What you'll do
Join us as we venture along the west coast of South India, exploring the rich culinary traditions preserved and continuously reinvented by the diverse communities of the Malabar region. From Kozhikode to Goa, we'll visit port cities, temple towns, beaches, and orchards, exploring the dynamic and inextricable relationship between food and faith, and the interplay between sustenance and ritual. With the guidance of local historians, expert home chefs, and temple priests, we’ll teach our tongues to listen, tracing history through flavors and textures. Between bites of biryani, sips of chai (or feni), and healthy helpings of storytelling, we’ll come to develop an understanding of how the distinct tastes of Malabar, and the communities they draw from, came to be—and continue to evolve. This trip is offered by Atlas Obscura. Once you've reserved your spot, our team will be in touch to help you prepare for the trip. Please note that flights to Kozhikode and from Goa or Jaipur are not included in the trip cost. This trip is limited to 12 travelers.
- Meals and stays included
Every adventure is fully planned, from activities to accommodations.
- Led by locals
Adventures are hosted by local insiders who immerse you in their culture.
- One-of-a-kind access
Explore places and communities you can't easily access on your own.
9 breakfasts, 9 dinners, 8 lunches
8 nights in a hotel
1 bus ride
Where you'll be
From Kozhikode to Goa, we'll travel north along India's west coast, hitting Kannur, Thalassery, and Udupi along the way. For those taking our three-day extension, we'll continue on to see the spectacular palaces, gardens, and ruins of Agra and Jaipur.
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Things to keep in mind
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Up to 12 guests ages 18 and up can attend. The activity level for this Adventure is light. The total cost of this trip is $5,225 ($7,335 if taking the Rajasthan extension). For those traveling solo, single accommodations can be provided, subject to…
Food & Faith in Southwestern India