Vypeen and Cherai beach
Vypeen , an island about five km from Ernakulam city, with a span of only 25 km.
The Pallipuram Fort in this island was built by the Portuguese. The Portuguese set up many churches including the famous Church of Our Lady of Hope. Under the influence of the Portuguese, Vypeen began to develop and is now one of the islands with the highest density of population. Today, the Goshree bridge connects the island to the city of Kochi whereas earlier one had to be ferried to and from.
There are many unexplored spots in the island that are of interest to tourists such as Cherai beach, lighthouse at Ochanthuruthu, Pallipuram fort.