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Flavors of North Kerala - Malabar Experiential Tour Package

By Tyndis Travel
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Duration: 10 days
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  • Storyteller Service
  • Tyndis Curated Tour
  • Entrance Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
  • Entry/Admission - Kozhikode Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Edakkal Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Bekal Fort
  • Entry/Admission - Thaliyil Neelakandeshwar Temple
What's not included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation
  • Any other expenses
  • Transportation Charges

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Kannur International Airport, Mattannur, Kerala 670702, India
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
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    • Kannur International Airport, Mattannur, Kerala 670702, India

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 120925P38

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    Itinerary
    Overview
    Full Map
    15 stops
    Day 1
    Tyndis Calicut Mangrove...
    Day 2
    Tyndis Calicut Heritage Tour
    Day 3
    Tyndis Wayanad Experiential Tour
    Day 4
    Wayanad Sightseeing & Plantation...
    Day 5
    Wayanad to Nileshwar Road Transfer
    Day 6
    Tyndis Nileshwar Village...
    Day 7
    Tyndis Theyyam Tour & Royal Walk...
    Day 8
    Tyndis Kannur Experience (Drive...
    Day 9
    Tyndis Thalassery-Mahe Heritage...
    Day 10
    Departure via Kannur...
    About the operator
    Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
    • Tyndis Travel
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      Kannur, India
      Joined in January 2019
    • Susheel_Marcus
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Tyndis Travel
      I recently embarked on my second outing with Tyndis Travels, a meticulously curated Nileswaram trip. Naveen, my key contact, skillfully crafted an itinerary focused on Theyyam performances and exploring heritage structures in Kasargod & Nileswaram. The schedule, collaboratively designed with local experts for Kaliyattam events, was flawless. Seamless networking for accommodation, transportation, and a knowledgeable guide familiar with temple schedules ensured a trip without a hitch. Tyndis Travels delivered a thoroughly enjoyable and well-coordinated experience. Highly recommended!
      Written 31 January 2024
    • yasuhiroy937
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful experience
      Good knowledge to learn multiple groups of people integrated Kozhikode since more than 1,000 years ago. Could enjoy many sceneries with clear explanation which I never get without this tour.
      Written 28 January 2024
    • DASJakarta
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Blessed by God’s in his own country
      Professional, very well knowledgable and connected with the locals, understand customer’s needs and expectations well, eco travel oriented. This agency is simply one of the best that I have used so far, thank you so much Naveen and the team for crafting such wonderful journey for us.
      Written 19 January 2024
    • Wander43704453378
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Rishabh Bakshi is good 👍👍👍👍👍 job
      Rishabh Bakshi experience hotel the view of these hotel is nice all the staff are amazing 😍😍😍😍😍 🤩 especially Rishabh Bakshi experience hotel 🏨🏨🏨🏨🏨🏨🏨
      Written 18 January 2024
    • Landeche M
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Temple visit, scenic walk, and guide's kindness throughout the tour.
      Sreekanth, has been incredibly kind and attentive throughout our visit. He took us to visit several magnificent temples and showed us picturesque alleys that we would never have dared to explore on our own. His clarity in explanations and patience in answering all our questions made this experience even more enriching. We are grateful to have had the chance to benefit from his knowledge and company during this tour. Thank you, Sreekanth, for this unforgettable experience!
      Written 13 January 2024
    • Vaibhavdalal78
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful discover of the rich heritage
      It was a wonderful 3 hrs learning about Calicut. Great way to discover history and the rich heritage. Sreekanth was a very patient host with deep knowledge of the local. Had a great time..a must do
      Written 17 December 2023
    • flatbed13
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A lovely day in Calicut
      Really interesting, informative and enjoyable tour. We combined it with the punting tour of the mangroves at the Kandalundi bird sanctuary. Calming after the heat and bustle of Calicut. Easy to combine if you have a car and driver. Try and start the walking tour of Calicut as early as possible due to the heat.
      Written 14 November 2023
    • Kelvin L
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      Don't do it
