Kumbalangi: the tiny eco-friendly, self-sustainable village

India’s first eco-friendly tourist village

This tiny backwater village is about a 20-minute drive from the hotel and is one of the officially designated model tourist villages in the backwaters of Kerala. The complete route is very scenic and dotted with lakes/backwaters, paddy fields on both sides and lined with coconut trees. It seems like an offbeat location with a movie-like set-up. En route there are large roosting sites and hundreds of water birds that one may never have seen before.

This village is designed to give you space to fully unwind and reconnect with nature and indulge in the daily life activities of the villagers. And like they say, ‘Be the change you wish to see in the world’, the villagers have integrated eco-tourism into their daily lives to develop the village as a tourist destination and have started coir-making, mat making, handicrafts, coconut harvesting, fishing, crab farming, basketry and whatnot. And Yes! You can also enjoy hands-on experience with these activities along with them.

Why not join in some fun and connect with locals? And embrace village life like any local! This is a true one-of-a-kind experience and opportunity to witness the countryside and be a part of the villagers’ daily life activities. Learn more about the village way of life that you could not discover elsewhere.

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