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.
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