Sacred Grove TrailsHeritage and Nature, Kerala / 9 hours / View on map
North Kerala is a land perfectly gifted by spell-binding locations and abundant flora and fauna. Lying parallel to the Malabar Coast in the western part of North Kerala is the thick jungles and majestic mountain ranges of the Western Ghats! Travellers passionate about Nature and biodiversity, Birdwatchers, Explorers and Adventure enthusiasts have a lot to do in the Western Ghats Range and the Mainland of North Kerala. There is lots to explore in this Sacred Grove Trail which is rich with life and rare biodiversity!
₹ 4,000onwards / person
Activity Level : Easy Language : English
Starting Point : Payyanur/ Nileshwar Ending Point : Payyanur/ Nileshwar
Sumptuous lunch included
Explore the biodiversity and know how it is protected by locals
Opportunity to interact with locals
Learn about age old traditions and folklore of this region
Experience created by local storytellers
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Payyanur / Nileshwar
The Sacred Groves of Malabar are places that are preserved with the precious biodiversity of the region. Wildlife is conserved and worshipped as the Protector Deity of the entire region. Often, there are lots of folklores and stories connected with existence of the Sacred Groves which are locally known as the ‘Kavu’. Theyyam, the divine dance of Malabar is a key ingredient of the Kavu. Theyyams are the incarnation of the deities of the Sacred Groves. Every year, on an auspicious day of Kaliyattam, the Kavu is enlightened to an atmosphere of devotion wherein devotees come and pay homage to the god of nature and sub deities who are regarded to protect the village and its eco-system from ill happenings. Travellers can explore the Sacred Groves and feel the jungliness with all its essence. They will be surprised to see the various species of birds, animals and plants who are the inhabitants of the Sacred Groves! A storyteller who is well-versed about the ancient stories, biodiversity and the contribution of the Kavu to the eco-system will accompany the tourists during the trail. Itinerary ? Trails begin at 8:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m. in the noon (4 hours) – Sacred Grove 1 ? 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Lunch Break (Traditional Sadhya in Banana Leaf) ? Trails begin at 2:30 p.m. till 5:00 p.m. in the evening (2.5 hours) – Sacred Grove 2
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