Kozhikode – Sultans Battery – Nagarhole National Park – Mysore – Coorg – Tellicherry – Kozhikode
|CULINARY TOURS||Indian food is heavily influenced by area, religious and cultural choices and traditions.|
|FRAGRANCE OF THE TOUR||On this tour, you will feel your dream has come true which you saw before booked this tour. You will do cooking demostration with our master chef and eat the same food either on lunch or dinner time. We will give you proper knowledge of Spices – Indian spices include a variety of spices grown across the area of you travel. The Indian menu has evolved over the centuries, influenced by traders, travellers and kings through the times. The history of Indian food is filled with amazing complexities, often overlooked by the locals and visitors. However these very intricacies make Indian cuisine so special and interesting.|
|BEST TIME||From October to Marach|
Day 1. To Kozhikode
Fly to Kozhikode.
Day 2. Kozhikode
Arrive in Kozhikode in the morning. In the afternoon, explore Kozhikode, known as the ‘City of Spices’. Visits include Mananchira Square and the Thali Shiva Temple. Overnight at Kadavu Resort.
Day 3. To Sultans Battery
After breakfast, enjoy a scenic drive up the lush green hills of the Wayanad district in Kerala and then to a Plantation hideaway. The rest of the day will be at leisure. Wander through the 400-acre plantation, rich in pepper, vanilla & cardamom or just relax and soak in the atmosphere. Optional visit to the nearby Edakkal caves with 5,000 years old Neolithic rock etchings. Overnight at Tranquil Resort.
Day 4. To Nagarhole National Park
After breakfast, drive to Nagarhole National Park – one of the finest wildlife parks in South India. An afternoon of game viewing on the banks of the Kabini River. Two nights at The Serai.
Day 5. Nagarhole National Park
Morning game drive to spot the legendary animals – bison, elephant, tiger, spotted deer, wild boar, mongoose, jungle fowl and countless other species of birds and animals. Afternoon Coracle experience – on a local boat.
Day 6. To Mysore
Morning drive to Mysore. Afternoon sightseeing tour of the lovely city includes the hilltop Sri Chamundeswari Temple, the remarkable monolithic Nandi Bull, Mysore Palace and the Devraja market. Two nights at Royal Orchid Metropole Hotel.
Day 7. Mysore
Morning visit to Srirangapatna, an island fortress on the River Cauvery, with high walls enclosing Temples, Palaces and a great Mosque. It was once the home of Haider Ali and his son Tipu Sultan, who was known as the Tiger of Mysore. In the afternoon, visit the outstanding Temple at Somnathpur built to glorify Hoysala craftsmanship by the famed Commander Somnath.
Day 8. To Coorg
Morning drive to Coorg. Visit the large Tibetan settlement & the Golden Temple at Bylakupe. Dubbed as the ‘Scotland of India’, Coorg offers luxuriant green forests, misty hills and acres of tea and coffee plantations. Afternoon at leisure to walk, cycle or simply relax in this lush and scenic coffee country. Overnight at Ambatty Greens Resort.
Day 9. To Tellicherry
After breakfast, a scenic drive across the Western Ghats to Tellicherry on the North Malabar Coast. Afternoon visits to Tellicherry Fort and Odathil Mosque. Two nights at Ayisha Manzil – a heritage home.
Day 10. Tellicherry
An optional early morning walk to the local fish market to choose the freshest fish, mussels and prawns for dinner! Day at leisure to relax in this beautiful mansion overlooking the Lakshadweep Sea. The hostess, an expert in the Mapillah cuisine of North Kerala, offers a hands-on cookery class in the early afternoon. Evening visit to a local Temple to see Theyyam – a dramatic and colourful dance form unique to the Malabar region or visit the local centre for Kalaripayattu – the ancient martial art form of Kerala.
Day 11. To Kozhikode
Morning at leisure. Late afternoon transfer to Kozhikode.
Day 12. Departure flight
Head back home.
Suggested extensions: Beach Extension to Neeleshwaram or Backwaters of North Kerala. (Various other extensions are available on request)