3 Days Kerala India Cooking Tour, Kumarakom Boat Cruise

  • Coconut Creek Farm & Homestay, B&B, Kottayam, Kerala, Kumarakom 686563, India

3 Days Kerala India Cooking Tour, Kumarakom Boat Cruise

  • Coconut Creek Farm & Homestay, B&B, Kottayam, Kerala, Kumarakom 686563, India

Kerala Cooking Holidays

Enjoy Kerala traditional cuisine especially backwater style food and cooking class. An array of ethnic delicacies like Kerala Sadya, Malabar Fish Curry, Karimeen Pollichathu, Konchu Curry, Kuttanad Duck Curry-Appam provide a unique dining experience. The breath taking landscape with lush and verdant coconut palm and farms provide an idyllic milieu for physical and spiritual rejuvenation. The only thing the setting lacks is the din and dust of metro cities. You will be accommodated in a deluxe room with air conditioner.

Highlights

  • 2 cooking classes
  • Authentic Keralan cuisine
  • Backwater motor boat sunset cruise
  • 2 nights budget accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Meals with beverages
  • 2 days with instruction
  • English
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Coconut Creek Bed & Breakfast

Coconut Creek Farm & Homestay, B&B, 1 Diamond category

Coconut Creek is a Kerala heritage home more than 60 years old, located by the side of a canal, which leads to the Kumarakom Lake. The house set on four acres of lush evergreen was converted to a modern bed and breakfast homestay facility.

Our Kerala Homestay consists of three well furnished rooms which are fully air conditioned with attached bathrooms. Luxury-laden rooms, Kerala's traditional cuisine, Kerala tea shop are the salient features of this Kerala Homestay.

It also has dining rooms, living rooms, surrounded by verandah and a private sit out for each room. All these amenities are bound to create a feel that you are not far away from home. It gives complete relaxation and rejuvenation for the travellers after their long journeys through out the day.

Coconut Creek also provide house boating facility to the guests through the Vembanad Lake, which is renowned as the longest lake in India. It is also the largest lake in Kerala. In monsoon season, the guests are lucky enough to watch the famous Nehru trophy boat race which occurs at Punnamada in the Vembanad Lake.

Coconut Creek also offers travel facilities to the guests. These features altogether make Coconut Creek, a perfect homestay at Kumarakom, with high-end facilities yet affordable. It can never fade out from your memories as it is seen only in the greenish lush of Kerala, the God's Own Country.

Keralan food and cooking class

Learn to cook the most delicious food in India. You can watch and participate in the kitchen while the cook prepares your meals. Get recipes of your favorite dishes. You can enjoy great food from our homely kitchen and have a great time cooking with our family.

Kerala backwater cruise experience

Since ancient times Kerala has used its lake and canals as a water network for transporting men and material. Being aboard a houseboat is tranquil, stressless adventures where you will see the beautiful Kerala keep passing by. The houseboat cruise down the mystical backwaters of Kerala is indisputably an experience of a lifetime.

Besides being a cultural heritage, the houseboats (boat-houses) of Kerala offer an innovative kerala holiday idea. The country houseboat in kerala is referred to as 'Kettuvallam'. These eco-friendly Kerala houseboats are made from local materials like bamboo poles, coconut fibre, ropes, bamboo mats, carpets etc.

Usually kerala houseboats are the giant country crafts that are as long as 60 to 70 feet. While aboard the houseboat in Kerala, you may enjoy the facilities of a star categorized hotel. Basically a houseboat is well appointed with an open lounge, one or more bath attached bedrooms and a kitchenette.

Kerala house-boat is generally manned by a crew, consisting of a cook, guide and oarsman. Lazing and relaxing on the sun decks is one of the most popular activities on the boat-house in Kerala. Traditional lanterns take up the place of electricity on the houseboat. On the boat, you may enjoy the serene surroundings along with savoring the traditional specialties of Kerala. Fresh seafood adds to the sumptuous Kuttanadan meals available on the Kerala houseboat.

