There are many pleasant surprises in store. Kumbalanghi is the perfect destination for visitors who value the beauty of a life closely linked to nature. For those who want to simply put their feet up, a leisurely all-day backwater boat ride or a bird watching cruise is the most perfect 'no-thing' to do! Keep an eye out for the Poomeen, the flying fish.
In the evening, a walk amidst the mangroves or cycling through the countryside revives the spirit. The night too is full of promise... drift into a dream world with a moonlit cruise. Put the revived spirits to good use...spend a day soaking in the manmade heritage. The St George's Cathedral, Narayana Guru Madom and Primary School Building are historic landmarks.
The fish auction centre, a short boat-ride away, is the hub of local activity. Here, you can bid for the day's catch and take it back for your host to cook you a great lunch. The process of bidding is rapid and in the local language; however, the real language is the hustle and the din that establishes a memorable cultural connect!
Watch a traditional boat being made, by hand, with chisel and hammer. Visit the nearby coir making facility with the manually operated coir looms, or learn about crab and prawn farming. All along the backwaters, the picturesque Chinese fishing nets beckon the visitor to come and try a hand in the company of the local fishermen.