Price : From Rs. 3,450 Per Person
This village life experience tour is a part of the responsible tourism initiative in Kannur. Explore Kunhimangalam, a typical village near Payyanur of Kannur district and spend your day useful interacting with artisans, farmers, handloom weavers and fishermen. Get to participate in village activities, while you get a first hand experience of their culture and living style. This is a full day tour and pick up can be organised from any location in Kannur or Bekal.
What to expect :
After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to Kunhimangalam, 90 minutes north of Kannur. This small village of craftsmen is well-known for its bronze and bell metal craft and is famous for its metal artisans who cast magnificent bronze lamps, sculptures and other items. Many temples in Kerala as well as the Mangalore and Coorg region of Karnataka have idols made of panchaloha (five metals) from here.
Start your tour with a visit to Bell Metal Heritage Village. From here, you will be taken to the Weavers Society Kunhimangalam to learn about the thriving handloom industry.
Your next stop will be a traditional goldsmith’s house. Lunch will be organised at a local home in the village.
After lunch, you will be taken to another small village to stop at a coconut farm. Watch an expert climb a coconut tree and give it a shot yourself. You will be taken through the art of weaving coconut palm leaves, the final product of which is still commonly used for thatching roofs and also for other utilities.
Catching prawns, crab and other fish in a traditional way is the next highlight of your day tour. Let your day draw to a serene end with a short boat ride along the Ezhom river. After the boat ride, you will be transferred back to Kannur for a late evening arrival.
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- Not wheelchair accessible