A boat ride into the countryside offers a close look at rustic kerala village life-skiff-fishermen launching their cockleshell boats, large flocks of domesticated ducks waddling down to the water from thatched houses on the banks. Women, neck-deep in water, with their waist-length hair heaped in a crown, catching fish with their feet, aimless cattle grazing in lush pastures, white lotuses floating here and there in small, shallow ponds.

The tourists on the houseboats may relive the authentic life in the villages of kerala. These kerala houseboat or the taxis on the backwaters of kerala pass through several towns and villages of Kerala. The Vembanad Lake forms the largest backwater stretch in Kerala. You may enjoy Kumarakom, Alleppey or Alappuzha, Kottayam and Kollam on the houseboat while enjoying backwaters of Kerala.

Coconut Creek Homestay Cooking Vacations

Kerala homestay is a program promoted by Kerala Tourism Department, which allows tourists to Kerala, to live in a Kerala home and get to know the culture and lifestyle of this land in a better way. Feel at home, is the concept which gave birth to the practice called Homestay.

Tourists who travel and reach far away places always find it hard to get accustomed to the culture of distinct places. Living along with the natives, in their own houses and environment, helps travelers to know the lifestyle, language, cuisines, religion and every aspect of the local culture, in the best way possible.

Coconut Creek, a typical Kerala Homestay which has bagged the award for the Best Kerala Homestay from Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala is the pioneer in promoting Kerala Tourism. It is a Kerala Govt. approved Homestay, accredited with the highest Diamond House' rating.

The main attraction is that it lies next to the famous Kumarakom backwater creek. That itself makes it distinguishable and attractive. Coconut Creek can be called a true Kerala Homestay, since it is located in a village, on 4 acres of land filled with typical Kerala crops like coconut, mango, banana, jackfruit etc.

In the vivid beauty of nature blended with the welcoming breeze of the Kumarakom Lake, Coconut Creek, gives freshness through out the day you spend here. While returning from Kerala you will surely carry along a bunch of memories about this sweet Homestay, which you will always love to cherish.

Coconut Creek home-stay is an exotic haven of tranquility in a beautiful creek of Kumarakom Lake. Spread across 4 acres, the ambience here is typically Keralite, facilitated with every modern convenience.

Coconut Creek, the Kerala Homestay has several features different from other similar places. Another major advantage is that many other tourist spots are lying adjacent to it. So it will be easy for the guests to reach their desired destinations at the earliest.

It is well connected to other tourist destinations in Kerala like Alappuzha, Kochi, Munnar, Thekkady, Periyar and Kovalam. All the assistance required will be provided by the well educated and good mannered members of Coconut Creek's family at any time.

General
  • Cable TV
  • Car parking facility
  • Dining room
  • Homestay available on AP/EP plans
  • Lawn and children's play area
  • Living room
  • Maniyara (A traditional room decorated with flowers)
  • Round the Clock Hot Water
  • Satellite radio
  • Verandah and sit out
  • Welcome Drink
Services
  • Doctor on call
  • Food on request
  • Washing machine
  • Back water cruise: We arrange Kerala backwater cruises on country boats, motor boats and speed boats
  • Fishing in the lake: This will be an unforgettable experience which you will cherish for long in your memories if not forever! You can not only watch but try fishing on your own using methods used by locals even centuries back.
  • Houseboats: We arrange for you houseboats in Kumarakomwhich will take you closer to real beauty of the Kerala backwaters.
  • Village safari: We also arrange village safari so that you can see for yourself the real life of the common Keralite.
  • Visit to ancient churches, temples and other places of interest: We arrange visits to places of religious interest like the Ettumanoor Temple, the Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, St.Marys Church Bharananganam (where rest the mortal remains of St.Alphonsa), St.Marys Church Kuravilangad (believed to have been built in 355 AD)
  • Visit to Bird Sanctuary: You can visit the bird sanctuary in Kumarakom, which is home to rare migratory birds.
  • Visit to Kottayam for shopping: We arrange for your shopping of handicraft and other items at Kottayam.
  • Visit to the farm: Coconut Creek farm homestay is located on an area of 4 acres of land which is filled with typical Kerala crops like coconut, mango, small banana, jackfruit and many more. If you are lucky enough to visit us at the right time we will definitely let you try the natural taste of Kerala.
  • Visit to the Museum: Situated at Kumarakom is the only one of its kind Bay Island Driftwood Museum.

