ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE ::
This cycling tour at Edathua is in the beautiful Kuttanad region where paddy fields are separated by small rivers that run like the highways, streets and avenues of New York around the blocks of farms, by high mud levees. This town is in the beautiful Kuttanad region. It lies below the sea level. People from throughout the state as well as from the neighboring states visit the town and the church. It is believed that prayers and offerings at this church help to heal all mental disorders and other ailments. On this cycling tour we head out to the church town of Edathua whose folks are ardent followers of St George church also known as 'Edathua Palli’.The Church celebrates its major feast during the month of May. It is an important destination for the Christian and non-Christian Pilgrims. It is in the beautiful Kuttanad region where paddy fields are separated by small rivers that run like the highways, streets and avenues of New York around the blocks of farms, by high mud levees. This town is in the beautiful Kuttanad region. It lies below the sea level. People from throughout the state as well as from the neighboring states visit the town and the Church.
St. Aloysius College which is under Mahatma Gandhi University built and managed by the Church parish is located here.
It is believed that Edathua got its name from ancient times as it was а 'resting spot' for the king's men and traders traveling by the river.Edathua was derived from 'edathavalam'.Here,the saint is well known to cure bodily ailments when prayed with a silver mini replica of the body part.
In order experience every morsel of Edathua, we have planned the trip as below:
Our journey will start at 7:30 am from Alleppy town. Get ready with your Bike and don’t forget to take your bike pouch, helmets and cameras. You’ve just started a journey deep into rural India. At 8:30 am, the route takes us along a backwater stretch, over narrow bridges, past ancient churches, temples, toddy shops and vast stretches of paddy-fields. A ferry honking out a smaller vallom (country boat), women out on the river bank washing clothes, men up in arms arguing over politics, kids playing cricket at school and fishermen with their nets are just some of the common sightings.
After that at 11:00 am, we will bike Edathua which is famous for the St. Georges' Church known as 'Edathua Palli’.
Lunch is served between 1:00 to 2:30 pm at the home of a Syrian-Christian or Nasrani. The cuisine is one we’d love you to experience, it’s a part of the Kerala gastronomy and it’s a part of our trip.
At 2:30 pm, get ready for our today’s highlight of the trip - to visit Sukumaran’s garage where he builds Vanch-ies (country boats) for the locals. His souvenirs of rice-barges and small valloms are strikingly similar to the real ones.
After that at 4:00 pm, biking back in a loop we watch duck herders, poultry farmers and fishmongers trying their best to close a deal.
Around 5:30 pm Our Journey end at Alleppy to take back a joyous memory of the hard working Boat-Man.
Our route takes us on roads with backwaters and paddy-fields on either side. Coconut palms all along give you hope of meeting a toddy tapper.
TIMINGS AND CRITERIA ::
Per group includes 3 people.
From 07:00 To 19:00
THINGS TO KNOW ::
Nearest railway station: Alappuzha, about 24 km. Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 85 km from Alappuzha.
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Lunch is served at the home of a Syrian-Christian who'd be glad to talk about miraculous happenings in the country-side.
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CHANGE OF PLANS AND CANCELLATION NEEDS ::
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