Akkulam Lake, the paradise of peace loving travelers, is situated 3 km away from Ulloor junction, in Thiruvananthapuram. A beautiful picnic spot developed on the banks of this lake has boating facilities, a well equipped children's park and a paddle pool. Those who live a life in multistoried flats and congested dwellings of the crowded city can breath fresh air and have cool bath in the swimming pool for as low as 15 rupees per head.Akkulam is a backwater tourism center just ten kilometer from Thampanoor –the heart center of Thiruvananthapuram city. Akkulam backwater is an extension of the well known Veli Lake.All sorts of boats are available for the entertainment of the tourists at very affordable rates. Speed boats, pedal boats row boats, all very colorful and light even children can handle them with ease.There is a fort and a palace in this place which are worth seeing. The palace is rich in wood carvings of the old age. There are even house boats for overnight stay on the idyllic scenery of the backwaters.
Considered to be a picnic spot, there is a large swimming pool in the Akkulam Tourist Village which is one of the major highlights of this area. The calm and serene atmosphere and its unique natural beauty is fascinating for the tourist.There is a boat club with over dozens of boats, available for joy riders.he Sculptures of Sri Kanai Kunjuraman makes this place more beautiful.
|Address:Ullor, Trivendrum, Kerala, India
|Best time to visit:August to April.
|The climate is of tropical humid type with an oppressive summer and The temperature normally ranges between 27º and 32º C.
Interesting things to do:
|Its have a popular picnic spots for the tourists. There is also a swimming pool at this serene picturesque place and There is a boat club with over dozens of boats, available for joy riders
Interesting things to Visit:
Sri Kanai Kunjuraman:
The Matsya Kanyaka ( a giangetic 35m long sculpture of mermaid) made by the famous sculptor Sri Kanai Kunjuraman.
Pozhikara Beach is a nearby haunt beloved by tourists. The Karamana and Parvathy Puthanaar Rivers empty into the Arabian Sea at this spot.
Flora and Fauna:
Brilliantly colored flowers, striking in variety beauty, the dense green foliage, the natural vegetation, the exotic water birds and others flora and fauna make your tour on the Thiruvallam Backwaters an unending bag of pleasant surprises
Veli tourist Village:
The Veli Tourist Village is sandwiched between the Veli Lagoon and the Arabian Sea. The lagoon here is separated from the sea by a narrow sand bar. Facilities at the village include water sports in the lagoon and 18 acre waterfront park with a floating bridge that connects the village to the beach.
Tourists enjoy canoe rides and capture breathtaking views of the country life on Thiruvallam backwaters tours.
Tourists can make a visit to the famous temple dedicated to the Sri Parasurma, the mythological creator of Kerala. The temple has gained immense popularity in the last few years and is visited by thousands of tourists every year. Legends say that when Parasurma threw his axe northward from Kanyakumari, a land was created where his axe fell and that particular land was named as the 'Land of Parasurma'.
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How to reach?
Nearest Railway Station:
Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station.
Thiruvananthapuram International Airport
The backwaters are accessible from anywhere in Kerala as Trivandrum is well connected to Kerala by a wide network of roads.The KSRTC links these backwaters to the state capital. Kozhikode and Kollam remain the best entry points into the backwaters.
Nearest Visiting places:
Lying at an altitude of 1,890 m, Agasthyakoodam is the highest peak in southern Kerala. It forms part of Western Ghats and the Agasthyavanam forest, The hill is revered by both Buddhists and Hindus. For Buddhists, it is the abode of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara; for Hindus it is the abode of sage Agastya, a disciple of Lord Shiva.The hills are rich in medicinal plants, herbs and many species of birds and wild animals. Trekking to the top takes two days and is only permitted between December and April.
It is a wonderful dam located near the ranges of Western Ghats, and is a well-liked tourist spot. This dam is also an ideal spot for the picnic and for spending some quality moments with friends and family.
Varkala is a seaside resort. It is also an important Hindu center of pilgrimage. High cliffs with rich mineral springs rise majestically from the coastline. The 2,000-year-old Janardana Swamy Temple and the Nature Center are the two main attractions here at Varkala.
Paripally, 48 km north of Trivandrum is noted for its Gajamela or Elephant pageant. Over 50 elephants are taken out on a ritual procession on the tenth day of the festival in the month of February-March.
