“You don’t have to be rich to travel well.”– Eugene Fodor.
My family and I visited this place in September 2018.
Akalapuzha is a saltwater river in Kozhikode District in Kerala, India.
This river is shallow and blessed with lots of fishes including shellfish. The surrounding area is very calm and very suitable for developing as a tourist spot.
The distance from Calicut KSRTC Bus Station to Akalapuzha is around 32 KMs, which will take around an hour or so.
The biggest town nearby is Quilandy
We could see a couple of pedal boats but couldn’t find any Tourists or Guides, when we visited this place.
Kerala Tourism Department or the nearby Panchayat should take some initiative to develop this region into a wonderful tourism spot.
When I had searched on Internet, I could read about some tourism related developments that had happened in this area couple of years ago. But due to some reason, I don’t see any such developments now. The only existing mark of that old developments are some pedal boats but they are a kind of damaged because of limited or NO use.
After Muchukuunu road, the path is narrow with sharp curves and slopes.
Nearby places worth visiting would be:
1. Kollam Chira: The renovation of Kollam Chira happened recently and its now well maintained.
You can see the areal view of Kollam Chira in this Youtube Video –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIEWkFWISsw
Also, if you are somewhere nearby, Please dont forget to have a cup of Tender Cocunut juice (Rs. 25/-.I guess) from the shop nearby the Chira. You can also take home the same as parcel which they will give in plastic bottles. Worth drinking this. I really enjoyed.
2. Kollam harbour
One Line Summary: If you are staying somewhere nearby, you can visit once probably in a evening. If you are from a far away place planning to visit only this spot, I would certainly recommend you to think twice, before planning the trip.