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Local fishing village experience in south india

Kayamkulam, India


The Activity

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience local life in a fishing village
  • Learn to fish with local fishermen
  • Eat freshly captured crabs and prawns with tapioca
  • See women making coir-based handicrafts
  • Learn how to cook South Indian style food
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Minimum number of participants is 2 and maximum is 4

DESCRIPTION

We warmly welcome you in our community in Snehatheeram, a coastal village in southern Kerala, India close to Kayamkulam. Fishing and yarn making from coconut fiber are our main livelihoods. We invite you to experience our daily life and become part of our community for a few days.

Learn traditional cooking and taste the flavors of South India. We can teach you how to make dosa, chapatis, appam and many more. We are used to spicy food, but we can make it less spicy as per your wish. A general meal consists of rice, fish and other seafood cooked in Kerala style.

With the help of local fishermen you can fish in the lake (one boat is kept at your disposal for cruising the lake) or hire a boat, boatman and fishing nets to fish in the major water and the shallow seas. You can even barbecue your catch afterwards or eat freshly captured crabs and prawns with tapioca.

As you walk or bike through our village you can see local women making coir-based handicrafts. Women will be happy to give you a short demonstration in these handicrafts. Drop by at Murali's Tea Shop and enjoy the local gossip while sipping your Kerala chai or coffee.

In the evening you can join us in dancing or singing. You will stay in an eco-cottage made of timber and bamboo ply. The entire cottage is electrified with solar power. We have built two bedrooms with double and twin beds, attached bathroom, and a balcony each with nice views of the lake. The two bedrooms have a common living room to sit and relax, overlooking the lake through panoramic windows. Rooms are not air conditioned, but you get a cool breeze all the time. We can accommodate four persons on twin sharing basis, with additional beds for babies/children.

To move around our village you will be provided with bicycles. An English- speaking villager shall be available to you if you need one.

Price includes:

  • All activities mentioned above
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Rowing boat and bicycles
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We are a group of women living in a southern coastal village of Kerala, India. Fishing and yarn making from coconut fiber are our main livelihoods. After the tsunami in 2004 we started the process of reviving our traditional ecological and livelihood systems under a project called Punarjani. We organized ourselves into self-help groups and started several income generating activities. In May 2014 we built a small eco-cottage on the shores of a lake for travelers who are looking for true local village life.


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