The farm life
Learning about the roots, about the way food is grown and made and walking back to the simple life is what makes farm stays special. They offer a quite transparent and interactive aspect of the rural life of Kerala.
The concept of Farm Stays is revolutionizing the concept of tourism by bundling it with agro-tourism. A vacation at a farm is going to give you lot more than just memories to take back home.
Plenty of properties across Kerala offer farm stays, Trivandrum, Kottayam, Alleppey, Munnar, Wayanad, Idukki being some of them. With air-conditioned, modern rooms, these places offer you a luxury stay in a fresh village setting. Everything from vegetables to milk and honey is made here. Towards the Munnar side, your farms would have more winter fruits and vegetables and coffee, while Kottayam has more rubber plantations and seasonal vegetables and fruits.
Activities at these stays include first-hand knowledge of farming and harvest, joining in on the farm activities, informative tours and seed collections. Food is usually homegrown and made healthy and simple. Some farmhouses also have natural ponds where you can have a relaxing swim as well.
Most of the farmhouses also offer yoga and cooking classes for inmates. Some farmhouses also offer an option for long stays to travellers who wish to explore these concepts further. For those wanting an informational vacation experience, farmstay is the answer.