Vasco da Gama who discovered the gateway to God’s Own Country by landing just a little over 10 kms from the city in the distant beach of Kappad.
Calicut is home to a number of historical, natural and cultural attractions that usually fly below a tourist’s radar thanks to the irresistible charm of places like Wayanad, Alleppey, Thekkady and Munnar. KERALA TOUR KERALA TOUR KERALA TOUR KERALA TOUR KERALA TOUR
For the art aficionados, the Art Museum in Kozhikode houses a number of rare portraits by Raja Ravi Varma that fused Indian art forms and European methods like oil on canvas. The Kozhippara Falls offer travellers that weather the challenging trek to the top a view to remember for eternity. Foodie? We got you. The Mithai Theruvu (Meaning Sweet Street) in Kozhikode is a paradise for those with a sweet tooth. An endless stretch of tiny shops selling unique delectable that are both cheap and delicious!
If you intend to pass by Calicut during the Malayalam New Year (in the month of April), you cannot afford to miss the festivities at the Tali Temple in Calicut. Even if you’re travelling during the other months of the year, their 5 unique religious ceremonies performed on the Shiva idol is truly an otherworldly sight.
Interesting fact: The city’s name – Calicut – is the origin of the English word “calico”.
Calicut is well connected via extensive roadways and railways making it a good starting point for travellers planning to extend their Coorg trip or for those looking to start their Wayanad trip.
During your trip from Calicut to Wayanad, distance becomes irrelevant and the sights keep surprising you at every turn.
DAY 02: WAYANAD
Morning after breakfast you can go to see the Kuruva Island and Edakkal Caves etc. Wild life Jeep Safari in Muthanga/ Tholpetty (optional). Overnight stay at Hotel.
Wayanad is a shining testament to Kerala’s beauty. A thriving wildlife reserve and a haven for adventurers and a paradise for photographers, a Wayanad trip must be on your list of must see places. The carvings on the Edakkal Caves located in Wayanad date back to almost 6000 years back, proving it was an awesome getaway even back in the yesteryears.
Let’s now take a quick look at the best places to visit in Wayanad. The Pookode Lake that Is part of your Kerala Tour Packages’ itinerary, ranks as one of the hottest destinations in Wayanad. The perennial freshwater lake is spread over 13 acres and serves as a watering hole for birds and animals in the nearby forests. Opt in for a peaceful boat ride and witness the marine life under and the scenery above.
The Banasura Dam is known for being India’s largest earthen dam in India. Built at the lap of Banasura Hills, the dam is the key water provider for irrigation, drinking and electricity for the nearby areas. The name Banasura is derived from the name of the son of the famous ruler – Mahabali.
DAY 03: MADIKERY (COORG)
Morning after breakfast drive to Coorg. On arrival check in your hotel at Madikery. Evening visit the Raja’s Seat. Overnight stay in Hotel.
If Wayanad is the king of Kerala, then Madikeri is the emperor of Karnataka. The name attributes its origin to Muddurajakeri – after the third Haleri king who ruled the Kodagu Hills in the 16 th century.
Located just a stone’s throw away from Mysuru and 250 kms from Bengaluru, Madikeri has always been a much needed getaway for folks coming in from India’s Silicon Valley after a hectic work week.
Among the list of places to see in typical Coorg tour packages, Abbey Falls, Dubbare Elephant Camp, Kushalnagar and Talakaveri take the top spots.
The Abbey Falls (Abbey translates to falls in Kannada) are a true showcase of the might and beauty of Kaveri as it furiously descends down massive cliffs. The iconic hanging bridge offers the best view of the waterfall. You also have the option of descending down the cliffs for a quick dip.
Located midway between Madikeri and Kushalnagar, the Dubbare Elephant Camp offers a welcome detour where you cross plantations and paddy fields and take an adventurous stride across a tiny river to reach the camp. Here you are greeted with the thundering trumpeting of the elephants as they are bathed and fed by their trainers.