The quaint island hamlet of Kumbalangi is India's first model tourism village. This picturesque patch of land surrounded by backwaters has everything to woo the travellers and, not surprisingly, it found a place on this year's list of best tourism centres in the world. To the envy of other tourist destinations, Kumbalangi also boasts of India's first floating resort, the Aquatic Island.
Ever dreamt of relaxing in a room underwater? If so, you don't have to burn a hole in your pocket by travelling to Maldives and Bali in Indonesia to realize your dream; just head to Kumbalangi.
This mesmerizing floating resort, which is part of Poppys Hotel Group, is hardly 12 km from Kochi city. This facility, spread across 30 acres of pristine land, is an eco-friendly underwater resort.
Five floating villas with bamboo roofs are all geared up to welcome the guests. The underwater bedrooms of these villas are aesthetically designed and they also have private decks. The floating resort also has 10 other rooms with amenities such as mini bar, AC, TV and refrigerator.
Here you can also find India’s first infinity swimming pool, which effectively merges with the green environs of Kumbalangi. Boredom won’t touch you like activities such as cycling and fishing, and indoor games such as carom and ludo will keep you engaged. If required, a guide will also be at your service. To top it all, the local cuisines will please your palate.