There is no doubt that Kerala is one of the flag bearers of India’s diverse and remarkable cultural offerings. From beaches to backwaters to forests to hills, it has so much of nature’s bounty on display that it is difficult to experience it all even in a month. So we’ve chosen the lesser-known but gorgeous locales for this trip - a truly refreshing part of the state, which rejuvenates the mind, body and soul. A backdrop of a million shades of green, languid backwaters, infused with local cuisine and rich folk art makes for an exclusive romantic trip in Maruti Suzuki Alto for two.
Dense Coffee Plantations
Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary
India’s longest drivable beach
We start from Calicut (also known as Kozhikode) and wheel into coffee-country. Millions of shades of green surround you. The terrain and ambience is ideal for slowing down. So we check-in at the hotel and walk along the muddy trails of the plantations, interacting with coffee pluckers, seeing the processing and living the plantation life for the day. The evening has in store, a traditional meal.Day 2:
Every bend on the road to Tholpetty offers sensational views. It’s time to get into action at the Sugandhagiri Mountains for some zip lining. Later, we glide on a bamboo raft and explore the aromatic spice plantations. Lunch at a homestay gives you a peek into local life. The day ends with a safari inside the Tholpetty Reserve, home to numerous species of flora and fauna.Day 3:
The diversity of the state comes alive, as we leave the plantations and the dense forest tracts and move towards Nileswaram. This, in no way, means that there is less greenery. The lush backdrop adds another aspect – the backwaters. Here, after getting a flavour of toddy tapping, we hop onto cycles to explore some countryside trails.Day 4:
A houseboat experience of cruising down the backwaters awaits on this day. There is lunch served on the boat, while you maneuver through the narrow network of canals. More watery adventures are lined up as we drive to Kannur beach. Here, the Muzhappilangad beach is a lovely stretch of flat sand that is ideal to drive on. In fact, this is the longest drivable beach in India.
Detailed itineraries will be shared closer to the trip date.