A short drive from Ameya is the enchanting village of Kumarakom. Here life flows at a gentle pace with the villagers mostly living off the lake and farming mainly paddy. An interesting fact is that the rice fields here are below sea level with the water level controlled by dykes. This tour of the village on motorized canoes will let you experience true life on the backwaters. The tour for about 4 hours will cover the various types of fishing on the lake, stopping off in the interior of a backwater village to see the way they live, see how toddy is tapped, coir is woven and crops that are grown. For people who love birding this trip also offers a lot of opportunities for spotting some endemic and migratory species. This is an authentic local experience on offer from Ameya. Do contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.