National Award for Matsyafed

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. 

Facilities like pedal boating, row boating, angling of fish  are 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 :  09526041209 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 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, 09526041209 Email  :  narakkalfishfarm@gmail.com 

PALAIKARI AQUA TOURISM CENTRE.

Palaikari Aqua Tourism Centre has become one of the famous Tourist destinations in Kottayam.   Visitors 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.

AQUA TOURISM TICKET RATES ( w.e.f 01-04-2018)

The aquatourism Entry Fees uniformly in al Matsyafed farms w.e.f-01.04.2018 as shown below.

 

Sl.No Particulars Category Timings Rate (Rs.)
1. Entry Fee Adult 10am-6pm 150
2. Entry Fee Child 10am-6pm 100
3. Entry Fee - evening Adult 3pm-6pm 100
4. Entry Fee - evening Child 3pm-6pm 50
5. Entry Fee - Holiday Adult 10am-6pm 200
6. Entry Fee-  Holiday Child 10am-6pm 150
7. Entry Fee - Holiday Evening Adult 3pm-6pm 150
8. Entry Fee- Holiday Evening Child 3pm-6pm 100
9. Speed Boat - Ferry     50
10. Speed Boat - Fish Jumping     100
11. Speed Boat - Lake crossing \ 30 mts 150
12. Hut   Half day 100
13. Hut   Full day 200
14. Video shooting     2000
15. Film shooting   Half day 10000
16. Film shooting   Full day 20000

Terms and Conditions :-

1. All rates are inclusive of GST

2. No entry fee for children below 5 years age

3. The age limit for child ticket will be 5 to 12 years

4. Saturdays, Sundays and other public holidays of state government will be treated as holidays for special rates

5. The rates for huts and speed boats will be in addition to the entry fee

6. A minimum rate of Rs.500/- will be charged per trip for speed boat - lake crossing and fish jumping

7. A minimum rate of Rs.500/- will be charged for hut-half day and Rs.1000/- for hut-full day (10am to 6pm)

8. Above fee are only for entry , Cost for food , drinks are extra

9. The revised entry fee and other fees of aquatourism facilities uniformly in all Matsyafed Fish Farms w.e.f. 01-04-2018 as above.

 

CONTACTS

Visitors can contact us for enquiry and advance booking. Phone. 04829-273314, 9526041209. Email: atmpalaikari@gmail.com