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Hidden Gems of Kerala

Mangalore- Kasargod- Kannur- Wayanad- Calicut- Thrissur- Chalakudy- Athirapally- Cochin

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Relish the ethereal beauty and collect incredible experiences with our Hidden Gems of Kerala. With this tour package, you will explore majestic forts, ancient temples, exquisite beaches, and exceptional wildlife. You will also get a chance to explore the museum and art gallery that allows you to sneak peek into the glorious history.

On this trip of 9 days, you will never find any dull moment as our tour packages are fully packed with fun-filled elements. Whether you are planning a family vacation, honeymoon trip, or you want to enjoy yourself with friends, this tour package is completely fit for you. It touches every element that your imagination can touch while thinking about the beauty of Kerala.

You will get contrasts from the wildlife and beaches to forts and museums on this trip. Check out our 9 days itinerary for Hidden Gems of Kerala and plan your next vacation in the lap of nature. We give you an insightful and trouble-free experience of traveling by including assisted services. Our tour packages cover exciting sightseeing tours, palatable meals, swift transfers, and comfortable accommodations.

Trip Highlights
  • Explore Bekal Fort and some famous beaches Kappil Beach
  • Feel the spiritual ambiance at Ananthapura Lake temple
  • Experience the wilderness at Nagerhoe Wild Life Sanctuary
  • Uncover the beauty of Edakkal Cave
  • Explore Pazhassiraja Museum & Art Gallery
  • Cochin sightseeing tour
Itinerary Details
Day 1: Mangalore - Kasaragod (53.4 km/ 1 hr 29 min)

Your journey starts as you step into the Mangalore Airport. On arrival, you will meet with our IHPL representative, who will give you an assisted drive to Kasargod. After reaching there, you will complete the check-in formalities and unwind yourself in your room. Next, you will visit Bekal Fort, Ananthapura lake temple, and Kanwatheertha Beach, where you indulge in water sports to enjoy at the beach. Get back to your hotel and hop onto your bed for a restful sleep.

Day 2: Kasargod - Kannur (90.8 km/ 2 hrs 45 min)

Wake up and feast yourself with breakfast, then, check out from the hotel/resort and proceed to Kannur. You will get a drive to reach Kannur. On arrival, you will check in at your pre-booked hotel and take a rest for a while. Enjoy the scenic view of Payyambalam Beach, which is one of the most popular tourist spots in Kannur. Horse riding, camel riding, and flying wheel are some of the attractions of this beach that keep you entertained.

Next you will explore Children Park, Arakkal Kettu Museum, Meenkunnu Beach, Parassinikadavu Sri Muthappan Temple. Later, stroll in Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary, and experience rich greenery and thrill. Come back to your hotel for dinner, and have a sound sleep.

Day 3:Kannur - Wayanad (110 km/ 3 hrs 17 min)

Rise up and have your delicious breakfast. Then, check-out from the hotel and you will get a straight drive to proceed to Wayanad. On arrival, follow the check-in formalities and unwind yourself at the resort. Today, you will enjoy Kuruvadweep Island and visit Pakshipathalam, which is widely famous for its bird species and a paradise nature lover.

After that, you will visit Iruppu falls, Shiva temple, and Rameshwara Temple. Later, you will explore Tholpetti and Nagerhoe Wild Life Sanctuary. In the evening, you will move to your resort for dinner and a comfortable sleep.

Day 4:Wayanad

Get up and enjoy your breakfast. Then, you will visit Glasshouse of Kottamuda. After that, you will move to Pazhassi Tomb, known as the 'Lion of Kerala'. Pazhassi Raja was remembered for his courage and soldier warfare against the British. Admire the greenery and feel the cool breeze from the Chembra Peak.

Next, you will come to Banasura Sagar Dam, which is one of the stunning spots in Wayanad. Once you capture the view, you will proceed to Padinjarethara, a small town that offers a unique charm. Later, you will have dinner and a peaceful sleep in your resort.

Day 5:Wayanad

Kick start your day with a delicious meal and be ready to visit Meenmutty/Soojipara waterfalls, which will surprise you in every sense. Next, you will observe Begur WildLife Sanctuary, which is one the best-hidden gems that you will explore on your tour. Edakkal Caves are two natural caves that you will find incredibly exciting because of paintings of symbols, letters, humans, animals. Later, you will proceed to Muthanga wildlife sanctuary, which will give you many wow-factors as its biodiversity offers beauty in many dimensions.

