Kaits home is situated on the banks of the river Pamba in Champakulam, resplendent in green paddy fields, coconut groves, organic vegetables and water fowl.
Kaits home, is a family stay that traces its legacy to over 560 years and belongs to the ancient Mappilassery family of Champakulam in Alappuzha. Easily accessed by both ferry and road, this home stay serves as a perfect base to explore the water logged country of Kuttanad- the rice bowl of Kerala, where rice is cultivated under water!
Kaits home offers the lipsmacking traditional Kerala cuisine cooked and served by the women of the household. The rooms are simple yet comfortable and some of the facilities on offer include Ayurvedic therapy, Doctor on call, Internet e-mail,etc. There are many interesting outdoor leisure activities including village tours, farm trekking, country boat rides and house boat cruise among others. You can watch the toddy tappers in action or the fishermen going about their daily routine.
In case you are interested to know more about the culture and tradition of this picturesque village in Aleppey, a guided tour would be the best option to explore some of the places of tourist interest including the Champakulam church built in 427 AD, ancient temples and quaint village markets. You can also see snake boats, measuring around 110 feet long, which are used in the traditional boat races in Kerala; and the best part is that these are not seen in any other part of India.
This home stay at Champakulam could be a cozy home away from your home, where you can enjoy the warmth and closeness of a family milieu without compromising a wee bit on the comfort factor. Recommended for family holidays or romantic weekouts.
Country boat ride
Our speciality is the trips on the local boat to different places of Kuttanad, even through narrow canals. Kerala offers a unique mini - canvas to the traveller; the backwaters, which consist of a complex network of lagoons, lakes and canals. Life on the backwaters is entirely different; water being the key to everything.
Different types of fishing
Night fishing : This is a traditional type of fishing in which bows, spears and arrows are used.
Trapping pond : another traditional way of catching fish.
Pole line fishing : pole line fishing in canoes are very interesting.
Walking through "Angadi" (local village market) visit the famous Champakulam kalloorkad church, Kottaram Bhagavathy temple, St.Thomas fine arts, Champakulam snake boat, Local bird sanctuary, Padipurakal temple, etc.,
Kalloorkad church: The famous Pilgrim center is situated on the river side. The church started as early as AD 427. Historically the land for the church was donated by a Hindu ruler "Champakassary" Raja, King of that time.
St: Thomas fine arts: This is as old as 97 years. Wooden sculptures of Christian devotion are made by the artists of this Studio.
Walking around the paddy fields explore more interior parts of the village. Kuttanad is a water logged area and known as the rice bowl of Kerala. Paddy is the main cultivation. The low land of kuttanad is under water, and it is one or two meters below the sea level. Farmers create bounds around the paddy fields and pump out the water with motor pumps before cultivation. People live on these bounds and Cultivate coconuts, plantains and vegetables.
Toddy is an intoxicating drink popularly used by the people, you can see toddy tapping from the coconut trees.
KarmaKerala Review of Kaits home
Very simple but very friendly. Really good way to experience the homestay in very tranquil and Keralite environment!
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