Matsyafed has taken a new step towards aqua tourism promotion in the state and it is called Milky Way. Kerala Matsyafed made an aqua farm, Milky Way located at Malippuram, Vypeen, and developed a major fish-producing centre for the region and turn the fishing village into a famous aqua-tourism spot. This acqua farm is about 12 kilometers from the High Court junction and across the Goshree Bridges. It would be a nature lover’s paradise with its abundance of mangroves, fauna and flora, Serene waters, the lagoon and narrow canals, has much to offer to the discerning guest. This farm opened its doors to public and tourists hardly a year ago and produces 25-30 kg fish every day.
The new initiatives suggested are aiming to help developing Upliftment of fishers and aqua-farmers communities with gainful employment opportunities and capacity strengthening. This aqua farm is established to showcase & promote the aquatic culture of the state. Milky way project helps to educate local tourists as well as foreign tourists on harvesting and cultivation of fish, demand and supply of fish.
The entry ticket of Rs. 200.00 (adults) and Rs. 100 (children below 12 years) is inclusive of boating, soft drink and a lunch with fish curry at the restaurant operated by a self-help group . The aqua farm is a perfect getaway for one day picnic.
You can enjoy following activities in the farm : –
- Fishing – most rewarding fishing trips and enjoy fishing
- Enjoy Sight seeing
- Taste mouthwatering sea food
- Rest in the hammocks enjoying serene beauty of landscape and local village life.
- Boating experience in a pedal boat to get the overview of the farm
- Visit to Mangrove Trees through backwaters
- Visit Prawn, Fish & Crab Farm
- Visit to Chappa Beach
Timing :- Timing is from 10 am to 6 pm every day.
Ticket Rate – ADULTS :- Rs 200/- per person, (Which includes meals with fish fry and fish curry and boating in pedal and row boats)
Ticket Rate – CHILDREN :- Between 5 to 12 yrs Rs 100/- per head.
Do you want to experience the real flavor of Kerala? Visit the famous Punarjani Traditional Village Munnar and make your trip to Munnar more enjoyable and memorable. It is a cultural centre where travelers can enjoy traditional art forms like Kathakali and Kalaripayattu. They offer daily performances so that travelers can enjoy these art forms and know the culture and tradition of the state. Never forget to visit Punarjani Traditional Village Munnar if you plan a trip to the beautiful hill station of Munnar.
Munnar- A Visual Retreat
Of course, Munnar is truly a visual retreat. Travelers choose this hill station in order to explore its panoramic nature and enjoy some refreshing holidays. In fact, the pleasant climate and aromatic fresh air certainly make you refreshed and rejuvenated. In addition to explore the beautiful tourist attractions of this tourist destination, travelers to Kerala also love to enjoy its rich culture and traditions. Kathakali and Kalaripayattu are two main art forms of the state. You can conveniently enjoy them visiting the Punarjani traditional Village during your Munnar holidays.
Kathakali – A Great Performance Art
Kathakali is a classical Indian dance drama. In fact, it is known as the king of performing arts. Skilled artists perform this art form at Punarjani. It is a combination of music and literature. Besides, acting, dancing, attractive costumes and detailed facial makeup also play important role in Kathakali. This art form usually performed in a special presentation temple called Koothambalam. In order to become a skilled Kathakali artist, one needs to undergo hard core training for several years. You can understand the mental quality of each character in from the costume and facial makeup of a Kathakali artist.
Kalaripayattu – A Renowned Martial Art Form
Kalaripayattu is the traditional Martial art form of Kerala. A lot of people visit Kerala in order to enjoy the charm and spell of this traditional art form. In fact, Kalari is considered as the ‘Mother of all martial arts’. Many popular martial art forms like Kung-Fu, Karate and Judo adapted the techniques of Kalari. The practitioners of this art form need to undergo many years of laborious practice as in the case of Kathakali to become a perfect artist. They can get fitness of body and mind and build up courage only through years of rigorous training.
The main aim of Punarjani Traditional Village is to preserve our cultural heritage and develop our tradition. Travelers can enjoy genuine shows performed by well trained artists at these theatres. The skilled artists make all efforts to make shows attractive and effective. Guests can watch Kathakali at Punarjani Traditional Village Munnar from 5 pm to 6 pm and they can watch Kalaripayattu from 6 pm to 7 pm every day. The entry fee for each show is Rs. 200.