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DAY 01: KANNUR
Arrive at Kannur airport / Railway station, The Travel Planners representative will meet and thereafter drive to Hotel. Check in to the hotel and afternoon visit St.Angelo Fort and Payyambalam Beach / Thalassery fort and Dharmadam beach.

 

St. Angelo Fort
St. Angelos Fort is a popular and frequently visited destination in Kannur. It stands on the shores of the Arabian Sea overlooking the enthralling natural harbour, Mapilla Bay. Built by Dom Francisco de Almeida, the first Portuguese Viceroy of India, the fort has an intriguing history. Many dynasties have gone through bitter battles in the quest to conquer it.

 

In 1663, the Dutch captured the fort and sold it to the Ali Raja of the Arakkal dynasty. Later in 1790, the British conquered it and used it as their army centre in the Malabar region. Currently, the fort is under the Central Archaeology Department. Walking around the majestic fort, one can find the tombstones of the soldiers who lost their lives in the battles, barracks as well as an old chapel. You can also check out Kannur’s first-ever lighthouse standing next to the fort.

 

Payyambalam beach
The impeccably maintained Payyambalam beach is highly sought after by tourists and travellers seeking a secluded location to just relax or enjoy a family picnic in tranquillity. The golden sand and foamy waves of the Arabian Sea form a picturesque setting to unwind and revitalise yourself after long and hectic work schedules. Activities like surfing and swimming are also available for visitors. You can reach the beach through a small crossover bridge built over a narrow canal.

 

Thalassery Fort
The Thalassery Fort is an ancient historical monument that was built by the East India Company in 1703. The major reason behind its establishment was to signify the might and power of the imperial rulers. The fort played a significant role in supporting the military and commercial activities of the British during their colonial rule in India. The enormous laterite walls, artistically carved doors, and the secret tunnels of the Thalassery Fort leading to the sea make it quite appealing to explore. The Archaeological Survey of India is now supervising the fort. You can book your stay at any of the Thalassery beach resorts and explore the place more.

 

Dharmadam beach
The Dharmadam beach is a popular beach located in the vibrant city of Kannur. The palm- fringed golden shoreline and peaceful waves make it the perfect place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city life. The name, “Dharmadam” meaning “place of ethics”, was given by Buddhist monks who frequently visited the place for its aura of peace and rare medicinal herbs.

 

Stay overnight in Hotel.

DAY 02: WAYANAD
After breakfast drive to Wayanad. An amazing journey through the Ghat pass road and you could stop at Lakkidi view point and enjoy the beautiful view of the serpentine roads through the hills.

 

Located at an elevation of 700 metres above sea level, the panoramic view of the magnificent surroundings and natural beauty must be on the bucket list of every traveller visiting Wayanad. It is often referred to as the ‘Gateway of Wayanad’ and is one of the best tourist destinations that you can visit during this trip. The view is the best during the early mornings or evenings.

 

A major attraction in the Lakkidi View Point is a Ficus tree with a large chain around it. It is believed that the tree holds the soul of a young man named Karinthandan, who guided a British engineer through the Wayanad forests and was later killed by him.

 

Upon arrival check in at your hotel. Afternoon visit Pookode Lake (Boating - Optional) and Banasura Sagar Dam- the largest earth dam in India and the second largest of its kind in Asia.

 

Pookode Lake
Pookode Lake is one of the most important attractions among Wayanad tourist places. It is a natural freshwater lake located between the lush green forests of Wayanad and the Western Ghats. The gorgeous lake spreads over 13 acres and is 40 metres deep. Moreover, the thick bushes and tall trees lining the pathway around the lake make it even more beautiful. Every individual taking a tour to the idyllic Pookode Lake is bewitched by the calm ambience, breath-taking beauty, and lush greenery all around.

 

It is also the starting point of the Panamaran rivulet, one of the primary tributaries of the Kabini river. Apart from this, you can visit the nearby freshwater aquarium, a children's park, and shopping centres that display a variety of handiwork and spices. The lake is under the supervision of the South Wayanad forest division.

 

Banasura Sagar Dam
Situated in Kalpetta, the Banasura Sagar Dam is one of the frequently visited tourist Wayanad tourist places in Northern Kerala. The dam gets its name from ‘Banasura’, who was the son of King Mahabali of Kerala. According to legends, Banasura did extreme penance on the top of the hills. The dam was built in 1979 to support the Kakkayam Hydroelectric power project, which aimed at meeting the drinking water and irrigation requirements of the nearby areas during summer.

 

There is a set of islands in the dam’s reservoir as well that attracts tourists towards this destination. At the Banasura Sagar dam, you can go for boating or trek into the forests of Banasura peak. You can also plan a visit to the nearby temples like the Nirur Shiva Mandir, Shri Nath Mandir, Shri Ayyappa Mandir, etc.

 

Overnight stay at Hotel.

DAY 03: WAYANAD
Morning after breakfast you can go to see the Kuruva Island, Edakkal Caves etc.

 

Kuruva Island
Located on the river Kabani, the Kuruva Island is a group of islands covering an area of about 950 acres and rich in flora and fauna. The island is not inhabited by humans and therefore, is a very peaceful place. It is quite popular among nature lovers who visit the place to see rare species of birds, butterflies, orchids, herbal plants, etc. Here, one can easily spot birds like parrots and hornbills.

