Tales of Vembanad on Land

Village Tour, Kerala  /   10 hours
Day Tour Schedules
₹ 3000 onwards / person

Tour Overview

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.

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Moderate (Walking Tour)



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  • Muhamma

    Visiting the local temple and listening to the sacred morning chants and peaceful hymns would be the perfect way to start off the day. Now, there is so much to see and do in and around Alappuzha. You will see the villagers processing clams in the front yard of their houses and you can try learning how to make clam pickles. Then, you can be one among the locals, and try your hand at making coir. The place has so much to woo the traveller. It has an impressive century old ‘Kalari’ that teaches ‘Kalaripayattu’ one of the oldest living traditions of martial arts training. Traditions and rituals at the nearby ‘Tharavadu’ or ancestral home also go back a long time. The musicians are people of distinction who will perform Traditional songs at the Tharavadu. For many of you, it can be an introduction to ‘Pulluvan paattu’ and ‘Aiyyappan paattu’. The experiences don’t end there. The locals will open their homes to you, to show you something of their village life. Or you can take an oar, ask the oarsmen to help you, and paddle a canoe through the lake and its waterways. Watch the locals climbing the coconut trees and plucking tender coconut for you and they will teach you the art of coconut dehusking and making a thatch using coconut leaf. You can catch the outline of the place if you simply walk through it. The paddy fields can be green and then brown and bustling for the harvest, at Onam, the harvest festival. Take a break to taste the famous 'kallu' or toddy, watch the toddy tappers collect it from the coconut tree's flower stem, and relish its sweet taste. Go for a leisurely meal as memorable as the views. Among the world's culinary traditions, Kerala's cuisine stands out. Alappuzha offers a variety of food, with lots of local eateries. Sample the iconic breakfast dish 'puttu' with 'kadala curry'. Have a wholesome sadya or traditional meal on a banana leaf. In the evening, in a coconut grove, enjoy a cup of tea with 'ela ada', a mouth-watering snack made of rice and jaggery, steamed inside a banana leaf. Anything and everything you taste here will have its own distinct Kerala flavour. In between you can drop in at the local shops, try the tiny bananas, or have tender coconut juice. Walk through the narrow village roads and witness the spectacular sight of lighting of lamps at the local temple at evening. Important Info: • This is a community tourism initiative designed to augment local incomes • Paddy field walk and Canoe cruise are subject to local weather

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Tour Includes

  • Interactive cooking

  • Tender coconut (Maximum 2/pax)

  • Banana chips

  • Applicable taxes

  • Payments to locals

  • Trained storyteller

  • Traditional Kerala lunch and Snacks

  • Tuk – tuk ride

Tour Excludes

  • Transportation to reach the venue

  • Any personal expenses

  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions and itinerary

  • Tips and gratuities.

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