      Terrible experience after booking a mangrove tour for 2 using this TripAdvisor site almost 24hrs in advance! Despite information about the tour saying 'reserve now & pay later' I was required to provide credit card details to complete the booking and the payment was subsequently drawn from my linked account. I subsequently received an email from TripAdvisor confirming the booking but advising it was pending confirmation by the operator - which may take up to 3 days! There was no indication of this potential delay in the tour information - which may take up to 3 days! We duly arrived at the designated meeting point in Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary next morning in the hope that the tour would be delivered, only to be told by staff and other operators that they had NEVER heard of this tour operator! No-one answered the contact number for inquiries to the supposed operator that were provided in the TripAdvisor booking confirmation despite repeated calls over 30 minutes, including by concerned officials from the Sanctuary. The number came up as belonging to Jays Inn, not Tyndis as advertised. It seems this tour page may be a scam. Ultimately we took a great tour with another operator for a fraction of the price we had paid for the boat tour that was NEVER DELIVERED!
      Written 9 November 2023
    • deepakjois
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Well worth it!
      The experience was wonderful. It exceeded all our expectations. Our guide Sreekanth was so knowledgeable, patient and enthusiastic. We discovered places we wouldn't even have known about if we walked around on our own - a halwa making kitchen, a coconut oil making facility etc!
      Written 7 October 2023
    • 392tanushreem
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Insight into the stories that make Calicut
      This was not like a normal tour, it was the story of a city that you'll never experience or read about on Wikipedia. The storyteller Sreekant took me through the streets of Calicut, revealing the stories that made up the streets and buildings in a way that made everything come alive. The meandering nature of the walk felt like I was back in time and here in 2023 at the same time. He answered all my questions, introduced us to local vendors. It amazed me at how ancient the international trade in Calicut is and how old and instrinsic the multicultural harmony is to its identity. I am so glad I found this company and I look forward to other experiences in the future.
      Written 4 October 2023
    • Scorpio15
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A whistle stop tour of Calicut history, culture and food
      I m so glad we took this tour on our first visit Calicut. Our storyteller - Rajeesh - was an energetic and passionate local with nuanced knowledge of the city nooks and corners. Well versed in the history and culture of the city, he ran the tour at a relaxed but efficient pace. We spent good time at the key temples, churches, mosques in the different quarters of the city. He also gave us a superb insight into the most famous food of the city - halwa, chips, biryani, pickles etc. He took us into the bylines where these things are actually made - he knew the owners of these paces and took us deep inside the kitchens to see, for instance how is the famous Kozhikoden halwa made. For our next trip, I ll definitely sign up for some of their other tours! Keep it up Team Tyndis!
      Written 4 January 2023
    • OutinOttawa
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      Beware of scam
      I was not provided with a meet up time or a contact number. Basically, this us a scam. They took my money and offered no service.
      Written 18 November 2022
    • Nuvena
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A must-visit if you are in Calicut
      Experiencing these mangroves was incredible, to say the least. The way the community is intertwined with sustainable practices over decades is nothing short of a miracle. And hearing first-hand stories of the planting and preserving of the mangroves is just a cherry on top. Ayyappan sir is a treasure trove of stories that will make it feel like you are in the documentary when it’s being shot! Thanks Naveen, Maria, and Neha and hats off to all the storytellers of Tyndis for helping us connect with the heritage of the Malabar region. No amount of pictures and videos can do justice to this place - so don’t Google, just go!
      Written 29 May 2022
    • crizt_maria
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Overwhelming Experience
      Great hosting..It was a very good experience.. Such a calm and peaceful resort.. We could work and enjoy at the same time.. And too good hospitality and friendly staff.. Thank you so much ... Loved it ❤️
      Written 13 April 2022
    • Passport43636169533
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      Munnar - The Tall Trees Resort
      A very pleasent and memorable experience. Tyndis performed all expectations professionally, right through booking a 3 day vacation for our large family group of over 25 members, multiple changes to plan, customisation, special requests,assistance on day of check-in and follow up during our stay.
      Written 8 January 2022
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    John D
    Vijayawada, India2 contributions
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    Nov 2022 • Solo
    Naveen was a dream to work with. He was responsive, proactive and planned the trip to perfection. He not only allowed changes but encouraged it so that we get the best experience for me and my fiance. All the hotels were top class and every stay was a picture perfect. Most of all, the staff and contractors he hired were very polite and courteous.
    Our driver Umesh is probably the highlight of the trip. He made it so special with his warm personality. He made extra effort to ensure we are taken care of EVERYWHERE we went. We have made a friend for life. I still text him even after 6 months. He's a great man.