Next, head to Lakkidi, which is one of the most outstanding tourist attractions of Wayanad. Being at the height of 700 m, Lakkidi is a perfect destination for capturing mesmerizing scenery. After that, move to Pookot Lake, which is a picturesque lake that has the natural shape of India's map in aerial view. Relish dinner and comfy sleep in your hotel/resort.

Day 6:Wayanad - Calicut (84.2 km/ 2 hrs 40 min)

Wake up and begin your day with breakfast. Then, check out from the hotel and you will get an assisted transfer to Kozhikode. On arrival, you will check in to the pre-booked hotel, unwind yourself and enjoy the facilities of the hotel. After some time, you will step out from the hotel to explore the Pazhassiraja Museum & Art Gallery.

Next, you will move to S M street and Beypore that will add a layer of unique traveling experience as you will look into the history and culture here. Later, you will return to your hotel and enjoy the scrumptious dinner. Have a restful sleep on your comfy bed.

Day 7:Calicut - Thrissur (122 km/ 3 hrs 41 min)

Start your day with breakfast. Once done, you will check out from the hotel and move to Thrissur, known as the hub of vibrant festivals in the South. Immerse yourself in the essence of the south culture and marvel at the various temples. The festivals are the main highlight that will make your trip memorable. On arrival in Thrissur, you will check-in at the pre-booked hotel and rest for a while.

Afterward, you will explore the villages and witness a close view of the lifestyles of locals. You will also visit Guruvayur Temple and seek blessings from the almighty. Return to your hotel for lip-smacking dinner and sleep peacefully

Day 8:Thrissur - Chalakudy - Athirapally - Cochin (135 km/ 3 hrs 44 min)

Get out of your bed and have a tasty breakfast. Afterward, you will move to Chalakudy, a beautiful town nestled at the banks of the Chalakudy River. The scenic natural beauty of this town is unmatchable. Explore the attraction of this quaint town.

Later, you will head to Athirapally, where you will see the majestic waterfalls. Once done, you will proceed to Cochin, another fascinating city of Kerala. On arrival, check in your hotel, and enjoy the remaining time leisurely. You can explore the nearby places or stay in your room. Finally, have dinner and a comfortable sleep.

Day 9:Cochin Sightseeing & Departure

This is the last day of the Hidden Gems of Kerala Tour. After breakfast, get ready to explore the attractions of Cochin. Start with visiting Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church, Bolgatty Palace and Chinese Fishing Nets. Later, you will get back to your hotel with unforgettable memories. In the evening, check out from the hotel and get an assisted transfer to Cochin Airport/ Railway station for your onward journey.


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FAQs about Hidden Gems of Kerala

Q: What attractions are covered in 9 Days Tour to Hidden Gems of Kerala?

Ans: Bekal Fort, Kappil Beach, Ananthapura Lake Temple, Edakkal Cave, Pazhassiraja Museum & Art Gallery are some of the best attractions you will get to visit on this trip. The fact is the 9 days trip will take you through some of Kerala’s popular tourist locations, including Kannur, Wayanad, Calicut, and Cochin, which have endless attractions for an amazing travel experience.

Q: What are the top things to do during 9 Days Hidden Gems of Kerala Tour?

Ans: Experiencing the culture and lifestyles of locals, horse riding, camel riding, and flying wheel, and enjoying the wilderness of wildlife parks and sanctuaries are some of the top things to do on 9 Days Hidden Gems of Kerala Tour.

Q: How to plan Hidden Gems of Kerala for 9 days?

Ans: If you plan your tour properly, 9 days are plenty of time to cover almost all widely-known attractions on this Kerala tour. You can divide the entire tour duration into three (3 + 3 + 3) to cover every type of theme. For instance, in the first 3 days, you can cover all the attractions in urban Kerala - it’ll include museums, forts, monuments, palaces, popular shopping markets, etc. in the cities.

Secondly, in the next 3 days, you have to spend time exploring Kerala beaches and wildlife. Kappil Beach, Kanwatheertha Beach, and Payyambalam Beach are popular ones among beaches. Visit Begur Wildlife Sanctuary and Muthanga wildlife sanctuary to explore the wilderness.

Lastly, in the remaining days, you can spend your time drenched in the spirituality of the place. (Kerala is a state with a very strong religious ethos.) Ananthapura Lake temple, Sri Muthappan Temple, St. Francis Church are some of the most visited religious places in Kerala.

Q: Is the Hidden Gems of Kerala customizable?

Ans: Yes, Indian Holiday provides customization for all its itineraries.