Kumbalangi is a typical fishing village located southwest of Kochi. This island is surrounded by backwaters and is famous for its Chinese fishing nets. Groves of mangroves separate the land from water and provide a good breeding ground for prawns, crabs, oysters and small fish. A visit to Kumbalangi gives an insight into the life of toddy tappers, fishermen, coir-making industries and much more. Kumbalangi is selected as Model Tourism Village by Kerala Government. This model village helps locals to make a living out of tourism and simultaneously ensuring that tourists have a good time seeing and experiencing real village life. Here, Travellers can walk through the village, watch fishermen at work, fish themselves, go canoeing and visit the farms. Kalagraamam, an artists’ village, is also being set up here to showcase the traditional fishing equipments and handicrafts of the region.