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Tellicherry can provide a break for those travelling to or from Karnataka.

Fish market

The once bustling streets and fort are now very quiet, although the fish market is still as rowdy as ever with vendors raucously selling the day’s catch. It is not for the squeamish but it is certainly a slice of local life.

Theyyam dances

Those visiting the area between November and March may be able to attend a local Hindu temple to see the energetic Theyyam dances, involving elaborate costumes and masks and moves to a powerful drumbeat. Dates vary from year to year, so a dance cannot be guaranteed, although those lucky enough to see one are likely to be the only westerners there.

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    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Tellicherry, and which use the best local guides.

    • Mopillah Cooking Lesson
      Cooking lesson

      Mopillah Cooking Lesson

      Mopillah Cooking Lesson

      Your lesson will begin with a visit to the local fish market, held twice daily in Tellicherry. There is a huge range of seafood caught here and you are sure to find some tasty ingredients.

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