Costa Malabari, Near Adikadalayi Temple, Kannur, Wayanad District, 670 007 Kerala, India
This marvelous guesthouse in northern Kerala is located on a narrow dirt road a few kilometers from the nearest city, itself an enjoyable place to wander around and easily accessible by bus from the nearby temple. Mr. Kurian, the owner, is the best source for performances of theyyam, an ancient spirit-possession rite that is rife in this area in hundreds of variants. He knows where performances will be taking place and arranges transportation. The other point of interest is the beautiful and nearly deserted beach, a five-minute walk from the guesthouse. Walking on the nearby roads is enjoyable; you might see a mongoose or some curious birds, not to mention friendly local residents. Accommodations--now expanded into nearby cottages as well as the four or five rooms in the main house, each with its own bathroom--are clean and comfortable; the food is topnotch and copious; and the other guests--from various European countries and the U.S. when we were there--are themselves full of interest, with old-timers more than willing to share their knowledge of the locality. Everyone eats together around a long table, and chairs on the porch invite further conversation or quiet reading. We were glad that we had a cell phone with us when our driver, hired to drive our party of four from Kalpetta, was stumped after we got to the area. Mr. Kurian himself met us at the top of the road for reassurance. Book ahead through the tourist desk in Cochin.
- Also Known As:
- Costa Malabari Hotel Kannur
- Costa Malabari Kerala
- Costa Malabari Hotel Kerala