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.