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Time with a Brahmin Family | CC55

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Time with a Brahmin Family

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Starting from €77,01 EUR / Adult
Enjoy a remarkably insightful look at Brahmin traditions in the home of a local family. You’ll be welcomed by three generations, who’ll warmly invite you inside. Sip a cup of coffee and snack on local delights, as your hosts lead an animated discussion on the customs and beliefs of the Brahmin clan. This is the highest “varna” (caste) in Hinduism, from which priests are drawn and whose members are responsible for teaching and preserving sacred knowledge. Later on, follow one of the family members on a stroll through the village. Peek inside the temple and meander past the homes of local families. Upon returning to your hosts’ residence, delve into the art of drawing geometric Kolam patterns, and try your own hand at designing with Henna.
  • Enjoy a 75-minute journey into the rural district of Thottuva.
  • Meet three generations of a Brahmin family in their small, but welcoming home.
  • Learn about the Brahmin caste, from which Hindu priests are drawn, and partake in local traditions.
What to BringShow
  • KeyCard and photo identification
  • Camera
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Sunscreen
  • Local currency
What to WearShow
  • Walking shoes
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Light clothing
Important NotesShow
  • Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
  • Guests must have a valid stamped Indian Tourist Visa in their passports prior to arriving in India.
  • Guests are required to remove shoes prior to entering Brahmin home.
  • Mind your belongings at all times and do not carry large denominations of money.
  • Tour sequence may vary.
Location Cochin, India Cochin, India
Tour Code CC55 CC55
Duration5.00 Hours 5.00 Hours
Activity Level#Medium #Medium
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