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Kumbalangi Backwater

Vast serene backwater stretches, indigenous fishing, perfect setting for a country boat, prawn culture and crab farming, all these describe the Indian village of Kumbalangi. All these factors are enough for any Indian village to attract tourists and Kumbalangi possesses all these in abundance. Kumbalangi presents an astounding mix of contemporary holiday spot and specialties of a conventional but unique village life. Here travellers can not only enjoy the tranquility of backwaters but can also experience village life at its best. Friendly and warm village folk of Kumbalangi await tourists and take them to see the paddy fields and incredible sea. The visitors can experience an exceptionally tranquil atmosphere by walking along the mangroves with cool and soothing winds from the sea.

However, the major attraction of this island village remains its backwaters only. Kumbalangi is surrounded by beautiful backwaters and a ring of amazing Chinese fishing nets circle this unique village-island where one can witness one of the richest aquatic lives. A long array of mangroves separate water from land aiding perfect breeding ground for small fish, oysters, crabs, prawns etc. The close proximity to the city of Cochin makes Kumbalangi is an ideal getaway destination for travelers who are craving to discover something unique, very basic but new.

It has rightly acquired the title of first Model Tourism Village of India. This place is actually a dream come true for the ones who seek pleasure by staying close to nature, conserved eco-systems and preserved environments. Blessed with intimate interlocking of vast stretches of backwaters, Kumbalangi presents the ultimate way of relaxing and enjoying tranquility. There are number of water bodies which caress the village of Kumbalangi, before flowing into the Arabian Sea.

How to Reach

By Air

The nearest airport to the Kumbalangi is Cochin which is located at a distance of about 45 Km from the village. Taxis and Auto-Rickshaws are easily available to take you to Kumbalangi.

By Rail

The nearest railway station is Ernakulum south railway station located at a mere distance of 12 Km. After reaching here, you can hire a taxi or auto-rickshaw to reach Kumbalangi.

By Road

The village is at a drive of about 45 Km from Cochin and 16 Km from Ernakulum Bus Station. Both Ernakulum and Cochin are connected to many other cities and towns of Kerala and Karnataka through a well-developed network of roads.

Climatic Conditions and Best time to Visit

The climate is moderately hot during summers while monsoons receive heavy rainfall. The best time to visit the place is in winter season that is from October to March.

Prime Attractions

Pokkali Farming

Pokkali farming is a unique and incredible crop pattern which alternates between cultivation of rice (an organic rice) and fish. Both thee are carried out individually for six months in a year. The beautiful paddy fields are an attraction to the tourists. Also, mangroves are in abundance here as the farmers and fishermen get plenty of fish due to presence of mangroves. 

Cherai Beach

Cherai beach is located in the area of Kochi in the Vypin Island. It is a beautiful beach with an incredible natural beauty. The golden sands of the beach and its calmness make it an ideal location to spend your day and enjoy some water activities.