Discover authentic India on this adventure to Vaikom, a temple town surrounded by the backwaters of Kerala. Embark on an hour drive to Vaikom, one of Kerala’s oldest villages. Enjoy a traditional village welcome and take a stroll through the town where education and employment standards are high and life is simple. See what a typical day is like in this tucked-away rural village. Visit the Khadi Weaving Center where you’ll watch the ladies spinning and witness women in their households weave coil ropes from dried coconut husks. Look on in awe as straw mats are woven out of wild pineapple husks. Uncover traditional ways of life and ways of working while meeting the locals of Vaikom.
Rub shoulders with local Indian villagers at the temple village of Vaikom.
Watch local weavers demonstrate their craft.
Learn about daily life in India at a local village.
What To BringShow
KeyCard and photo identification
What To WearShow
Hat and sunglasses
Guests must be able to walk approximately 1100 yards over uneven surfaces and negotiate approximately 5 steps.
Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
Guests must have a valid stamped Indian Tourist Visa in their passport prior to arriving in India
Guests are advised to mind their belongings at all times and not carry large amounts of money.
Tour sequence may vary.
Location Cochin, India
Tour Code CC32
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