    Naveen was the best thing that happened to us when my fiance and I were trying to spend some quality time together before we tie the knot. Now we are happily married and have a lot of great memories from our 7 day trip that Naveen planned to perfection.

    Thank you Naveen. I was sceptic when I first booked the trip reading the reviews thinking those are fake and all as I was flying in from Washington DC. But all the positive reviews are actually true. He is truly the best.

    I am so thankful for the time you spent in planning our trip. I'll be using your services again and again coz my wife wants us to make a trip to Kerala for our anniversary.

    I highly recommend Naveen and his company. Ask for Umesh as your driver if you wanna make your trip memorable. Make sure you ask him to play his music in the drive. He loves classical music and it really goes well with the trip in his gods own country Kerala. Cheers
    Written 4 April 2023
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    Christen Moretz
    Madrid, Spain12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2019
    I am a regular visitor of Kerala because I just love this place. Though I have been to Kerala many times, I have travelled less to the Northern Part of Kerala. I did a good research about the place online to find out that North Kerala was this stretch in Kerala that basically included Kasaragod which included Bekal, Nileshwar with the beautiful backwaters of Valiyaparamba, Kannur, Calicut, Wayanad, etc. I was over-excited and planned for my tour. I searched for the best tour operators in North Kerala and that’s how I came across Tyndis Heritage Travel India operating in Kerala with their base in Kannur. They are just the people you would need to travel with if you are planning to experience the soul of North Kerala! I researched about Tyndis and learned about the services they provided through their website. With many mails to and fro, I confirmed my North Kerala package called the ‘Flavours of North Kerala – Malabar Experiential Tour Package’ curated by Tyndis. Soon after my confirmation, I received my email confirmation with a full itinerary that included my airport pick-up details, accommodation in each place of North Kerala, transportation details, activities and experiences that I will be experiencing and even a list of things I should be carrying!
    On my arrival at the Kannur international airport, I was greeted in the traditional way by Sujith, my tour coordinator. Sujith took me to my stay in Nileshwar. I stayed at a beautiful beach resort in Nileshwar called Neeleshwar hermitage. My coming nine days were packed with amazing experiences and stories.
    In Nileshwar, I was taken to explore the Bekal Fort, Thaikadappuram village with fishermen islands and lots of village activities like toddy tapping, handloom, coir making, basket making, etc. I visited the Nileshwar palace and temple nearby. Theyyam experience was another highlight of the tour. I was taken to the nearby temple to witness the Theyyam dance. Tyndis had arranged for a special Kannur heritage walk called the Arackal trail covering the Kannur St. Angelo Fort, Chirakkal Weavers, Parassinikadavu Temple, Arakkal museum etc. The stories told by the storyteller Mr. Mohan were rich with the history and heritage of Kannur! Thalassery Biryani making session was a pure delight! I interacted with the local Muslim household in Thalassery. They explained the preparation of the local delicacy of the place – called the Thalassery Biryani! The stories connected with Thalassery and Mahe’s heritage were beautifully explained by Mr. Farhan – he is such a great storyteller! Next was Wayanad - one of the top destinations in Kerala. The tea garden experiences, trekking and storytelling village tour were amazing! Sujith and storyteller Sohal took me to the famous Edakkal Caves, Wayanad heritage museum, archery experience, etc. I could also interact with people in a Wayanad Tribal colony nearby. It was a rich experience in Wayanad for a first time visitor like me!
    I reached Calicut on the 8th day of the tour. The Calicut heritage walk was a well-curated walking tour through the richness of Calicut’s heritage. Binusha, the storyteller, was well-versed with the stories of Calicut. She took me to the Calicut beach, Valiyangadi, etc. I enjoyed the delicious Calicut chips, Calicut Halwa and Calicut biryani!
    It was on the final day of the tour that I visited Beypore. The Beypore Uru yard and Commonwealth tile factory visit were extraordinary. Tyndis curated each day of the tour with great care and making each experience memorable. The storytellers were not just guides - they were more than guides - people who had a passion towards their place and projected the culture and traditions of Kerala! The final stop in the tour was indeed one of the best things I have had in the whole of Kerala! The mangrove tour in Kadalundi. I was taken on a country boat through the Kadalundi River towards the mangrove forests of the place. It was a serene place with lots of migratory birds. I was introduced to a local person, who had immense knowledge about mangroves and birds. Sujith translated the details to me.
    The canoe cruise took around 2 hours and it was already 6 pm by then. I reached back to my resort by 6.45 and yes that was it!! End of the tour. I relaxed for the night. Sujith joined me at the lobby next morning and we travelled to the Calicut International Airport. I couldn’t thank Sujith and Team Tyndis well enough for their efforts and arrangements for this tour! This review is a great appreciation for the whole team, coordinators and storytellers of Tyndis for putting sincere efforts in promoting community based tourism in a less touristic place like North Kerala! I like the way Tyndis approaches tourism - making each tour a greater experience rather than mere stay and sightseeing! The aspect of community interactions and local flavors are your own specialty! Above all, I was fortunate to have had college students and housewives as storytellers - what a great way of empowerment! You guys are definitely a model for the world to learn from! I will definitely be returning to meet each one of you!! This is a highly recommended tour for the one’s travelling to North Kerala!!
    Written 2 April 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Dear Guest, Greetings from Tyndis Tours and Travel! Thank you for reviewing us on Tripadvisor. We are happy to hear from you about your wonderful Malabar trip. We have conveyed your appreciation to our community members and glad that we exceeded your expectations. We look forward to hosting you again. Assuring you the best experience at all times. Warm Regards, Team Tyndis
    Written 3 January 2021
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    Sini
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    Feb 2020 • Friends
    It was a dream for a long time. A dream that never left since the age of 12. That is when I read "mayyazhippuzhayude theerangal", a very touching book that talks about Mahe of pre independent period written by the famous Malayalam author M Mukundan.

