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12 Famous Historical Monuments Of Kerala

Published by: Kumbalangi on 2018-06-15

Kumbalangi tourism Village -India Mirror Holidays Kerala Tour Package

"Kumbalangi Integrated Tourism Village project is a unique initiative to transform the tiny island as a model fishing village and tourism spot. Here at the Kumbalangi Tourism Village one can fully savour a variety of natural splendours, and paramount to a model tourist village the outstanding ecological balance of the location."
Kumbalangi is an integrated tourist village near Kochi hardly 10 kilometer s away. It is a beautiful island. It is a modern fishing village. Here only you can see group of Chinese fishing nets. Kumbalangi is surrounded by backwaters. It is an island in the Vembanad Kayal(river). You can see number of village boats together here. Cherai beach is nearby to this island. In the year 2003, Kerala Government has declared this as a Tourist village. Kumbalangi is the first modern tourist village.

Activities

once you enter in kalenchery island you can able to see the pleasent atmosphere of the village . We aim to ensure that the tourists have a good time seeing and experiencing real village life and they can walk through the village, watch fisher folk at work, fish themselves,visit the farms and receiving with tender coconut.
Coir Making

Here coir is made in the traditional way in which ripe coconut husks are soaked in water one to two day before proceeding to the defibering step;and then the village women beats the retted husk clean fibers are spread loosely on the ground to dry in the sun. We furnish our guest to see defibering,and you will get oppertunity to see Loom the only equipment used in traditional coir making. The fibre is extracted both manually and through machines. The remaining processes are done by using various other machines like spinning, retting, warping and weaving.


Weaving Coconut Leaves

Coconut leaves are weaved by village women and watching them doing it with great expertise in a very relaxed ,cool and jovial manner is really interesting. Weaved coconut leaves are used for thatching the roof and for fencing . For this, green coconut leaves are first seasoned in brackish water which will increase the life of the weaved leaves..

Crab Farming

The mud crabs inhabit marine as well as brackish water environments. 1. Green crab 2. Red crab In these, Green crabs are less attacking. Green crabs have a very good market in the Far East especially in Japan, Singapore and Malaysia. Crabs are exported live. In our Island, there is a well-maintained crab farm where the fattening of the crabs are naturally done. Our Guests can enjoy catching of the crabs weighing 500gms to 3 kgs from the farm with the help of extremely co-operative ,loving and lovable villagers


Fish Farming

involves raising fish commercially in tanks or enclosures such as {fish ponds}, usually for food. It is the principal form of aquaculture, while other methods may fall under mariculture. A facility that releases juvenile fish into the wild for recreational fishing or to supplement a species' natural numbers is generally referred to as a fish hatchery. Worldwide, the most important fish species produced in fish farming are carp, tilapia, salmon, and catfish.
Fishing with Chinese Nets

In kumbalangy, The Chinese fishing nets have become a tourist attraction . Chinese fishing nets (Cheena vala) are fishing nets that are fixed land installations for fishing. While commonly known as "Chinese fishing nets" The Chinese fishing nets have become a very popular tourist attraction. Their size and elegant construction is photogenic and the slow rhythm of their operation is quite hypnotic. In addition, catches can be purchased individually and need be taken only a short distance to a street entrepreneur who will cook it..

Kumbalangy is an island-village on the out skirts of Cochin city of Kerala State in South India . As Kumbaangi is close to the heart of Cochin city reaching there would pose no problems whatso ever. Innumerabl number of buses both private and KSRTC ply towards Kumbalangi. By road it is 45 Km.from the Kochi International Airport , 15 Km. from Ernakulam Railway Station, and 16Km.from Ernakulam KSRTC Bus Stand (Govt.bus stand).

Kumbalangy is surrounded by backwaters. A ring of Chinese fishing nets literally encircle the island –village bearing witness to therich aquatic life. An array of mangroves separate land from water providing a breeding ground for prawns, crabs, oysters and small fishes. The village which is 16 Sq.Km .in area is home to fishermen, farmers, labourers, toddy tappers and coir spinners all alike.
"The Kumbalangi project was set in motion in 2003 to help the local people, the economy and the locality through tourism," says M C Sivadathan, President of the Kumbalangi panchayat (village council). "And in order to achieve this, we have done away with many concepts typical of tourism elsewhere. Our idea is to create job opportunities for the villagers, while also ensuring that tourists have a good time seeing and experiencing real village life,'' he explains. The panchayat - with financial assistance from the state government - is implementing the project.

Nearly 30,000 people live in this seven square km village. The main occupation in Kumbalangi is fishing, and there are over 100 Chinese nets in the backwaters that face the village. The region - once rich in fish and mangroves - was losing its ecological capital.
Currently, there are about 10 houses that offer rooms to visitors. This facility is generally within a residence, where two or more rooms with attached baths are set aside for guests. The per day charge is about Rs 900, inclusive of breakfast. Lunch and dinner are also provided at an extra charge. The tourists sit with the host family and eat the same food they eat. They can walk through the village, watch fisher folk at work, fish themselves, go canoeing and visit the farms, among other things. They can also contact the panchayat if they require assistance.
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Written By Rajan Nambiar













Munnar: is another tourist spot of Kerala. It is surrounded with tea, coffee, cardamom and other crops cultivated in properly designed hills.Climate is cold and the hill slopes can be seen misty always. Munnar came to be known by the world during 1870. Before that this area was resident area of Tribals with forest. This had become a beautiful Tourist spot because of Mr John Danial Munro, British Resident in the Travancore Kingdom. There was a land despute between Madras Govt. and the Travancore Kingdom. The above officer Was detailed to investigate and sort out the issue. Due to his interference this land became the property of Travancore Kingdom. MeDanial John Menro was verymuch interested in the landscape and beauity of Munnar area. He took the land on lease from the owner of the land Royal Poonjar family. He started desighning the land with so many parts with roads to reach each corner of the land to supervise the cultivation. He had planted Tea, Coffee, Cardomom and other crops. During 1924,due to heavy rain-fall and land-slides entire Munnar was damaged to the maximum. Handed over the land to some one and finally it has reached in the hands of Kannan DevanCompany. By this time lot of improvements happened in this area. Many tea factories,came, hotels of budget to 5 stars dormetories, holiday home-stays came up. Lot of other cultural activity points such as Kadhakali, Eleohant. Horse camps, Kalaripayattu and other various Indian forms of dances can be experienced there. Visitors in large numbers started to visit Munnar from all over the World. Tourist industry re-defined Munnar in the later part of 20th Century. It”s natural beauty, rare flora and founa started attracting people in large numbers. Today it stands one of the most popular toutist hotbeds in the world. Other important locations at Munnar are Eravikulam National park, Mattuppetty dam, Anamudi peaks, The blossom international park and Munnar traMeaseum.