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Best Road trip to North Kerala

Best Road trip to North Kerala
CALICUT

WAYANAD

KANNUR

BEKAL

PALAKKAD

THRISSUR

CALICUT

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Tour Overview

India is one of the most culturally diverse countries and has a lot to offer. The southern part of India has some of the most exquisite places that you just cannot miss, be it beaches, ancient temples or monuments, and other historical and archeological sites. Places like Kerala have several treasured locales that are cherished by both locals as well as tourists.

Calicut, also popularly known as Kozhikode, is one of the major cities in Kerala and is especially known for its spice variety, as it was a huge spice trade center. Calicut is filled with several attractions, including the beautiful Kozhikode Beach, which is an impeccable spot to enjoy the sunset. There is also the Mananchira Tank, the artificial pond in the Mananchira Square, mostly famous for its musical fountain. Interestingly, Kozhikode was the place where Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese explorer, landed back in the year of 1498 and opened a traveling route between Europe and Malabar. The city is also known for its several shopping spots and the annual music festival names Malabar Mahotsavam.

Wayanad is although a rural district but offers some of the greatest tourist experiences in Kerala. This includes it being home to the well known Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary that is the abode to some of the majestic animals, including tigers, leopards, and Asiatic elephants, as well as several birds. Soochipara Waterfalls are one of the most scenic and enjoyable places in Wayanad. There are also prehistoric Edakkal Caves with ancient petroglyphs and the lake along with the hiking trails by the Banasura Sagar Dam. For those with an adventurous bone in them, there is Kuruvadweep River, where you can indulge in activities like rafting.

Functioning as an ancient port once, the city of Kannur today has several old sites to bring out its rich history. Kannur, too, played a significant role in the spice trade, like Calicut. Monuments like the St. Angelo Fort that dates back to the 16th century, which used to be occupied by the European colonial forces, show that Kannur played an important role in trade during colonization. The sand adorned with tall Palm trees along the Payyambalam Beach is also a huge attraction, apart from the royal Arakkal Museum.

Also known as Palghat, Palakkad is a city in northern Kerala, known for its Palakkad Fort, Viswanatha Swamy Temple, and Malampuzha Dam, along with several other visit-worthy sites. The Palakkad Fort dates back to the 18th century and is also abode to a moat as well as a Hindu Hanuman temple.

Thrissur is the city in Kerala known for its holy and sacred locales, as well as several multihued and vibrant festivals. There are several places worth a visit, including the Thiruvambady Temple, which is home to several elephants, as well as the Sakthan Thampuran Palace, which also doubles as an archeological museum, showcasing several bronze statues and old coins. Smack dab in the center of the city is the holy Lord Shiva temple, called Vadakkumnathan Temple, embellished with several frescos. The Best Road trip to North Kerala is the perfect vacation plan to relax and enjoy the natural and historical places and visit a world of bliss.


Tour highlights

  • Re-discover the colonial-era city of Calicut

  • Enjoy the rich flora and fauna wildlife at Wayanad

  • Pause and relax at the beaches in Kannur

  • Indulge in the naturally beautiful Bekal

  • Explore the rich heritage and history of Palakkad

  • Travel around to seek solace in the holy city of Thrissur


Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival– Calicut

Upon arrival, you will meet with one of our representatives, who will escort you to your hotel. Post checking in you can relax for sometime. In the evening, you can go out on a little exploration and enjoy the dazzling sunset at Kozhikode Beach. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2: Calicut

After breakfast, you can continue sightseeing, beginning with Tali Shiva Temple. You can then visit the famous Peruvannamuzhi Dam and have some leisure time, followed by exploring the various shopping stops. Lastly, you can visit the famous musical fountains at Mananchira Square and then return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 3: Calicut – Wayanad

Post a hearty breakfast; you will depart for Wayanad. After checking in, you can relax for a while, or spend time in leisure. In the late afternoon, you can go for rafting or explore the Edakkal Caves. You can also visit the well-known Soochipara Waterfalls. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 4: Wayanad

Today you can take an early morning hike along the hiking trails by the Banasura Sagar Dam. After your hike, and a scrumptious breakfast, you can go for a safari in the famous Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. Keep a close watch, and you might be able to spot a tiger or two, apart from leopards, elephants, and other wildlife creatures. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 5: Wayanad – Kannur

After breakfast, you will depart for the city of Kannur. Post checking in; you can relax and cool off. Then you can go out on a little exploration, starting with the St. Angelo Fort. This can be followed by visiting the Arakkal Museum and Payyambalam Beach. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 6: Kannur – Bekal

Post an early breakfast; you will leave for the city of Bekal, as per the Best Road trip to North Kerala . After checking in, you can take some time to relax. Then you can start your sightseeing with the famous Bekal Fort, followed by the beach surrounding it. You can also do some adventure by indulging in water sports. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 7: Bekal – Palakkad

After breakfast, you will leave for the city of Palakkad, but since the journey is too long, you will rest at a hotel in between and will enjoy some sightseeing. The next day you will continue your journey for Palakkad; you will be checked in at the hotel and will have the rest of the day to yourself. You can spend your time relaxing or doing other leisurely things like going on an exploration of the neighborhood. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 8: Palakkad

Post breakfast, your full day of sightseeing will start. You can start by visiting the auspicious Viswanatha Temple and Malampuzha Temple. You can then visit the beautifully constructed Palakkad Fort that dates back to the 18th century. You can also take a trip to the Dhoni Waterfalls and enjoy some serene time. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 9: Palakkad – Thrissur

Post breakfast, you will depart for Thrissur. After checking in, you can take some time to rest as a day full of sightseeing waits. You can start with the holy Vadakkumnathan Temple to get amazed by its beauty. Then you can visit the Sakthan Thampuran Palace and the nearby archeological sites, followed by the Thiruvambady Temple. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 10: Thrissur – Calicut – Departure

After breakfast, you will depart for Calicut once again. You can visit some of the places you could not visit earlier. Later, you will be escorted to the airport, marking the end of your amazing trip.

End of Best Road trip to North Kerala

Happy journey!




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