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Thiruvananthapuram’s First Adventure Tourism Park opens at Akkulam Tourist Village

Creating facilities catering to the tastes of tourists is important and Kerala Tourism is focusing on ensuring a novel experience to visitors through initiatives like adventure tourism, said the Tourism Minister Mr P. A. Mohamed Riyas.

The Minister was speaking while inaugurating Thiruvananthapuram’s first adventure tourism park at Akkulam tourist village.

In the post-COVID period, the key responsibility of the tourism sector is to create more facilities to attract foreign tourists and increase the number of domestic visitors, Mr Riyas said.

Noting that Akkulam Adventure Tourism Park fulfils all the needs of a modern traveller, the minister said a tourism project connecting Akkulam tourist village, Shankhumugham beach and Veli has all the potential to increase footfall in the area.

Mr Kadakampally Surendran, MLA said Akkulam tourist village has been equipped with a wide range of riveting facilities that can provide a whole day’s experience for a visitor.

The District Collector Mr Geromic George, who is also Chairman of the District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC), welcomed the gathering.

The DTPC has conducted a specific inspection in the park to ensure that all mandatory safety norms are met in the facility. Children and adults visiting the park will get a discount of 40 per cent and 30 per cent respectively on the ticket price till New Year.

The park has facilities like aerial cycling, zip line, zip cycle, multi-wayne walk, tree surfing, tyre swing, monkey crawling, chameleon walk, balloon castle, Burma bridge, bamboo ladder, fish spa, battery cars for children, musical fountain, kids trampoline, bouncy castle, pedal go karts and coracle boat etc.

The DTPC and the Vattiyoorkkavu Youth Entrepreneurs Co-operative Society are in charge of running the adventure park.

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