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Into the Mangroves: Calicut Mangrove Trail by Tyndis
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Into the Mangroves: Calicut Mangrove Trail by Tyndis

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Duration: 2h
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  • Mangrove Trails in Kadalundi
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Storyteller Service
  • Entry/Admission - Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
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  • Food and Beverages
  • Any other expenses
  • Air-conditioned vehicle


Start:
  • Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, Kadalundi Market Rd, Kadalundi, Kerala 673302, India
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • 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: 120925P6

    • 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
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travellers

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

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    Itinerary
    • Kadalundi Market Rd, Kadalundi, Kerala 673302, India
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      Mangrove Trails begins in country boats at the Kadalundi Community Reserve
    About the operator
    Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
    • Tyndis Travel
      71
      Kannur, India
      Joined in January 2019
    • Susheel_Marcus
      0 contributions
      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
      0 contributions
      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
      0 contributions
      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
    • Landeche M
      0 contributions
      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
      0 contributions
      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
      0 contributions
      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
    • Safari51014185964
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best trip
      Amazing planner Good experience Customised the trip according to requirements Well mannered drivers Best resorts with in budget
      Written 10 October 2023
    • deepakjois
      0 contributions
      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
      0 contributions
      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
    • EmmaJoly78
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful one week trip in Kerala
      I had a wonderful one week trip to the best places in Kerala! Lux hotels, great food, marvelous landscapes, and an exceptionnal driver!! I warmly recommand Tyndis and Biju as a driver.
      Written 4 August 2023
    • johndX1793MZ
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The best planner hands down
      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
    • Scorpio15
      0 contributions
      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
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      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
    • crizt_maria
      0 contributions
      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
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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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    MaxThrust
    Brisbane, Australia13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020
    I contacted Naveen at the Tyndis team regarding a tour I wanted for a bird photography in Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary and they came up with a package which included a guide and a boat trip through the mangroves! On less than 24 hours notice, they organized everything, including pickup from my hotel and transfer to the mangrove. Thank you to Binusha, my guide/story teller for all the history she was able to share about Calicut, the region and the people. Thanks also to Siddique, our boatman, who paddled through the mangroves along with the forest guide. They were very relaxed and patient, whilst we accessed areas to view birds that I could photograph. I was in Calicut only for 2 days, being off season, wasn't expecting to see much but was very happy with the experience and with the photographs I managed to capture. Thank you again for organizing things on such short notice!
    Written 1 March 2020
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    Karthick
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022 • Solo
    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
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    Giacomo Nicola
    Naples, Italy12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2019
    A boat cruise can never get better than going on a large yet simple country boat, puddled through the emerald river waters. What a beautiful experience was that for me at the Calicut mangrove tour with Tyndis! Really down to earth villagers who are not only excited to see you, but also caring and would even invite you to have a meal at their house! What else could make my idea of cultural immersion better!
    I was merely expecting an eco-tour when I booked this mangrove tour in Calicut with Tyndis. But to my amusement, the tour turned out to be a real good village experience. That was just an icing on the cake! I could see the traditional fish farms and fishermen who were busy repairing their nets. The palm-fringed islands were almost resembling a beautiful painting.
    I was really unaware about the different varieties of mangrove. Mr. Sushil, the tour coordinator from tyndis beautifully translated the deep knowledge shared by the local mangrove protector, Mr Ayyappan. He has spent his life in conserving mangroves for the village. The wide merits of mangroves for an ecosystem was a real eye-opener!
    Adding to the beauty of the tour, I had an opportunity to see the giant train by the Indian Railways passing over my head through the bridge across the river. It was spectacular!
    I travelled solo and had a couple sharing the boat with me. With the special personal care given during the cruise, each guest gets to have the best experience of the mangrove tour. It is one of the top things to do in Calicut! Don’t miss out on this!!!
    Written 11 December 2019
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    Sowmyana
    Coimbatore, India17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2019
    Tyndis made our first trip to Kozhikode simply unforgettable.

    We arrived on Deepavali weekend, the weather was rainy, but our ever-cheerful storyteller Binusha from Tyndis pulled out all stops to ensure we could cover as much ground as promised in the trail. Binusha’s spirit of adventure and enthusiasm was infectious -- she drove us expertly in pouring rain, through narrow lanes, and traffic jams, to get us to Kadalundi Reserve (15-20 km from the centre), from where Siddique (a.k.a Siddikka:)), master boatman and local, would row us through the winding estuary and into the mangroves, for the next hour or more.

