Njarakkal Aqua Tourism project by Matsyafed is a huge 125 hectare brackish water fish farm. It is located at 15 kilometres from Kochi in a village called Njarakkal or Narakkal. It has four culture ponds along with three nurseries. The fish farm almost lies inside the lake of Vembanad. The major type of fishes found in the farm includes Prawns, Karimeen (Pearlspot), Mullets, Tilapia, Crab , Green Shell Mussels. It is a popular Eco tourism project by the Matsyafed.
Njarakkal Aqua farm offers numerous facilities for spending a complete day there. You can relax on hammocks, swings or benches on the bunds under the shady coconut trees, or do some fishing or even boating. This tourist centre is a big aqua farm where you can enjoy beauty as well as learn some thing new about farming and fishes. You can learn a little about shrimp farming when you enjoy with your family alongside this big fish farm. Spread across an a massive area of 18 kilometers, this mesmerizing aqua farm and its brackish waters along with its alluring beauty is perhaps one of the most must visit places of Kerala. Fishing is the most important sporting activity in Njarakkal Aqua fish farm. You can get fishing reels, fish food and lots of useful advice, before you can indulge in fishing at this farm.
Privacy of this place is worth mentioning. It assures privacy to visitors and the panoramic beauty rejuvenates the soul. You can even go for a boat ride through this large lagoon and enjoy the peaceful and serene nature of this place. You can buy fresh fish caught from these waters and if you fancy it, you can get it cooked for your lunch. Cooks from the farm would cook your catch for you if you desire to do so. They farm is provided with pedal boats that could be used for a easy boating. The latest attraction to the farm is the solar powered boat. This boat takes you around the farm in its calm and silent atmosphere.
Proximity to the Malippuram beach is an added attraction of this aqua farm. After spending an eventful day in the farm, you can go to Malippuram beach for a late-evening bash.