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North Kerala Tour (05 Nights / 06 Days)

Routing: Calicut | Wayanad | Kannur | Calicut
Bekal Fort

RAVIZ RESORT

Day 01: Arrival at Calicut

You are greeted on arrival at Calicut International Airport/Railway station by The Travel Planners representative and transfer to your Hotel. After relax you can visit Pazhassiraja Museum, Art Gallery, where you can view some of the world famous painting of Kerala’s artist legends like Raja Ravi Varma. Kappad Beach, a historic beach where Vasco-da-Gama set foot on 27 May 1498 A.D. thus discovering the trade route to India. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay at The Raviz

Meenmutty Heights

MEENMUTTY HEIGHTS

Day 02: Calicut to Wayanad

In the morning after breakfast drive to Wayanad(110 kms /3 hrs), the lush green hub of North Kerala. The route to Wayanad itself is thrilling with its exciting hair-pin curves You will be delighted with the mesmerizing sight of hills, caves hiding some secrets of the past, lakes reflecting the surrounding lustrous forests, small streams and miniature water falls caressing the hills and dales. On arrival check into the hotel. Evening you can visit Lakkidi the Gateway of Wayanad, Pookot lake. The enduring fresh water lake nestled among wooded hills. You may get a wonderful shopping experience at spice garden in the evening. Overnight stay at Adithya Nature Resort & Spa

WAYANAD ELEPHANTS

Day 03 - Wayanad

Today morning breakfast, today delight in full day sightseeing tour of Wayanadu. The famous Edakkal caves-There are three caves located at a height of 1000 mts on Ambukuthi mountain. Kuruwa Deep, Kuruwa Island is 955 acres of green forest on the tributaries of the east flowing river Kabani. Tholpetty Wild life sanctuary. You can find here spotted deer, elephants, bison, leopard, tigeretc. It is a 25 km drive inside the sanctuary wherein you will come across a unique variety of wildlife. Overnight stay at Adithya Nature Resort & Spa

THEYYAM DANCE

Day 04 - Wayanad to Kannur

Morning after the breakfast drive to Kannur The district is a major centre of Theyyam, a ritual dance of northern Kerala. On arrival check into the hotel. Afternoon you can go to Thallessery and have Chicken Biriyani from a popular local restaurant. After a relax you can visit, Fort St.Angelos, Thalassery Fort Payyambalam Beach, Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach. Overnight stay at Chera Rocks

Day 05 - Departure

Today Morning after breakfast to transfer Kannur International Airport or Railway station for onwards journey. End of a memorable tour offering you remarkable experience and memorable memories to relish in forever.

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Tour Cost per person (Validity: 01 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019)

Number of Persons PRICE (INR) PRICE (USD) Transportation
2 persons travelling together 21,500* 310* A/C Innova
6 - 10 persons travelling together 16,750* 240* A/C Tempo Traveller
11 - 14 persons travelling together 14,000* 200* A/C Tempo Traveller
16 - 24 persons travelling together 14,500* 207* A/C Benz Bus
* Mentioned price is not valid from 15 Dec 2018 to 10 Jan 2019

Cost Includes & Excludes

COST INCLUDES COST EXCLUDES
  • Accommodation in mentioned Hotels in a double room
  • Breakfast at all Hotels
  • Transportation using A/C Vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Arrival assistance
  • Service of an English speaking driver
  • Driver’s expense, parking, toll
  • All Taxes
  • Flight / Train tickets
  • Services / facilities not mentioned in cost includes
  • Extra meals or Drinks
  • Tips
  • Telephone charges
  • Laundry & other expenses of personal nature
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North Malabar Tourism

Some of the Potential Exponential Products
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• AlAMIKKALI
• MANGALAM KALI
• SURANGA
• KALARIPPAYATTU
• MANGROVES
• VILLAGES FAMOUS FOR CUISINE
• NORTH MALABAR SPECIALITY CLOTHING

• ThalangaraThoppi:
• Kasaragod Sarees:
• Handlooms:

• YAKSHAGANA BOMBEYATTA (PUPPETRY)
• KASARAGOD – A CRADLE FOR MULTI LINGUISTIC CULTURE

 

1. AlAMIKKALI

Mangalam Kali is a time tested, traditional folk art form blended with music and dance performed in groups of women and men together. It is ritualistic among prominent scheduled tribes of Kasaragod district of Kerala namely Mavilan and Malavettuvan.

