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3 Days Culinary and Yoga Holiday in Riverside Heritage Homestay in Alleppey Backwater Kerala, India

Hormese George, Vacha Isle, Homestay Parithickel, House Pulincunnoo, P.O Allappuzha, Dist Kerala, India

India Yoga Holiday

This vacation is best suited for yoga and food lovers and is organized by a local family in the Riverside Heritage Home. In this package, guests can enjoy or experience yoga, food, and an unseen Kerala backwater village.

Highlights

  • 2 yoga sessions
  • 2 cooking sessions
  • Visit Mankombu Devi Temple
  • Visit St. Mary's Forane Church Pulinkunnu
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 3 hours canoeing trip

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, English
Airport transfer available:
Cochin International Airport (US$43 per person)
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Accommodation

Aesthetically built in wood represents 100 yrs old traditional Kerala style ancestral home Tharavadu. Nature is the key player in the villa. The wooden walls and tiled roof provide naturally conditioned air. Another feature of the villa a scenic view of river Pampa.

The host also staying in the same property and guest can enjoy the Keralan food Prepared by the host family. All the rooms are air-conditioned and a seating area with TV and a private bathroom with free toiletries and shower.

Program

First day

  • 12:00 Check in
  • 13:00 Lunch; after lunch, there is no activity and guests can relax or explore backwater village or do fishing in front of the home in the Pampa River
  • 16:00 Tea and snacks
  • 18:00 - 7:30 Cooking class by the host mother, traditional Syrian Christian cuisine is normally prepared
  • 20:00 Dinner

Second day

  • 06:30 - 08:00 Yoga session
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 12:30 Canoeing trip
  • 13:00 Lunch; after lunch, it is free time so that guests can fish and the catch of the day is served with the dinner
  • 16:00 Tea and snacks
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Cooking class
  • 20:00 Dinner

Third day

  • 06:30 - 08:00 Yoga session
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Check out

The property is only accessible by boat. Once guests reach the other side of the river, they will be picked by boatmen. Parking vehicles is arranged on the other side.

The region has the lowest altitude in India and is one of the few places in the world where farming is carried around 1.2 to 3.0 meters below sea level.

Included excursions

In this trip, guests can visit:

St. Mary's Forane Church Pulinkunnu

It is one of the oldest Christian churches in India. The church is not only an architectural marvel but also a fine specimen of Christian heritage in India. Ages ago, Pulinkunnoo did not have a church. So the devotes used to travel all the way to Champakulam - an overnight journey by boat. Pampa Saddened, they approached the king. The king granted the permission to build a church at his old boathouse and in AD 1557, the church dedicated to the holy mother came into being.

House Boat Dry Dock

Snake Boat House

Mangombu Bhagavathy Temple

An interesting story behind its origin during the reign of King Veera Marthanada Verma of Travancore. One official, named Pavvathil Kaimal, requested the king to allot him some forest wood so that he could build his own house. The king asked Kaimal to cut trees from Mancombu hills near Palai. Kaimal cut the required logs and when he was trying to transport the logs by the river, three very pretty women approached Kaimal and requested for a lift. When the boat reached the present location of Monkombu, it stopped there and refused to move further. Then the pretty women revealed to Kaimal that they were goddesses and wanted temples to be built there for them.

Location

This holiday will take place at Hormese George, Kerala, India.

Food

The guest will be served typical Kerala menu that suits both vegetarian and non-vegetarian.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 2 yoga sessions
  • 2 cooking sessions
  • 3 hours canoeing trip
  • Visit St. Mary's Forane Church Pulinkunnu
  • Visit House Boat Drydock
  • Visit Snake Boat House
  • Visit Mankombu Devi Temple
  • 2 breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners
  • 2 teas and snacks
  • 4 juices
  • 2 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Airport transfer
  • Ayurveda massage

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Our homestay is located 18km south-east of Alleppey town, accessible by water and road. Water journey is better for sightseeing. There are public ferries from Alleppey boat station to Pulincunnoo. The getting of the point is St.Marys Forane Church Pulincunnoo boat jetty is 1hour 45min away from Alleppey boat station.

Turn to right-hand side after getting off and a 15minutes walk or call us in advance. Our boatman will pick you from there. By road, it will take 45minutes only reach up to the opposite side of the canal banks. If you are coming to Alleppey by train or taxi cab, it's much easier to reach here by road.

The train station is 5km away from the main town, where the boat and bus station situates.if you need any transfer from any place to here, we would be happy to arrange it for you if you let us know in advance.

The distance from the tourist destination

  • Cape(Kanyakumari)-250kms
  • Kovalam Beach-190kms
  • Trivandrum-175kms
  • Varkala-125kms
  • Kollam(Quilon)-95kms
  • Fortcochin-70kms
  • Munnar-200kms
  • Periyar (Thekkady)-150kms
Airport: Cochin International Airport Airport transfer available: Cochin International Airport (US$43 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on departure.

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