Cochin - Kochi sight seeing

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Package Duration Cost
Vaikom Village Tour Half day 950/ person
Vaikom Village Tour Full day 1450/ person
Gramam Half Day 950/ person
Cochin-Ramakkalmedu 2 days 1900/ person
Cochin-Wagamon 2 Day 1700/ person

Story About Back2Village - village tour

Back 2 Village is a concept by Mr. Suresh, one of the pioneer tour co-ordinators in Kerala since 1997, and has been assisting tourists from all over the world ouring Kerala. With the Village tour backwater program gaining prominence from all ver the world, there was an urge to innovate this unique theme. By integrating alaripayattu demonstration and Yoga into the schedule for the first time in Kerala , we are keeping up to the latest trends and at the same time sticking on to our roots. Back 2 Village is a major attraction with the guests from abroad and within India. Major tour operators in Kerala and most of the Leisure Ship Cruises across the globe include Back 2 Village as a must visit in their itinerary. We are a highly dedicated team of experienced professionals in the field of Kerala Tourism and ready to serve you the best designed Kerala packages with its mesmerizing backwaters as a backdrop. Our team is committed to ensure ultimate enjoyment for our guests visiting Kerala, especially to the backwaters of Vaikom situated in the banks of Lake Vembanad.
Village tour in kerala is a pilgrimage to the thousands and thousands of Kerala Traditions . There we see festivals, boat races, different types of worshiping style amidst in the grace and gaze of tolerance and harmony, unity in diversity (Yogakshemam). Women prepare and serve the food in Vazhaila (Banana leaf) according to the Kerala tradition. Kerala village tourism tempts you to come, see and enjoy the taste and sweetness of the Kerala food and color of the God's own country. Kerala village tour stems from enumerable Villages. Pandi an upper Kuttanadan village has a peculiar place in the map of Kerala village tour. It is unexploited and untouched in the Kerala village tour . If you are looking for Kochi - cochin sight seeing options, back2vilage is the best option..

About Vaikom

The Gateway to Kumarakom !

A group of Islands that forms Vaikom, is well connected mainly by 3 bridges across 3 channels of Muvattupuzha river before it merges to mighty Vembandu Lake. These lands separated into small pieces by crisscrossed estuaries, narrow canals and backwater passages. The main attractions are connected with its backwater activities, cultivation, village life and culture.

Vaikom was believed to be very old kingdom called Venmalanadu in the past and then it was split into Vadakkumkkor and Thekkumkoor spread along the part of Moovattupuzha River. There was an important port at Chemmanakary. During the tenure of Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma, the Maharaja of Travancore annexed Vadakkumkkor with his dynasty in 1742. Vaikom town is situated at the northwestern end of Kottayam district, close to Ernakulam district border. Its western border is the Lake Vembanad, and is crossed by various estuaries of the River Muvattupuzha. Vaikom is the oldest township in Kottayam district, and among the oldest in South India. Vaikom is also very close to the popular tourism destination Kumarakom.

Vaikom is 30km from ERNAKULAM railway station/50km from Cochin airport en-route to Kumarakom (18km) / Alleppey (40km) / Thekkady (123km) / Munnar (125km).

Activities in Vaikom : Cochin - Kochi sight seeing options

Country Boat Ride

The village back water cruise by open non-mechanized country boat through narrow canals. You can watch the village life style during the trip. .

Country boats are small types of boats used for local water transport which can accommodate few number of people. It is not driven by motor. As it is small in size, it gives the oppotunity to enjoy the exotic sceneries by riding through small canals.

Visit - Vaikom Mahadeva Temple

This is one of the oldest and famous Siva temples in Kerala. The history of the temple is connected with the legendary Parasurama, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

One of the most respected shrines of Lord Shiva, Vaikom Shiva Temple is popularly known as Kasi of South. It is believed that if a devotee visits and prays at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Kaduthuruthy Thaliyil Mahadeva Temple and Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple on the same day before 'Ucha Pooja' (the noon pooja), his wish will be fulfilled by Lord Shiva.

Although Vaikathashtami is the important festival at the temple, there are many other smaller festivals too; some of them are very unique and worth seeing. Vaikathashtami is on the Lunar fortnight of Malayalam month Vrischikam(November/December). On the final day of Vaikathashtami, the deities of the neighboring temples are ceremoniously brought to Vaikom Mahadeva temple. Holy Prathal(mid day food offering) of Vaikom Shiva Temple is very famous and is offered to devotees, after the daily prayers.

Visit Coconut Oil Extraction Unit

Coconut oil, or copra oil, is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera). It has various applications. Because of its high saturated fat content, it is slow to oxidize and, thus, resistant to rancidification, lasting up to six months at 24 'C (75 'F) without spoiling.

Here the guests can see all the process of coconut till it is extracted to coconut oil.

Visit Khadi Handloom Weaving Unit

Khadi or khaddar is handspun, hand-woven natural fiber cloth. In Kerala there are so many villages have khadi Weaving units. In our program we will take our guests to the Khadi Weaving units and describe and detail them how the khadi units are working in their traditional way of making khadi cloths and its importance in our national history.

Kerala Tradition Lunch

Sadhya is a variety of pure vegetarian dishes traditionally served on a banana leaf in Kerala, Sadhya means banquet in Malayalam. It is a feast prepared mainly by men, especially when needed in large quantities, for weddings and other special events.

The main dish is plain boiled rice, served along with other dishes collectively called Kootan which include curries like Parippu, Sambar, Rasam, Pulisseri and others like Kaalan, Avial, Thoran, Olan, Pachadi, Mango pickle, Naranga curry, as well as Papadum, Banana, plain Yogurt or Buttermilk, and plantain chips. The traditional dessert called Payasam served at the end of the meal is of many kinds and usually three or more are served.

Village visit and Village activities

Coir-Carpet weaving

Coir is the fibrous material found between the hard, internal shell and the outer coat of a coconut. The guest can watch how the village ladies are extracting coir from husk, processing of coir, weaving etc.

Straw Mat weaving

This mat is making from Coconut leaves and is used for thatching roof of the village houses.

Copra Processing

The production Copra by removing the shell, breaking it up, drying. It is usually done where the coconut palms grow. Copra can be made by smoke drying, sun drying or kin drying.

Pot Making

In the traditional pottery village, guests can see how a potter creates pots and other clay utensils with his bare hands and using his pot making tools and its dyes.

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