Kumbalangi, located in Kochi, Ernakulam district, combines exquisite culinary delights, the fun of boating, fishing and unmatched scenic beauty. It is the first ecotourism village in India. Surrounded by backwaters, this tiny, leafy village buzzes with fishing activities. Chinese fishing nets in the backwaters are a testimony to the thriving aquatic ecosystem.
The mangrove islands are ideal breeding grounds for crabs, oysters, prawns and small fishes. Kumbalangi is known for its fresh catch and a delectable spread of various fish dishes.
Skilled villagers make a living out of fishing, farming, toddy tapping and coir making. Enroll for a package and spend a day with the villagers to learn a thing or two about their craft. In the process, you will get to know about life in Kumbalangi, and taste the mouthwatering dishes on offer.
The place offers beautiful visuals. So, always keep your camera ready and fully charged! There are so many ways of catching fish, and Kumbalangi is just the right place to start. The fishermen take great pleasure in flaunting their well-honed skills in fishing. Go boating, learn fishing, and eat mouthfuls of delicious dishes; that’s what Kumbalangi is all about.
If it is summer and if you are in luck, you are in for a magic in backwaters. Kumbalangi is famous for Sea sparkle or bioluminescence. In local parlance, it is known as 'kavaru'. The backwaters radiate a glow, owing to the presence of a micro-plankton called Noctiluca Scintillans. The Kalagramam is another attraction at Kumbalangi; an artist village which exhibits handicrafts and fishing equipment.
District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC)
Old Collectorate Bldg., Park Avenue Road
Ernakulam – 682011
Ph: +91 484 236 7334 / 238 3988
Nearest Railway Station: Ernakulam, about 14 km
Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport, about 46 km