Special Places to Stay in Tellicherry
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Ayisha Manzil ($$)
A beautiful home stay overlooking the sea, Ayisha Manzil has loads of old world charm. It is also famous for cookery classes where you can learn the rich Mappila cuisine of coastal Malabari Muslims.
Things to see and do in Tellicherry
At the Ayisha Manzil homestay, food holds centre court. The Moosa family belongs to the Muslim Mapila clan and the lady of the home is a renowned cook. If you have given advance notice while making your reservation, then you can join the genial Mr Moosa for a visit to the markets as he selects the freshest fish and other ingredients for the lunch. Then join Mrs. Moosa in preparing the excellent food, which is unique to the Mapilas.
Tellicherry is the birthplace of the martial art form Kalaripayat and there are occasional public performances. The city is buzzing with fruit and spice markets.
Drive 20km to Kannur, home to some of India's finest hand weaving loom; where you can buy fabrics at low cost. There is also a 16th century Portuguese fort of St. Angelo. Its large and echoing ruins still evoke the long gone past.