- Holiday Inspirations
- Fixed Departure
Day 01: Arrival Kochi
Arrive Kochi and transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of the city. The Old city of Cochin is blessed with some hidden gems in the form of Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace), Jewish Synagogue, Chinese Fishing Nets and St. Francis Church. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Kochi – Thrissur (90 km / approx. 2 hrs drive)
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Morning drive to Thrissur, with a small halt at Guruvayur, one of the significant pilgrimage centers of Kerala. The major attraction here is the Guruvayur Temple which houses numerous elephants offered by the devotees. Continue this short religious trip with your next destination – Vadakkunathan Kshetram Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Admire the excellent artifacts and traditional architecture of Kerala at the temple, boasting of the cultural richness of Kerala. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Thrissur – Kozhikode (125 km / approx. 3 hrs drive)
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Morning ready to catch the glimpses of Kalamandalam, a treasure house of Kerala performing arts. Kalamandalam is known for offering training and organizing performances on several classical ancient dance forms of Kerala, like Kathakali, Koodiyattam, Mohiniyattam, Panchavadyam, and Thullal. As you proceed further towards Kozhikode, you’ll be captivated by pristine water and virgin beach of Kappad, where the great Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama set his foot for the first time in 1498. The small stone monument located at the beach is another attraction of the beach. Rest of the free for independent activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Kozhikode
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Morning sightseeing tour of Kozhikode, particularly historical places and monuments of artistic richness. Standing tall in the heart of the city, Manachira Square is famous for some fascinating architectural gems built by the Zamorin rulers in the past. Offer prayers at the Tali Temple, a perfect example of architectural excellence of the traditional Keralite School Temple. The Mother of God Church, constructed in the Roman architectural manner, houses a 200-year old image of St. Mary, thereby attracting tourists having religious interest. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Kozhikode – Vythiri (62 km / approx. 1.5 hrs drive)
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Morning drive to Vythiri. An adventurous journey awaits you at Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. Explore the exotic wild, green forests, awe-inspiring nature, the lush green pastures, and the gushing waters. Upon arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Vythiri
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Morning proceed for thrilling and adventurous 4-5 km hike at Pakshi. Spot elephants, Indian gaur, spotted deer, sambar, wild boar, and rare “barking” deer at the jungle safari. Trek up to Chembra, the highest peak of Wayanad at 2100 m above sea level, to capture the incredible and majestic views of the entire valley below. A two-hour trek from this peak will stop you at the ancient and unique carvings, paintings, and inscriptions of Stone Age at Eddakal Caves. Soojipara, one of the largest natural waterfalls in Wayanad will enthrall you with a really enthralling experience. From Muthunga, you will be accompanied by a guard in a jeep drive in the deep jungles to enjoy the amazing views of huge elephants, bears, and other wildlife. Relax at the natural Pookot Lake whilst boating, in the midst of hills and meadows. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Vythiri – Kozhikode
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Later transfer to Kozhikode airport to connect flight for onward destination.