Day 1 : - Calicut - Vythiri 76 Kms 2 hHrs.
Arrival at Calicut rly station. Transfer to Vythiri. 76kms 2hrs. Check in resort. After lunch, Visit Edakkal caves and Muthanga wild life sanctuary. (trekking and jeep safari in Muthanga wild sanctuary to see, wild life available).
The name \\\”Edakkal\\\” literally means “a stone in between”, and this describes how the cave is formed by a heavy boulder straddling a fissure in the rock. Inside the cave is on two levels, the lower chamber measures about 18 feet long by 12 feet wide and 10 feet high and can be entered through an opening of 5 x 4 feet.
A passage opposite the entrance leads upward to a small aperture in the roof through which one climbs up to the next storey whose interior is about 96 feet long, 22 feet wide, and 18 feet high. Light enters the cave through a big gap at the right-hand corner of the roof where the boulder does not touch the facing wall. Legends of the Caves. The name Ambukuthimala is ascribed to the local legend which has it that the caves were formed by arrows fired by Lava and Kusha, the sons of Sri Rama, legendary hero of the Ramayana.Even today there are many who believe that Lord Rama killed Surpanakha, the sister of Ravana, in the narrow fissure at the southern end of Edakkal cave. A local legend associates Kutti Chatan (the little devil of Malabar) with the goddess Mudiampilli, and until recently local people undertook an annual pilgrimage to the peak of the hill to perform a puja (ritual offering) in her honor.
The Colonial Discovery of the Caves On a hunting trip to Wayanad in 1890, Fred- Fawcett, the then superintendent of police of the Malabar District, happened to see a Neolithic Celt (stone axe or chisel) recovered from the coffee estate of Colin Mackenzie. An enthusiast in prehistory, Fawcett made local enquiries and went round exploring the Wayanad high ranges. In the course of his rambles he was shown the Edakkal rock-shelter situated on the western side of Edakkalmala. He identified the site as a habitat of Neolithic (i.e. late Stone Age, c4000BC to c1700BC) people on the basis of the nature of representations on the cave walls, which appeared to him as engravings made of Neolithic Celts.
It was an exciting discovery, as these were the first specimens of abraded drawings found in India. Muthanga Wild Life Sanctuary – Trekking and jeep safari into wild life sancutry watch out Elephants / bisons / deer / langur / wild dog / sloth bear / leopard / tiger and host of birds.
Day 2 : Vythiri
Full day trip to Kuruvadeep island. Lunch at Kuruvadeep island and Banasura Sagar Dam. Kuruvadeep Islands – A pristine 950 acres of rain forests surrounded by the river kabini-making many an islets-wade thro these and frolic in the waters. The main catchments area of Cauvery. A gude is a must to get inside the islands. Banasura Sagar Dam – One of the largest earthern dams in Asia enjoy the scenic beauty and the speed boat ride. An occasional elephant or bison can be seen grazing by the fringes of water during summer.
Day 3 : Vythiri – Calicut
Morning check out from resort and visit Pookot Lake, suchippara water falls. Pookot Lake A beautiful lake surrounded by mountains knows for its clean environs and varied bio diversity. Peddle boats are available. Visit Suchippara water falls. Departure for Calicut rly station. Drop at Calicut rly station tour ends.
Cost for Different Options
|Destination||Budget||Deluxe Option I||Premium|
|Munnar||Royal Palm Resort OR Harithagiri Ayurvedic Resort||Wynberg Resort OR Green Gates||Tea county OR Tall Trees|
|Local transportation||Non AC Indica||AC Indica||AC Indica|
|Cost for Couple Valid from 01 Oct To 15 Dec and 15 Jan to 15 Jun||Rs 9,800||Rs 12,900||Rs 22,900|
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Tour Cost Includes
- A/c Accommodation except Hill Station on twin sharing basis with Daily Breakfast
- AC/Non AC Indica Car for all the transfers and the possible local sightseeing as per the given itinerary.
- Well experienced and bilingual driver till the departure
- All the expenses related to the vehicle (toll, tax, parking, permits, driver batta, etc)
- All the applicable taxes
- The above hotels are subject to availability, in case of non availability similar hotels will provide.
- Child below 5 yrs sharing same bed with parents will be complimentarily
- Hotel check in and check out at 12:00 Hrs
Tour Cost Does Not Includes
- The packages does not include Air/Train tickets, Airport tax, Entry fees , Monuments, Guide fees, Camera Charges, Massages, Elephant Safaris, Personal expenses like laundry, tips and telephone calls, Optional Tours, Travel Insurance etc.
- Children’s above 5 yrs is chargeable
- Optional activities mentioned in the itinerary & anything not mentioned in the above package inclusion.