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 center for the region and turned the fishing village into a famous aqua-tourism spot. This aqua 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, have much to offer to the discerning guest. This farm opened its doors to the public and tourists hardly a year ago and produces 25-30 kg of fish every day.
The new initiatives suggested aim to help develop the Upliftment of fishers and aqua-farmers communities with gainful employment opportunities and capacity strengthening. This aqua farm was established to showcase & promote the aquatic culture of the state. The Milky Way Project helps to educate local tourists as well as foreign tourists on the 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 a day picnic.
You can enjoy the following activities on the farm: –
- Fishing – most rewarding fishing trips and enjoy fishing
- Enjoy Sightseeing
- Taste mouthwatering seafood
- Rest in the hammocks enjoying the serene beauty of the landscape and local village life.
- Boating experience in a pedal boat to get an 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 the pedal and row boats)
Ticket Rate – CHILDREN:- Between 5 to 12 yrs Rs 100/- per head.