MANKOTTA ISLAND FARM HOUSE,HARIPPAD

   

MANKOTTA ISLAND,HARIPPAD

 

Mankotta Island Resort is housed in the ancestral farm house of the Glanjikal family.

 

It is situated midway between Trivandrum and Kochi airports, 8 Kms east of the Temple Town of Haripad.

 

It takes 3 hours car drive from either airports. A part of the Old Traditional Kerala House is opened out to visitors. They can host a maximum of 3 Couples.

 

The food served is FARM FRESH. Traditional Keralan recipies are made on old wood fire stoves (Spiced down for foreign visitors).

 

While the guests are there, they become part of the house hold. They are taken around the farm, and can watch and participate (if they wish) in various farm activities. The main crop is Rice, but they also grow coconuts, cocoa, arcanuts and fresh water fish.

 

Visitors can also explore the backwaters in country boats to see life on a waterside village, the birds, the fishermen at work etc.

 

For those who want to see some local architecture, can be taken into Haripad to see the temples and the Palaces at Kayamkulam.

 

The oldest church in India, made by St. Thomas, the apostle of Christ in 54 AD is just 30 minutes car ride away from Mankotta.

 

The best months to visit Mankotta is OCT to MARCH.

 

However the months of Aug-Sep are getting to be popular because of the 'Snake Boat Races' held in and around Mankotta at that time.

 

The 1st race of the season is on the 2nd Saturday in August.

 

There are several other boat races around the festival of Onam. These dates change each year as they follow the Lunar Calender. This year its from 27th Aug - 3rd Sep 2001.

 

The owners of Mankotta and Hosts.

 

Jai Chacko - Ex Navy Commander. Jazz Musician by Choice. Has traveled the world and loves people.

 

Laila Chacko : Has studied in the US (Wash. D.C.), where her father was working in the World Bank for 20 yrs. Has traveled widely and loves people too.