Kerala Beach Holidays
Discover some of Kerala’s stunning beach Holidays
Route Map – Calicut – Wayanad – Kannur – Neeleswar
A cuisine oriented itinerary in northern Kerala, visiting Calicut, Wayanad, Kannur and Neeleshwar.
Kannur district derived its name from the location of its headquarters at Kannur town. Kannur was known by its Portuguese name of Cannanore which is still in fairly common usage. Kannur is popularly known as the city of Looms and Lores. It is also the land of the famous performance art THEYYAM. Kannur is famous for its pristine beaches and hand loom industry.
Right in the heart of the “spice coast” 6 hour from Cochin and even less to Kannur is the most fabulous stretch of soft sandy beach fringed with palm, an idyllic retreat for those who want to “get away from it all”.
Kannur offers endless miles of superb sand beaches backed by swaying palms, virgin territory where you can experience to local charm and traditional keralan hospitality at its best.
Description and Destinations
A cuisine oriented itinerary in northern Kerala, visiting Calicut, Wayanad, Tellicherry and Neeleshwar.
The Malabar Coast itinerary provides 12 nights in superb heritage hotels and a chance to learn the secrets of Keralan cuisine. Your tour begins in Calicut (Kozhikode) where your hotel is the Taj Gateway. Then up into the high jungle and Tranquil Resort, the frequent winner of the â€˜Best Homestayâ€™ award from the Kerala TouristÂ DevelopmentÂ Corporation. Next isÂ Seashell,An escape from the contemporary stereotypical resorts in Kannur,Â along the rocky region that has projected itself into the Arabian sea. Seashell Beach resort located 6 km for the Kannur town, Almost all times enjoys the soft and rough part of the Arabian Sea waves. At the beautiful and secluded NeeleshwarÂ HermitageÂ you can relax in style by the palm-fringed Arabian Sea
Day 01– On arrival greeting and transfer from Calicut (Kozhikode) International airport to your hotel Vasco da Gama beach resorts, Calicut;
Calicut is Keralaâ€™s third city. It is situated in the northern part of the State and from medieval times it has been a major spice trading port. It is also synonymous with fine cotton cloth.
Day 02 AM: Half-day sightseeing tour of Calicut visiting Mananchira Square, Pazhassiraja Museum[Closed on Mondays and other public holidays], Sweet Street & the Spice Market; PM: is at leisure to relax or pursue independent activities; Vasco da Gama beach resorts, Calicut
Day 03 – After breakfast you will drive from Calicut to Wayanad [82 Miles: 3 Hrs]; Tranquil Resort is a homestay in the fullest sense of the word. Here you are the houseguests of Victor and Ranjini Dey and your can enjoy their beautiful home in the high jungle of Wayanad in a convivial atmosphere. The homestay has six standard double rooms and a deluxe room. It also has a wonderful tree-house and an elegant and spacious tree villa. The 1080 sq. feet Tree Villa is child friendly and completely insect-proofed. Designed to accommodate up to four people, it has 8 ft verandas on two sides and two bathrooms. Tranquil is a regular winner of the Kerala Tourist Boardâ€™s â€˜Best Homestay Awardâ€™ and rightly so. It is a firm favourite of ours. The surrounding countryside is full of interest and beyond the coffee and vanilla plantation you can step into deep jungle. PM- is at leisure; Tranquil Resort
Day 04– The day is at leisure to relax or pursue independent activities; A visit to the Edakkal Cave where Neolithic stone carvings can be seen is an option.Tranquil Resort
Day 05 – After breakfast you will drive from Wayanad to kannur [60 Miles: 2.5 Hrs]; An escape from the contemporary stereotypical resorts in Kannur, along the rocky region that has projected itself into the Arabian sea. Seashell Beach resort located 6 km for the Kannur town, Almost all times enjoys the soft and rough part of the Arabian Sea waves. At the beautiful and secluded beach you can relax in style by the palm-fringed Arabian Sea PM: is at leisure;
Seashell beach home
Day 06 – AM: Half day sightseeing tour of kannur PM: is at leisure; Seashell beach home
Day 07 – After breakfast you will drive from kannur to Neeleshwar [59 Miles: 2.5 Hrs]; The jewel in the north Kerala crown, Neeleshwar Hermitage is a luxury beach hotel where every detail has been considered and every decision made with taste and style. In ancient India , spending time in a beautiful forest retreat was considered an indispensable part of a balanced life. Adapting this tradition for our increasingly noisy and hectic world, The Hermitage has been created to be a place that nourishes the spirit and fosters a sense of creative tranquillity. The owners believe that inner and outer harmony go together and that everything we take in through our senses is food for the spirit. So they have taken care to create aesthetically pleasing buildings, while the natural beauty of the surroundings is carefully protected by eco-friendly policies.
Set in twelve naturally landscaped acres, The Hermitage is built according to the traditional architectural principles of Kerala Vastu. These dictate that a building should be constructed in such a way as to conform to the subtle laws of nature operating in the area. So the whole site is oriented to the east and the rising sun, while its component buildings are all placed in correct relation to each other, the four directions and the site as a whole. As a result, you will blessed by the hidden lords of the land, and your sense of enjoyment and well-being will be greatly enhanced. Due to Malabarâ€™s historical openness to the wider world, the cuisine in this part of India is very varied. One of the specialities at the Hermitage are local Malabar dishes usually not seen in international hotels, along with mouth-wateringly fresh fish bought daily by local fishermen.Â Neeleshwar offers regular cookery classes for guests under the tutelage of the resident chefs. So you can not only enjoy our food while you are there but take a nourishing skill back home with you.
PM: is at leisure;
Day 08 Day – is at leisure to relax or pursue independent activities;
Car and driver will not be at disposal. However, same can be arranged at nominal charges by contacting our local office directly;
Day 09 AM: Day cruise on a houseboat from 1100 Hrs-1600 Hrs;PM: is at leisure;
Day 10 Day is at leisure;
Day 11 Day is at leisure;
Day 12 Departure transfer Neeleshwar Hermitage to Neeleshwar railway station to board your train to Calicut;
Departs Neeleshwar Ernad Express ETD 0838 Hrs Arrives Calicut Chair Car ETA 1140 Hrs On arrival at Calicut railway station, you will be met and transferred to your hotel-The Gateway Hotel Beach Road; PM: is at leisure to relax or pursue independent activities;
The Gateway Hotel Beach Road
Day 13 Departure transfer Hotel The Gateway Hotel Beach Road to Calicut International airport to
connect with your flight back home
Day (1 to 3 days) 2 nights Calicut Vasco da gama beach resorts
Day (3 to 5) 2 nights Wayanad Tranquil Resort
Day (5 to 7) 2 night kannur , seashell beach home
Day (7 to12) 5 night, Neeleshwar Neeleshwar HermitageÂ
Day (12 to13) 1 night, Calicut The Gateway Hotel Beach
Rate on request
- 190 km north of Â Cochin.