Before the social reforms took place in Kerala, These tribes used to perform this musical -dance event in the courtyards of their land lords who provided them work, food and shelter and usually Mangalam Kali was part of a ritualistic event in connection with a marriage in the tribal habitat. The toting tribal used to perform throughout night dancing to the tunes of Thudis, a specialized instrument made of specified wood and leather of wild animals. The performing groups were given food and gifts depending on the landlords. The vocals are usually emphatic on the need to preserve nature and at times philosophical. Mangalam Kali with it's vibrant forms of music and movements will take us to an era of the golden past where tribal were guardians of our flora and fauna and it is very special to Kasaragod and North Malabar.

2. MANGALAM KALI

Alamikkali is a customary art form. The play was widely accepted as a secular way of entertainment where Hindus have an Exclusive night to perform in Muslim customary nitualsAlamis were soldiers of the Mysore King Tipu Sultan who Invaded these parts of Malabar coast during the British Raj. It has a link to the Muharram celebration as well which was related to the war of Karbala. Haxzrath Imam Hussain who faught against the misrule of the dictator yazeedi has faced several atrocities. Yazeedi’s soldiers coloured their body in fearful black to scare the children of Hussain . Hussain’s soldiers were even denied drinking water by putting fire on the pathways to wells. Imam Hussain was brutally killed and even his body could not be allowed to bury property. Alamikkali Players are all Hindus under the Muslim Priesthood.

Alamis with Barefoot visit households as beggars and during their visit they chant traditional songs to suit the situations. They worship a part of hand of Hazrath Imam Hussain which could not be buned when he was brutally killed by Yazeedi. The Body of Alamis are dark coloured with white spots to scare onlookers but their songs pacify also. The Alamikkali was originated from the now famous Alamipalli in Kanhangad where several families of Urdu speaking Hanafi sect of Muslims were concentrated and spread to other parts of the district and to Mangalore.

3. SURANGA

Suranga (Thurankam/ Surangam) is a unique water management system prevalent in the Kasaragod district of North Malabar and some part of Karnataka. Similar structures known as ‘Qanats’ can be seen in parts of Iran.

It is a narrow horizontal tunnel, barely two –and-a-half feet wide and just over five –and- a- half- feet high, dug manually in to laterite hills. The tunnel that made in search of water sources used to have a maximum height just for a man to carry the soil out on this head.

Water obtained from Surangams was used to store in manmade ponds or ‘Mathakkams’ for irrigation and drinking. The experienced surangam diggers identify water streams inside the slopes of hills by observing the growth of certain vegetation on the suface. The direction and pressure of water flow also be detected by pressing their ears to the soil at night. Water available in Surangas usually has lot of herbal ingredients in it because of the sourcing through roots of several Ayurvedic plants and herbals which are aplenty on the stopes of hills where Surangas were made. Thousands of Surangas can be found in Kasaragod North Malabar.

4. KALARIPPAYATTU

Kalaripayattu, an exclusive martial art form of Kerala has it’s origin from 11th century when the Cholas and the Cheras had major wars between them for the supremacy of South India. The northem style of Malabar Kalari is based on flexible movemonts, jumps and weapons training. The Southern (Kerala ) style has prionty on empty hand fighting and pressure point (marma) strikes.

The Legendary warriors like ThacholiOthenan&Unniyarcha we’re following the Malabar Kalari system Kings of North Malabar were competing each other to establish better Kalaris to impart training to the youth so that they could raise better Armies.

Kalari is run under a Gurikal with a strict regime and generally Nair and Thiyya Youth were admitted to such KalariesAyurveda massaging, swimming, horse riding etc were practiced along with kalarippayattu. This Martial arts are popular in some parts of Kannur and Kasaragod.

5. MANGROVES

Mangroves is a salt tolerant shrub that grows in coastal saline and brackish waters. They have a unique sait filtration system and a complex rooting system with a capacity to multiply very fastly. Mangroves preserve the eco system of coastal areas and to certain extent acts as a natural filter against toxic wastes mixed in sea/ River water. Mangroves is a house to hundreds of creatures small and big. Several breeds of sea fish and fresh water fish are being protected by the natural habitat of Mangroves.

The North Malabar have long stretches of Mangroves and journey through these will have unique experience Sacred grove of north Malabar is mostly associated with some myth or belief that people for generations vouch for the need to preserve it at any cost.

Malabar groves are unique where local community pay obeisance to the serene and elegant spirituality associated with the natural resources like water, forest, herbs, medicinal plants and vanod fauna. People attach even a divinity in such groves and arrange undergo certain nituals and prayers. Several stories are attached to each sacred grove and an unseen command from the force hidden in the darkness of such groves knowingly or unknowingly persuade surrounding people to get disciplined and guided to salvation. Groves are considered as the place where spirits rest at night to guard the land and the people around it. Even in severe drought Malabar groves seem to have abundant water resources to provide the needs of the humans and live stock. Such sacred groves are existing in almost every village in North Malabar.

