A face-lift to Akkulam Tourism Village
Akkulam Tourism Village highly lives up to its expectation, adorned with fantastic backwater and lush green surroundings. Located few kilometers from the capital city of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, the village that is run by the District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) will be undergoing a refurbishment. With a cost of five crores sanctioned by Kadakampally Surendran, the State Minister for Tourism, Devaswom and Co-operation, the second phase of the work was inaugurated and the village is all set to get revamped. The project that may take 18 months to complete includes installation of modern music fountain, amphitheatre, artificial waterfall, art installation, ropeway, cycling track, restaurants, yoga/meditation centre and a cricket patch in the Akkulam Village. A viewpoint will also be created in a 2.5 acre plot on the hilltop, offering a breathtaking view of the entire complex. The existing pond will be renovated by adding small details like boats. Now, along with various kinds of boating and swimming sessions, tourists will be able to enjoy different activities at the proposed activity centre intact with modern facilities for the visitors.
The village that had been functioning ever since 1989 is opened all through the year and is equipped with boating facilities like safari boats, speed boats, peddle boats, which is actively enjoyed in the Akkulum Lake adjoining the Veli Lake. What’s best about the park is that traditional Kettuvallam houseboats are also available for tourists here. Also, one can have an educational tour in Centre for Earth Science Studies.
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