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Cultural Tour To Vaikom Village
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Cultural Tour To Vaikom Village

By globes travel
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Guided Tour Visit the Quaint Village of Vaikom and Experience the Simplicity of Kerala Village Life. You will be welcomed by your representative and private guide at the port. Your fascinating day starts with a picturesque private car journey through the countryside to Vaikom village. A walk through the village, interaction with local villagers and their families. See how they produce hand-spun and hand-woven cloths to earn their livelihoods. After a canoe ride and a walk through the village, you will stop briefly at the Khadi Weaving Centre to see villagers produce hand-spun and hand-woven cloth out of cotton, silk or wool yarns. Ladies weave coir ropes from dried coconut husks and you will see straw mats being woven out of wild pineapple leaves. Watch the local potter create a range of pots and vases, depicting ethnic designs in clay. You will enjoy a traditional Kerala lunch, afterwards, if time allows, you can spend some more time around the village.
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Ages 2-80
Duration: 5–6 hours
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Live guide: English
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  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
What's not included
  • Alcoholic Beverages


Start:
  • C.P.T Junction/Halt, Willingdon Island, Kochi, Kerala 682029, India
    Cochin Port Junction
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 109121P22

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 109121P22

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    theo khan
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    Nov 2019
    I visited the Vaikom village with my girlfriend with the help of Globes travels tour package. I can say about this village that, it is full of activities and diversities. Centre of attraction of or tour was the Mahadev Temple at Vaikom which is one of the most famous and oldest temple of loard Shiva and the beauty of temple was just amazing.
    On the trip we get the opportunity to enjoy with local water lives like fishes, water snake, tortoises, frogs and many more. While walking through the village, we stops at Khadi Waving Centre and looked at the hand made products by the villagers. My girlfriend also bought a hand waved sari made of silk. Overall the trip was so amazing and beautiful just as the beauty if village, at last thank to the great support to Globes Travel.
    Written February 9, 2020
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    Written September 7, 2022
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    Helene Strok
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    Sep 2019
    We were thinking about to visit a heritage and then decide to travel Kochin. When reached at the port, we were welcomed by the representative of the Globe Travel. After the with the help of their guide we visited Vaikom village and I can say Mahadev Temple was just an art of beauty and faith. Materials made by villagers was also one of a kind of beauty, the ropes made of dried coconut was so good. Also we got a chance to interact with local villagers and they invited us inside to their house and we have a lunch with them. Vaikom village was full of diversity and traditions.
    Written February 9, 2020
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    Written September 7, 2022
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    Raj gupta
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    Oct 2019
    Kumbalangi village is surrounded by backwaters and the village is particularly famous for its eco-tourism activities such as Coir Making, Crab Farming, Fishing, Chinese Nets and many more. This village is blessed with many natural wonders and the people who visits are treated very well by the locals , there are few home stay options too in the village.
    Written February 11, 2020
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    Written September 7, 2022
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