Embark on a House boat. You call her by name. Cruise starts. While your eyes explore rustic life that floats by, treat your palate to backwater delicacies prepared by your own personal chef.
See the venue of Snake boat race which happens during our national festival Onam. One of the worlds largest team event consisting of 105 oars-men and another ten singers, believe it they are in one boat. Around twenty such teams come in their own boats to take part in this cultural extravaganza. Anchors for Lunch.
Savour a sadya - full course/multi-course feast of rice and vegetable dishes - Kerala Lunch. Roll your sleeves up and seated on floor to enjoy this feast. Spicy pickles, crunchy banana chips, plantains, crispy papads, unpolished red rice and payasam- the desert. Served on plantain leaf, this meal is eaten with the fingers. No fork, no spoon.
We know u need little rest now.
En-route visit a village Tip-toe across a coconut trunk bridge. Small canals and water bodies have this narrow bridges. Walk through paddy fields. Venture into a narrow dyke. Try not to loose your balance while crossing slushy water passage that run through your mud path.
Visit the ancestral home of father Chavara, the blessed sole, now a spiritual resort. 250 years old beacon of light is preserved in its original and primitive form.
Buy spices from the local shop for dinner. You definitely need it because of the swing of the toddy- Madhura-kallu. Have it in the Kerala way with Karimeen pollichatu during candle light supper.
Bed -room with mosquito-net in the floating house-boat will give u a sound sleep till sunrise.