Sarovaram Biopark in KozhikodeKozhikode, situated on the coast of Malabar, is similar to other low-lying areas characterized by lagoons, backwaters, wetlands, marshy areas, and the like. The Government of India has taken steps to conserve the wetlands. Sarovaram being among the 27 wetlands identified by the Indian government, is the only of its kind found in Kerala.
Sarovaram lies at the center of city, located besides the NH Bypass which connects Eranjipalam and Baby Memorial Hospital Junction, besides the Canoly Canal.
The project, spanning over 200 acres, covers Kottuli in Kozhikode city along with the villages of Vengeri and Kasaba. The government has decided to go ahead with the construction of the project in phases. The first phase being the Biopark, has been completed and open for the public.
Biodiversity in unityA government undertaking, the Park has been constructed in traditional Kerala style, having an eco-friendly theme in order to promote tourism thereby conserving the area.
The wetlands along with the mangrove forest are in majority. The region provides a natural habitat for a variety of birds including both water birds and land birds.
With all the species of migratory water birds, residential birds, and the rich fauna found there it is a delight for birdwatchers and naturalists. The biodiversity makes this sanctuary a promising hotpot for ecotourism.
Inside the Sarovaram Biopark
The biopark also provides entertainment to its visitors. The entertainment arena consists of the canal walkway, facility for boating, the Otter Park, the Butterfly Park, the bird sanctuary, the aquarium, coracles, floating rafts, board-walk, park/ musical fountain, an open air theatre, Interpretation centre, the many more.
The major attractions are the children’s park and the boating, which entertain both the children and parents alike.
How to Reach Sarovaram BioparkNearest railway station: Kozhikode Railway Station which is about 6 kms. From the railway station, head in the north from the railway station 4th platform road towards the old railway overbridge. When you reach the tea store and the milma booth, turn left onto the Big Bazaar. When you pass by the Taj Agencies on the right, take the first right onto the Cherooty road. Once you pass by the Mathrubhumi Employees Multi Purpose Society Limited on the left, take a slight right at Latha Arts onto PT Usha road. As you pass the CMI St. Thomas Church on the left, turn left at Vespa onto Edapally-Panvel highway where you cross the HP on the right. Take right at the Jayashree Bank onto Nadakkavu Cross road, and you pass the Bharath Petroleum on the right. Turn left at the Petrol Pump onto the Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal highway/ Kozhikode-Vythiri –Gudallur highway/ NH 212/ SH 29; you cross the Nadakkavu UP school on the right. Turn right at the Eranhipaalam which will take you to the Mini-Bypass road/ SH 54. When you pass the Dream City Ground on the left, you will find the Park on the left.
Nearest airport: Karipur International Airport which is about 31 km distant. From the airport, move in the west on the International Terminal road, and then turn right onto the Calicut Airport road. When you pass by the Indian Coffee House on the left, you will see the Muthus Backery Building; continue moving on the Kozhikode-Ferokh-Palakkad highway. When you pass by the Shanthi Ayurvedic Skin Specialty Hospital on the right, take the third exit at the Ramanattukara-Bypass circle. On the partial toll road, go through the first roundabout. When you cross the Sketch Interiors on the right, turn left at the Newtops Bakery onto the Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal highway/ Kozhikode-Vythiri –Gudallur highway/ NH 212/ SH 29; you pass the Masjid on the left, take a left onto the Mini-Bypass road/ SH 54. When you pass by the Dream City Ground on the left, you will find the park on the left.
Sarovaram Biopark TimingsThe park is open round the year, from Monday through Sunday, from 10:00 AM till 07:30 PM. You will have to pay a minimal entry fee of 15 INR.
Address: Sarovaram Bio Park, Mini-Bypass Road, Koottuli, Kozhikode, Kerala 673017
Accommodation near Sarovaram BioparkPlenty of accommodation is available in this city owing to tourism at its heart; nearest hotels are listed below.
NH 17, Calicut Bypass road
Azhinjilam PO, Malappuram, Kerala 673632
Tariff: 2700 INR onwards
Ph: 0483 2830023
Fortune Hotel Calicut
Kannur Road, Calicut
Tariff: 2100 INR onwards
Ph: (+91) 9320240024