The homestay is located in the din of all this natural bounty. It is designed to offer the guests great insights in to the life and culture of the people of Kumbalangi. Kallanchery is a perfect out of the map setting. Her courtyard welcomes the monsoons and bids farewell to every setting sun.
It’s the most serene place, fully green environment, full of coconut trees, homestay facing a big backwater, where you can see fishing nets everywhere. You can stay with the family as a part of it in a separate cottage provided to you with independant access and facilities such as telephone and internet connectivity.
Homestay in Kallancherry Retreat is one among the best homestay in Kumabalanghi, kochi.
Why Kallancherry Retreat?
Fully furnished room/cottage with absolute privacy.
Available on daily or weekly basis at very competitive rate.
Friendly supports from the host’s family.
Enjoy home cooked food & beverage.
Hygienic, well-maintained accomodation.
Ample parking area.
Things to do
For those who do not like to sleep in nature’s lap Kallanchery gives you the opportunity to work with the community on all it does. You can row the country canoes, climb up the coconut trees, all this with the farmers and fishermen working in the estate. If these don’t interest you, you can take up any of the activities mentioned under here.
Crab farming or ‘NJandu krishi’ is done in the estate. You can enjoy catching crabs from the natural pools and ponds that exist in the farm for the purpose. The traditional method for catching crabs is a sight to watch and study. You can master the art too.
You can row the country canoe in these pools among the countless flying milk fishes. These fishes jump out of the water across the boat as you row on the surface. They are a sight to see.
Spread your Nets
For those of you who like to emulate and celebrate the fishing activities of local Kerala, you can try your luck with the nets.
Learn how to prepare your nets for a day out at backwaters and how to spread them. Throwing the net in the circular pattern is an art by itself. You can also devour the delicious meal from your precious catch.
Cage fishing also exists on some Scandinavian islands. In the estate though, a traditional method is used. Branches of trees are immersed in water for weeks. These offer a sweet haven for young fishes and they stay here. After many weeks, the branches are covered with a net and then they are removed. The fishes get trapped in the net. You can learn to set the trap and how to catch the fishes within.
The Chinese Fishing Net
The cheena vala is a fishing technique that originated in China and spread to Kerala. Kerala had countless trading posts all along her costs during pre-history. China was an important trading partner during those days. The cheena vala is the only existing form of stationary net fishing system in the world. At kallanchery you will find a number of them along her vast green grounds facing the backwaters.
Copra is dry coconut. Every part of the coconut tree is put to some use in kerala. Her long leaf cluster is used to thatch roofs, her wood is used for making furniture, the coconut shell is used for burning, her husk is immersed in water and yields the fibers that are spun together to make coir, her scalp is used in cooking and when dried yields a cooking medium called coconut oil or ‘velichenna’.
Coir manufacturing forms an important part of the local economy. Coir is in demand internationally as a geo-fabric that is used to manufacture eco-friendly carpets and mats. Coir weaving is done o specialised ruts. You can watch and try your hand eye coordination here.
24 Hr Room Service : Yes
Food : Yes
Laundry : Yes
Other Facilities : Homely food, Internet
Contact Person : Mr. P. R. Lawrence
Class : Diamond House
Address : Panackal House
Kallanchery , Kumbalanghi, Kochi
Phone : +91 484 2240564
Mobile : +91 98474 46683
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.kallancheryretreat.com