COLONIALISM CAME TO INDIA through Malabar, the place was Kappad and the year was 1498. What followed was the subjugation of a people, the sea keeping the doors open for the invaders. Being a producer of unique products of high foreign demand such as pepper, cardamom and sandalwood, it has been an integral part in the Indian Ocean trade circuit right from the time of ancient Rome. The Malabar Coast, throughout recorded history, right from 3000 BC, had been a major trading center in commercial intercourse with Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Jerusalem and the Arabs. It has old and still functional port cities, notably Kozhikode (Calicut) and Kannur (Cannanore), Oddeway Torre settlement (both part of Danish India), which have served as centres of the Indian Ocean trade, for centuries. Because of their orientation to the sea and to maritime commerce, the Malabar Coast cities feel very cosmopolitan, and hosted some of the first groups of Syrian Christians, Jews and Muslims in India.

Nature’s lush beauty awaits visitors at the Malabar Coast in India. Tropical vegetation, sun, surf and sand offer a paradise to explore. It is an area rich in history, deciduous rainforest, beautiful wildlife and pristine beaches. Backwater canals and lagoons interconnect along the 340 miles that are Malabar Coast. Fishing is a mainstay in this area, and dining on a fresh caught fish on the beach is quite an experience. Tour the backwater community by boat and see rice patties and locals in action as they go about daily activities. There is something for everyone to enjoy along the Malabar Coast.

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Bomb blast in Bangalore: 16 injured- April 17, 2013

At least 16 people have been reported injured in a bomb blast in Bangalore, today, April 17, 2013. There are no causalities reported till now. None of our clients were in Bangalore today and all our local staff and their families are safe. We are closely monitoring the situation and will keep you updated should there be a matter of further concern. We wish the injured a speedy recovery and hope peace prevails all across the world. 


Terra Ignota Tours, based in New Delhi, with a network of representative office across the Indian sub-continent, is a destination management company offering premium services for leisure, special interest, experiential tours and MICE in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Sri Lanka and Maldives. Our operations are an amalgamation of planning tours crafted with extraordinary experiences, offering unique marketing support to our B2B Partners and providing unmatched personalized services.

Terra Ignota Tours participated in the sixth edition of the Great Indian Travel Bazaar (GITB), April 14-16, 2013 in Jaipur, a joint initiative of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI); Ministry of Tourism, Government of India; and the Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan, which witnessed the presence of 278 buyers from 57 countries and 7,350 pre-scheduled meetings between the buyers and Indian sellers of tourism products.