MALABAR TRAILS


10 Days / 9 Nights

THALASSERY

North of Kozhikode, the charming coastal town of Thalassery was once a major European trading settlement and an important port in the spice route along the Malabar coast. Its convenient location, with easy access to Mysore, makes it an ideal stop on a journey through northern Kerala. Visit the British-built Thalassery fort with its massive walls, intricately carved doors and secret tunnels leading to the sea. The Portuguese-built Fort St Angelo, which is perched on a promontory overlooking the sea in the neighbouring seaport of Kannur, is also well worth exploring. Saffron suggests a minimum stay of 2 nights at Ayisha Manzil Keralan homestay, renowned for moplah cooking classes conducted by the hosts.

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KASARGOD

Kasargod lies on the northern tip of the Keralan coast, characterised by picturesque rolling hills, swaying coconut palms, ancient temples and majestic forts. The small town of Neeleshwar, the cultural capital of Kasargod, is known for its folk art, powerful Theyyam dance rituals, old markets and weavers. A selection of hotels dotted along the expansive tropical beaches make Neeleshwar and the other small fishing hamlets in the region a convenient base to explore the Keralan countryside and visit the historical Bekal and Chandragiri forts. This is an ideal way to complete a journey through northern Kerala. Saffron recommends a minimum stay of at least 4 nights at either the exquisite Neeleshwar Hermitage or the stylish Taj Bekal Resort & Spa.

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THALASSERY

North of Kozhikode, the charming coastal town of Thalassery was once a major European trading settlement and an important port in the spice route along the Malabar coast. Its convenient location, with easy access to Mysore, makes it an ideal stop on a journey through northern Kerala. Visit the British-built Thalassery fort with its massive walls, intricately carved doors and secret tunnels leading to the sea. The Portuguese-built Fort St Angelo, which is perched on a promontory overlooking the sea in the neighbouring seaport of Kannur, is also well worth exploring. Saffron suggests a minimum stay of 2 nights at Ayisha Manzil Keralan homestay, renowned for moplah cooking classes (Arabic- and Portuguese-influenced cuisine) conducted by the hosts.


KASARGOD

Kasargod lies on the northern tip of the Keralan coast, characterised by picturesque rolling hills, swaying coconut palms, ancient temples and majestic forts. The small town of Neeleshwar, the cultural capital of Kasargod, is known for its folk art, powerful Theyyam dance rituals, old markets and weavers. A selection of hotels dotted along the expansive tropical beaches make Neeleshwar and the other small fishing hamlets in the region a convenient base to explore the Keralan countryside and visit the historical Bekal and Chandragiri forts. This is an ideal way to complete a journey through northern Kerala. Saffron recommends a minimum stay of at least 4 nights at either the exquisite Neeleshwar Hermitage or the stylish Taj Bekal Resort & Spa.

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Day 1 : Fly to Kochi
Overnight flight to Kochi (Cochin). (N)

Day 2 : Athirapally
Transfer to Athirapally. Stay at the Rainforest Resort, a small boutique property set in almost 3 hectares of virgin rainforest. Afternoon visit to the waterfalls or take a guided jungle trek. (N)

Day 3 : Sulthan Bathery
Drive to Sulthan Bathery and stay 2 nights at Amaryllis. (B, L, D)

Day 4 : Edakkal caves
Morning visit to the Edakkal caves. (B, L, D)

Day 5 : Nagarhole
Drive to Nagarhole. Stay 2 nights at the Evolve Back, Kabini. Afternoon wildlife viewing by boat. (B, L, D)

Day 6 : Nagarhole
Full-day wildlife viewing. (B, L, D)

Day 7 : Kodagu (Coorg)
Afternoon drive to Madikeri and stay 2 nights at the delightful Evolve Back, Coorg. Afternoon guided walk through the plantation. (B, L, D)

Day 8 : Bylakuppe
Morning visit to the town of Bylakuppe and its Tibetan monastery. (B, L, D)

Day 9 : Kasargod
Drive to Kasargod and stay 2 nights at the Neeleshwar Hermitage. (B, L, D)

Day 9 : Kasargod At leisure. (B, L, D)

Day 10 : Fly home
Afternoon drive to Kozhikode and fly home. (B)

Day 11: Arrive home (N)

GUIDE PRICE $3,650 PER PERSON

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