The Neendakara is a famous fishing port and a historically important place in Kerala located in the Kollam district. It is almost 9 kilometers away from the Kollam Town and considered as the major fishing village. This region is not only famous for fishing but also for other marine activities. The existence of Indo-Norwegian Fisheries Community Project is a major factor for the popularity of this fishing port. This community project provides great support for the fishing activities in Kollam. People can visit any time of the year in order to enjoy the beauty of this place. Plan a visit to this fishing harbor in Kerala through KSU. Log on our website www.ksu.in to know the other major tourist attractions in this district and plan your Kollam holidays.
Neendakara – A Beautiful Fishing Village
Neendakara is a charming fishing village located in the Karunagappally taluk almost 14 kilometers away from Karunagappally town. It is a historically significant region. Many Portuguese traders settled in this region in the 16th century. In the local language, Neendakara means ‘a long bank’ and today it is among the major fishing harbor in the state. This port has the capacity to contain more than 500 fishing boats at a time. Many people visit this region as the places surrounding this port offers marvelous views of the nature. You can watch delightful views of the Ashtamudi Lake that converging into the beautiful sea from the adjoining bridge.
One of the great attractions of Neendakara is that the Indo-Norwegian Fisheries Community Project is headquartered here. This project is the spine not only for the fishing but also for other marine activities in Neendakara. It is the first foreign aid development project of Norway which was established in 1953. This project was established in order to modernize the fisheries in Kerala. It also gives importance to the health, water supply and sanitation of the people who involved in fishing activity. Norway gave financial and technical assistance to India during the period 1952-1972. The setting up of the Fishermen Training Institute is the prime activity under this project. They also established a boat building yard and a refrigeration plant at Sakthikulangara. This project was moved to Ernakulam later in 1961 and today it focuses only on fisheries.
How To Reach Neendakara
People can visit Neendakara throughout the year to enjoy its picturesque location. Reaching this destination is pretty easy as Kollam is a well connected place through airport and railway. It is easy for the travel lovers to find buses from Kollam town to Neendakara.