Tour Highlights

Duration: 7 Nights/8 Days
Places Covered:

  • Kozhikode
  • Wayanad
  • Nagarhole

Tour Itinerary

Assistance at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Wayanad. Rest of the day at Leisure.
Spend the days exploring the nature’s bounty – you will love the atmosphere every
bit of it, whether wander around the Resort or step out and visit Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Edakkal Caves, Kuruva Dweep, etc.

Vehicle at your disposal.
Leave for Nagarhole, Nagarahole is named after Nagarahole (Cobra river in the local language, Kannada), a winding river which runs eastwards through its centre. Situated in the two districts of Mysore and Kodagu in the state of Karnataka. It was originally constituted into a sanctuary in the year 1955 covering an area of 258 sq. Kms and subsequently enlarged to include the adjoining areas of Mysore district and now extends over an area of 643.39 sq. kms which was given the status of a National Park in 1983.

Visit the Park to view the wild by Jeep/van.
Early morning explore the Park. Rest of the day free.
Leave for Kozhikode. Rest of the day at leisure.
After early breakfast, proceed to a local Kalari (Training Centre) to watch students practice Kalaripayattu – the martial art of Kerala.

Kalaripayattu is a martial art which originated as a style in Kerala[ during 3rd century BC to the 2nd century AD. The word kalari is used to describe both a battlefield and combat arena. It is considered to be one of the oldest fighting systems in existence.

Later, visit Beypore famous for URU (boat) building yard, and then Kappad Beach.

Beypore and the uru tradition

Beypore, once a prominent port in Kozhikode, is about 12 km south of Kozhikode, on the mouth of River Chaliyar. The place was a major trade and maritime centre during the first century AD. A major port and fishing harbour, it had trade relations with the Arabs, the Chinese and the Europeans.

Beypore carries with it a shipbuilding tradition that dates back to about 1500 years. Uru, the traditional ships constructed here, were known for their quality and longevity, and were much in demand by merchants of the Middle East. Apart from urus, boats, huge vessels called Pathemari were also constructed in the yards here.

Beypore still carries on that tradition of ship building. It is said that the building of an uru costs about two crore rupees and takes the efforts of many workers for months.

Kappad beach, Kozhikode

For the people of Kozhikode, this pleasant stretch of rock-studded beach is Kappakkadavu. To the tourist it is one of the most charming of Kerala's beaches. Kappad finds mention in history and geography texts as the gateway to the Malabar Coast. Here, 501 years ago on 27th May 1498, 170 men led by the Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama (1460-1524) sailed in and stepped into Kerala to create a new chapter in history; the story of a long and tumultuous socio-political relationship between India and Europe.
It was the spices and wealth of Malabar that first brought the Arabs, the Phoenicans, the Greeks, the Romans, the Portuguese, the Dutch and the English to Kerala. Kappad has witnessed many such landings.
For more info on the same, pls visit: www.keralatourism.org

Enjoy your times at these spots & head back to your hotel to take rest.
Transfer to the airport to connect to your homebound flight.

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