Cheruvayal is a serene village situated near Mananthavady in Wayanad. The village is caressed by the Kabani River. Cheruvayal is today famous in the name of Cheruvayal Raman, a farmer from the village. Cheruvayal is not just a beautiful village but is gifted with hardworking farmers and skilled artisans. The village features long stretches of lush green paddy fields.
The walkway in front of the house was made of cow dung-coated mud floors. The floor coated with cow dung and mud has several benefits. Cow dung acts as a natural insect repellent. The anti-bacterial property in it prevents us from many diseases and the floor remains warm in winters and cold in summers. 150-year-old home, a house built in those times when the British were foot marching on our soil. The architecture of the mud house with bronze roofing was quite popular in those times. In the same compound, there was another house (slightly smaller) for his daughter and family. Bang opposite his house was the cowshed and the storehouse for stocking timber to use for firewood. It is here that he stores the seeds too. Over the years, Raman has developed over 50 varieties of paddy. He preserves the seeds in special shelters and gives it to villagers nearby. The seeds are stored in a pine-like structure made of cattle fodder and soil.
In this Tyndis tour, You can experience Green paddy fields where a variety of them are growing strong swaying with the wind. He belonged to the ‘Kurichiya tribe’, a prominent tribe in the Wayanad district. The tribe takes pride in preserving their ethnicity as they were successors of ‘Thalackal Chanthu’, the tribe leader who led the guerilla warfare against the British alongside Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja.