About Cochin- The Commercial Capital of Kerala

Cochin, the commercial capital of Kerala, served by an international airport, fine communication facilities, excellent accommodation, modern amenities and a lot of attractive tourist places, gives a breathtaking experience for its visitors and settlers. The district called Ernakulam where Cochin is located took its form on 1st April 1958, by carving out the areas of erstwhile Travancore, Kochi & Malabar kingdoms. The word Ernakulam was derived from a Tamil word 'Erayanarkulam' which means 'Lord Shiva's abode'.

About Kumbalangi – The Model Tourist Village

Vast stretches of serene backwaters, ideal setting for country boat cruises, indigenous fishing, crab farming and prawn culture are enough for an Indian village to attract tourists. These are all available in plenty at Kumbalangi and has led the Kerala Tourism Department to select it as the first model tourism village of the State. Now Kumbalangi is fully prepared to earn the benefits from its natural beauty and the specialties of unique village life. A warm and friendly village folk - farmers, fishermen and boatmen-await the tourists. They take travellers to the sea and paddy fields. In the evenings, the travellers experience an exceptionally soothing atmosphere by walking along the mangroves in the tranquility of the cool wind. Renewed Tourism Drive By the Government

The Destination

Kumbalangi is a village in central Kerala close to the port town of Cochin. She has a vast stretch of backwaters connected by interlocking waterways to the whole of Kerala. It is an ideal getaway location for tourists from all over the world. What makes it more interesting to visit Kumbalangi is that it is a virgin landscape unspoiled by excessive presence of tourists. Here you will find the calm, quite and tranquil landscape with warm inhabitants who depend on nature for their survival. A day in Kumbalangi can be a festival to remember; a treat for the eyes and the mind. Kumbalangi is rich with exotic local cuisines, boat building and masonry, manually operated coir looms, fish farms etc.

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