    The scenery was simply breathtaking. The skies were blue when we set out. The river was a sheet of glass. Trains flew across bridges. Brahminy kites circled overhead. Other birds with extra-long beaks chased each other. The mangroves, everywhere, and in every shade of green, beckoned. Everything filled our hearts. Because of the low tide, Siddikka literally had to plough through the river, even as he gave a crash course in rowing to my daughter :) Close up by the mangroves, Binusha and Siddikka told us all about their different varieties, how they came to be planted by a co-villager, and how they have helped enrich the entire ecosystem. At some point, we ‘parked’ the boat bang in the middle of the river and jumped in – the water was just a few inches deep! As the sky became overcast, we reluctantly made our way back to the river bank after sipping some refreshing elaneer (tender coconut juice)….and with a promise to be back. Thank you Binusha, Siddikka, Naveen for making this such a warm and beautiful experience for us!

    P.S: Why I loved Tyndis is they make you feel at home from the word go. They also custom-make their trails depending on the time/duration of your stay. And their story teller puts in the same amount of effort, whether you are just two, or a group of 10. We chose to combine the Mangroves Trail with a visit to the uru-making factory (uru is a huge boat/ship made entirely in wood and exported mainly to the Gulf – one of a kind made only in Calicut, so another must-see) and a pitstop at the Beypore beach – as all of these are on one side of the town. If you have your own vehicle, and weather permits, you could also use a ‘jangar’ that will ferry you and your vehicle across from Kadalundi to Beypore, and save time.

    You may prefer going into the mangroves during high tide, as parts of the estuary become difficult to navigate during low tide (though we got to see the breathing roots and stand in the river!) You could check with Tyndis for the best timings beforehand. Also, if you're not a rain person, you may prefer a visit when its not raining.
    Written 31 October 2019
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    Oliver Jones
    Sydney, Australia8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2019 • Couples
    It was a pleasant surprise that Tyndis Travel had for us during the Calicut mangrove tour at the Kadalundi Mangrove Reserve in Calicut. We were expecting something similar to the Pitchavaram Mangrove Experience in Tamilnadu which is one of the best mangrove tourism in India. That tour was a couple of years ago. But, it happened to be a whole different experience. A beautiful cruise experience on a country boat - neatly arranged and equipped for tourists. The place itself is a cool location for relaxation. Every angle gives u an option for great photography.
    I was keen about the Mangrove forests. The journey at Calicut mangrove tour through the reserve were almost similar to Pitchavaram - but both the hospitality of the boatmen and storyteller, and the village life that surrounded the backwaters were unmatchable by whatever we have experienced earlier. It is one of the best options for leisure if you are on a Kerala tour with family!
    Ms. Binusha, our young and beautiful lady storyteller was a gem. She explained about the great efforts put forward by the local community and various organizations in preserving the mangroves. She was really good at her job of storytelling. Mr Ayyappan and Mr Siddique - our loyal boatment carefully navigated us through the mangroves, taking care of not causing any disturbances to my photography! I’m really grateful to them for their care!
    It is really wonderful how beautifully the mangrove park is maintained. The reserve provides all the basic facilities like washrooms, drinking water, information centre, car parking,etc for the tourists. The boat is also equipped with good life jackets and safety measures. They even have trained guards who are really good at saving drowning people!
    We were really humbled by the beautiful arrangement of the Calicut mangrove tour by Tyndis. It was one of its kind experience in Calicut for us! I certainly recommend this experience for people visiting Calicut!
    Written 10 December 2019
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    waldo
    Berlin, Germany7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The mangrove tour was a very pleasant experience. The quiet waters and beautiful sights offered relaxation from the busy city. We felt particularly positive about contributing to the cleanup of the mangroves, which unfortunately are still very polluted. Also the refreshing coconut was a pleasant surprise.

    However, we were lacking more in-depth storytelling. It very much felt like a relaxing canoe trip with a strong focus on Instagrammable pictures. For example, when asked why the man behind the initiative to plant more mangrove trees did this, the answer was "oh, he just wanted to do this". There was no knowledge about the mangrove trees themselves besides the name of the trees, something that was also in the leaflet. And finally, it seemed we knew more about the birds than our guide.

    All in all, a pleasant experience, but it seems the English speaking guide still needs to learn much more to match the description of the tour here on TripAdvisor.
    Written 12 November 2019
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    Kishore R
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hi Nitesh, thanks much. One of the bestest :) experience we've had in a long time. Awesome .. thanks much.
    Written 7 October 2019
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    Wander43704453378
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Family
    Rishabh Bakshi experience hotel the view of these hotel is nice all the staff are amazing 😍😍😍😍😍 🤩 especially Rishabh Bakshi experience hotel 🏨🏨🏨🏨🏨🏨🏨
    Written 19 January 2024
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    Kelvin L
    7 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 10 November 2023
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