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Experience a Traditional Nair Household during a Homecooked Meal with Locals provided by Traveling Spoon

Experience a Traditional Nair Household during a Homecooked Meal with Locals
Experience a Traditional Nair Household during a Homecooked Meal with Locals
By Traveling Spoon
Your local host Usha will welcome you into her home and serve you a wonderful traditional sadhya (feast) straight out of her family kitchen in her tharavad (as ancestral houses are called in Kerala). This will be a multi-course meal served on a plantain leaf that may include dishes like sambar (tentil based vegetable stew), aviyal (mixed vegetables), olan (curry made with white pumpkin, cow peas and coconut milk), and erissery (pumpkin), eaten with rice and papadum (crisps). You will end your meal with a mango-cinnamon preserve or fried banana slices dusted with cinnamon powder. Once you are done eating, Usha will take you around the house, sharing anecdotes from her formative years in Kerala and of her memories linked to the house. Usha is eager to share the Nair community's rituals, customs, festivals and cuisine through this special experience - so don't miss out on getting a unique glimpse of a local's life in this part of the world!
from
$35.20
per adult (price varies by group size)

Ages 0-99, max of 6 per group
Duration:
2h
Ticket type:
Mobile
English

About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P278
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private meal with your host Usha
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Thrissur, Kerala, India
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Vegetarian and vegan option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private meal with your host Usha
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Thrissur, Kerala, India
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Vegetarian and vegan option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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LOVED this experience!
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Wonderful experience, warm, welcoming family...very cute dogs too!
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Amazing experience!
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Brilliant Indian cooking experience
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Edouard L
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Great experiance
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stephk6132018
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Great start to my New Delhi visit
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Yash P
Yash P
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Unforgettable experience
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Great way to eat
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Cross Cultural Experience!
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Brandon N
Brandon N
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First time with Traveling Spoon and it exceeded all my expectations!
What an incredible experience to capstone my 2 week trip to India! Being invited into the experience from my frien
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Delicious summer meal
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Travling Spoon with Shivani was Unforgettable
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Wonderful meal with locals!
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