Those in the tourism industry rue the slowdown in the arrival of foreign tourists to the state. However, one kannur homestay owner from Kannur seems to be attracting a lot of attention among foreign tourists through his innovative packages based on responsible tourism, the owner of sha Beach Home in Kannur, is booked full for the next two months too. He has come up with various innovative packages that provide the tourists coming to his place with the real village experience. The latest package that he has launched is called the Village Food Experience package.
“It involves taking the group of tourists right into the kitchen of the locals and getting them to experience the cooking style endemic to the place,” who essentially is a textile shop owner but came into the best homestay in kannur west beach house venture quite accidentally. “The real Kerala can’t be experienced in the cities. And what the tourists who come to our state want is to experience the real Kerala,” said sha adding once you give them the original taste of Kerala culture, cuisine and traditions, they will keep coming back besides bringing more people along with them.
“Recently, I had a group of tourists who came in from Spain. I wanted to get them to experience the traditional sadya. So, I took them to the houses of the Kudumbasree members in our homestay in kannur village. There the tourists joined the women in gathering the ingredients needed for the sadya, prepping for the dishes and finally helping them to cook,” he said.