North Kerala is the creative centre for much of the region's folk music and colourful art. Little explored by tourists, discover the rural charms of Kerala on this relaxing tour. Marvel at a landscape blessed with waterfalls and lush valleys and enjoy 3 safaris in Nagarhole National Park in search of leopards and tigers.
Overnight flight to Kochi. (N)
Arrive and transfer to Athirapally. The small town of Athirapally, famous for the scenic Athirapally and Vazhachal waterfalls, is located on the fringes of Sholayar forest range. This region is blessed with lush green forests, narrow streams, rivers and valleys. It offers numerous walking trails and is a delight for nature lovers. The forest is rich in birdlife and is home to wild elephant, gaur, langur, and chital. Stay at the Rainforest Lodge. Afternoon visit to a tribal village. (D)
Wayanad is well known for its picturesque mist-clad hill stations, sprawling spice plantations, luxuriant forests and rich cultural traditions. Spend 2 nights at Tranquil - A Plantation Hideaway. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to the prehistoric Edakkal caves with their enigmatic relief carvings of figures and symbols which have been an endless source of excitement for tourists, historians and anthropologists alike. (B, L, D)
Drive to Nagarhole National Park and stay 2 nights at the Orange County Kabini. The Kabini River, a tributary of the Cauvery, flows quietly through the Nagarhole National Park, encircling a patch of green called Kabini. This exuberant jungle is home to leopard, gaur, antelope, crocodile, tiger, cobra, python and herds of elephant among other animals. Afternoon wildlife viewing. (B, L, D)
Full-day wildlife viewing. (B, L, D)
Afternoon drive to Coorg and stay 2 nights at the delightful Orange County Coorg. Coorg still retains much of its old world charm and the district is characterised by clusters of villages, crisp air, thick tropical forests, miles of exotic spices and coffee plantations and extensive paddy fields and an abundance of flora and bird life. (B)
Guided walk through the plantation, followed by a visit to the town of Bylakuppe. The small town of Bylakuppe is the largest Tibetan settlement in south India, and the second largest outside Tibet. Home to nearly 6,000 monks and nuns, there are several monasteries and famous among them are the great Gompa of Sera Je and the Namdroling monastery. (B)
Drive to Kasargod and stay 2 nights at the Vivanta by Taj - Bekal. Lying at the tip of north Malabar, the serene landscape of Kasargod is characterised by coconut palms, rolling hills, forts, beaches and backwaters. The small town of Neeleshwar is the cultural capital of Kasargod and is famous for its folk arts, temple festivals, old markets and weavers. Bekal is a perfect base from which to visit Neeleshwar and Chandragiri Fort. (B)
At leisure. (B)
Afternoon drive to Kozhikode and fly to London. (B)
Morning arrival. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Typically based in 3- and 4-star accommodation throughout.
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Orange County Coorg is located in the hills of the Western Ghats and offers one of the best plantation experiences in India. Set amid 300 acres of coffee and spice plantations, this peaceful resort comprises thatched cottages, villas and bungalows each with living room, dressing room, bedroom and some with an outside area that features a private plunge...
Surrounded on three sides by the Kabini River, the picturesque Orange County Kabini is set in the heartland of the Kadukuruba tribe of Nagarhole forest. Inspired by the mud-walled thatched dwellings of the Kuruba tribe, Orange County Kabini is built in authentic village style using local materials. All 30 palm-thatched suites are spacious, feature a living room, comfortably furnished bedroom in traditional style and a private courtyard with either Jacuzzi or plunge pool. Environmentally friendly initiatives include obtaining energy from their own wind power generator, a state of the art sewage treatment plant, reverse osmosis plants in each hut to provide safe drinking water without need of plastics and ozonised swimming...
Located at the foot of the famous Athirapally falls, on the edge of the Sholayar Forest Range, Rainforest is a simple rustic lodge with 9 rooms spread over 3 floors. The rooms are spacious, elegantly furnished and come with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer stunning view of the waterfalls. The minimalist style combined with warm earthern decor creates a refreshing feel. Facilities include an alfresco dining area overlooking the falls, bar, infinity pool, library and recreation...
Set among 400 acres of picturesque coffee and vanilla plantation, Tranquil - A Plantation Hideaway is a plantation bungalow that has been beautifully restored. The guest bungalow has 6 spacious, simply furnished bedrooms with ensuite facilities. This delightful homestay also has a sturdy tree house, entirely constructed from natural materials with bamboo woven walls, coffee roots for tables and shelves, and a branch growing inside. There is also a secluded terrace for fabulous forest views. The hosts Victor and Ranjini Dey ensure the combination of efficient hotel standards with a relaxed, personal homestay ambience. Guests can enjoy Indian and continental buffet dinners around the big table. There is a shady platform for hammocks and swing chairs, a swimming pool and a games...
Spread across 25 acres, Vivanta by Taj, inspired by the traditional Kettuvallams (house boats) enjoys a unique setting on the meandering backwaters of northern Kerala with direct beach access. Each of the 73 villas and rooms are spacious and comfortably furnished with some of them featuring private plunge pools. The resort offers guests a choice of dining venues including romantic private dining options. Other facilities include a swimming pool and a spa with dedicated Ayurvedic consultation and treatment...
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