Kumbalangy is an island-village on the out skirts of Cochin city of Kerala State in South India . As Kumbalangy is close to the heart of Cochin city reaching there would pose no problems whatso ever. Innumerable 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 the rich 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.
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 950, inclusive of breakfast. Lunch and dinner are also provided at an extra charge.
Many people also wondered whether Kerala food would be palatable to foreign taste buds. The result, though, has been extremely satisfactory. 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.
The village is well connected by road to the mainland. Fisher folk and boatmen also demonstrate various fishing techniques for the tourists.Under the Kumbalangi project, Kalagraamam, an artists' village will showcase the traditional fishing equipment and handicrafts of the region.The Kumbalangi panchayat is well aware that being a tourist destination also brings with it greater responsibilities and are ready to greet all thier visitors in the best possible way.