Also known as "the Kerala rice bowl", Kuttanad rice fields have the distinction of being below sea level. We invite you to discover this unique verdant landscape and to meet rural communities aboard a traditional boat that glides on the canals through the colorful villages. At lunch, Krishna Kumari prepares an authentic dining experience that is rich in taste and color with freshly picked ingredients from her garden. In the afternoon, you see the art of coconut tapping high up in the coconut trees. Return through a rich canvas of rivers, canals & paddy fields.
In Kerala, cardamom, ginger, pepper and turmeric are like gold. The delicate spice blend called masala is what gives Kerala cuisine all its sweet yet intense character and every chef knows the secret recipe. Our chef will teach you how to grind the spices and create the perfect mixture for making your own masala. And to make masala like a professional, we’ll give you a traditional spice mortar.
Toddy is an alcoholic beverage obtained from the sap of the coconut tree. To harvest the sap the farmer has to climb the coconut tree. The toddy production by individual farmers promotes the conservation of coconut trees. We take you to the nearest village to show you how the process of toddy tapping is happening.
“Purity is at the heart of Kerala’s unique backwaters, overlooking lake Vembanad at its widest point. Looking at the lake with the move of fishing and transport boats, you instantly want know more about this intriguing water world. I designed discovery to access this world. Discovery combines the comforts of contemporary tropical architecture & ecology conscious solutions with the traditional ship building skills of the Keralan rice barges. Build to navigate in the rivers, canals and lagoons it opens you windows to experience this wondrous world.”
“Muhamma is the closest village to purity 2 km away. Its economy depends largely on the cottage industry of coir weaving, a natural product of the coconut fibre. We take you to a 60 years old coir factory. The visit will take you through the entire work process from the material to the product.”
Transformational Hatha Yoga is a powerful system of yogic techniques that helps us to center and balance our lives in a way that keeps us naturally happy, healthy and emotionally stable. A carefully selected set of asana postures is practised in order to stretch the physical body. This sequence of asanas opens and cleanses the seven chakras (life energy centres) which regulate our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.