 

As the island is surrounded by streams, boating and rafting options are available as well. The Kerala Tourism Department provides boats and rafts to the tourists to cover the cluster of islands, which takes only a few hours. Other than this, you can lazily walk through nature and enjoy the pristine beauty of the place. To maintain eco-tourism, the authorities do not allow to party or plan a picnic.

 

Edakkal Caves
The name ‘Edakkal’ translates into ‘a stone in between’. Lying at 1200 metres above the sea level on Ambukuthi Mala, the Edakkal Caves are formed from fissures split away from the main rock bodies.

There are many stories associated with the formation of these caves. It is believed that the caves were formed from the arrows fired by Lava and Kusha, sons of Lord Sri Rama. Another legend is related to the Goddess Mudiampilly. The caves hold historical importance as well. The paintings found in the cave are believed to date at least 6,000 BC, and the carvings are from the Neolithic and Mesolithic age. The Edakkal Caves are the only place in India known to have stone age carvings.

 

Wild life Jeep Safari in Muthanga/ Tholpetty (optional).

Overnight stay at Hotel.

DAY 04: KABINI
After breakfast check out and drive to Kabini. On arrival check into the hotel. Kabini is today rated among the top five wildlife sanctuary in the world. It is very close to Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka and is a paradise on the banks of the river Kabini. Kabini is a tributary of the River Cauvery that surrounds the River Lodge. It is located at Karapur near Nagarhole national park.

The Kabini used to be the private hunting area for the British, but now it attracts tourists from all over the world. The mountain ranges and valleys of the Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary are now roamed by a healthy population of tigers and elephants. Therefore, Kabini is a favourite destination for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. If you are lucky, you might even catch a rare sight of the magnificent black panther on your Kabini safari.

 

The best period for animal sightings in Kabini is considered to be between September and May.

Afternoon proceed for jeep safari. Overnight stay at Hotel.

DAY 05: MADIKERY (COORG)
Morning Boat Safari in Kabini.

The boat safari in Kabini can offer you a very unique and different perspective of the Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary. Although tourists are more interested in Kabini wildlife safari to spot the tigers and panthers, the boat safari can be equally memorable as well. It can be a great addition to your Kabini tourism package. You can witness a variety of bird species that nest around the waterways and freshwater crocodiles basking in the sun. Some of the rare birds you can find here are the grey-headed fish eagles and ospreys.

Later after breakfast drive to Coorg. On arrival check in your hotel at Madikery. Later visit Raja’s Seat. Overnight stay in Hotel.

 

DAY 06: MADIKERY - KUSHALNAGAR - MADIKERY
Morning after breakfast visit Madikery Palace (Madikery Fort), Abbi Falls and then drive to Kushalnagar- largest Tibetan settlement in South India.

Madikeri Palace (Madikeri Fort)
The Madikeri Palace is situated in the Madikeri Fort. Built by Mudduraja in the second half of the 17 th century and later renovated by Lingarajendra Wodeyar II during 1812-1814, the palace is a two-storied lofty and spacious structure that is 110 feet long. Major attractions at the palace include two life-size elephants and old church, which is now a museum with several items related to the history of Coorg. The palace now houses many Government departments chiefly for the Deputy Commissioner and offers a distinct view of the Madikeri town from some edges.

 

Abbi Falls
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Coorg and the nearby areas, the Abbi Falls is at a distance of just 10 kilometres from the Madikeri town. Here, the water falls from a height of 70 feet that looks quite spectacular. Moreover, the waterfall is surrounded by lush green trees, coffee plantations, and spice estates. There are around 200 steps downwards from the main entrance that takes you to the beauty and grace of the Abbi falls.

Kushalnagar
Kushalnagar is a small city blessed with scenic landscapes and natural beauty. Some of the major attractions of the city include The Namdroling Monastery, Dubare Elephant Sanctuary, Chiklihole Reservoir, Harangi Reservoir, Kaveri Nisargadhama, etc. Kushalnagar is famous for its scenic coffee plantation areas. Apart from being a laid back town, Kushalnagar also has a huge Tibetan settlement, Bylakuppe.

 

Visit the Tibetan Golden Temple. It is also called as the Namdroling Monastery. Established in 1963 by Drubwang Padma Norbu Rinpoche, the magnificent monastery is the largest teaching centre of Nyingmapa and houses a community of over 5000 monks and nuns.

 

Later visit Cauvery Nisargadhama, is an island formed by river Cauvery and is a picnic spot island OR visit Dubare Elephant camp (located on the banks of River Cauvery).

 

The Kaveri Nisargadhama is a forest resort on an island that is maintained by the forest department of Karnataka. Whether you are travelling with your family or friends, the Kaveri Nisargadhama is sure to give you a beautiful and enjoyable experience. It is formed by the Kaveri river and is nestled between dense forests. Here, tourists can find themselves in the lap of nature and admire the sight of the Kaveri river, hear the chirping of birds, and look at the star-studded sky at night. Apart from that, elephant rides are typical attractions here.

Back to your hotel and overnight stay in Hotel.

 

DAY 07: DEPARTURE TRANSFER TO KANNUR AIRPORT
Today morning after breakfast departure transfer to Kannur International Airport


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