with flair to cook, learn cooking the traditional Parayil recipes
with the family cook Shivan.
still adopts manual and primitive methods of farming. Guests who
want to experience various farming methods first hand
can work hand in hand with the farm hands thus experiencing a
working holiday in the bargain.
and a private country boat is provided for guests to go out into
the backwaters for a cruise at their own leisure. A tour
of the backwaters in the house speed boat can also be arranged.
A visit to the
prawn farms during the season, fishing with the local choondas and
learning to cast the traditional net can also be arranged for the guests. Going
out fishing with the local fisherman will be a new experience too.
adventurous type, try your hand at climbing the coconut tree during
the harvest (every 50 days) or learn the skills of toddy
the village and experience first hand the life in this sleepy
little village. Traditional coir making could have originated
from villages like this. See the traditional rope making facilities
to the host’s Rubber Plantation (2 hrs drive) can also be
arranged to learn all about rubber.
around the lush green farm and experience nature in all its glory.
Sip on a tender coconut on the marina laze on a hammock and basically
do nothing but relaaaaaaaaax.
with the local temple elephant can be arranged if the mammals are
in town. Visit to the 2 churches built by the family, which are
over 200 years old and other ancient places of worship are interesting.
OTHER INTERESTING OPTIONS AVAILABLE ARE
being midway between Kochi and Alleppey and a stones throw
from the famed Kumarakom Tourist Complex. It’s only
an hour’s drive to any of these places and day trips
can be arranged at very short notice.
Kochi in Ernakulam is also known as the Queen of the
Arabian Sea has one of the finest natural harbours a major
commercial center and had trade links with British, Arabs,
Chinese, Portuguese and Dutch.The Chinese nets in Fort
Cochin,Dutch Palace in Mattancherry..
The streets around the Jewish Synagogue play host to numerous
shops selling curios, antiques and spices. While in Alleppey
an overnight stay on a houseboat through the famed backwaters