Vypeen Island Tourism

Vypeen is a small island situated between the sea and the backwaters of Kochi. One of the most densely populated island in the country, the island is 24 km long and 2.5 km wide. Cherai beach situated here is a tourist hot spot. The light house at Ochanthuruthu and the Chinese fishing nets are the other attractions. The Catholic Church on the island near Pallipuram is a Christian pilgrim center. The Pallipuram Fort is another interest on the island. Vypeen is connected by ferry with Fort Kochi and High Court jetty Ernakulam. There are bus services on the island. Vypin, also spelled Vypeen is an island in Ernakulam district of Kerala. The island which is about 27 km long was formed in the year 1341 after a heavy flood. It is known to be the island having highest density of population in the world. It is connected to Kochi by a bridge from PuthuVype. There are regular boat services from Fort Kochi to Vypin Island. In 2004 a bridge was built by Goshree Islands Development Authority (GIDA) and thus Vypin was connected to the main land. The Goshree Bridges also connects the islands Mulavukadu and Vallarpadam. Now Vypin is a fast-developing suburb of the Kochi City. Today all basic infrastructures for modern living are available in Vypin.Narakkal is the business capital of vypin. Travellers from north kerala is using Vypin-Munambam state highway to reach Ernakulam .

Attractions: -

Cherai Beach. This lovely beach is ideal spot for water sports, swimming and basking. Dolphins are occasionally seen here.

Puthuvypeen Beach: This vast green field, adjacent to Fort Kochi boasts miles of surf beaches.

Cochin Lighthouse: Cochin lighthouse is located at Puthuvypeen, open from 3 pm to 5 pm on all days. The Lighthouse View is a perfect place to find a delightful combination of seashore wonders!

The height of tower is 46 Meters and has a range (geographical) of visibility 18.70 Nm. The Lighthouse was commissioned in 10th October, 1979.

Pallipuram Fort. Pallipuram Fort is situated in the northern extremity of the Vypeen island. It was built by the Portuguese in 1503. It is one of the oldest existing European monument in India.