Tour Description: 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:
You will be accompanied by a trained story-teller fluent in English, and will come back with a deeper understanding, not only of the ecology of the region, but also of Kerala's inspiring community based self-help groups and co-operative bank movements.
Plan for the Day:
Duration: 6-7 hours
INR 4900 per person for 7-10 adults
INR 5500 per person for 5-6 adults
INR 6500 per person for 3-4 adults
INR 7000 per person for 2 adults
INR 11500 for solo traveller
Includes: Transfers to/from Fort Kochi by AC vehicle, trained storyteller, farm visit, village walk, thoni ride, interactive lunch at the village, and all taxes. This is a community tourism initiative designed to augment local incomes. Tour costs include payments to locals.
Excludes: Tips and gratuities.