Cochin (Kumbhalangi)

Kerala | India
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Cochin (Kumbhalangi) is categorised as Backwaters

Kumbhalangi Backwaters (Nivalink Trip Dated - 24 April 2006)
Kumbhalangi Chinese Fishing Nets (Nivalink Trip Dated - 24 April 2006)

Reasons to Visit
  • Kumbhalangi area is a backwaterfront area at 15 kms from Cochin and Fort Cochin and home to some charming homestays and small hotels.
  • Backwater Destinations of India"Kumbhalangi (20-25 kms from Ernakulam) is a stretch of backwaters just south of Cochin. Kumbhalangi is home to some experiential stays and gets visitors from nearby Fort Cochin looking to get a glimpse of Chinese fishing nets and do some boating."
  • Destinations in and around Cochin"Kumbhalangi is a backwater area 10-12 kms from Fort Cochin. It wears a rural village character and is home to experiential stays."
Access Information

Cochin (Kumbhalangi) has 2 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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Cochin (Kumbhalangi) has 14 Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.

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List of Service Add Ons for Cochin (Kumbhalangi)


Services Rates Starting From
Cycle along the Kochi CoastRs. 1950
Half Day Kayaking in the Backwaters of AlleppeyRs. 3334
The Backwater ExperienceRs. 4200


Services Rates Starting From
Cycle along the Kochi CoastRs. 1950
Cycling through Fort CochinRs. 4000
Cycling through the Beaches and Backwaters Cochin (Fort Cochin)Rs. 3500
Fort Kochi on bikesRs. 1100
The Backwater ExperienceRs. 4200


Services Rates Starting From
Cultural Art PerformanceRs. 650
Cycle along the Kochi CoastRs. 1950
Kalari ProgrammeRs. 300
Kalari Training ClassesRs. 556
Kathakali Make up & PerformanceRs. 350
Learn Yoga in CochinRs. 1667
The Backwater ExperienceRs. 4200
Visit to the Cultural MuseumRs. 56

Guide Services

Services Rates Starting From
Audio Guide for AlleppeyRs. 250
Audio Guide for KochiRs. 250

9 Travel Ideas listed for Cochin (Kumbhalangi). Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Bird Watching In Thattekad
  • Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Pilgrimage
  • Elephant Training Camp At Kodanad
  • Experiences in Kerala
  • Kerala Homestay / Small Owner managed stay Experience
  • Kumbhalangi Experience
  • Lake and Backwater Experience in Kerala

Festivals linked to Cochin (Kumbhalangi) (Kerala)

  • Malayattoor Perunnal
  • Thrissur Pooram

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    10 kms from Fort Cochin are a set of backwaters overlooking Kumbhalangi village, a fishermen village having 100+ chinese fishing nets.
    View Point
    Lake Views
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    Jewish Synagogue at Fort Cochin was built in 1568 and is the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations.
    Heritage Site
    Santa Cruz Cathedral was built in 1905. Santa Cruz was proclaimed a Basilica by the Pope John Paul II in 1984.
    Roman Catholic Church
    St Francis Church is a tourist attraction at Fort Cochin. It was built in 1503 and is the oldest European church in India
    Roman Catholic Church
    At Kerala Folklore Theatre and Museum one gets a glimpse of Kerala art and crafts. There are live performances in the evening. A visit here is very popular with guests to Kerala.
    Arts Crafts Culture
    Cultural Centre, Live Performances
    A place that offers a wide ranging live performances of art forms such as Kathakali, Indian Classical Dance, India Classical Music, Martial Art (Kalaripayattu), typically in evenings. It also offers Meditation and Yoga classes in mornings.
    Arts Crafts Culture
    Live Performances
    Vadakkunnathan Temple is an ancient Lord Shiva temple at Thrissur. This temple is a classic example of Kerala style temple architecture. Mural paintings depicting various episodes from Mahabharata can be seen inside the temple.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Mattancherry Palace known as the Dutch Palace features Kerala murals depicting Hindu temple art, portraits and exhibits of the royal family of Kochi.
    Heritage Site
    Royal Heritage
    A craft village at Fort cochin that offers a wide ranging live performances. A visit here is very popular with guests to Fort cochin.
    Arts Crafts Culture
    Cultural Centre, Live Performances
    Chottanikkara Temple is a renowned pilgrim centre of Hindu goddess Bhagawati near Ernakulam.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Fort Cochin heritage walk is one recommended for any heritage traveller. The Fort cochin heritage area is home to buildings that date back to the dutch settlements in the area and still laidback and full of character. Within a short walk one can visit Jewish Synagogue, Chinese Fishing nets and St Francis Church. There are several renowned heritage hotels here.

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
EzhupunnaA quiet area South of Fort Cochin and Kumbhalangi surrounded by backwater canalsGetaway/Experiential1
KumbhalangiA quiet area few kms south of Fort Cochin surrounded by backwater canals and villagesExperiential1
Nearest Airport in Cochin (Kumbhalangi)
  • Cochin International Airport ( COK ) , Cochin (Ernakulam)-18 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Cochin (Kumbhalangi)
  • Ernakulam Junction (South) ( ERS ), Cochin (Ernakulam)-18 Kms
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