Gramam

Back to nature and simple things

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Gramam is the home of Byju & Lyma and located on the banks of the scenic backwaters in Kumbalanghy village. This charming home is about 11 kms. South of Fort Cochin and Mattancherry - the heritage zone of Cochin, Kerala.

Set in rustic, sylvan and peaceful surroundings the house is yet well connected to the busy city and ideal for those who are looking for a quiet sojourn. The small garden slopes away into the surrounding backwaters and boasts of a wide variety of tropical fruit bearing trees like Coconuts, Arecanuts, Mango trees, Spices, Teak, Rosewood and various local medicinal plants etc. There is 150 year old mango tree called "Chandanakaran" in local parlance, which is the biggest tree in the village.

A Bird watchers delight, one can see many species of birds like the Egret, Black stork, Wood peckers, Indian robin, Cuckoo, Hoopoes and the White brested water hen.

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Activities:
Boating in the backwaters in a country boat.
Cycling through the surrounding village.
Watch the Chinese fishing nets and maybe join the local fisherman to try your hand at working these unique nets.
Watch the agile local Toddy tapper at work, climbing the coconut palms and learn how this local brew is made.

Visit the picturesque heritage zone of Fort Cochin, and browse through the Antiques & Spices markets.