An idyllic hill resort with narrow, winding pathways and cool, green, wooded environs, Ponmudi is located 913 met~s above sea level. Along with a variety of beautiful mountain flowers, exotic butterflies, small rivulets, springs and the deer park nearby, this hill station also has excellent trekking trails. Food: KTDC restaurant.
This is the land`s end of India and is only 87 km from Trivandrum. This is also known as Cape Comorin. This beautiful spot is located in the neighbouring Tamil Nadu state. This place has got international recognition because of Vivekananda who started his journey from this place.
Koyikkal Palace, Nedumangad:
Located on the way to the Ponmudi Hill Station and the Courtallam waterfalls, this ancient palace dates back to the 13th century. Here you can see a double storeyed traditional Nalukettu building with slanting gabled roofs, an inner courtyard and museums of folklore and numismatics set up by the Department of Archaeology.
Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple:
There are rock cut sculptures of the 18th century in the cave temple at Vizhinjam. The granite cave here encloses a one-celled shrine with a loose sculpture ofVinandhara Dakshinamurthi. The outer wall of the cave depicts half complete reliefs of the Hindu God Shiva with Goddess Parvathi
Sree Chithra Art Gallery:
Located near the Napier Museum, this art gallery displays select paintings of Raja Ravi Varma, Svetlova and Nicholas Roerich and exquisite works from the Raiput, Mughal andTanjore schools of art in India. The collection also includes paintings from China, Japan, Tibet and Ball.
Chacha Nehru Children`s Museum:
Children of all age groups will enjoy the vast collection of nearly 2000 dolls, stamps and masks displayed here. Observatory: Located at the highest point in the city, near the Museum complex 60 metres above sea level, one can have a bird`s eye view of the city from here.
This picturesque picnic spot is on the banks of the Karamana River. Near the Durga Temple here is a stream full offish that fearlessly come close to the shore to be fed by the visitors.
Santa Cruz Basilica Church :
This Roman Catholic church is situated near the St. Francis church and is worth a visit. It is a specimen of Portuguese architecture built in 1503. ‘Frescoes’ and mural paintings decorate the ceiling and interior parts of the church. The gothic architecture and the lofty spires gives it a unique grandeur
Willington Island :
Connected to the mainland by road-cum-railway Venduruthy Bridge, Willington Island is named after the former Viceroy of India, Lord Willington. It is a manmade Island created from the materials dredged while deepening Cochin Port. Willington Island sites some of the district’s best hotels, Trading and industrial offices. Besides the airport, ship building yard, wharf, the Southern Naval Command Head Quarters, the customs house and the Cochin Chamber of Commerce and Industries, the government of India
Vyppin light house :
The biggest Island, situated between the sea and the backwaters of Cochin. It is 24 km long and 2 1/2 km wide. There is a light house at Ochanthuruthu which is open to tourists from 3 pm to 5 pm. The Island can be reached only by water transport provided by boat services and Junkar. There are bus services on the Island.
Pallippuram Fort :
Pallippuram fort was built by the Portuguese in 1503. It is one of the oldest existing European monuments in India. The Dutch captured the fort in 1661 and sold it to the State of Travancore in 1789. This fort is situated in the northern extremity of the Vyppin Island at Pallippuram. The catholic church at Pallippuram is an important pilgrim centre of the Christians.
The Pareekshit Thampuran Museum :
Its archeological museum adjacent to the Shiva temple in Durbar Hall Road,Ernakulam. This museum features collections of the 19th century paintings , Pre-historic monuments , Old coins in a numismatic gallery, Scriptures in stone & Plaster of Paris, Copies of mural paintings etc & the collection from the Cochin royal family. In the earlier days the museum was the Durbar Hall of Cochin Rajas where guests were welcomed, and where official ceremonies and meetings were held. Now under the State Archaeological Department.
Nearest Petrol Pump:
Thampanoor Petrol Pump
Indian Oil Petrol Pump
IOC Petrol Pump
Keys Hotels Trivandrum
Fortune Hotel The South Park,
SP GRAND DAYS Hotel
Shirleysbeach Hotels and Tour operators
Things to carry:
|Carry light warm clothing, Some foods, water etc..
Tips & Suggestions:
Help Line/Phone Number:
Pothencode Police Station
Vizhinjam Police Station
Nedumangad Police Station
Chaithanya Eye Hospital
Sree Ramakrishna Mission Hospital
Medical College Hospital
ROY MEDICAL CENTRE
Divya Prabha Eye Hospital
|Society/Community Phone Number:
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