Kumarakom is a cluster of small picturesque islands around the Vembanad Lake. The village is well acclaimed for its backwaters, delicious cuisines and greenery. This tourist destination, over the years, is one of the most-visited in Kerala. Our journey begins at Kavanatinkara after a briefing session. You will be accompanied by a guide who will familiarize you to the picturesque landscapes and the lush green surroundings of Kumarakom.
Stopover 1 : Covered Canopy
Your journey begins in a covered canopy, over the lake flanked by greens, to the Manjira village and a friendly welcome from the villagers.
Stopover 2 : At the top of a coconut tree
At the first house you stop by, learn how the times changed, and witness the two ways of climbing a coconut tree-the laborious traditional way using a thalappu and the modern way using latest instruments.
Stopover 3 : Taste of tender coconut
Drop by at a villager's home and get to taste sweet coconut water and fresh tender coconut.
Stopover 4 : toddy tapping
Take a stroll across paddy fields to the next stopover-a coconut grove. Taste the famed Kerala toddy, fresh out of the pot. Watch toddy tapping nearby, and learn about unique plants and spices.
Stopover 5 : Gowri's home
Gowri takes you through the art of weaving coconut leaves. And you can try a hand at it too!
Stopover 6 : Net Fishing
Suresh, a skilled fisherman of Manjira, will teach you some tried-and-true fishing tips. Watch in awe as he casts a net and catches fish with ease. Then take a short boat ride to Latha's home.
STOPOVER 7 : LATHA'S HOUSE
Latha's home is where you get to watch the fascinating process of coir-making. Check out the various steps involved and try your hand at coir spinning. Stop for lunch at RT's Samrudhi restaurant or a farmer's house before you head to the next stopover. A sumptuous meal of boiled rice and traditional delights served on a plantain leaf awaits.
Stopover 8 : World of screw pines
Learn from Omana how screw pine products are made. Don't forget to buy the one or two that catch your fancy.