Kumbalangi- India’s first eco-friendly tourist village

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A quiet island near Kochi, Kumbalangi was chosen as the first eco-friendly tourist village. The mangroves, chinese fishing nets, coir making women and Kerala cuisine gives the tourists a lifetime experience at Kumbalangi. Its one of the best places to know Indian village life.

Location : Kerala, India

Destination type : Village tourism

History of Kumbalangi tourist village

  1. According to local myth Kumbalangi was formed during great floods of 1341 CE
  2. Kumbalangi was earlier part of Edappally kingdom before being captures by Kochi kings
  3. In 1102 CE Kochi state was formed by breaking up of Kulasekhara empire
  4. In 15th century Admiral Zheng He’s treasure fleet from Ming dynasty, China arrived Kochi
  5. In 2003, the Kerala Government selected Kumbalangi as first tourist village

Activities for tourists st Kumbalangi

  1. Tryout coir making
  2. Go for a village tour
  3. Test your fishing skills
  4. If lucky witness bioluminescence (sea sparkle)
  5. Visit Kalagramam, artists village

How to reach


Cochin International airport 43 kms away is the nearest airport.It is connected to International destinations like :

  1. Dubai
  2. Kuala Lumpur
  3. Singapore
  4. Sharjah
  5. Colombo etc

It is also connected to domestic destinations in India like :

  1. New Delhi
  2. Mumbai
  3. Bangalore
  4. Chennai etc


Ernakulam Junction railway station 14kms away is the nearest major railway station. It has trains to Indian cities like:

  1. New Delhi
  2. Mumbai
  3. Bangalore
  4. Chennai
  5. Hyderabad etc


Best time to visit Kumbalangi is the winter months November to February 

Season Average temperature
Winter season (November to February) 23°C to 32°C
Summer season (March to May) 25°C to 33°C

Nearby tourist places within 100 kms

  1. Mattanchery Dutch palace
  2. Thripoonithura palace
  3. Cheraman Mosque
  4. Alleppey beach
  5. Bolgatty Palace





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