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Tulsi Kayal Retreat

Pally Jetty, Kainakary Poopally Road,
Chennamkary, Kainakary South

Tulsi Kayal Retreat 

is nestled within the serene Alappuzha Kainakary backwaters, offering guests the privilege of a private lake view. This four-bedroom homestay is a tranquil haven, where visitors can immerse themselves in the breathtaking natural surroundings while savoring authentic local Kerala dishes.


Boasting a picturesque private lake view, Tulsi Kayil Retreat provides the perfect setting to unwind and connect with the beauty of the backwater landscape. Guests can indulge in boat rides through the mesmerizing backwaters, all while relishing the flavors of traditional Kerala cuisine. This retreat promises a rejuvenating experience for those seeking solace and a genuine taste of Kerala's local culture, set against the backdrop of their private lake view.

Experience and to see 

Tulsi Kayal Retreat is a special place located on an island in Alapuzha. You can only get there by taking a boat ride. This island is a unique spot where you can enjoy the calm backwaters and stunning views of the landscape.


The people who live on this island are mainly farmers, and they grow rice. They are known for their warm and friendly nature, and they’ll make you feel right at home when you visit. You can experience their simple and beautiful way of life and even join in their joyful festivals.


Tulsi Kayal Retreat offers a chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy the peaceful island vibes, surrounded by nature and traditional culture. It’s a perfect getaway for those seeking relaxation in a serene environment.



Tourist attractions 



        1.    Kainakary Backwaters: Explore the serene backwaters of Kainakary with traditional houseboat rides.

    2.    Chavara Bhavan: Visit the ancestral home of Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara, a prominent religious figure.

    3.    Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary: A short drive away, this bird sanctuary is a paradise for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts.

    4.    St. Mary’s Forane Church, Champakulam: Admire the historical and architectural beauty of this ancient church.

    5.    Alappuzha Beach: Enjoy the golden sands and sea breezes at the nearby Alappuzha Beach.

    6.    Pathiramanal Island: Explore the island’s lush greenery and birdlife on a boat trip.

    7.    Marari Beach: Relax on the tranquil shores of Marari Beach, known for its peaceful ambiance.

    8.    Punnappra-Vayalar Uprising Memorial: Learn about the historical significance of this place in the struggle against the feudal system.

    9.    Ambalapuzha Sri Krishna Temple: Visit this ancient temple dedicated to Lord Krishna and admire its architectural beauty.

    10.    Karumadikuttan: Discover the historic Karumadikuttan Buddha statue and its archaeological importance.



Tulsi Kayal Retreat in Alappuzha offers a wide range of activities and experiences to enjoy during your stay. Here's a list of things to do at the retreat and its surrounding habitat:


1. **Fishing**: Engage in traditional Alappuzha fishing experiences, whether it's from a Shikari boat or simply casting a line in the serene backwaters.


2. **Houseboat Ride**: Explore the backwaters and scenic landscapes by taking a houseboat ride, allowing you to relax and take in the natural beauty of the region.


3. **Village Exploration**: Immerse yourself in the local culture by visiting nearby villages, interacting with residents, and learning about their way of life.


4. **Paddy Fields of Giri**: Take a leisurely walk or cycle through the picturesque paddy fields of Giri, providing a glimpse into the agricultural heritage of the region.


5. **Local Cuisines**: Sample authentic Kerala cuisine at the retreat, featuring traditional dishes that reflect the local flavors and culinary traditions.


6. **Water World Exploration**: Discover the rich aquatic ecosystem of the backwaters, including various bird species, fish, and other wildlife.


7. **Bird Watching**: The region is known for its diverse birdlife, making it an ideal spot for birdwatching enthusiasts.


8. **Photography**: Capture the stunning landscapes, waterways, and cultural experiences through photography.


9. **Sunset and Sunrise Views**: Witness breathtaking sunsets and sunrises over the backwaters, creating memorable moments during your stay.


10. **Ayurvedic Treatments**: Many resorts in the area offer traditional Ayurvedic treatments and massages for relaxation and rejuvenation.


11. **Canoeing**: Experience the backwaters up close by taking a canoe ride, guided by locals who can show you the hidden gems of the area.


12. **Cultural Performances**: Depending on the time of your visit, you may have the opportunity to enjoy traditional dance and music performances.


13. **Relaxation**: Don't forget to unwind and simply enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings, perhaps with a book or some meditation.


14. **Boat Races**: If your visit coincides with a boat race event, it's a thrilling and culturally rich experience that you won't want to miss.


15. **Cooking Classes**: Some retreats offer cooking classes to teach you how to prepare Kerala dishes yourself.


Remember to inquire with Tulsi Kayal Retreat about the specific activities they offer and any additional experiences you can enjoy during your stay.

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