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MYSTICAL KERALA
Cochin (01 nt) – Guruvayur (01 nt) – Wayanad (02 nts) – Calicut (01 nt) – Bekal (02 nts) – fly out from Mangalore
 
Day 1 - Arrive Cochin
Arrive in Cochin, meet & greet services at the airport and transfer to your hotel.
Cochin, the financial capital and the most cosmopolitan city of Kerala. Check in to your hotel at Cochin. Later proceed for a sightseeing tour of Cochin covering - The Dutch Palace at Mattancherry is renowned for its wall murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana. The Jewish Synagogue at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town. The St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. The Santa Cruz Basilica originally built in 1557 by the Portuguese. The Chinese fishing nets are huge cantilevered fishing nets believed to have brought to Kochi by Chinese trade. By evening witness the world famous Kathakali dance at a local theatre, a traditional art form of kerala and one among the national dances of India. Overnight at hotel at Cochin
 
Day 2 - To Guruvayur (100 Kms)
After breakfast check out and drive to Guruvayur a small town situated around 24 km from Thrissur. It derives its name from the ancient Guruvayur temple dedicated to Lord Krishna and one of the most important temples of south India. A famous pilgrimage and cultural centre. Non Hindus are not allowed inside the temple.

Upon arrival, check in to your hotel. Later proceed to visit the famous Elephant Sanctuary (Punnathur kotta) near the Guruvayur temple. It houses more than 60 elephants. All these elephants were offerings to the deity and are used for temple purposes. Overnight at Guruvayur.
 
Day 3 - To Wayanad (230 Kms)
After breakfast drive to Wayanad, Upon arrival check in to your resort.
Wayanad located in the north east of Kerala state and the most sought after tourist destination in Asia. Kerala the terrain of immense natural beauty is pertinently known as the "ecstasy of travelers". From the imposing heights of the Western Ghats the country swells westward presenting a panorama of silent valleys clothed in the richest green. Kerala - is the land of Rivers and backwaters, hundred percent literacy, peaceful and pristine, one of India's cleanest state.

Wayanad promises a variety of wildlife, ayurveda, plantation resorts and spas with a distinct culture and a tradition of its own, is a perfect get away place for a unforgettable perfect holiday. The distinctive ecological and geographical features of Waynad, provide a unique charm and an enchanting challenge for hikers, trekkers and nature lovers. Wayanad's unique geographical features lend a peculiar charm and a delightful challenge to trekkers and nature freaks. Its fascinating scenery and wonderful climate creates an unforgettable experience

Overnight at the resort in Wayanad.
 
Day 4 - At Wayanad / Visit of Edakkal Cave
Relax at your resort. Later Visit to Edakkal Caves considered to be one of the earliest centres of human habitation. Inside the cave you will find ancient stone scripts, pictorial wall inscriptions of human and animal figures with peculiar headdresses, the swastik form, symbols and cave drawings of human figures, wheels, bows, knives, trees.

Overnight at the resort in Wayanad.
 
Day 5 - To Calicut (Kozhikode)(90 Kms)
After breakfast drive to Calicut, once the capital of the powerful zamorins and a prominent trade and commerce centre, it was the most important region of Malabar in the days gone by. Today, lush green countrysides, serene beaches, historic sites, wildlife sanctuaries, rivers, hills, a unique culture and a warm, friendly ambience make Kozhikode (Calicut) a popular destination.

Visit the Kappad beach where Vasco d agama set foot in 1498 which was the discovery of sea route to kerala. Also if time permits visit the beypore one of the prominent ports and fishing harbours, and was also an important trade and maritime centre during the days of the early Arab and Chinese travelers and later the Europeans. Soon after gaining prominence as a port and trade centre, Beypore slowly began to flourish as a centre for shipbuilding, since ships were 0in great demand merchants from Western Asia. The shipbuilding yard at Beypore is famous for its traditional construction of the Uru or the Arabian trading vessel. This tradition of shipbuilding is nearly 1,500 years old, and the craftsmanship of the workers here is exceptional.

Overnight at Calicut.
 
Day 6 - To Bekal (200 Kms)
After breakfast proceed to the famous Bekal in kasargodu district. Extremely scenic landscape, extensive beaches, numerous estuaries and backwaters and unspoilt environs has helped Bekal qualify as an international standard beach destination and the most potential beach destination in South Asia India has a very few comparable locations that offer the diversity of attractions to be found in Bekal.

Day free to relax at the beach. Overnight at the resort.
 
Day 7 - At Bekal
Morning free to relax at the beach . By afternoon proceed for a visit to Bekal fort which is the largest fort in the state of Kerala, India, spreading over 40 acres (160,000 m2). An important features of this fort are the water-tank with its flight of steps, the tunnel opening towards the south, the magazine for keeping ammunition and the broad and wide steps leading to the Observation Tower which is a rarity. This observation center had strategic significance in discovering even the smallest movements of the enemy and ascertaining safety of the Fort.
 
Day 8 - Departure Transfer to Mangalore Airport
In time departure transfer to Mangalore Airport (1 and a ½ hour drive).