Theyyam Experience Trip- Payyanur, Kannur

Feb 08-09, 2023

Trip fees: ₹2900

Available Seats: 0

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Kannur …. The land of looms and lores.
The land with lots of stories even from the pre-historic times. Then there is ritual art which comes into mind with Kannur, Kolathunadu’s private pride – Theyyam!
The sacred groves, called Kavus during the Theyyam season turns into a paradise for history seekers, photographers, and art enthusiasts.
Theyyam – from Daivam is synonymous with deity. But, along with the Gods from Puranas, Theyyams are also from folklores. The deities include yesteryear heroes – males and females alike, those who righteously challenged feudalism, and even those who were killed in deceit by the feudal landlords…Thus Theyyams also represented the aspirations of the people and is the reason why this art is the emotion of Kolathunadu beyond the caste and religion.

Come to Kannur… Treat your eyes watching Chamayam – the makeover of the Theyyams. Learn the history of each Theyyam from Thottampattu – lore songs. Then indulge yourselves in the magic of Theyyam performance which sometimes becomes breathtaking.
And that’s not just one, but 10 Theyyams together. Which include – Kandanar Kelan Theyyam which takes revenge on fire by walking on it, Kudiveeran Theyyam that shows off the steps of Kalari and the Silver eyes Wayanattu Kulavan Theyyam. And before delving into the extravaganza of Theyyam night, have a glimpse of the rich tradition of Kannur by visiting the Folklore Academy, The Arakkal Museum Exclusively with Itihasa by LetsGoForACamp.
February 8 Wednesday– 9 Thrusday,

കണ്ണൂർ…. തറികളുടെയും തിറകളുടെയും നാട്
ഒരുതെയ്യമല്ല …. പത്തു തെയ്യങ്ങൾ ….
കോലത്തുനാട്ടിൽ തന്നെ ഏറ്റവുമധികം തെയ്യങ്ങളെ ഉറക്കമിളച്ചു ഒരുമിച്ചു കാണാം . തന്നെ വെണ്ണീറാക്കിയ തീയോടുള്ള പക ആളിക്കത്തുന്ന തീയിലൂടെ നടന്നു തീ പറത്തിയും തീർക്കുന്ന തെയ്യം – കണ്ടനാർ കേളൻ .  
Detailed Itinerary
Day/ Time Activity
Day 1
2:00 PM Meeting at Hotel -Pilathara/ Payyanur
Hotel Check-in & Refresh
Vayalapara - Floating park Visit
Madayi Paara & Madayi Kaavu Visit
7:30 PM Departure to Kaavu,
watch The Theyyam 
Dinner at Kaavu
Vellattam -Thaiparadevatha,Kandanarkelan,Vayanadukulavan, Vishnu murthi,Kudiveeran
Purapaadu:  Sreebhutham , Kudiveeran
Purapaadu:  KandanaarKean,
Till morning Theyyam continues
Day 2 -06:00AM  Back to Stay
Rest & Breakfast
10:00 AM Purapaadu Vayanaadu Kulavan,Kurathi Amma,Kundorchamundi, Vishnumoorthi, Thaiparadevatha, Guligan
1:00 PM Lunch & Hotel Checkout
4:00PM Drop at Payyanur Railway station
  • To Reach Pilathara:- Busses are available from Kannur/ Payyanur Bus Stand every 10 Minutes
  • Theyyam Timing is not accurate, it may change according to the rituals
  • Theyyam is a ritual performance. The one you are going to watch is the actual performance, not the capsule.
  • Local people are highly devotional to Theyyam. We expect respect towards the local traditions from each traveler
  • Participants should dress appropriately.
  • You have to be in the Kaav ( Where the performance is happening at whole night). Vehicle service won't be available to drop you back at the hotel till the mentioned time. In case any of the travelers need to go back to the hotel, you have to pay an additional amount to drivers.
  • Kids can also join the trip. Fees will be the same as that of Adults. Kids also have to wait late at night at Kaav, there won't be any night transportation to Hotel
  • Dinner on day 1 will be from the temple ( Prasadam, it will be a simple Kerala-style food, you have to be with local people in the queue to have dinner )
  • Day 2 Lunch is simple Kerala-style Veg meals
  • Rooms will Delux class AC rooms near Payyanur
Package Inclusions
  • Local coordinator
  • Food:- Day 1  Evening Tea & Snacks  and Dinner( From Kaavu) Day 2:- Breakfast & Lunch
  • All mentioned Food above will be Veg
  • Drop - Payyannur Railway Station
Package Exclusions
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks and bad weather
  • Any kind of cost which is not included in “Inclusions” above
  • Day 1-Lunch & Day 2- Dinner
  • Entry ticket to floating park


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Cancellation Policy

A participant will be refunded his/her paid fees after deducting the following cancellation fees.

Cancellation Date Cancellation Fees
Before 30 days from Camp Date ₹ 900
Before 15 days from Camp Date ₹ 1,300
Before 7 days from Camp Date ₹ 1,900
Within 7 days from Camp Date ₹ 2,900
  • Alternatively, a registered participant may transfer his/her registration to a friend without any cancellation fee.
  • In case of cancellation of the program due to any gov restrictions due to COVID/ Weather, an alternate date will be provided for the same trip and no refund for that.
  • In case you are not able to join the trek on the new dates, either you can send a replacement ( Without any additional cost) / You can opt for Wallet transfer,
    • What is Wallet Transfer ?:  The amount will move to LGFC Wallet and you can use that for any other trip.  ( 2% fee will be deducted as movement charges) . Strictly there won’t be any refund to a bank account.
    • Wallet transfer is applicable only for the case when a participant wont be able to join the new date on a postponed trip due to Pandemic / Weather situations
    • The wallet transfer offer will only be one time , when the new date is announced. Further changes will be counted as normal cancellations and will be as per cancellation policy.
  • Installments are to be paid before the due dates.
  • In case when  installments are pending after the due date, the order will be auto-canceled.
  • There will be no refund in case of auto cancellation due to nonpayment of installments.
  • Budget-Friendly, You will get a perfect escape from the urban life and completely in an offbeat location with all safety followed, with a small team size.
  • Incomparable Itinerary: You can compare the Itinerary with any other itinerary available on social media/ Google.
  • Packed food prepared in safe conditions: We believe that for a traveler, food is one of the most important things during their journey. We provide the best nutritious food as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Not just sightseeing, many more things to learn and experience: We are not just providing sightseeing. Our Camp navigator/local guide will share the details of the place, flora, fauna with you.
  • Well Experienced Local Guide and Support Staffs
  • Plan beyond the Itinerary- In case if you want to extend the trip, we are there to help you by finding Stays contact and transportation, Talk to the coordinator of
    • Eco-friendly products.
    • Minimizing plastic waste.
    • Hiring local guides.
    • Contributing to the local economy.
    • Proper disposal of waste generated.
    • Concept of Responsible traveler.


 Things to carry
  • Water Bottle
  • Small Bag
  • Snacks for late night
  • Sunscreen



Of course, once you are done with your registration, u have an option to join the WhatsApp group formed for this trip. Here, you will get to know the fellow travelers from your same city. You all can travel together
Theyyam The dates are decided based on the traditional method. This performance is not a capsule performance made for tourists. this is actual performance.
Yes, we will be allocating room accordingly.
Yes, you can bring your kid, if he/she is above 5 years old. But note that late night and early morning you have to spend at Kaav.
The fee will be the same as for Adults if you need 2 shared rooms. If any friends/ Family join you, then only you can take 3 sharing rooms. then the kid’s fee will be 75% of the total fee. ( This is applicable only if a kid is below 10 years ). 10 or above fee will be same as that of Adults. Note:- Food and all will be the same as that of adults.
It’s strictly based on the cancellation policy. However, u can replace your registration with your friend, without any additional cost. But need to inform this the coordinator 3 days before.

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