This means you are travelling across international borders to obtain health care- be it a medical, dental or a cosmetic treatment.
Who wouldn’t agree that the perfect way to recover from an ailment is to combine quality treatment with a great vacation.
With the health care costs increasing rapidly in the developed countries, dental treatment especially has become a costly affair. Patients in developed nations are increasingly looking for treatment options in countries like India, which offer similar or even better dental services at rates that are much more affordable. Also, India is a great tourism destination with so much to see, experience and do that is truly a situation that allows patients to enjoy best of both worlds.
When cheaper quality alternatives of treatment are combined with an inexpensive vacation package, it becomes an ideal healing experience. It’s a perfect way to renew your mind, body and soul.
Kerala has over the past years emerged as a favourite destination not just for regular tourists, but also for those looking for affordable, yet reliable dental treatments. Dental tourism in Kerala, has witnessed exponential growth, with an increase in the number of international visitors, to the state, for dental treatment. Kerala is doubly blessed, for not only is it picturesque, but it has the right ingredients to lure tourists – hilly terrain replete with dense forests, exotic wildlife, stunning waterfalls, streams and backwaters, warm sunny beaches, expansive lakes, houseboats, coffee, tea and spice plantations, rich history and culture, lip-smacking cuisine and Ayurveda, and to top it all, a pleasant climate and a friendly local people.
However, that is just one aspect of Kerala that has given it the coveted title of God’s own country. The other and equally important fact is that Kerala is modern and developed, with excellent infrastructure and facilities. One among them is the world-class dental clinics that exist throughout the state. These dental clinics and hospitals have garnered a reputation for themselves. Elite Dental Studio, for instance, is an established dental clinic in Kochi, and Calicut in Kerala, offering dental tourism. It is known for its team of skilled, dedicated and highly professional staff. The clinic provides a host of dental treatments, ranging from dental cosmetic surgery to sophisticated laser dentistry and a whole gamut of specialised treatments.
Kozhikode Beach is another famous place to visit in Kozhikode that makes it so special. Two piers open into the sea and a splendid lighthouse has been greeting the visitors for ages. Charming landscape and rejuvenating and tranquil environment account for memorable holidays.
There are various things to do at Kozhikode Beach which can make your day. Start with visiting the dolphin point to witness the diving skills of the Dolphins. Savor lip-smacking seafood at the beach. Don’t forget to get a sight of the 100-years old dock which adds to the old-world charm. Stroll around the spice market and Silk Street. You can also take your children to the marine water aquarium and Lions Park.Even words fall short of describing the beauty of the striking sunset views here.
Kappad Beach has historically played an important role in the history of Kerala. On these shores, over 500 years ago in 1498, 170 men led by Vasco- da-Gama first stepped onto Kerala. The entire State, especially the Malabar Coast, would never be the same again.
A visit to Kozhikode is incomplete without a visit to this legendary site. The spice route flourished through this Beach. A walk in and around the place gives one an idea of itshistorical relevance. The rocks and small hills add to its charm. The nearby shacks are always stocked with excellent local delicacies and tea. Migratory birds can be spotted occasionally as well. Kappad Beach is a truly majestic destination, which will always hold an important place in our history.
Caressed in the folds of the Western Ghats is the picturesque Thusharagiri Waterfalls. Lying 50 km from Kozhikode, the Thusharagiri Waterfalls comprises Erattumukku, Mazhavil Chattom, and Thumbithullum Para which can be reached through trekking. Thusharagiri or ‘mist-capped peaks’ gets its name from the beautiful silvery crown formed at the mountain top due to the waterfalls. Nature here will transport to a different dimension where time itself comes to a standstill.
Having a dip in the cool water here is highly recommended as well, to revive one’s body and mind. The atmosphere on the way to waterfalls is filled with the aroma of various plantations that are on every traveller’s wish list like arecanut, pepper, ginger and spices. Mist-capped peaks, ebullient streams, boisterous waterfalls, dramatic backdrops of lush woods and plantations make it is a wonderful destination to enjoy nature at its finest.
Adorning the northern hills of Kerala is the beautiful district of Wayanad, maintained by the District Tourism Promotion Council, Wayanad. This area is famous for its large amount of camping and trekking trails, breathtaking waterfalls, caves, bird-watching sites, flora, fauna and an overall plethora of magnificent sights. This area has been a tourist favourite over the years. People are especially delighted by the range of exotic products including spices, coffee, tea, bamboo products, honey and herbal plants available here. Kanthanpara Waterfalls is one hotspot in Wayanad that allures tourists from all over the world. Apart from these magnificent falls, Wayanad calls you to experience the stunning beauty of Karapuzha Dam, Pookode & Karlad Lake as well. If you are an adventure seeker, then Cheengari Rock Adventure Center is a must-visit place for you. Another must-visit place in Wayanad is the Edakkal Caves. The caves are two natural rock formations believed to have been formed by a large split in a huge rock. The carvings inside are extremely beautiful.
Nearest railway station: Calicut Railway Station is 62 km away
Nearest airport: Calicut International Airport, about 65 km | Kannur International Airport, about 95 km
Street food is among the most gorgeous innovations in the culinary sphere, and people flock to them to taste the original and raw flavour that one can only get here. The legendary Sweet Meat Street or Mithai Theruvu is the go-to place for such delicacies in Kozhikode district. Named from the times when the street was lined with sweet-meat (halwa) stalls, it is today a popular haunt for locals and tourists alike. Row upon row of stalls, peppered with sweets and savouries and a bunch of other delights, make it among the busiest streets in the entire district.