Start your day a leisurely breakfast & proceed further with your day to Kumarakom famous for Vembanad lake , backwaters, Rice Barges (Houseboats) & many more On the way the various distributaries of the river create numerous beautiful islands in its course. Here there are endless stretches of coconut palms and vast green paddy fields.
Enroute we will stop at Kudamaloor to experience the true typical Kerala rural ambience. This ancient village just a stone throw away from Kottayam town as well as Kumarakom was the citadel ancient Kerala culture. Located on the banks of river Meenachil, Kudamaloor was the headquarters of the Chembakasseri Kings and was one among the sixty four villages of Kerala. Kudamaloor was a cradle of traditional Kerala art and architecture.
The village has given birth to great Kathakali artists like Kudamaloor Karunakaran Nair. This hamlet still houses a number of artists well versed in Kerrida art forms and folklore. The village has performers of sopanasangeetham, Kalamezhuthu and pattu, mudiyattom, kalaripayattu etc. Devivilasam Kathakali yogam and Sopanam Kalavedi and research centre are two centers that promote Kathakali and other art forms. Moreover, Kudamaloor lies in Aymanam panchayath that was the theme village of Arundhathi Roy's “God of Small Things”.
Later visit Kallara this quaint little village is located about 20 km northwest of Kottayam town. There are ancient temples and churches scattered in the village.The unique attraction here is the concentration of screw pine product making in this little village. Locally called ‘tazha’ the screw pine plants grow in abundance on the side of canals and waterways The shaft of this plant is plucked, cut and seasoned. These are later woven into an array of beautiful and colorful products. Screw pine Products range from table mats, purse, file holders, mirrors, chapels, waste box, cushions, hats, kitchen pouches, decoration items etc. Kallara also produces bamboo products, rubber wood items and wood products. After a visit to interior of Kerala you will be driven to Kumarakom, upon arrival check in at Hotel.
Stay overnight in Kumarakom.