This self-sustained island-village is Kerala’s first Integrated Tourism Village. Fishing, prawn and crab farming, toddy tapping, coir weaving and pokkali rice farming are the major occupations here. And, on a visit to Kumbalangi, you will find artisans and farmers going about their daily chores, and you can observe their lives first-hand. Learn how to cook a traditional dish from one of the families here – also enjoy a meal with them. Walk through the lanes and paddy fields and see how rice is cultivated, and depending on the harvest season, you could lend a hand to the native farmers here. Located nearby is the Kalagraamam, the artists' village where you can see traditional fishing equipment used by the natives and handicrafts of the region.
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