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Kerala Backwaters: Pokkali Rice Farming

Pokkali farming is a unique community initiative to preserve a one-of-a-kind, saline-tolerant strain of rice that's on the brink of extinction. Pokkali rice is one of the oldest crops on earth cultivated with a farming tradition that involves rice and prawn. Here, you'll get the rare chance to learn about it before the tradition and grains both disappear.
Cochin, Kerala

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How do I get there?
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From Kochi Airport, you can take any of these buses: JNK1, JNK2, JNK3, JNK19, JNK14 to get to Fort Kochi, the meeting point. It takes 1.5 hours by bus and costs USD1-2.
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Do I need to go with a guide?
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Yes, you will need a guide to bring you around and to tell you more about Pokkali farming.
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Do I need to train up?
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No.
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What's the best time to go?
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The best months to visit are January, February, October, November, December
We recommend the above period because you would have good weather.
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Any tips for what to do in the area?
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While you're there, do check out the water activities in Kerala as well - from rafting to canoeing to kayaking. You may also opt for a more culturally-immersive experience by exploring homestay options.
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