Tales of Vembanad on LandVillage Experience, Kerala / 7 hours / View on map
Vembanad Lake is the longest lake in India and the largest of its state, Kerala. This Village Tour will lead you to discover the lake and its surroundings through a series of experiences by relying on the lake community. “It’s created by locals and relies on local homes, guides, chefs and experts,” say the organizers of this tour. Filled with local experiences, such as Toddy tapping, Traditional canoe cruise and Traditional lunch, this walking tour promises to be the best thing you could be doing while in Alleppey.
₹ 4,300onwards / person
Activity Level : Moderate (Walking Tour) Language : English
Starting Point : Muhamma Ending Point : Muhamma
Visit a temple to experience Deeparadhana, the lighting of the temple lamps in the evening
Watch Kalaripayattu, one of the oldest martial arts still in existence
Enjoy a traditional Kerala lunch on a plantain leaf
Milking of cow and evening tea with traditional snacks
Visit a 250-year-old Tharavadu (traditional home)
Spot local people engaged in clam processing and milking of cows
Go canoeing on scenic backwaters and watch fishermen picking clams and using Chinese fishing nets
Watch Kolkali - a folk art
Visit a coir factory
Climb coconut trees, watch and learn dehusking, broom making from coconut leaves, coconut leaf weaving, basket making
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1:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Walk to the Canoe cruise boarding point (Village walk) 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm: Canoeing A cruise through the tranquil stretch of backwaters in Alappuzha exploring its scenic beauty and the simple life of the village folk, offering you moments like never before. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the backwater village is a dream world of serenity. You can have a close view of the countryside, of scattered islands, lush greenery and coconut palms lining the banks, and activities such as fishing, clam picking and toddy tapping.
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm: Walk 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Coconut tree climbing, dehusking, broom making from coconut leaves, coconut leaf weaving, basket making You will see the locals climbing coconut trees and learn how to dehusk a coconut. Learn the art of weaving coconut leaves with the local women and try making brooms, baskets etc.
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm: Walk around - Traditional evening snacks Watch the locals milking the cows and enjoy traditional snacks like steamed Ela Ada and tea/coffee. 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm: Visit the 250-year-old Tharavadu and watch Kolkali Visit one of the ancient traditional homes of Kerala. You will be amazed by its architecture and spend time watching Kolkali, a folk art performed in Kerala. The performers move about in a circle, striking small sticks while keeping rhythm with special footsteps.
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm: Walk to the Temple 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Kalari demonstration (ancient martial art) Kalaripayattu is considered to be among the oldest and most scientific martial arts in the world. It was developed in Kerala, and is acknowledged and respected around the world. The primary aim is the ultimate coordination of mind and body. Kalaris (places where Kalaripayattu is taught) are also important centres of religious worship.
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Temple visit and experience the Lighting of Temple lamps – Deeparadhana - at evening Visit a 900-year-old temple and light the hundreds of lamps along with the priest. Witness Deeparadhana, the evening ritual of lighting the temple lamps. The temple priest will give you Prasadam, the sweet religious offering from the temple.
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Traditional Kerala lunch & evening snacks
Stainless steel water bottle
Canned drinking water at several points
Important Note • This stunning trip is part of a community tourism initiative designed to benefit the locals • Canoeing is subject to weather • This is a nature-friendly, plastic -free tour
Straw mats and chairs to sit
Payment to locals
Tips and gratuities.
Any personal expenses
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions and itinerary
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