Fishing…For Fun at Njarakkal Aqua Fish Farm

Njarakkal Aqua Fish Farm is in Cochin. National Geographic Traveler was never more right when it tagged Kerala backwaters in the list of 50 important, must-visit tourist destinations in the world. UNESCO has also tagged Kerala and its backwaters as a World Heritage site. In fact, you can enjoy a kaleidoscope of Kerala culture when you are on a tour of its pristine backwaters.  There are plenty of exciting ways to enjoy the virgin beauty of Kerala backwaters and the Njarakkal Aqua Fish Farm in Cochin is just one of them.

Njarrakal Backwaters

It is part of the Kerala Fisheries Department and Tsunami Emergency Assistance Program (TEAP). Fishes like Prawns, Karimeen (Pearlspot), Mullets, Tilapia, Crab , Green Shell Mussels are the important species in the farm according to the aqua farm employees and members.

Spanned across an area of 18 kilometers, this mesmerizing fish farm with its brackish waters and alluring beauty is perhaps one of the most endearing highlights of Cochin. Fishing is one of the most significant sporting activities in Njarakkal Aqua fish farm. You will be given fishing reels, fish food and lots of useful advice, but after that you are on your own. You can also meet a few professionals and maybe garner a tip or two from them. If they feel you are not a threat to their business, they might offer some ‘fishy’ tips. Favored by both locals and tourists, the fish farm lets you take your catch back home where you can proudly show off your fishing exploits to others.

You can take a boating ride through this lagoon and enjoy the calm and serene nature.. They have provided pedal boats. Half an hour boat ride is included in the initial entrance pass. The interesting part is the resting places set up in the middle of the lagoon.

Boating at Njarakkal Backwaters

You can enjoy a very delicious and sumptuous lunch consisting of rice, fish and vegetables when you visit the farm.  This is also included in the entrance pass. The crispy fish fries and spicy, delicious fish curries provided during lunch will only urge you to earn your own share of fishes when you go fishing on your own.

You can bask in the canopied shade of the coconut trees, lie in a hammock and sway slightly to the wind’s rhythms, be lulled into sweet indulgence by the murmuring waters and maybe, doze off a bit in the soothing evening rays of the sun.

Give yourself a day of peaceful submission at this stunning farm.

More info about this place:

Entry Ticket:

For Each Person Rs.150 which includes Food, Ice-cream and Boating.
For Children Rs.100

Visitors Timing:

From 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Have you visited this place? Do share your experience..

Here is the complete list of articles in this Kerala Backwater series.

1. Backwaters of Kerala

2. Exploring Kerala Backwaters : Kumarakom

3. Fishing…For Fun at Njarakkal Aqua Fish Farm (Part of Kochi Backwaters)

4. Traversing Backwaters of Kuttanad

5. Feel the Beauty of Kollam Backwaters

6. Discover: Backwaters of Kochi

7. Unveiling the Charm of Alleppey Backwaters

Hope you will enjoy this blog post series on Backwaters of Kerala.


  1. Jomy Thomas on August 21, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Please provide location and how to reach details

  2. Eapen on February 17, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    What’s d entry fee for d fish farm. This Web page says that all inclusive:food, fishing, boat ride… How do I get to this place from lulu mall

    • Sunu Philip on February 18, 2016 at 11:55 am

      The Entry Fee may vary now and the best way to get there by using the Google map.

  3. Gajitha sanil on March 24, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Can we buy small fishes for fish farming from there.

    • Sunu Philip on March 29, 2016 at 7:15 am

      Gajitha, you have to go there for this enquiry.

  4. Zaharin on October 8, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Still there the aqua tourism..and what is the rate nw?we r planning to come on tomarow

    • Sunu Philip on October 12, 2016 at 4:23 am

      Hi Zaharin,

      Sorry for the delayed response. It’s still there and the visitors timing is from 9 AM to 6 PM.
      Entry Ticket:-
      * For Each Person, the rate is Rs.150 which includes Food, Ice-cream and Boating.
      * For Children, Rs.100 only.

  5. Quazi on April 4, 2017 at 3:53 am

    I am now at Payyanur can you tell me the distance between this place from Payyanur.

    • Sunu Philip on April 7, 2017 at 8:04 am

      Hi Quazi,
      Njarakkal Aqua Fish Farm is in Ernakulam district and the driving distance between Ernakulam and Payyanur is 298 km.

  6. Sam on May 15, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Can u send me Google map link of the location

  7. sangita on August 28, 2017 at 10:31 am

    How to reach this place from marine drive?
    Is it near to vypin?

    • Sunu Philip on August 31, 2017 at 12:19 pm

      Hi Sangita,
      Yes, it is at Vypin.
      You can reach there by bus, it’s only 5.8km from marine drive via Goshree bridge

  8. Manoj on September 26, 2017 at 11:50 am

    what is the current entry fee.

    • Sunu Philip on October 3, 2017 at 10:10 am

      Hi Manoj,

      The current entry fee for Adults is Rs 200/- per person and for Children Between 5 to 12 yrs Rs 150/- per head.

  9. Mebin on November 14, 2017 at 4:44 am

    Hi Can i get the contact no

    • Sunu Philip on November 17, 2017 at 9:19 am

      Hi Melbin,

      Sure! Here is the contact number: 0484 2493864.

  10. Suresh babu on June 30, 2018 at 4:38 am

    Is it possible or allowed to do fishing and catching fishes and take home??

    • Sunu Philip on June 30, 2018 at 6:00 am

      Hi Suresh,
      Yes. You can catch fish and take them home but they charge a fee for doing that.

  11. Rupak on August 3, 2019 at 9:15 am

    please share the location in my no 97 46 758407

  12. RTITS on January 27, 2020 at 7:18 am

    Thanks for the information, Really useful to know about all these Fish farming in a single place. Also shared with my colleagues

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