Vakayad Padashekhara Samithi and Panamaram Panchayath BMC brings you a collective rice planting festival – ‘KAMBALANATTI’ in association with MS Swaminathan Research Foundation and ‘Kabani – the other direction’ at Panamaram, Wayanad on 17th – 19th of August 2019.
This collective festival is a celebration to strengthen the idea of organic farming through agro-biodiversity conservation while providing an additional income to the farmers through community based sustainable tourism.
Panamaram Kottillam is a breeding ground for around 12 species of migratory birds. The paddy fields nearby is a frequent perching ground for these winged visitors, resulting in crop damage as the cultivated rice plants can’t bear their weight. Instead of shoving them away, the farmers of Vakayad Padashekhara Samithi, is introducing ‘chettuveliyan’ into these fields – a traditional rice variety tolerant to stress and strain. We invite you to meet and greet these farmers in their efforts of Agro-Biodiversity Conservation !
ADDITIONAL INCOME TO FARMERS..
As the farmers are using traditional rice variety as well as organic farming at Vakayad Padashekaram, their yield in rice is expected to be lesser than others in the market.
To compensate for that, they have taken up sustainable community based tourism as an additional income and travellers can compliment them by travelling thoughtfully..
Your travel compliments the farmers in their eco-friendly practices by boosting their morale as well as providing financial benefits to them.
WHAT’S MORE ?
The conservation and rejuvenation of tributaries of Kabini River, often challenged by pesticide use and bank erosion, is another aim of this festival as it provides major drinking water source to many communities including Bangalore.
We invite you to this festival of resilience!
HOW TO TAKE PART?
The farmers welcome you to their village and into the paddy fields to see and experience their efforts!
You can further choose any community based travel options and further contribute to the community as you wish
HOW TO REGISTER?
You can send an email/Call or WhatsApp to us and once the availability is confirmed, you can transfer the package amount (see pricing)
Email: [email protected]
Call: 9656 500 047, 7736 467 927
Whats App: 7736 467 927, 9400 640 522
ACTIVITIES & TARIFF (INR)
- Kambalanatty festival + Kottillam Egret Sanctuary visit : Rs.500
- Previous day accommodation + Kambalanatty (Twin sharing) : Rs.2000
- Previous day accommodation + Kambalanatty (Single Room ) : Rs. 2500
- Kambalanatty festival + Homestay Accommodation (Twin sharing ) + Wayanad Walk: Rs.3500
- Kambalanatty festival + Homestay Accommodation (Single Room ) + Wayanad Walk: Rs.4000
Bank: Axis bank
Branch: Kallayi Road Kozhikode
Account Name: Kabani community tourism and services
Account number: 914020008205911