Cherai Beach,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. Dolphines are occasionally seen here. Thick coconut groves and Chinese fishing nets on the waterfront are added attractions.
Hill Palace Museum
Thripunithura Hill Palace Museum If you are keen on visiting the largest archaeological museum in Kerala, then come to the Thripunithura Hill palace. The palace built in 1865 was the former residence of the Kochi Royal family and is situated close to the city of Kochi on the Kochi-Chottanikkara route.
The surroundings of the Thripunithura Hill Palace have several species of flora and include rare medicinal plants.Horse riding is also part of the recreational activities there. There is also a Folklore and Folk Arts gallery featuring some old musical instruments and clay models
The nearest international airport is at Kochi which is about 32 kms away
The nearest railway station is Thrippunithura which is about 2 km away
Bolghatty Palace is located on the Bolghatty Islands, in the Cochin city of Kerala. The appeal of the palace lies in the fact that it is among the oldest existing palaces built by the Dutch in India, during the pre-British times. Kochi has long been one of the important trading centers of India, attracting traders and seafarers from far and near. In 1744, the Dutch traders built this palace, initially as a villa. Later, the villa was extended and lush green gardens were added all around it.