Day 01 Kurialacherry House
on arrivalat cochin Proceed to Kurialacherri house. This traditional Kerala architecture home stay stands on the bank of the river Pampa, laced with coconut trees on either side and green paddy fields in the backyard. The family house was formerly owned by the Venerable Thomas Kurialacherry (January 14, 1873 – February 6, 1925), member of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, and first bishop of the Archdiocese of Changanassery. It is today a family home stay with couple of rooms converted from antique granary and with original wood architecture. Meet with the host and familiarize with the House of Your stay. Later in the Evening walk to a local temple and see the Temple Poojas. Dinner & Overnight.
Morning after breakfast join him for a Village walk to encounter its community, and stop in one of the oldest church in India the Champakulam Kalloorkadu St. Mary’s Forane Church, believed to be one of the seven established by St. Thomas in AD 427. Proceed on to see the finesse of the legacy wooden carver followed by a visit to the longest Snake Boat. See the Bishop’s Museum. Lunch at the house. Early Evening enjoy a walk through the family owned paddy fields and Mr. & Enjoy an authentic dinner created by your host in their regional Kuttanad cooking style, using organic vegetables from their own cultivation and fishes picked from the property fish farm. Overnight stay.
Day 3 Kurialacherri – House Boat – Cochin
Breakfast. By mid day drive to Alleppey. Board your traditional houseboat for a day cruise. These boats are a reworked version of kettuvallams of olden times and made out of huge planks of Jack wood, joined with coir from Coconut shells. These original kettuvallams were once used to carry tons of rice and spices. They are today converted into comfortable floating accommodation offering enchanting cruises through the backwaters. Cruise through the palm fringed canals enjoying the beauty of rural village life. Enjoy a Sumptuous Kerala Lunch on Board. The trip continues through a wonderful area of the lush green vegetation of Kerala backwaters. Disembark and Drive to Cochin. Overnight stay at Neemrana Tower House.
Day 4 Cochin
After breakfast go to the ethnic Cochin. Experience a TUK TUK Ride – the most popular mode of transport among the localities Go along and stop at the Dhobi Khana (laundry station), once throbbing with activity, it is now a picture of slow extinction. Explore the small streets of Mattanchery, see the Fruit market on Palace road where locals get a variety of fresh and organic produces at bargains prices. Make a pause with a refreshing tea at one of the tea shops where you get the “one meter” tea. There is now an opportunity to interact with a Brahmin Family. The Brahmin are the highest of the four Hindu castes, made up of priests and scholars of Vedic literature.
Stroll around Fort Kochi on own- see Chinese Fishing Nets of Cochin – The huge cantilevered Chinese fishing nets that droop towards the waters like over-sized hammocks. Spend time at the Bastion Bungalow see St. Francis CSI Church, the oldest European church in India built in 1503, where the Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama was originally buried. There is also the Santa Cruz Basilica, one of the finest and imposing churches in India. Rest of the day free. Overnight stay.
Day 5 Cochin Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and Transfer on time to connect your homebound flight.
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