6. VILLAGES FAMOUS FOR CUISINE

A mix of South Canara, Thulunad, Malabar and Central Kerala Cuisine in a blend, from the unique North Malabar eateries. Food habits of Portuguese through Konkini speaking Diasporas, Arabian Cuisines through Malik Bin Dinar and his team, dishes followed for ages by tribal, European delicacies, central Kerala foodies all got blended in North Malabar providing one of the best delicacies of the continent with it’s varied classifications. Several age old cuisine survived the onslaught of fast food culture of the modern times and North Malabar delicacies are highly nutritious, fat free and provocating Village restaurants who with firewood prepare cuisines have a unique system of maintaining quality and hygiene and each cell of the body gets vibrated with energy while consuming such mouth watering delicacies. Each village provides it’s own specialties to satisfy of urge human beings for taste and nutrients . ‘AnnurPachkaGramam’. Payyanur is one of the famous village for traditional taste of North Malabar.

7. NORTH MALABAR SPECIALITY CLOTHING

North Malabar is obsessed with some speciality clothing as people are attached with age old customary costumes. They cherish the way their ancestors loved their costumes to identity themselves. Having a population of diverse cultures and more than eleven languages the heritage costumes are still existing albeit timely modifications. To mention a few.

A) ThalangaraThoppl: Thalangara has a reputation of hospitality and that tiny village crushed between the Arabian Sea and Chandragiri river was once a hub for International trade in locally made ThalangaraThoppi. Thalangara which hosted malik Bin Dinar, the legendary disciple of the prophet and whose memory a famous mosque exists, had boasted of having experts in every house hold for hand women skull cap which was internationally famous. ThalangaraThoppi is outstanding and become a proud accessory for every Muslim of Kasaragod and South Canara, was used to export to Middle East and African countries. Of late because of the flooding of cheap, synthetic varieties of skull caps the demand for ThalangaraThoppi has been dwindling. But the uniqueness of this hand women cap with embroidery and pearls is something worth mentioning.

B) Kasaragod sarees: The weavers of Kasaragod, Kumbala, Udmaetc were very particular in articulating deep coloured, multitextured fabrics women in manual weaving machines and has been well sold in upcountry markets. The Thulu speaking fraternity, Konginis , Kannadigas, Marathas etc are very keen to include Kasaragod Sarees in their costume baskets and of course Malayalees who always go for varieties opt for Kasaragod Sarees. It’s longevity , varied designs and textures are contributing a lot which helped to go for a geographical genom for Kasaragod Sarees.

C) Handlooms: North Malabar was predominantly a haven for handlooms and most of the handloom industries were allgned around Kannur. Kannur established itself as the nerve centre for Handloom exports and several SSI units are doing well in that sector. Kasaragod and other northern parts of Malabar like kumbla, Palvalike, Kadakam, Uppala ,Muliyaretc had been in brisk weaving businessvtill very recently. The quality of North Malabar handlooms ere well accepted in upcountry markets and several cooperative weaving societies wre established to support the weavers. Handlooms of late have become a fad to the young generation as well.

8. YAKSHAGANA BOMBEYATTA (PUPPETRY)

YakshaganaBombeyatta (puppetry) is a popular art form of the State of Karnataka and Kasaragod. The northemmost district of Kerala. The puppet show is a parallel tradition of Yashagana the classical dance –drama prevalent in these regions. The puppets, usually made of wood resemble the Yakshagana performers in costumes and ornamentation.

Typically puppet shows feature stories from epics like Ramayana, Mahabharata and Bhagawatham where different characters are represented by the colourful costumes of these puppets. Some of the puppets can measure up to 18* in height.

The Story is narrated through chorus songs to the accompaniment of percussion instruments. The wooden puppets are made to dance and act by a well trained team of men and women to convey a whole range of emotions and passions where the puppets represent a range of characters through their diversely colored costumes

9. KASARAGOD – A CRADLE FOR MULTILINGUISTIC CULTURE

Kasaragod was once part of South Canara District of Madras province under British Raj. Invasion afther invasion by neighbouring kings in eight abc nineteenth centuries brought with them people of different cuittures and languages.

