AQUA TOURISM

Eco- friendly aquatourism facilities are provided  in the ambience of backwaters in Matsyafed  fish farms at Njarakkal, Malippuram and Palaikkari.

  1. Boating, angling and rowing facilities.
  2. Ethnic food with fresh farm reared fishes served in the canteen run by SHGs.
  3. Tourism project with total outlay of 350 lakhs is nearing completion at Palaiikari farm.

 

Aqua Tourism at Matsyafed Malippuram Fish Farm, Ernakulam

The farm is very close to chappa beach in Elankunnappuzha panchayat. The farm is famous for the  culture of Indian Grey Mullet ( Mugil cephalus ) which is popularly called  “ Thirutha”. The fish ponds and canals around the farm including a mangrove island are ideal for aqua tourism.  The Fish Farm has 46 acres of water body with 3 blocks of fish culture ponds. 

The ticket fare of aqua tourism is  Rs.200/-per head for adult person, and Rs.100/-per child up to 12 years. Welcome drink ,lunch with fish curry ,fish fry, prawn pickle and ice cream are included in the tour package. Facilities like pedal boating, row boating, angling of fish  are also available.  The sea food restaurant attached to the farm is run by a  women self help group selected under SGSY project of Central Govt.  Special dishes made from farm fresh fishes, prawns and crabs are available in the restaurant at reasonable rate.

Hammocks and huts are provided on pond bunds as well as in mangrove forest. Tourists can enjoy the whistling sound of birds in mangrove forests.  Tourists can also enjoy speed boating and witness fish jumping at north block of farm on payment of special fee of Rs.50 per head. It is a marvelous experience. A canal safari in boat is also arranged for back water cruise which is having rich greenery ambience.

Location :  7 km from High Court Junction, Ernakulum.

How to reach the destination  :  Drive through Vallarpadom- Vypin- Paravur road, cross 3 Gosree bridges, right turn at LNG circle, after 3 kms reach  hospital junction at  Malippuram, turn left to Chappa  beach road.

Visiting Time : 9am to 6 pm   Lunch time    : 12.30 pm to 3 pm

Contact : Manager, Matsyafed Fish Farm, Malippuram, Vypin, Ernakulam Phone :  09526041049 Email : malippuramfishfarm@gmail.com

 

Aqua Tourism at Matsyafed Narakkal Fish Farm, Ernakulam

Narakkal Fish Farm is located in the heart of Vypin Island and located at Arattuvazhi beach adjacent to Krishi Vigyan Kendra of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute. The place  beautifully surrounded by greenery and water. This brackish water  fish farm is famous for culture of grey mullets (Mugil cephalus). Farm has 44 acres of water body with 3 blocks of fish culture ponds. Pearl spots (Karimeen) are common in this farm which is declared as the State Fish of Kerala. Tourists are allowed to catch pearl spots by angling. Hooks and line with bait are provided to tourists for angling.

The ticket fare of aquatourism is Rs.200/-per head and Rs.100/-per child up to 12 years, which include entry fee, welcome drink,  pedal boating, row boating, lunch with fish curry ,fish fry , prawn pickle and ice cream. The food supply to tourists is managed by the seafood restaurant run by a women self help group selected under Tsunami Emergency Assistance Project of Department of Fisheries, Govt.of Kerala. Special fish dishes like karimeen pollichathu,fish molly, crab roast, prawn masala etc are available in the restaurant at reasonable rate.

Tourists can take rest in hammocks under shade of coconut palm leaves and can realx in huts and benches constructed on bunds of fish ponds. Tourists can witness sunset at Aarattuvazhi beach which is just a walkable distance of 200 meters away.

Location :  9 km from High court junction, Ernakulum.

How to reach the destination: The way to tourism centre starts from High court junction, Ernakulum. Drive through Vallarpadom- Vypin- Paravur road, cross 3 Gosree bridges, right turn at LNG circle, after 5 kms, reach hospital junction at  Narakkal, turn left to Arattuvazhi beach road.

Visiting Time : 9am to 6 pm  Lunch time    : 12.30 pm to 3 pm

Contact : Manager, Matsyafed Fish Farm, Narakkal, Vypin, Ernakulam Phone :  0484-2493864, 09526041049 Email  :  narakkalfishfarm@gmail.com 

PALAIKARI AQUA TOURISM CENTRE.

Palaikari Aqua Tourism Centre has become one of the famous Tourist destinations in Kottayam. The visitors can spend a full day in the farm for just Rs.200/- which includes a welcome drink, meals with fish curry and fry, ice cream etc.  They can enjoy pedal boating, row boating, angling and can rest  on bamboo  benches, hammocks and swings along the farm Bunds without additional cost.  They can also taste fried and roasted fresh Karimeen, Tiger prawns, Crabs etc. caught from our Farm, at reasonable rate.

HALL FOR MEETING

Families, Clubs and  Business groups  can assemble here for get together, meetings etc, for which full fledged hall  of 70 no. capacity is available.  House boats are also available for lake cruise. It is a thrilling experience to cruise through Vembanad Lake.

NEW PALAIKARI TOURISM DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

The new Palaiakri Tourism development Project is under construction. Air conditioned restaurant,  modern kitchen, Tourist facilitation centre, viewing galleries, 500 m. long walkways along farm bunds etc will be opened soon for the visitors.

CONTACTS

Visitors can contact us for enquiry and advance booking . Phone. 04829.273314, 9526041200, 9400993314. Email. atmpalaikari@gmail.com, Web. www.aquatourismbymatsyafed.com