Experience a Traditional Nair Household during a Homecooked Meal with Locals

Duration: 2 hours
Destination: India, Kerala, Kochi
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  • 2 hours
  • Kochi
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

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!

Usha and her husband grew up in Thrippunithura and Ernakulam in Kerala, and later lived in the US for many years. About six years ago they inherited an old house in Thrissur, and living there for them is like reliving their fond memories of growing up in Kerala.

Usha’s old-world house was built over 100 years ago by her grandfather in Kerala style with British overtones. You will see a lot of traditional Kerala style architecture from the tiled roof and black flooring, to antique furniture, old family photos and various other memorabilia collected over the years. 

Usha is happy to customize the menu as per your preference. Please let her know when you book if you have any special requests.

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
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Thrissur, Kerala, India


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

2 hours

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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