Optional tours

Coconut Creek's added on feature is that we have a separate travel wing which is operating from Kumarakom and Kuwait. It conducts several activities like tour and holiday or vacation packages in Kerala, taxi rental, Ayurveda massage treatments, hotel reservation in different destinations like Cochin, Munnar, Thekkady, Kuttikanam, Kottayam, Kumarakom, Alappuzha, Varkkala, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kovalom, Wayanad, Kanyakumari and many more wonderful tourist destinations in Kerala.

  • Ayurvedic treatment: On request we will arrange for your Ayurvedic Treatment of any kind through Registered Ayurvedic Institutions.
  • Herbal Beauty clinic (only for ladies): For the fairer sex we have a Ayurvedic herbal beauty clinic to take care of your skin with the help of ancient Ayurvedic beauty recipes.
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 55% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 8 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by A traveler from United Kingdom

    "When reviewing this property you have to remember it's a homestay and cannot judge it against hotel standards. In terms of what we wanted which was a cheap overnight stay before our houseboat trip this served its purpose. The village is quiet but we walked to the boat jetty - 2kms- and had a wonderful insight into village life by the water. The property is set in lovely grounds with some great garden furniture. The room is basic but clean and the food freshly cooked. The owners were welcoming and their helper does his best. In terms of negatives the towels were very old/hard and a sheet would have been better than a blanket. Couldn't work the shower and finally gave up, using the tap with the ubiquitous bucket and measuring jug - truly going native!! This is not going to be everybody's cup of tea so if you want the comforts of a hotel, best rethink."

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  • Review by a traveler from United Kingdom

    "I stayed at this lovely home-stay in January 2016 and found it relaxing and peaceful. I particularly enjoyed the opportunity to watch and help a little with the preparations for dinner (my only cooking opportunity in India). The room was comfortable and quiet. The owners were very helpful in arranging transport to a local bird sanctuary. It was an excellent place to stay in this beautiful part of India."

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  • Review by Dolly C.

    "We enjoyed our stay at your place, it was truly a beautiful place. The food was delicious and all the facilities at the home-stay. Thank you for the good food, hospitality and beautiful place we had when we came over at the home stay. Thank you for arranging the boat house trip, the crew was awesome and we enjoyed the boat ride, Munnar was also beautiful so was the hotel. We enjoyed our trip from the time we reached to your place to the time we came back from Munnar. Just wanted to say how great everyone was and how nice everyone was to us on our adventure. Hope we meet again and hope our paths cross again. With best regards, Anil, Dolly, Emily, and Evan."

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  • Review by Arun Ranga from India

    "Calm serene ambiance, great food; the family loved it! Two families planned an outing after many years, we had a great time. Will recommend definitely for a weekend outing. Homely food served is their unique selling proposition :-)"

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  • Review by Jukanne from Finland

    "They have nice and beautiful garden to sit and relax or have breakfast what they serve it. You can also have delicious homemade dinner. A man who works there as a waitress and gardener took us also for a short boat trip along the canal from the house to the lake. If you want to go and see around you can take a tuk-tuk."

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  • Review by a traveler from South Africa

    "The home-stay is located on a functioning coconut plantation. It's a small distance away from the main town, so it's nice and quiet. The rooms are fully equipped and there is free internet. The internet can be a little iffy at times, but let's face it, you're not there for the internet. They have swings and hammocks dotted around the grounds and a creek running through the property. I absolutely loved my time there and recommend it to anyone traveling to Kumarakom."

