Akkulam near ThiruvananthapuramSpread over gently sloping terrains and featuring a wide array of nature splendors contrasted by modern wonders, the city of Thiruvananthapuram in the southernmost part of the Indian mainland and happens to be a favourite tourist destination for domestic holidaymakers and international vacationers alike. Thiruvananthapuram, formerly known as Trivandrum, is also a major getaway to various locations in and around. In fact, there are several picnic spots in the city itself, which are quite popular among the locals as well as the occasional visitors.
Akkulam Tourist VillageAkkulam, located along the fringes of pictorial Akkulam Lake, is one of the most striking locations in the city. The Akkulam Lake, formed out of the scenic Veli Lake, is a charming locale that draws visitors from near and far. Sited within 10 kilometres from the heart of the city, Akkulam offers hypnotic views of the expansive backwaters. Any season, other than the monsoons, is ideal for visiting the Akkulam Tourist Village.
Attractions in AkkulamThe primary attractions in Akkulam comprise the Boat Club, which offers wide options for boating rides. The visitors immensely enjoy the boat rides here as a part of their picnicking in Akkulam. Since its inception in 1989, the Boat Club here is known to operate various types of boats like the row boats, pedal boats and safari boats. The boat rides are offered from this Akkulam Tourist Village to the enchanting destination of the Veli Tourist Village, which is another primary attraction in the region. The Kettuvallam, which is a typical houseboat of Kerala, provides the picnickers with a unique option for accommodation at the landscaped backwaters. A night stay in a regional houseboat is a thrilling experience to be remembered for a lifetime. The enthralling views of the tranquil waters fringed by swaying coconut trees charm all visitors.
Adventure SportsExclusive facilities for adventure sports provided to the visitors at the onsite swimming pool comprise of the gliders and special equipments for other types of thrilling activities. Interesting and engaging fun rides at the children’s park are the newest attractions in Akkulam, which are a favourite among the little guests here. The absorbing site of the recently set up musical fountain are also quite appealing to the beholders. The upgraded facilities that are going to be operational shortly at Akkulam include the state-of-the-art international convention centre, which is going to be the most spacious one of its kind in Kerala.
The Indian Air Force has its Southern Air Command situated at Akkulam.
Details of the facilities at Akkulam Tourist VillageContact No. of DTPC
Akkulam boat rides
Timings: 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Charges: Safari boat: Rs.250 for 21 persons; Pedal boat: Rs.60; Row boat: Rs.40
Akkulam Children’s Park
Timings: 10:00 am – 7:30 pm
Charges: Adults: Rs.5; Children: Rs.3
Akkulam Swimming Pool
Timings: 6:00 am – 6:30 pm
Charges: Adults: Rs.20; Children: Rs.10
Chithira Public Aquarium
Timings: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm (Closed on Mondays)