When the phrase 'GODS OWN COUNTRY' was coined it must have been with this particular location in mind. Set in a picturesque village of Thykattusserry on the banks of the KAITHAPPUZHA RIVER a tributary of the great Vembanad lake is the gracious mansion.
For guests with flair to cook, learn cooking the traditional Parayil recipes with the family cook Shivan.
The farm still adopts manual and primitive methods of farming. Guests who want to experience various farming methods first hand can work hand in hand with the farm hands thus experiencing a working holiday in the bargain.
Small canoes and a private country boat is provided for guests to go out into the backwaters for a cruise at their own leisure. A tour of the backwaters in the house speed boat can also be arranged.
A visit to the prawn farms during the season, fishing with the local choondas and learning to cast the traditional net can also be arranged for the guests. Going out fishing with the local fisherman will be a new experience too.
For the adventurous type, try your hand at climbing the coconut tree during the harvest (every 50 days) or learn the skills of toddy tapping.
Cycle around the village and experience first hand the life in this sleepy little village. Traditional coir making could have originated from villages like this. See the traditional rope making facilities around.
A visit to the host’s Rubber Plantation (2 hrs drive) can also be arranged to learn all about rubber.
Just walk around the lush green farm and experience nature in all its glory. Sip on a tender coconut on the marina laze on a hammock and basically do nothing but relaaaaaaaaax.
Close encounters with the local temple elephant can be arranged if the mammals are in town. Visit to the 2 churches built by the family, which are over 200 years old and other ancient places of worship are interesting.