Village Experiences - Central Kerala
Kerala Villages are known for its serenity and life. We have created many individual entrepreneurs who earn a livelihood from tourism. The main beneficiaries are women homemakers who are a part of most of the activities. The below itinerary gives you an opportunity to explore few of such village experiences. A journey in a country boat into the pristine purity of a typical village backwater of Kerala.
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Day 01 – Cochin
On arrival at Cochin Airport, you will be met & transferred to your hotel. Day to relax after long flight. Evening visit a traditional Kathakali centre to watch the exclusive dance drama of Kerala. Cochin the queen of the Arabian Sea is one of the most interesting cities of India and has one of the finest natural harbors in the world. A root-conscious people of Kerala have preserved their past not only in the form of history books but also in the form of monuments and palaces. Places, palaces and institutions of historic value are being preserved conscientiously. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02 – Cochin
Morning, after breakfast, proceed for a guided village backwater canoe Cruise at Poothotta followed by lunch at the farm house. Afternoon back to Cochin for a guided sightseeing to visit St Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets etc. Cochin still keeps its colonial profile left over by many of the foreign influences by British, Dutch & Portuguese. Evening to walk around Fort Cochin to see the life around. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 03 – Kumbalanghi Village
After breakfast, you will be taken to Kumbalanghi model tourism village for a guided experience tour of the village. You will be driving through the village in a tuk-tuk, meeting the local people. Watch village activities, live fishing etc. Later after lunch from a traditional place inside the village return to your place of stay. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04 – Cochin - Manakkodam Village-Backwaters
After breakfast, you will be driven to Manakkodam village where you will be received by the village women to guide you for a village experience. Later you will be served a traditional lunch at a village house. Afternoon drive to the backwaters, which is famous for its backwater & scenic beauty, sprinkled with traditional houseboats, country crafts, rural lifestyles and Tranquility. Enjoy the backwater life. Overnight at a homestay or serviced villa.
Day 05 – Backwaters
Full day to rewind on the backwaters. Breakfast at your hotel/homestay. Later go for a guided village tour conducted by the local villagers as a part of the Responsible Tourism Mission to support local community. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight.
Day 06 – Cochin Departure
Today, you will be assisted and transferred to Cochin International airport for your flight home!!
Tour Cost Includes:
05 nights stay as above
Daily breakfast at hotels/homestays
Kathakali show in Cochin
Guided Village Canoe Cruise with farm lunch at Poothotta
Cochin: Fort Abode
Backwaters: Lake County www.sarolakecounty.com
Hotels suggested above are subject to availability at the time of booking. If the proposed hotels are not available, we will be providing similar hotels with your approval.
Tour Price Per Pax on Double/Twin Sharing