Hari Vihar Heritage Home – Experiential Retreat
Harivihar is an experiential heritage home (150 year old) and a wellness retreat on the outskirts of Calicut. Guests arriving here have wide-ranging options for activities and experiences such as:
# Ayurvedic treatments, rejuvenative massages and Yoga training by the Yogacharya from Sivananda yogasram.
# Kerala cookery demonstrations and classes.
# In-house cultural progammes.
# Visit to Common wealth trust loom - A heritage working loom where guests can get a first hand experience of the working of an old textile loom.(4 kms)
# Visit to Beypore Uru Yard - Famous for its wooden ship manufacture, Beypore attracts quite a few guests each year.(10 kms).
# Visit to astrologer - visit an astrologer at his house and discuss your future with him.
# Visit Sweetmeat Street, teeming with small shops selling literally everything from bangles to brass lamps.(4 kms).
# Visit Kappad beach - Kappad is a lovely unspoilt beach where one can also see the real life of the fishing community. (13 kms).
# Visit Chemanchery backwaters -The backwaters of Malabar are equally beautiful but less touristy compared to the ones in South Kerala.
# Visit Mishkal mosque-an old historical mosque located in the city (5 kms).
# Visit a local cultural programme - The hosts would be glad to take you to the many cultural programmes that are part and parcel of the cultural life of Calicut.
# Visit a temple festival - There are scores of small temples in the city precincts and the hosts could organise visits to most of these festivals. Festival time is from November-March.
# Visit a Kalari school - Kalari is a highly evolved traditional art of self-defense prevalent in North Kerala. There are a number of Kalaris in Calicut, which train children in this art. Classes are held in the early morning hours.
# Visit Spice market - The Spice Bazar at Calicut is the oldest in Kerala
Season: October to March Recommended Stay Duration : 3 nights to a week
- Harivihar Ayurvedic Heritage Home is recommended as Experiential Homestays in Coastal North Kerala