Kerala Cultural Exchange by Visiting Temples & Sculptures

Sherly Cottages  arranges tour packages to the ancient temples which depicts the rich cultural heritage of Kerala and offer a chance to learn the cultural values. Kerala is a land which upholds tradition and culture. Kerala is bestowed with numerous temples which defines the glory of the Aryan and Dravidian cultures and its antiquity sustained by the people. The famous temples and sculptures include Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Attukal Devi Temple, Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple, Guruvayoor, Mannarasala, Padmanaphapuram Palace etc.

Backwater Tourism

Sherly Cottages offers packages for backwater cruises such as the traditional Houseboating/ Kettu-vallams (traditional rice boats, now converted into floating hotels), to share a lifetime experience of the panoramic backwaters. The backwater regions of Kerala are one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and comprise coconut lagoons, serene lakes and canals on the coast of the Arabian Sea

The Ashtamudi Lake, located in district of Kollam, is one of the scenic back waters of Kerala. The lake is rich in its biodiversity and possess a rare wetland ecosystem. It is a most visited tourist destination. Houseboat tourism is a popular feature where you can stay overnight in luxurious houseboats. The Munroe Island is also famous for its natural beauty and greenery.

Vembanad backwater stretch through the districts of Ernakulam, Alappuzha and Kottayam. The Kumarakom Tourist Village (Kottayam) provides house boating services. The Cochin coast (Ernakulam) is adorned with plenty of islands notable being the Wellingdon Island which houses the Port of Cochin. The picturesque Vembanad backwater is an ideal spot for sightseeing, picnicking, boating and fishing.

Apart from these three major backwater regions, the popular options are Thiruvallam Lagoons and Akkulam-Veli Backwaters located in Thiruvananthapuram district, Alumkadavu Backwaters located in Kollam district, Kumbalangi Backwaters, which is part of Vembanadu Lake, Canoli canal and Kallai backwaters, located in Kozhikode district etc. The coastal districts of Kerala are rich in lagoons and canals and Korapuzha Jalotsavam is a famous water sports festival.

Kerala Traditional Food

Sherly Cottages serves you delicious and healthy traditional cuisines of Kerala which is a blend of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. The traditional Kerala Sadya (banquet) consisting of 24-28 variety of traditional vegetarian dishes served on a banana leaf is an authentic cuisine of Kerala. We also serve popular:

Vegetarian Dishes of Kerala such as Idiyappam with Curry, Puttu and Kadala Curry, Appam with Ishtu (Stew), Dosa Ghee Roast with Kerala Style Sambar, Idli Sambar, Masala Dosa, Uppumavu , OOthappam etc.

Non-Vegetarian Dishes such as Chicken Ghee Roast, Chicken stew, Chicken Chettinady Dry, Beef stew, Fish Moli, Chicken Biriyani, Fish Biriyani, Beef Biriyani etc.

Popular Desserts of Kerala cuisine such as Palada Payasam, Ethakka Appam (Banana Fritters), Ada Pradhaman, Kadala Pradhaman are our famous dishes.

Popular Vegetarian Dishes In Kerala Food
1. Idiyappam with Curry

2. Puttu and Kadala Curry 

A famous breakfast recipe out of the many Kerala dishes, Puttu is a cylindrical steamed rice cake that is cooked in a mould with grated coconut. It can be served with ripe bananas, grated coconut, and kadala curry (the Keralite version of ‘Kala Chana’! Don’t be fooled by the simple appearance of this dish; Puttu can be very flavoursome!
3. Appam with Ishtu (Stew)

A staple element of Kerala cuisine made from fermented rice flour, coconut milk, coconut water, and a teensy bit of sugar, Appam is essentially a thin pancake with crispy edges. These crepe-like bowls are best enjoyed with Ishtu, a kind of stew that has been originally derived from the European stew and is made from coconut milk, cinnamon, cloves and shallots, and sometimes also mango pieces and vegetables. The aroma of spices with the sweet fragrance of coconut milk is enough to lure foodies to the kitchen!
4. Ela Sadya

5. Dosa Ghee Roast with Kerala Style Sambar

Listed among the ‘World’s 50 Most Delicious Foods’, dosa and sambar in Kerala cuisine make up for a deadly combination! Made from fermented rice and lentils, the ghee roast dosa is first cooked to perfection in pure ghee, and then roasted till it gets as crisp as it can.
6. Idli Sambar

Popular Desserts In Kerala Cuisine
7. Palada Payasam

A delicacy amid the main food of Kerala that’s now won the hearts of foodies all over the country, Palada Payasam is a sweet rice kheer prepared with palada. The dish is usually prepared and served during auspicious occasions and festivals like Onam. Among the many varieties of payasam, Palada Payasam is the most popular and is made out of basic ingredients like rice ada, milk, sugar, and ghee.
8. Ethakka Appam (Banana Fritters)

Pazham Pori or Ethakka Appam are both different, but equally delicious varieties of banana fritters that serve as a traditional tea time snack in the households of Kerala. They’re simply ripe bananas coated with plain flour and deep-fried in oil and serve as an integral part of Kerala cuisine. Make sure you don’t leave Kerala without trying some of these with your dose of evening tea or coffee.
9. Ada Pradhaman

Another of those lip-smacking varieties of payasam one can have in Kerala, Ada Pradhaman chiefly contains pieces of rice batter (ada) and sweet coconut milk in which they are served. It is the favourite dessert dish in the list of Kerala food and one spoonful is all you need to fall in love with it!