Kumbalangi Village Tour3 Days & 2 Nights

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Package Itinerary

Day

1

On arrival check into Ente Kumbalangi. Sherly’s Ente Kumbalangi is a boutique 5 bed room home stay set on the Cochin Backwaters in a Village called Kumbalanghi. Kumbalanghi is the first model fisheries and tourism village of India which has its own tradition and culture.

Day

2

After breakfast proceed for a visit of Chinese fishing nets, crab farming and indulge in activities like dehusking the coconut, dry coconut processing, weaving coconut leaves etc. Overnight stay is arranged in Kumbalanghi.

Day

3

After breakfast check out from the Hotel by 11 AM.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

Hotel Details
 
Destination Hotels Room Type
Kumbalanghi Sherly's Ente Kumbalanghi Deluxe Room

Tour Cost: INR 3750 (Per Person Per Night On Twin Sharing Basis)
 
INCLUSIONS WITH ABOVE COST:

One night stay with Ente Kumbalanghi homestay 
Room on Twin/Double occupancy basis.
Inclusive of welcome drink
Swimming pool usage
Temple & Church visit 

More Activities on complementary with this package:: 
 
• Coir Making 
Here coir is made in the traditional way  in which  ripe coconut husks are  soaked ,retted and seasoned ;and then the village women beats  the retted husk with wooden mallets to separate the fibres after drying it in the sun for 2-3 hours..  We provide our guests a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the traditional way of de-fibering, (separation of bristle fibres called golden fibres being accomplished by hand by the villagers). And one can also get introduced to loom, the only equipment used in traditional coir making. It is really interesting to watch how the villagers hook the fibre in the spinning loom, walk backwards...with their magical fingers making coir out of the fibre. Coir yarn thus made is used to make carpets. Carpets are made directly from coir fibres as well. 
 
• DEHUSKING COCONUT AND SEASONING THE HUSK 
Step 1 in coir yarn processing is dehusking the coconut and keeping the ripe coconut husks in fresh water for 3-6 months wherein it gets seasoned normally. This process makes the fibre soft and strong, and the coir rope made from them last longer than modern coir and is also used to make coir mats. 
 
• COPRA (DRY COCONUT) PROCESSING 
The coconut, cut into two pieces and sun dried to extract coconut oil. The entire process will take three days before extracting coconut oil. Separating the copra (dried coconut) from the coconut shell is an interesting village activity done by skilled villagers who do it in a very relaxed and jovial mood. 
 
• CRAB FARMING 
Crabs usually found in the brackish water of Kerala are  1. Green crab 2. Red crab 
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 crabs weighing 500gms to 3 kgs from the farm with the help of extremely co-operative, loving and lovable villagers. 
 
• CHINESE FISHING NETS 
Chinese nets were introduced by Chinese during 15th century. Here, at Kumbalanghi Island, Chinese nets are operated usually during the night. Electric lighting is used to attract the fishes and prawns. Usually two persons operate one net and it is an interesting experience watching them do it in a very natural and interesting manner. 
 
• WEAVING COCONUT LEAVES 
Coconut leaves are weaved by village women and watching them doing it with great expertise is really interesting.  Weaved coconut leaves are used for thatching roofs and for fencing. For this, green coconut leaves are first seasoned in brackish water which will increase the life of the weaved leaves. 
 
• CASTING NET 
This is a traditional method of fishing. Here, the conical shaped nets fitted with lead weight at the bottom are spread into the water with one yarn in the hand. The weight fitted at the bottom will keep the fishes inside the net. 
 
• GROPING FISH 
This is a skilful method of fishing done by ladies using fingers. Here, a group of ladies move in a line and grope fishes from the backwaters. 
 
• BROOM MAKING 
Mid ribs of coconut leaves are taken out and tied together into brooms which are used to clean rough grounds and floors. 
 
• BASKET MAKING 
Basket making is a dying art, only few craftsmen know how to make traditional baskets which were also used by the villagers over here to separate clam meat and shell.    
 
 
 

Exclusions

• Transportation (Can be availed with extra cost)
• Any Airfare 
• Entrances fees 
• Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, telephone, and laundry bills etc 
• Tips and porter charges 
• Any boating charges (motor boat / pedal boat). 
• Any additional expenses incurred due to any flight delay or cancellation, weather conditions, political closures, technical faults etc 
• Any other service/s not specified above 

Note

• The above rates are valid till 30 September 2019
• Transportation can also be arranged on extra cost (Kindly advice your pick up and drop points)
• All taxes, entrance fees, airfare etc if included are as on date. Any future hike will be charged extra. 
• Check in / Checkout time with the hotels are 1200 noon and overnight Houseboat (if provided with itinerary) is 1200 noon check in and 0900 hrs next day check out. 
• The above rates are valid for the given dates only. 
• Price based on base category rooms unless otherwise specified. Price with higher category rooms are available on request. 
• The above is only an offer and not confirmation of your bookings. We shall proceed with your booking once we have receive the payment from you & if we are not able to get the original hotels, shall provide equivalent/ alternative hotels.