EDAKKAL CAVESStudy about Pre-Historic Civilization, Stone Age Carvings, and Petroglyphs Date Backs to Over 8000 Years is the attractions of the place.  Three big boulders stand to make the cave.  We can see writings in the cave date back to the Neolithic and Mesolithic age.  The Trek to the caves is exiting with thick foliage of coffee plantations and other plants around.

The caves were discovered by Fred Fawcett, the then Superintendent of Police of the Malabar district in 1890, during his hunting trip to Wayanad. He discovered the Edakkal rock-shelter, situated on the western side of Edakkalmala. To his surprise, he identified the place as a habitat of Neolithic people.

Edakkal caves are famous for its pictorial paintings (cave paintings), which are considered to be of 6000 B C. To reach the caves, one has to trek through the Ambukutty Mala. It will take around 45 minutes to climb the hill and you will never get disappointed in your trip to these historic caves.

Inside the cave, you can see two chambers. The lower chamber is 18 ft long, 12 ft wide and 10 ft high and the upper chamber is 96 ft long, 22 ft wide and 18 ft high. You can sight carvings of human, animal figures and objects used by humans, on the walls of the caves. These carvings give great evidence for a highly civilized society who lived in the pre-historic age. Edakkal caves have drawn great attention of archeologists and historians worldwide.

SOOCHIPPARA FALLS – Study on effective utilization of natural resources-one will be guided to have an understanding of the source of water and how effectively it could be used in solving the drinking water problem of the local community if used effectively. Soochipara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfalls) is perhaps the most picturesque spot located in the periphery of Wayanad. It is a treat for eyes to see the milky white stream of water making its way to the rivers by passing through the rocky cliffs and clinging trees. The waterfall at the end joins Chaliyar River. You will have to trek for around 30 minutes in downward inclination to reach the main pool, where exciting activities like swimming, bathing, and other recreational activities take place now and then. While walking towards the main pool of the waterfall, visitors can see a tea plantation, rocky edge and dense forest where the chances of spotting a tiger are quite bright

MUTHANGA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY – It is a sanctuary of rare Flora and Fauna, their interdependency can be studied here. We can know how wildlife sanctuary provides security to animals, plants and also the Adivasi community who do not want to leave their settlements in the wild. It provides an opportunity for the visitors to study the attractions of the place and the need to preserve nature in its natural form.

Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is contiguous to the protected area network of Nagarhole and Bandipur of Karnataka on the northeast and Mudumalai of Tamil Nadu on the southeast. Rich in bio-diversity, the sanctuary is an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The management lays emphasis on scientific conservation with due consideration for the general lifestyle of the tribals and others who live in and around the forest region. The Sanctuary has a large population of pachyderms and has been declared a Project Elephant site.

Elephants roam freely here and tigers are sighted occasionally as well. Various species of deer, monkeys, and birds also live here. The Reserve is also home to a profusion of birds, butterflies, and insects. The trees and plants in the sanctuary are typical of the south Indian moist deciduous forests and semi-evergreen forests

POOKODE LAKE - Study on effective utilization of natural resources and conservation of the natural freshwater lake. Get to experience a surreal encounter with nature. The dense forests and tall trees which surround the pathway provide you with adequate shade from the sun.

The beautiful freshwater lake Pookode Lake lays 15 kilometers away from Kalpetta. Nestled between evergreen forest and the Western Ghats, the lake is spread over 13 acres and is 40 m deep.

While reaching this gorgeous lake, you will be experiencing a calm and peaceful environment around. The lake is surrounded by forest and you will see green and green all around, making this place an ideal location for photographers and nature lovers. One of the main tributaries of Kabini River, the Panamaram rivulet originates from here.

The perennial freshwater lake has the shape of an Indian map. You can sight blue lotus and numerous freshwater fishes. Bluewater lilies also can be seen scattered here and there in the water. The sight of wild animals and birds in the surrounding forest of the lake is another attraction of this destination. Plenty of monkeys are also seen here. Pethia Pookodensis is a species of cyprind fish, which is said to be found here only.

WHY CRAZY HOLIDAYS?

* All our educational programs are designed in parallel with the syllabus focusing on global awareness, allowing students to address global issues like poverty,        sustainability, development, health care, conservation and much more.

* Our 24/7 Tour Monitoring System assures that every program is a great success.

* Every tour is escorted by a medically trained professional.

* Track My Tour-helps to get live updates of videos, photos & announcements while the kids are on tours.

* A dedicated manager from our office for every tour will be coordinating with the concerned teacher during the tour.

TIME

ACTIVITIES

DAY 01: BANGALORE – WAYANAD

11:00 PM

Departure from BANGALORE to WAYANAD by Private Coach

DAY 02: WAYANAD

07:00 AM

Arrival at WAYANAD

07:30 AM

Check-in at the hotel [Standard check-in time is 12 Noon, Early check-in is subjected to the availability] and freshen up.

08:30 AM

Breakfast will be provided

09:00 AM

 

Proceed to visit EDAKKAL CAVES - Edakkal caves are famous for its pictorial paintings (cave paintings), which are considered to be of 6000 B C. To reach the caves, one has to trek through the Ambukutty Mala. It will take around 45 minutes to climb the hill excavations at the Edakkal Caves indicate its probable links with Indus valley civilization.

09:45 AM

Visit EDAKKAL CAVES

11:30 AM

Back to hotel

12:30 PM

Lunch will be provided at the hotel

02.30PM

 

After Lunch proceeds to visit SOOCHIPPARA FALLS [small trek] It is also known as SENTINEL ROCK WATERFALLS is a three-tiered waterfall in Vellarimala, Wayanad, surrounded by Deciduous, Evergreen and Montane forests. The 15-20 minute drive from Meppadi to Sentinel Rock Waterfalls offers scenic views tea estates in Wayanad.

