The first model tourist village in Kerala, India – Kumbalanghi

Kumbalanghi, the first model tourist village in Kerala
Author: Kerala Tourism

Kumbalanghi, the first model tourist village in Kerala, India, is located along the coast of Kochi. The Kumbalanghi Integrated Kerala Tourism Village project is a unique initiative to transform the tiny island into a model fishing village and tourism spot. With its famous Chinese fishing nets and some of the most scenic views of the sea, back water, canals, mangrove, agricultural land and coconut plantations, the Kerala village is a veritable treat for its visitors.

A visitors can experience and get to sample many of the rural Kerala’s traditional activities and industries on this island like coir processing, copra processing, traditional fishing techniques like catching crabs by hand, trapping fish in coconut leaf cages (padalu), fish flipping (fish acrobatics), clam meat processing like Chinese net operations, net making, mat making, weaving coconut leaves and toddy tapping. Traditional boat carpentry, coconut oil extraction and fabrication of Ayurvedic soaps also thrive in Kumbalangi.

One can enjoy traditional folk art forms such as Chavittunadakam, Parisamuttukali, and Kolkali. Or simply drink in nature’s beauty by cruising along the serene backwaters or walking along the paddy fields and mangroves in the tranquility of cool wind. Farm stays at the village are itself an enchanting experience.

Its coastal ambience and ethnic cuisine are other Kumbalaghi delights. Kumbalangi cuisine is hot and spicy and includes many ethnic dishes. Enthralling fried, steamed and curried fish dishes tempt sea food lovers. The scenic beauty and the home stays offering the local flavor are with out doubt the strength of the Kumbalangi, which was among the 15 rural village of the country to be included in the incredible India campaign of the Union Tourism Ministry . An enchanting place, Kumbalanghi is surely the perfect destination for Kerala tourists who value the simple and beauteous rural life of Kerala

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