A country boat parked on the banks of Kochi backwaters in Kumbalangi

Kallencherry island tour at Kumbalangi village, Kochi

Kallencherry island is a small strip of land about 1 km in length connected by a bridge in Kumbalangi village. It is about 15 kms from Fort Kochi and lies in the midst of nature. It is surrounded by backwaters, tall swinging coconut trees, country boats and chinese fishing nets. It is haven for photography lovers and those seeking solitude. It has few homestays, retreats and lies hidden from tourists. I visited this island during evening and I wish that I would have spent more time in it. There are one or two shops in that area, where you can buy bottled mineral water or biscuits if you like.

                As far as I have enquired, buses do not go direct to this place from Fort Kochi or mattancherry. You have to get down at Thoppumpady and take another bus or you can simply take an auto rickshaw, which will be expensive. Also, if you are coming by bus, you have to get down in the main road and then walk for 2 kms or hire an auto rickshaw. While coming out, I was lucky to get a bus straight to Ernakulam, which is the area that I was staying. Otherwise, I would have to get a bus to mattancherry or Fort Kochi and then get a ferry to Ernakulam. If you are travelling solo and visit it during evening, do not stay long after dark as you won’t find any transportation in that area and you will have to walk and reach the main road to get a bus. It is better to stay in that area in order to explore it properly.

Silhouette of coconut trees along with chinese fishing nets in kumbalangi, a suburb of kochi during sunset.
Silhouette of coconut trees along with chinese fishing nets in kumbalangi, a suburb of kochi during sunset.
Silhouette of coconut trees along with chinese fishing nets in kumbalangi, a suburb of kochi during sunset.
Silhouette of coconut trees along with chinese fishing nets in kumbalangi, a suburb of kochi during sunset
A lone coconut tree in backwaters in Kumbalangi village
A lone coconut tree in backwaters in Kumbalangi village
A country boat kept in a narrow canal in Kochi backwaters
A country boat kept in a narrow canal in Kochi backwaters
A country boat kept in a narrow canal surrounded by coconut trees in Kochi backwaters
A country boat kept in a narrow canal surrounded by coconut trees in Kochi backwaters
Beauty of backwaters in Kallenchery island, Kumbalangi
Beauty of backwaters in Kallenchery island, Kumbalangi
A village road with green trees surrounding it
A village road with green trees surrounding it
A chinese fishing net in Kumbalangi village
A chinese fishing net in Kumbalangi village
Sunset over Kochi backwaters in Kumbalangi
Sunset over Kochi backwaters in Kumbalangi
A boat sailing in backwaters in Kumbalangi village
A boat sailing in backwaters in Kumbalangi village

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