04:00 PM

Enjoy at SOOCHIPPARA FALLS… (Small trek to the falls)

05:00 PM

Snacks will be provided

05:30 PM

Back to hotel

07:00 PM

Enjoy the campfire [Subject to availability]

08:00 PM

Dinner will be provided

09:30 PM

Good Night / Retire for the day

DAY 03: WAYANAD

03:45 AM

Wake Up Call

04:00 AM

Wake up and freshen up

05:00 AM

Departure to MUTHANGA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY: It is One of the Ecotourism Destination in Wayanad - unforgettable wilderness experience, free-ranging wildlife, like herds of elephants, guars, deer, monkeys, tigers, leopards, bears, many species of reptiles, fishes, butterflies, birds including vultures, etc may be spotted if you are lucky.

06:00 AM

Visit at MUTHANGA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

08:30 AM

Back to the hotel.

09:30 AM

Breakfast will be Provided and Check out the hotel

10:30 AM

Free for Shopping

11:00 AM

Snacks will be provided

12:30 PM

Lunch in a restaurant or hotel

02:00 PM

Transfer to POOKODE LAKE - A natural freshwater lake surrounded by evergreen forest and rolling hills. A Freshwater aquarium with a large variety of Fish is an added attraction. The lake is surrounded by forests, and boating is allowed. Recent commercial modernizations have removed some of its wild charms.

02:45 PM

Enjoy at POOKODE LAKE

04:00 PM

Snacks will be provided

04:30 PM

Later free for shopping

07:00 PM

Early Dinner will be provided

07:45 PM

Departure to BANGALORE

DAY 04: WAYANAD – BANGALORE

04:00 AM

Arrival at BANGALORE.

 

INCLUSIONS

  • Transportation by private coach.
  • Veg Breakfast, Lunch ( veg/non veg) and Dinner (veg/non veg) ,Morning and Evening light snacks.
  • Guide Charges.
  • State Taxes.
  • Sightseeing.
  • General Entrance fees as per the programme.
  • Stay at hotels on four sharing basis (1 king size bed with 1 extra mattress).
  • Experienced tour manager from Crazy Holidays throughout the trip.

 

EXCLUSIONS

  • Any Expenses of Personal Nature (like still camera or video camera, porter charges, Laundry expenses, phone calls, food/beverages not included in the package, usages of mini bar in the hotel.
  • Sightseeing or Activities which are not mentioned in the package.

 

 

CATEGORY

ACCOMMODATION

FOOD

TRANSPORTATION

STANDARD

  • 2-star category Hotel
  • Quad Sharing (1 king size bed with 1 extra mattress)
  • Breakfast – Veg
  • Lunch – Veg
  • Dinner – Veg & 1 Non - Veg

49 seater Non AC Coach

SEMI DELUXE

  • 3-star category Hotel
  • Quad Sharing (1 king size bed with 1 extra mattress)
  • Breakfast – Veg
  • Lunch – Veg & 1 Non - Veg
  • Dinner – Veg & 1 Non - Veg

49 seater AC Coach

DELUXE

  • 3-star and above category Hotel
  • Quad/Triple Sharing (1 king size bed with 1 extra mattress)
  • Breakfast – Veg
  • Lunch – Veg & 2 Non - Veg
  • Dinner – Veg & 2 Non - Veg

35 seater AC Coach

IMPORTANT NOTE

1. As this is NOT THE FINAL ITINERARY at the time of confirmation, kindly ask the marketing executive to check the availability of all the services as specified in this itinerary ie (TRAIN/FLIGHT/COACHES/HOTELS/ENTRY TO MONUMENTS, FARMS, RESORTS ETC) based on the period of travel and to submit the FINAL ITINERARY.

2. As the availability and pricing keeps on changing for flights/train dynamically we request your good self to make sure to collect the full amount of train fare and 25% of the airfare within 24 hours as soon as a trip is confirmed from the students which is nonrefundable and handover the same amount to Crazy Holidays marketing executive so that we can go ahead with the booking of flight/train on immediate hours.

BOOKING PROCEDURE

  • A circular will be forwarded to the students
  • Kindly follow the instructions to access the detailed itinerary, Project specifications, payment details, booking procedure and to make the payments through our payment gateway
  • After making the payment, handover the invoice to the class teacher

PAYMENT MODE - 100% payment should be done 15 days prior to the departure

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CANCELLATION POLICY:

Cancellations are effective on the date written intimation is received by the Tour In charge / School Office. Cancellation will not be received orally or over the phone. Refund if any will be settled within 21 days of the arrival of the Tour.

1) 25 days or more prior to departure date: 25% of the tour cost will be non-refundable

2) 20 days to 24 days prior to departure date: 40% of the tour cost will be non-refundable

3) 15 days to 19 days prior to departure date: 50% of the tour cost will be non-refundable

4) 10 days to 14 days prior to departure date: 75% of the tour cost will be non-refundable

5) 9 days or lesser prior to departure date: 100% of the tour cost will be non-refundable

*In case of flight journey, Air ticket amount will be non-refundable (100% cancellation charges) once the tickets booked

POSTPONEMENT POLICY:

If due to any reason the group tour is postponed to the next/forthcoming vacation, an additional postponement charges over and above the tour cost will be applicable

CHECK IN/OUT POLICY: 

Standard check-in and checkout time of most of the hotels are 12:00 noon. Early check-in and late checkout will be subject to availability. We will try to give as many rooms as possible for early check-in or late checkout but we don’t promise to give all the rooms for the same. For guaranteed early check-in or late check-out, the hotel(s) should be booked at the time of package booking by paying an additional amount charged by the hotel.

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