st peter's church Visit

st peter's church ESTD. 1875 is one of the ancient church in kerala, its just walkable distance from the homestay.


You need to take a 20 minute boat ride to the island where local craftsmen and farmers have many interesting things like crabbing, making coconut husk rope and basketry. It is a lot of fun for an hour seeing the ‘old’ crafts still practiced.

Pokkali Farm Visit

Pokkali rice is a special variety of organic paddy produced in this land. Kumbalangi Panchayath comprises of 140 ha of paddy fields, which are mostly below sea level. Paddy is produced in this region through joint farming of large number of farmers. The paddy fields are divided into nine big paddy fields (Paadashekaram- in Malayalam). These paddy fields are concentrated in the southwestern region of the Panchayath. The number of farmers in each paddy field varies. The Manalkur paddy field has the largest number of farmers. There are 195 farmers jointly cultivating the land. The tourists visit Pokkali paddy land as a part of their village visit. Some of them are interested in carrying away a pack of Pokkali rice produced in the field. The specialty of the rice is that they are prepared not using artificial chemical fertilizers or pesticides.

Cycling & Bird Watching

Bird watching is a popular hobby. India is home to as many as 1200 (roughly 14%) varieties of birds out of which 141 are endemic to this region. The country has 20 Orders and 77 families12. The reason for this richness of species is the climate, the diversity of vegetation as well as its wide altitudinal range, which extends from sea level to the Himalaya. Kumbalangi village has the advantage of attracting different varieties of migrant birds and in addition there are different varieties of native birds. In the tranquillity of the village life the tourists can engage watching these birds and hear their lovely chirping noises. Enjoy breath taking moments when you cycle through the villages of kumbalangi with us.

Chinese Fishing Nets

Tourists have the opportunities to watch and experience the operations of Chinese fishing nets and if interested they can even join in the effort of fishing. Hundreds of Chinese fishing nets are placed in the lakes.

On Request Services

  • Airport pick up and drop off (Additional charge)
  • Railway station pick up and drop off (Additional charge)
  • Free wifi access in public areas and in rooms
  • Complimentary Keralan or Continental breakfast
  • Kerala Lunch & Dinner ( on pre- request only- Additional charge)
  • Laundry services (additional charge)
  • 24 hour security personal
  • ATM Counter and Forex exchange
  • Internet cafe, Foreign currency exchanges, 2 ATM counters less than 5 minutes walkable distance
  • 4 hour houseboat overnight stay at Alleppey or Kumarakom backwaters
  • 3 & 7 hour village backwater cruises from Homestay
  • Taxi with English speaking and knowledgeable drivers
  • Bus tickets, train tickets, flight tickets
  • Genuine Ayurvedic Massage & Treatment by Kerala Govt. Approved Hospital
  • Tickets for Kathakali, Indian cultural dances, Indian classical music & Martial arts
  • Yoga class
  • Veg and Non veg Cookery class
  • Kodanad Elephant camp & Athirampally water falls trips
  • Accommodation in Varkala, Alleppey, Kumarakom, Munnar, Wayanad & Periyar (Thekkady)
  • Day tour or 1 or 2 days Package tour to in Munnar
  • Trips to Cherai beach and Local fish farm
  • Trips to Parur & Chennamangalam Jew synagogue
  • Andhakaranazhy Beach visits
  • Appointments with doctors, Ayurvedic hospitals
  • Clinics and medical shops are at walking distance
  • Dental treatment
  • Responsible tour package to all the destinations of Kerala at at reasonable rate
  • Taxi & Auto Rickshaw, Bicycle and Bikes at reasonable rate for sight seeing
  • Henna works at reasonable rate
  • Restaurants, Shopping tips , free travel informations and suggestions