North kerala chillout

#1 Dec 8th, 2011, 13:00
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Hello

Even if I read this forum for years it is my first contribution.
I would like to go for few days in north kerala to see teyyam, perhaps ayurvedic treatment and relax for sure.
I will be with my wife, three months pregnant and we want to relax in a place close to the sea, where we can bathe if we want. We are looking for a quiet place but not too remote. Could you give me informations about good simple accomodations and nice places to visit.
We will travel by train and road (no private car).

Thanks so much in advance for your help.
#2 Dec 8th, 2011, 14:05
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Bonjour and welcome to IndiaMike!

Check out the Costa Malabari in Kannur, Northern Kerala. I have not been there (although I had planned to do so). The owner of the guest house knows a lot about theyyam.
#3 Dec 8th, 2011, 14:46
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Hi,

Please check out the link below,for the theyyam calendar

http://www.vengara.com/theyyam/theyyamcalendar.htm,

Hope it helps
#4 Dec 8th, 2011, 18:37
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Thanks fot the informations.
I am going to check the teyyam calendar right now.
If someone knows good accomodations in the area, please, let me know.

Best regards
#5 Dec 10th, 2011, 05:32
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In my opinion the best place to stay is Ezhara Beach House. In fact just got back after staying a week there. It's right on the beach (Costa Malabari is on the cliff).
When you leave, you will also look like you are pregnant, as the food is absolutely fantastic and far too much to eat. Hyacinth who runs it is an absolute treasure and you will have made a new friend.

But don't just take my word for it - read what others have to say

Ezhara Beach House - Reviews

But be quick, as it's now listed as Lonely Planets Top Choice and she only has 4 rooms.

If you want any more info just ask
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good to hear Kedgeman. i have booked with Hyacinth for 3 nights in January and i am looking forward to it.
Zamba.
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Hi Zamba,

Sorry to hear that.

I mean only 3 nights!! You will try and extend for sure, if it's at all possible.

Here's a tip for you. Go to the beach and turn right. Walk all the way down the large beach and go past Cherrai Rocks onto the next long beach. Here there are a few houses. Just past an old one and just before you reach "Ocean Hues" - look up hill slightly and you will spot a small white sign with red edging.
Climb up the steps here and you will reach a Shamans cave. He is no longer there but it's filled with oil lamps and is regularly used by the locals.

If you want any more info - just ask.

Oh, and when you get there - tell Hyacinth hello from the Beautiful Two (she'll know who we are)
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Originally Posted by kedgeman View Post Hi Zamba,

Sorry to hear that.

I mean only 3 nights!! You will try and extend for sure, if it's at all possible.

Here's a tip for you. Go to the beach and turn right. Walk all the way down the large beach and go past Cherrai Rocks onto the next long beach. Here there are a few houses. Just past an old one and just before you reach "Ocean Hues" - look up hill slightly and you will spot a small white sign with red edging.
Climb up the steps here and you will reach a Shamans cave. He is no longer there but it's filled with oil lamps and is regularly used by the locals.

If you want any more info - just ask.

Oh, and when you get there - tell Hyacinth hello from the Beautiful Two (she'll know who we are)
kedgeman, if my memory serves me correctly, that was not your first stay with Hyacinth at Ezhara Beach? i remember reading a thread or journal with your glowing report a long while ago which prompted me to write it down as a must book accomodation. thank you again. zamba.
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Zamba - you are indeed correct. We first went 2 and half years ago for 3 nights and stayed for 5. This time we went for 6 and stayed 7 nights. Hyacinth and Ezhara Beach House is special and somewhere I think others should visit to experience what we have. You know the expression "You should have visited 5 years ago" - well the beaches here are just like that. But things will change, as Kannur airport will apparently open in 2 years.

Enjoy
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Thanks

Thanks so much Kedgeman for this info.
We will try it for sure.
Good luck to you.
#11 Dec 18th, 2011, 01:34
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Its the best time to visit North kerala.As everyone aware of beautu of wayanad and kannur,i am just sharing some tourist destination in Kasaragod.Bekal fort is a must see destination.Lot of good hotels are there like The Lalit.Also during january lot of places Theyyam will be performed.One such places is Kanhangad Muchilot Kaliyatta maholsavam.There u can find lot of foreign travellers catching rare view of "God's messenger's on arth".It will be a wonderful experience.
Also you can do trekking expedition in rajapuram hills.
Also you can go to ananthapura temple at Kumbala,Temple in the middle of lake.
#12 Dec 21st, 2011, 14:13
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I am trying to get over there from Chennai right now. Of course being Christmas/New Years week finding a room has been tough. The only place I could get into is Mascot Beach Resort in Kannur.
Planning to arrive around 27th December for two weeks of Theyyam.
Thinking it might be a good idea to spend a few nights in Kasaragod too to be able to see as many different Theyyam as possible. Do you agree? Just not sure which are the BEST ones. Anyone here know about that? Please let me know if you have any suggestions. Thanks.
Maybe after Jan 1st it will be easier to find a room and by then I will know more about which Theyyam I want to attend. Maybe

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