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 (Cochin). (N)
Transfer to Athirapally located on the fringed of the Sholayar forest range and known for its scenic waterfalls. Stay in the rustic and simple Rainforest Lodge. Afternoon visit to a tribal village. (D)
Drive to Sulthan Bathery and stay 2 nights at Tranquil - A Plantation Hideaway. The property is set amongst 400 acres of picturesque coffee and vanilla plantation and complete with numerous walking. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to the Edakkal cave where prehistoric enigmatic relief carvings of figures and symbols have been an endless source of excitement for tourists, historians and anthropologists since they were discovered in the 19th century. (B, L, D)
Drive to Nagarhole and stay 2 nights at the Orange County Kabini situated next to the Kabini River. The river is a tributary of the Cauvery and flowing through the Nagarhole National Park, encircling a patch of green called Kabini. Afternoon wildlife viewing. (B, L, D)
Morning and afternoon wildlife drives in the Nagarhole National Park. 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)
Afternoon drive to Madikeri, famous for its coffee and spice plantations. Stay 2 nights at the delightful Orange County Madikeri. (B)
Guided walk through the plantation, followed by a visit to the large Tibetan settlement town of Bylakuppe. A short guided tour of a plantation is an excellent way to get to know the different types of coffee and learn how the different spices are grown, harvested, processed and packed. (B)
Drive to Kasargod characterised by coconut palms, rolling hills, forts, beaches and backwaters. 2 nights at Neeleshwar Hermitage. (B)
Day at leisure. (B)
Afternoon drive to Kozhikode and fly home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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Neeleshwar Hermitage, a delightful retreat set among acres of coconut palms and gardens, is the very first superior first-class resort to open on the beaches of northern Kerala. All 16 palm thatched cottages, built according to the traditional architectural principles of Kerala Vastu, overlook either the landscaped garden or the unspoilt beach and have their own courtyard garden. The cottages are spacious, airy and beautifully designed with polished wood pillars and stone bathrooms with state of the art fixtures and fittings. Facilities include an Olympic size swimming pool, Ayurvedic spa centre and a restaurant serving fresh seafood, local and international cuisine. Activities on offer include Yoga and cookery classes, and visits to the local village to get an insight into local customs and...
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...
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