North Malabar Historical Trail | 7D/6N

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

7 Days 6 Nights

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379

Maximum Seats

25

Price : From Rs. 28,000 Per Person

Inclusions

Accommodation as per itinerary : 6 Nights
Breakfasts : 6
Lunches : Nil
Dinners : Nil
Transportation by air-conditioned private vehicle as per itinerary
Tea Factory Visit in Wayanad
Entrances- Activity as per itinerary
Goods and Service Tax

Overview:

Allow Bekal to serve as the gateway for a memorable seven-day trip spanning north Malabar and culminating at Mysore’s majestic Palace – a befitting end to a trip that promises to please every historical enthusiast. Pay homage to the Ananthapura Lake Temple that bears the distinction of being Kerala’s only Lake Temple and spend a morning marvelling at the Bekal Fort – Kerala’s largest and most impeccably preserved fort that was built in AD 1650.

Make your way towards Kannur but only after making a pit stop at Madayipara to visit one of India’s oldest mosques built by Malik Ibn Dinar of Arabia during AD 1124. Also take in traces of an ancient Jew Settlement in the area with a visit to the “Jew’s Pond” monument.

Make the most of having Kannur as your base for two nights and check out Fort St. Angelo – a monument of historical importance in South India that has witnessed several significant battles. Take a journey back in time and travel to a bygone era at the Arakkal Museum, dedicated to Kerala’s only Muslim royal family and housed within the erstwhile durbar hall section of the Arakkal Royal Palace. Don’t miss visits to the Kannur Lighthouse and Cliff Walkway for breathtaking views of Kannur’s coastline and the Arabian Sea. Take a break from the historical hopping with a drive along the powdery shores of Muzhappilangad (dubbed Asia’s longest drive-in beach) located between Kannur and neighbouring Thalassery.

Travel onwards to Wayanad where you’ll be treated to an educational session on the process of tea-making at a tea estate.  The next halt will be at the Edakkal Caves thought to be more than 3000 years old. A quick stop at Sultan Bathery and then onwards to majestic Mysore – home to the country’s most magnificent palace and an engineering marvel that was a forerunner for its times.  An afternoon spent at the Srirangapatna island, located only 40 minutes from Mysore, will provide historical insights into the battles waged between Tipu Sultan and the British and throw light on how this had implications on world history.

Itinerary

DAY 1

MANGALORE TO BEKAL

On arrival at Mangalore airport, you will be transferred to Bekal. En route, visit Ananthapura Lake Temple – the only Lake Temple in Kerala. A unique feature is the existence of a single crocodile in the temple tank, which guards the temple. It is harmless and eats only the prasada given by the temple priest. Check in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Stay overnight in Bekal.
Day 2

BEKAL TO KANNUR

In the morning, after an early breakfast, proceed to visit Bekal Fort, the largest and most impeccably preserved fort in Kerala. Built by the rulers of the ancient Kadampa dynasty in 1650 AD, the fort which is spread over 40 acres, changed hands over the years from the Kolathiri Rajas to the Vijayanagar Empire, Tipu Sultan and finally, the British East India Company. After lunch, you will be transferred to Kannur. En route, stop at Madayipara. Located an hour north of Kannur town, Madayipara is a place of historical significance. Here, you can find one of the oldest mosques in India, built by Malik Ibn Dinar of Arabia during AD 1124. There was a Jew settlement in this region between 605 BC and AD 490. This is evident from the monument “Jew’s Pond” in the region. It also has the remnants of a fort occupied by the local Kolathiri rulers and subsequently by Tipu Sultan. On arrival in the evening in Kannur, check in to your hotel and relax. Stay overnight in Kannur.
Day 03

KANNUR

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred by road to Thalassery. Local visits in Thalassery. Return to Kannur by early afternoon and visit Fort St. Angelo. Built in 1505 by Portuguese, the Fort witnessed several historical battles and is considered an important historical site in South India. This massive triangular laterite structure is flanked by gigantic bastions that make for an imposing sight. It changed hands between the Dutch and eventually the British, who would remodel and re-equip it into their primary military stronghold in Malabar. Next, stop at the Arakkal Museum, dedicated to Kerala’s only Muslim royal family the Arakkals. The museum is housed within the erstwhile durbar hall section of the Arakkalkettu or Arakkal Royal Palace. Later in the evening, head towards the Kannur Lighthouse. A climb to the top offers a bird’s eye view of Kannur’s splendid coastline. The Lighthouse also houses a small but well-maintained museum within its complex, which bears the distinction of being only the fourth of its kind in the country after Alappuzha, Chennai and Mahabalipuram. A gigantic optic used in the Lakshadweep Lighthouse during the 1885-1962 period, a 19th century double-wick lamp of Kannur Lighthouse, a huge fog-bell used to alert shipmen and a deep-sea buoy are some of the exhibits. Finish your day with a short visit to the Cliff Walkway, adjacent to the Lighthouse, for some spectacular views of the Arabian Sea. Catching a beautiful sunset is a bonus. Return to your hotel. Stay overnight in Kannur.
Day 04

KANNUR TO WAYANAD

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred by road to Wayanad. On the way, stop at a tea estate and learn about the process of tea-making. Check in to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Stay overnight in Wayanad.
Day 05

EDAKKAL CAVES | WAYANAD TO MYSORE

After an early breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to visit Edakkal Caves, thought to be over 3000 years old. It’s a steep climb up and requires decent fitness levels. The highlight of the caves is the rock carvings of human, animal figures and objects used by humans, on the walls of the caves. After the visit, stop at Sultan Bathery. From here, have lunch and continue onwards to Mysore – the Royal City. Check in to your hotel on arrival. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Stay overnight in Mysore.
Day 06

MYSORE

Spend the day exploring the Royal City with a local guide. Start with Mysore Palace and get to know what it took to build the country’s most magnificent palace, which was an engineering marvel for its time and still home to the erstwhile royal family. Also visit other monuments and grand old structures and the famous century-old local market and immerse yourself in the vibrant sights and sounds. Enjoy some local food. In the afternoon, visit Srirangapatna, an island formed by the river Cauvery, located 40 minutes from Mysore and understand why this region is historically and culturally significant. Learn about the spirited battles fought between Tipu Sultan and the British and how it shaped the history of this region and its implications on world history. Return to Mysore late evening. Stay overnight in Mysore.
Day 07

AIRPORT TRANSFER

Breakfast at your hotel and check-out. Depending on your onward flight, you will be transferred to Mysore or Kannur International Airport.

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