ChathrapathiShivaji during his invasion brought several Maharashtrians and thus Marathi came to this land. When Portuguese invaded Goa the Konkinisoeaking Hindus and Christians fled for their lives and were rehabilitated by the British at Mangalore and Kasaragod. This Konkini diaspora spread uptoPayyannur and thus Konkini came to Kasaragod Konkini speaking Hindus were smart businessmen and bankers and they changed the economic scenario of the region as well. Thus a multi social Konkini –Christ – Maratha conglomerate started flourishing in the region with all its diversities. Then came Tipu, the King of Mysore who fought fiercely against the British. He invaded several local kingdoms of Naiks, Ballalsetc and attached several forts including bekalfort . With Tipu Sultan came the Urudu speaking .Hanafi sect of Muslims and they were concentrated around Kanhangad and Uppala. Tipu also brought community by name bhat with Kannada also came from Mysore and they were asked to perform temple priesthood in some places. Several Malayalam speaking Nair families are said to be descendants of some families who migrated from the erstwhile Tipu Kochi Kingdom. Their Malayalam is very different from the natal Malayali families. The most popular language in Kasaragod once was Thulu and that Thulu itself has more than twenty variants depending on the area they lived some of the tribels speak Malakkutiya language which appears a mix of Thulu , Malayalam, Kannada and Coorgie. Another language by name byary is widely used among the Sunni Muslims concentrated in the coastal areas like Kasaragod, Kumbala, Uppala, Manjeswar and in large parts of Dakshina Kannada in Karnataka, Byary speaking community is mostly engaged in fishing and trading.

For all these reasons Kasaragod is termed as ‘BahuBhashaBhoomi’ of about eleven different languages. No doubt all these different languages renders of their own different cultures which enriched North Malabar a cradle of multilanguages and Multicultures

Hidden charms of unexplored beaches in Kerala, India

Bekal

Bekal is a beach destination located north of Kerala which is 2 hours from Mangalore Airport. It less touristic with less number of accommodations available.

The Lalith at Bekal is a very luxury Resort ideal for Honeymoon and wellness vacation. It is also a place for High end corporate meetings.

Neeleswar Hermitage

Neeleswar Hermitage is a very unique Resort for leisure as well as wellness right on the beach with sea food speciality restaurant.

This is a 07 room ISLAND HOUSE located at Valliyaparamba with backwaters on one side and beach on the otherside. Nearest railway station is Payyannur.

There are few houseboats available at Neeleswaram for day cruise as well as overnight stay.

This small Resort on the beautiful backwaters have heritage cottages and floating cottages. The packages includes cruise, typical kerala food and overnight stay at resort.

Kannur has some finest beaches which are less explored and travelled by tourists. We recommend these resorts with 04 to 09 rooms.


This Home stay with 04 rooms is a good place for long stays, right on the beach and the owner of the homestay will prepare Keralan food for you.

Luxury Beach House

This Beach House is a sea facing Luxury Beach House rental, just facing the Arabian Sea, located in Kannur, a coastal town in North Kerala. It is modern, tastefully furnished, fully air conditioned & well maintained & has all the facilities for a comfortable stay, in a quiet, homely ambiance, unlike commercialized resorts & hotels. The beach house is located at the beach just 10 meters from the sea.

We have 4 bedrooms, all with a/c & attached bathroom & a sea view. There is also a common living room, with a/c, attached bathroom and sea view.


Meals are provided as part of the package & will be cooked by our live-in cook. We also have an internet connection with WiFi. The beach is quiet, clean & uncrowded & ideal for a seaside getaway.

Luxury Beach House on YouTube


Our tariffs are -

- Rs 7500 for a standard a/c double room per night, for up to 2 persons, inclusive of 3 meals, according to our menu.
- Rs 8500 for a superior a/c double room per night, for up to 2 persons, inclusive of 3 meals, according to our menu.
- Rs 9500 for a deluxe a/c double room per night, for up to 2 persons, inclusive of 3 meals, according to our menu.
- Rs 10500 for a luxury a/c double room per night, for up to 2 persons, inclusive of 3 meals, according to our menu.

Our check in time is 12 Noon & check out time is 11 AM

Theyyam

Theyyam is a temple dance which is very colourful and it is very interesting to watch the dance. Interesting story about Theyam is portrayed beautifully in the book Nine Lives.

Chicken Biriyani lunch at Paris restaurant at Thalessery and banana Halwa from Jayabharati Bakery is a snacks worth trying.

 

Those who want to experience malabar cooking, heritage home stay, local market visit Ayisha Manzil at Thallessery is the right choice.


Ayisha Manzil on YouTube

Calicut Kadavu is a nice Place to stay viewing the backwaters. When you are in Calicut a visit to the local restaurant Adaminte Chayakada is worth trying their pothi chicken biriyani.


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