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Kumbalangi, a tiny beautiful island village off Kochi in Kerala, is an example of how an underdeveloped fishing village has become a thriving eco tourist destination over the past few years, benefiting the local fisher folk who run homestays. This island is under the Integrated Tourism Village project and is a unique initiative to transform the tiny island as a model fishing village and eco tourism hotspot. Here at the eco tourism destination of Kumbalangi, one can fully savour a variety of natural splendours, and paramount to a model tourist village, the outstanding ecological balance of the location.
The eco tourism destination of Kumbalangi can be accessed through rail at Ernakulam junction, about 25 km away and by air at Cochin international airport , about 40 km away.
Model tourist village
Dotted with homestays famous for coastal delicacies, the island gives tourists a peak into the local way of life and living. Kumbalangi was developed as the State’s first model tourism village as part of Kerala government’s rural development efforts.The self sustaining eco tourism destination of Kumbalangi ensures employment opportunities to locals.As it stands, Kerala scores high as a tourist destination in the country.
The model tourist village of Kumbalangi which is an ideal eco tourism destination by virtue of its abundance in natural resources, is a veritable treat to its visitors with the famous Chinese fishing nets and many other sights to savour. As part of the model village project at Kumbalangi, a nearby island near Palluruthy would also have plenty of interesting vistas and activities in the near future. This coastal hamlet without doubt provides a fascinating glimpse of the simple and prosperous livelihood of the villagers, and also unravels the age-old, magnificent cultural heritage of the place. This village has its own natural beauty.
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