Kumbalangi, a tiny island village off Kochi in Kerala, is a beautiful example of how an underdeveloped fishing village has gone on to become a thriving eco-tourist destination over the past few years, benefiting the local fisher folk and their home-stays. At Kumbalangi, one can fully savour a variety of natural splendours, courtesy the outstanding ecological balance of the location. Also Read - KEAM 2020 Admit Card Released: Download on Official Website at cee.kerala.gov.in | Here's How

The highlight of this little village is that it’s dotted with home-stays that are famous for serving coastal delicacies, bringing an authentic experience to the traveller. The island gives the travellers a peak into the local way of life and living, something. that not many places can boast of. Consequently, the self-sustaining eco-tourism destination ensures ample employment opportunities to locals. Also Read - Triple Lockdown Begins in Thiruvananthapuram: How it is Different From Normal Shutdown; What's Allowed, What's Prohibited Till July 13 | Full Details Here

Kumbalangi is a veritable treat to its visitors, courtesy the famous Chinese fishing nets and many other sights to savour. As part of the model village project at Kumbalangi, a nearby island – Palluruthy also has plenty of interesting vistas and activities to offer. This coastal hamlet provides a fascinating glimpse into the simple and prosperous livelihood of the villagers, and also unravels the age-old, magnificent cultural heritage of the place that have been passed down for generations.

Kumbalangi is also surrounded by backwaters that boasts of a rich aquatic life. An array of mangroves separate land from water and provide a good breeding ground for prawns, crabs, oysters and small fish. Another place to visit is Kalagramam – an artist’s village that displays fishing equipment and handicrafts. Bait-fishing is extremely popular among travellers here. Many houses in the village are home-stays and visitors can book their stay directly with homestay operators.

The nearest railway station from Kumbalangi is in Ernakulam, about 14km away. If you prefer to travel by air, the nearest airport from here is the Cochin International Airport, about 46km away in Kochi.