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Oyster Opera Resort is a theme village in Kerala – Part 1

“OYSTER OPERA” is a theme village that is located in northern part of Kerala, God’s own country.

Overview of Oyster Opera Resort

• This is a sanctuary of natural beauty.
• It is comprised of:
– Mangrove
– Palm fringed islands
– Coastal stretches caressed by back waters
– Unique care and comfort on the country side
• The resort is noted not only for its attention to detail and trained hospitable staff.
• The experience is unique on the brackish waters away from urbanity.

Places to see near Oyster Opera

There are plenty of places near to Oyster Opera where you will be taken by our mechanized boat. They are:
• Mussel farming
• Oyster and clam collection
• Mangroves Island
• Monkeys Island
• Sandwich Beach
• Deserted Island
• Estuary
• Valiyaparamba Beach
• Narrow canals
• Popular Bekal fort
• Lake, temple
• Parassini kadavu temple

Oyster and clam collection
• It is spread over 30 km long in back water.
• It engages about 6000 farmers.
• In the year 2008-09 the total production was 20000 tonnes.
• Collection of clam and Oyster are worth watching.

Mangroves Island
• This is an island situated about 4 km from Oyster Opera.
• This island plays an important role in the eco-system.
• It sustains and balances the water bodies of our backwaters.
• They do this through mainly by the abundant mangroves present here.
• They grow with their roots on top of the water.
• This is the breeding place of fishes.

Monkey Island
• This island is situated 5 km from Oyster Opera.
• A long time before a couple of monkeys migrated here.
• They were being treated as kings and gods by the islanders.
• There is a small temple inside the jungle.
• At present 200 of them live in a small jungle.
• They are being fed by one family daily.
• They believe their prosperity lies on the blessings of these monkeys.

Sandwich Beach
• This is a very pretty and unexploited beach.
• This is about 14 km away from the resort.
• The width of this island is only 40 meter.
• One side is the ocean and the other side is backwaters.
• Arrangements for camping can be made at this beach.
• The beach is almost vacant all the time as no one lives nearby.
• It is free of tourists.

Deserted Island
• This island does not contain any dwellers.
• This island is thickened with coconut trees.
• It was once before the hide outs of our great freedom fighters from the Britishers.

• This man made estuary has a story to tell.
• The islanders themselves created the estuary to flush out the excess water to the sea from their fields that are being flooded by monsoon.

Valiyaparamba Beach
• The nearby beach is only 500 meter away from the resort.
• It is 24 km long.
• It has beautiful scenario, birds sanctuary, estuary and so on.

Best time to visit/climate

• Kerala is very close to equator and has a tropical climate.
• Kerala experiences heavy rains almost throughout the year.
• It is one of the wettest areas on the earth.
• Summer lasts from mid-February to mid-May.
• The tropical sun is really hot and temperatures can go up to 35°C in the afternoons.
• The monsoon is in place from mid-May until early September.
• The North-East Monsoon winds bring heavy showers.
• Winter is mild and lasts from about mid-October to early February.
• Heavy rains occur from the last week of September until early November, due to the retreat of the South-East monsoon.
• There is no snow in Kerala, although it is quite cold and misty in the mountain regions.
• The temperature averages around:
– 28°C – 34°C daytime, 24°C – 28°C at night in summer seasons of March, April
– 20°C – 28°C daytime, 18°C – 25°C at night for the rest of the year
• Temperatures may drop down to 10°C or sometimes even little below during winter seasons (November, December) in Hilly areas.
• Kerala experiences mild winds throughout most of the year.

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How to get there?

1. By Plane
There are three airports in Kerala, with flights to domestic and international destinations:
– Kochi(Cochin)
– Kozhikode
– Thiruvananthapuram(Trivandrum)
The airports have several carriers operating international flights around the world.
Cochin International Airport: Kerala’s largest airport
• It has regular flight connections to most of the Middle East and Southeast Asia, Sri Lanka.
• Europe and US bound passengers need to transit in the Middle East or Mumbai, though chartered flights are common during tourist season, mostly from Europe.
• There are regular Flights to most parts of India.
Thiruvananthapuram International Airport
• It has regular connections to major cities of India, as well as to the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Sri Lanka and Maldives.
• Charter flights for tourism from London, New York and Moscow operate to Thiruvananthapuram.
Kozhikode International Airport
• It is a major airport in Malabar with international connections to most of the cities in the Middle East.
• There are 20 to 25 international carriers offering flights to Kerala.
• Apart from international carriers, Air India, Air India Express, Jet Airways and Indigo offers international connections from the 3 airports.
Domestic destinations accessible by direct flights from these airports include:
– Chennai
– Bangalore
– Mumbai
– Agatti
– Hyderabad
– Mangalore
– Pune
– Goa
– Delhi
• There are daily, and some bi-daily flights, to most Indian cities from airports in Kochi and Trivandrum by all the Indian carriers.
• Kochi has Air-Cruise turnaround program with chartered services.
• Shuttles operated by KSRTC are available from airport to its respective city core and nearby towns.
• Taxis are the most popular for Airport-City connection.

2. By Train
• Indian Railways operates several trains to and from Kerala.
• More than 300 plus trains connect Kerala to all parts of India, including long-haul direct train services to cities like Delhi and Mumbai.
• Trivandrum Rajadhani, Ernakulam Durnoto, Kerala Express and Netravati Express are some of the most popular trains connect key cities across India.

3. By Bus
• Inter-state private and government buses operate between neighboring states.
• The most common inter-state bus is Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC-Karnataka) with daily bus from most of Major cities of Kerala to Bangalore, Mysore and Mangalore.
• Tamil Nadu State Bus like SETC also operates regularly from Kerala.
• Kerala’s State bus- KRSTC-Kerala do have regular Ordinary bus to most of nearby places in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
• RSTC-Kerala also operates a few Volvo AC bus to Bangalore and Coimbatore.

4. By Road
• Kerala is well connected by National Highways and recently it was renumbered.
• Both numbers are used interchangeably:
– NH 66 (Connecting Mumbai to Trivandrum via Western coastal side of Goa, Karnataka and almost all coastal cities of Kerala like Kannur, Kozhikode, Kochi, Alapuzha, Kollam etc) (Earlier known as NH 17).
– NH 544 (Connecting Salem with Kochi via Coimbatore, Palakkad, Thrissur (Earlier known as NH 47).
– NH 766 (Connecting Kozhikode to Mysore via Wayanad)(Earlier known as NH 212).
– NH 85 (Connecting Kochi to Ramaeswaram via Munnar, Madurai)(Earlier known as NH 49).
– NH 183 (Connecting Kollam to Dindigul in Tamil Nadu via Kottayam, Kanjirapally, Kumily and enters into Tamil Nadu at Kambam)(Earlier known as NH 220).
– NH 744 (Connecting Kollam with Madurai via Punalur, Shenkottai, Tenkasi)(Earlier known as NH 208).
– NH 966 (Connecting Palakkad with Kozhikode) (Earlier known as NH 213).

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

Hotels at wikitravel.org
Hotels at tripadvisor.in
Hotels at booking.com

Blogs / Sites about Oyster Opera Resort – Kerela

blogs at oysteropera.in
blogs at tripadvisor.in
blogs at kasargod.net
blogs and reviews at wikitravel.org

Images and photos about Oyster Opera Resort – Kerela

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images at kasargod.net

Videos about Oyster Opera Resort – Kerela

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