Akkulam is a backwater tourism center just ten kilometer from Thampanoor- the heart center of Trivandrum City.Akkulam backwaters is an extension of the well known Veli Lake.
On the banks of the tranquil backwaters of Akkulam is a popular tourist village with various leisure options. It is a perfect retreat for the city dwellers of Trivandrum. Those who live a life in multi-storied flats and congested dwellings of the crowded city can breathe fresh air and have cool bath in the swimming pool for as low as Rs.15 per head.
All sorts of boats are available for the entertainment of the tourists at very affordable rates. Speed boats, pedal boats, row boats, all very colorful and light even children can handle them with ease.
The calm and serene atmosphere and its unique natural beauty are fascinating for the tourist. The village consists of the Boat Club, Swimming Pool, Children’s Park, An
Anthurium Project and a Snack Bar. There is a fort and a palace in this place which is worth seeing. The palace is rich in wood carving of the old age. There are even house boats for overnight stay on the idyllic scenery of the backwaters.