Pokkali farming is a unique community-based initiative to preserve and conserve a one of its kind, saline-tolerant strain of rice, threatened by extinction. In a stunning backwater setting, this tour gives an opportunity to understand one of the oldest known crops cultivated through a symbiotic farming tradition involving rice and prawn culture. Pokkali is known for its tolerance to salinity and hence positioned as a climate change resistant food. To reach the Pokkali backwaters area, we will join the locals as they take the ferry from Kochi to Vypeen. From there, it is an hour's drive.
The day excursion's highlights include:
Local ferry ride Visit the village Agri-Service center, and walk through the village Farm visit and interaction with a farmer who sustains the tradition against many constraints Interactive cooking and lunch with the women of the village.
Private Transportation with AC vehicle
Interactive Lunch at the village
Knowledgeable English-speaking Guide
What to Expect
Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Pizhala Pokkali Tourism Farm, Pizhala ,Cochin, Kerala, India, Pizhala, Ernakulam, Kerala 682027, India
Plan for the day - Pickup from hotel in Fort Kochi, take the local ferry (the car will be loaded on the ferry) - Arrive at the village after a 1hr drive - Visit the Agri-Service market, walk through the village, visit a Pokkali farm, take a thoni ride (local country boat) through the beautiful backwaters, visit the interpretation centre, interactive cooking and lunch Return to Fort Kochi after a relaxed lunch