Day 07: Alleppey / Cochin
Alleppey / Cochin Drive to Cochin (1 hrs) and you will be welcomed at the beautiful home of Byju and lyma -Gramam, located on the banks of the backwaters, in Kumbalangi village 10 Kms away from Cochin. The house is well connected to the heritage zone of fort Kochi and Mattancherry. The house is tiled and constructed in the Keralan style. The small garden slopes gently away into the backwaters. The farmland around the house has coconuts, areca nuts, mangoes in profusion -12 varieties in all -pepper, pineapple and mangroves, besides various medicinal plants. But the most prized possession is a 200 year -old mango tree called "Chandanakaran" locally, which incidentally is the biggest tree in the village. The rustic charm of this village ambience is sure to leave an indelible impression as you say goodbye to Kochi -the queen of the Arabian Sea. Later walk around to see the village life and educate yourself on Prawn Fishing and Coir making or take an optional tour of Cochin city.