For guests with flair to cook, learn cooking the traditional Parayil recipes with the family cook Shivan.

The farm 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.

Small canoes 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.

For the adventurous type, try your hand at climbing the coconut tree during the harvest (every 50 days) or learn the skills of      toddy tapping.

Cycle around 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 around.

A visit to the host’s Rubber Plantation (2 hrs drive) can also be arranged to learn all about rubber.

Just walk 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.

Close encounters 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.

Thykattusserry 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 is recommended.

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