Visit to Kerala HomesteadVillage Tour, Kerala / 5 hours / View on map
This ancestral home is nestled among the lush rubber plantation, coconut palms and a variety of tropical vegetation. The meandering Kaliyar river flows around the estate. Preserving the very natural settings in and around the house and eco-friendly practices ensures a healthy balance in nature. Primarily an agrarian household, the family has been in the plantation and farming sector for generations and continue to do so. Cocoa, pepper, coffee, fruit trees, medicinal herbs and spices dot the landscape. The tour makes you to take a break from the regular tourist destinations and breathe in a few hours of the real life of a traditional Kerala Syrian Christian household completed with a traditional meal, a guided walk around the estate, a glimpse into rubber tapping and processing, hands on experience of harvesting the seasons produce, fishing, or simply laze in the lap of nature with a book and a cuppa.
₹ 4,000onwards / person
Activity Level : Easy Language : English
Starting Point : Pazhaya Veedu Plantation Ending Point : Pazhaya Veedu Plantation
Farm visit and activities
Rubber tapping and processing
Heritage architecture of Kerala Syrian Christian House
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Pazhaya Veedu Plantation
A tour around the house would give an introduction into the Kerala style of architecture with the traditional Wells, 'Naalukettu', 'Padippura' , 'Nadumuttam', 'Pathayapura' etc. Traditional farming experiences of rubber tapping, coconut tree climbing (hands-on experience using the tree climbing machine). Tapping the sap from the rubber trees, filtering the latex and then packaging it in drums for export or processing. They clump the latex by adding acid, roll the clumped fluid into sheets in a mill to remove water, and then they dry, smoke and export the sheets. Harvesting the seasons produce - pepper, pineapple, coffee, cocoa, jackfruit, tamarind, banana, rambutan, mangosteene, passionfruit etc Kitchen experiences of working in a traditional Kerala kitchen by cooking on firewood, grinding on stone, grating coconut, etc Birding comes as a natural entertainer with the rich variety of endemic birds around. Angling in the natural pond in the property adds tranquility to the experiences of the estate visit.
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English speaking caretaker for the tour.
Activities as per mentioned in the itinerary.
Lunch - Kerala Syrian Christian traditional meal.
Welcome drink & evening Refreshment
Transportation to reach the homestead is not included
Tips, Additional meals and expenses of personal nature
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