Village Visit
Arrival at Kallanchery retreat and receiving with warm welcome & Tender Coconut

1, Boat riding in the big country boat

2,Visit Crab farm

3,Watching coir yarn making

4,Watching coconut leaves weavingVisiting the agriculture farm (about 12 acres) and see different type of plantations.

5,Watching Chinese fishing nets

6,Great Lunch at Our Restaurant – Pearlspot @Kumbalangi

7,Departure in famous Tuk Tuk [Auto]

Country Boating

Country Boating with Fisherman in Kumbalangi Lake While boating we can see many fishing methods like Caste net fishing, Chinese net fishing etc.many birds, Mangrove trees it gives the opportunity to enjoy the exotic sceneries by riding through small canals. Country boats are made up of wood of trees like Wild jack tree, Teak etc. Wood is first split into planks of thickness to 2 inches. Small boats are used for fishing. Guests, while enjoying boating, can avail the opportunity of having a close watch of different fishing methods as well.

Coir Making

Here coir is made in the traditional way in which ripe coconut husks are soaked ,retted and seasoned ;and then the village women beats the retted husk with wooden mallets to separate the fibres after drying it in the sun for 2-3 hours.. We provide our guests a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the traditional way of defibering, (separation of bristle fibres called golden fibres being accomplished by hand by the villagers.).And one can also get oneself introduced to loom, the only equipment used in traditional coir making.

Weaving Coconut Leaves

Coconut leaves are weaved by village women and watching them doing it with great expertise in a very relaxed ,cool and jovial manner is really interesting. Weaved coconut leaves are used for thatching the roof and for fencing .

Crab Farming

In these, Green crabs are less attacking. Green crabs have a very good market in the Far East especially in Japan, Singapore and Malaysia. Crabs are exported live. In our Island, there is a well-maintained crab farm where the fattening of the crabs are naturally done. Our Guests can enjoy catching of the crabs weighing 500gms to 3 kgs from the farm with the help of extremely co-operative ,loving and lovable villagers

Dehusking the coconut

Step 1 in coir yarn processing is dehusking the coconut and keeping the ripe coconut husks in fresh water for 3-6 months wherein it gets seasoned normally

Copra processing

The coconut is cut into two pieces and sun dried to extract coconut oil. The entire process will take three days before extracting coconut oil.

Clam meat processing

Clams are shellfish found in the brackish waters. For many of the inhabitants of Kallanchery Island clam meat processing is their livelihood.

Fishing Chinese Nets

Chinese nets were introduced by Chinese during 15th century . Here,at Kallanchery Island, Chinese nets are operated usually during the night.

Net making

Cost of constructing a new net may vary from Rs.60,000 to Rs. 1,00,000/As many of the villagers find their livelihood from fishing,

Casting of Nets

This is a traditional method of fishing. Here, the conical shaped nets fitted with lead weight at the bottom are spread into the water with one yarn in the hand.

Groping of Fish

This is a skilful method of fishing done by ladies using fingers. Here, a group of ladies move in a line and grope fishes from the backwaters.

Broom making

Mid ribs of coconut leaves are taken out and tied together into brooms which are used to clean rough grounds and floors

Beedi making

A beedi is a thin, Indian cigarette with tobacco flake wrapped in tendu leaf. Villagers over here can be seen rolling the tendu leaves after putting dried tobacco leaves inside it

Basket making

Basket making is a dying art, only few craftsmen know how to make traditional baskets which were also used by the villagers over here to separate clam meat and shell.


Pottery is the craft of making ceramic material into pots or pottery wares using mud. Major types of pottery wares include earthenware, stoneware and porcelain