Best things to do in Vypin and sightseeing in Vypin
Cherai Beach - Vypin
Next morning we visited Cherai beach for a beautiful morning well spent and then traveled to the exciting Fort kochi. The journey was something very amazing. We had to take a ferry that carried us along with our car to the beautiful Fort Kochi.
A picturesque beach, located on the north-end of the Vypeen Island is ideal for swimming. Lined with luscious green coconut groves and paddy fields, this sandy beach is a unique combination of the sea and the backwaters, studded with seashells of various hues and shapes. Dolphins are occasionally seen here. Thick coconut groves and Chinese fishing nets on the waterfront are added attractions. I had my lunch from a restaurant near cherrai beach, if you are a seafood lover u will get lots of restaurants serving good sea food near by the beach. Then after having lunch went to munambam beach.
It was a very long drive from the ferry stop to the beach, and we drove through a road with no other car on it. I grew vigilant and kept my phone in my hand just in case I needed to make an emergency call. But this path was much more green than any other part of Kochi, and we passed through several backwaters, and I really enjoyed the whole drive. To save on car parking charges my driver dropped me off on one end of the beach, which was a bit remote. All I could see was two fishermen tending to their boats and net. It took me some time to reach the crowded section of the beach.
Church Of Our Lady Of Perpetual Help - Vypin
Vypin-Fortkochi Jankar Jetty - Vypin
I was in fort kochi .I thought id just take the ferry to vypin. Take the ferry in the nights and have a look at both sides. You will just be left amazed with how beautiful kochi looks and vypin looks from the ferry. Fully lit up and also the sight of the coast gaurd and other ships adds to the experience.
Chinese Fishing Nets - Vypin
This is a very strange yet efficient method to catch fish and is used widely in Kerala. The place is also called Cheenavala and was brought along by the Chinese explorer Zheng when he paid the country a visit. Right from Fort Kochi to Vypee, one will be able to sight these Chinese fishing nets. They make for a great click and this is the best place for one to buy some fresh seafood. The coastline is dotted with shacks that sell fish and other seafood caught earlier in the day. One can have the local eateries prepare a tasty seafood dish as well. The sun can be brutal and so one is advised on carrying shades, an umbrella and do use lots of sunscreens.
Well i read a lot on google about how beautiful the Chinese nets are in kochi.I found them always crowded with people , id suggest come over to vypin and take a walk along the path opposite the church. The chinese nets there and the fishermen throwing nets to clean plastic. Its far less crowded and i found it quite pleasing. And yes walk along he path on to the other side. U can see few fisherman catching fishes in a pond in picturesque settings.
Best time to visit
One can pay a visit to this place round the year
Things to do
Pose with these nets in the backdrop.
Munambam Beach - Vypin
Situated at the northern end of Cherai Beach, Munambam beach (Muziris Golden Beach) is where the River Periyar flows into the Arabian Sea. It is a perfect place to sit and enjoy the views, and watch local fishermen in their traditional canoes and colourful boats. The stunning sunset forms the classic backdrop and provides marvellous inspiration to any keen photographer. Since I am photographer I just enjoyed every part of it. After spending my time till sunset at munambam beach I started back my journey to my next destination marine drive. On my way I stopped at The Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom, Vallarpadam-Ernakulam is a famous centre of pilgrimage. People from all parts of Kerala and outside, irrespective of caste or creed go to the church to seek the blessings of Mary, the mother of Jesus, popularly known as "Vallarpadathamma".