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  • Review by a traveler from India

    "This was a wonderful property. The rooms, washrooms, dinner space, and swimming pool, everything was awesome. The property has lovely quaint looking bridges which help you reach the Bogmalo beach, which is around 200 meters away from the hotel. The room was impeccable, very spacious with all the requirements in place. The Wi-Fi was fast and good. Housekeeping was fantastic. The interesting thing was the small sit out in front of the room. A word about the staff - they were prompt, non-interfering but very friendly and polite. Excellent - we were impressed by the wine bottle for my husband's birthday. If we go to Goa again, we would definitely stay at The Coconut Creek"

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  • Review by Chris W

    "A friend and I spent two nights here on arrival to Goa. Fully enjoyable, staff is so friendly. Food was excellent. After moving around to 5 different locations/hotels we returned to spend our final day there. Again they were so helpful to help us sort out and print for us our boarding pass for our return home. Also Joets at the beach, again excellent food and service. Will definitely be returning with the Mrs. next time."

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  • Review by a traveler from India

    "Our occasion (motive) of the kumarakom homestays exposure was that we wanted to learn more about kumarakom-alleppey backwater life besides the touristy places we had already visited. After we stayed here, I can say it really opens your eyes and gives you a better understanding of kerala rural life.During the homestay you live with Babu and his wife Regina and their support staff. They live near Vemaband lake and konchumada village. Babu is native kumarakom and she is originally from this kumarakom back water village.Regina is from kottayam but has lived in kumarakom since 1978. Although you live with the family, you spend the night in your own bungalow. This allows you a little bit more privacy and time for yourself.The bungalow is basic (no luxury rooms, no multi cuisine restaurant, no hotel life), but top clean and well maintained. A perfect choice to sleep during the homestay. The homestay involves more than just living with the family.In the day time advise you to where to go out for a walk , bird watching and you stop to talk to the locals. Babu starts the conversation very naturally and it is possible to ask anything you like and sometimes locals even asked questions to us.In the evening two locals were invited to talk to us about various subjects. The first night, we talked to Staff Lalichan and saw how to catch the fish by net. Very interesting to learn more about fisher man life in kumarakom.The second night we spoke with two nuns about the education system of kerala. Those conversations really opened our eyes about how things work in present days in kerala and were very valuable information.The homestay also gives you a taste of kerala food. Regina prepare very mouth watering foods, the best we had in Kerala or may be in India so far. If you want to see more of kumarakom and if you are really interested in how things work in this state, then you should definitely experience this homestay."

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  • Review by a traveler from Kuwait

    "We had great time in kumarakom with Babu and family. Its simple and best stay. My wife and kids enjoyed plenty. My inlaws were very comfortable in coconut creek, the lake is just near by. Motor boat ride through the village was great and awesome. The food is very tasty and authentic, it gives a thumbs up to all who visit Kumarakom. Thanks to Kerala Tourism advisor from Kuwait for booking us the place."

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  • Review by Elina from Kuwait

    "This was the most memorable holiday break in our whole kerala tour. Although we stayed for just two nights we were made most welcome by Regina and Babu. Their house is beautiful heritage, and it was a sheer delight to be able to sit and talk with the family.I've saved the best bit until last - the food. Regina cooking is superlative, and she is very mindful of her clients tastes and preferences. If I were to return to Kumarakom the coconut creek will be my first choice of bed and breakfast."

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  • Review by a traveler from United States

    "We stayed here 3 nights in early December. Coconut Creek is a farm and a homestay, but the farm is really out of view and not integrated into the experience. Clean, comfortable for India, the owner and staff were 'reserved' in a most polite sort of way plus incredibly helpful/ attentive, and it is set off the beaten path, which meant a calm, relaxed atmosphere.Oh, included in the package deal that we chose were the breakfast and supper. The breakfasts were good, but the suppers were spectacular. This is Southern India cooking at its best and essentially deserves the same write up we gave Saravana Bhavan in Munnar. Superb! (Only Coconut Creek does offer meat dishes.) The only thing to note is that the wifi could be a bit spotty. The birding in the area is amazing."

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  • Review by a traveler from Belgium

    "We rented directly on the site of the homestay. We stayed for fout nights at the homestay. We enjoyed the quietness of the place, the kindness, the discretion and the availability of Lalichen the butler. The owners are very honest, very discreet but ready to inform you and help you. We spent four relaxing days, it was really lovely."

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Kumarakom, India

Coconut Creek Farm and homestay Kumarakom is backwater homestay in Kerala. We offer traditional Kumarakom backwater cuisine for our guest.

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