    Somehow everything fell in place this Februvary. Other than my regular travel partner, my darling son Achu, this time a few colleagues also jumped the wagon and off we started for Mahe.

    I had already spoken to the Tyndis team about our trip, about our time limitation and also about what we would like to prioritize. I was told everything would be taken care of as per our needs and let me tell you, they not only did that but exceeded our expectations.

    Rooms were booked for us in Villa de 1945 in Mahe. It is an old, georgeous house converted into a hotel. We fell in love with the hotel at the first sight itself. The facade had a mixture of french and traditional kerala architecture. Rooms were large, elegantly done with all the facilities. The only problem you might come across here is that you will not find 24 hr room service which the hotel team say that they would be soon starting.

    The first day included a visit to St.Angelo's fort in Kannur, Arackal museum and Chirakkal weavers in the forenoon. Fort was worth the effort offering us an insight into the history of Kannur. Arackal museum had a few relics from the only Muslim kingdom of kerala. The traditional architecture of the museum and its interiors are amazing. Chirakkal weavers was a wonderful experience. Here, the fabric is processed right from the yarn stage to the finished fabric. And the story of their fabric is amazing. I could not resist buying a saree.

    Lunch at the Paris, Thalassery was an experience by itself. The slow cooked biriyani of Thalassery with all its delicate flavours was worth the drive back from chirakkal. We also tried their mussels. I have never tasted such excellently cooked mussels, their texture was amazing.

    After a brief rest at the hotel, we set out on a walk to the Mahe pathway which was just about 5 minutes from the hotel. As I walked along the sculpted brief story of "mayyazhippuzhayude theerangalil", I went back to my teens. The tender emotions I thought I had long forgotten flowed in effortless. The hero of this book was my first crush. We could see that it was going to be a very beautiful sunset. To get a better view, we climbed the hill top. As I reached the top, I get a call from student, Vismay, who is a native of Mahe. He called to ask if I wanted to meet Mr.Mukundan, the author of the famed book. I could not contain my excitement. It was not even part of my wildest dreams. He took me to Mukundan's house. We were there for almost half an hour talking to him. And that was one of the most precious moment in my life.

    Second day, we set out early. Breakfast was from a local eatery and it was good. We reached Kuroolikkavu temple by 9 am. In time for the end part of Bhagavathi thira. Then came the fiery majestic Ghantakarnan. He is believed to have originated from the neck of Lord Shiva. With fire burning at the end of sticks tied around the waist, tender coconut leaves adorning the upper and lower body, mask and elaborate face makeup makes him quite a vision. Then came Vasoorimala, goddess of small pox, believed to have originated from the forehead of Lord Shiva. Bright clothes in hues of red and intricate face makeup that takes several hours makes this theyyam a feast for your eyes.

    There were several other theyyams to follow. But the heat and dust finally got the better of us and we left that beautiful village with a sigh.

    Lunch was from National, a small roadside eatery with desks and benches. They serve some of the best seafood in the world. Do not miss this place if you are in Thalassery. They are very economical too..

    I wish we had more time to spend.

    Thank you Team Tyndis for this wonderful trip, for all your stories and definitely for the hospitality that you were so eager to extend...

    I am never looking elsewhere when I make my next travel plan...
    Written 28 February 2020
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    Phanindra
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2019 • Couples
    Our trip was good. Munnar-Thekkady-Alleppy - service was helpful- Thanks to Naveen and his team for the support
    Written 16 January 2020
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    @shoebm9
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020 • Friends
    Mr. Naveen of Tyndis was very helpful and he arranged a stay for us at wayanad. Without him we would have found it difficult. Thankful to Tyndis.
    Written 9 January 2020
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    Safari51014185964
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Couples
    Amazing planner
    Good experience
    Customised the trip according to requirements
    Well mannered drivers
    Best resorts with in budget
    Written 10 October 2023
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    Nikhil Baba
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2021 • Friends
    Explored the rich history of Kerala on this tour ! From Tea Plantation to Spice Plantation, Backwater rides in Alleppey to village tours, everything was so much fun and informative!
    Written 28 April 2021
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    Nancy S
    3 contributions
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    Mar 2021 • Friends
    It was my first visit to Kerala! And it couldn't have been better! Not just fun, the trip was actually educational too! Recommended to everyone visiting Kerala!
    Written 27 April 2021
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