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Tourism-cum-passenger boat services to be launched soon in Kochi

To promote tourism and inprove the passenger boat service in the city, the Kerala State Water Transport Department (KSWTD) will soon introduce tourist-cum-passenger boat services. Though the water transport department mooted the proposal last year, the project was delayed for several reasons. “Shortage of staff is a major hurdle in the way of starting the service in Ernakulam. However, we are planning to go ahead and introduce it as the service which were launched earlier in the Alappuzha  Kollam route and other ... Read more


Vypin or Vypeen is situated on the western side of Kochi. The island was formed after the great floods of 1341, is 25 km long and has width of 2 kms. Formerly  it was a small fishing village, now vastly different, and transformed to major centre for commerce. It has come into limelight with the Vallarpadam International Container transhipment Terminal. The Vypin island is connected to Ernakulam main land by Goshree bridge. It can be easily assessed by boat and the ferry ... Read more

Kochi / Cochin Backwaters

With one of the finest natural harbours in the world, Kochi is popularly known as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea”. It has cluster of islands on the vast expanse of the Vembanad Lake. A trip in the local ferries offers very much fun.  Conducted cruise will be provided on the winding waterways that will take you to several quaint spots including the picturesque islands of Bolgatty, Vypeen, Gundu and Vallarpadam. (more…) Read more

Kochi – City of Charm

For a short stretch of land in the country of continental proportion, the Malabar  Coast,  presently called Kerala, perhaps deserved mention only on the back pages of history.  That was not to be.  Long before any part of the country came up for reckoning, this gorgeously verdant land had already had its tryst with the rest of the world.  Its spices, particularly pepper, also called black gold, were what the world was after.  And if ever history was made by geography, ... Read more

Matsyafed joints Kerala Tourism

Matsyafed, the organization which has proved to be the lifeline of poor fisher folk in the State, is diversifying its activities by exploring the tourism potential of the organization. Matsyafed entered the field of Aqua Tourism in Narakkal, Vypeen, Kochi, Kerala,  where it has brackish Water Fish Farms, each 20 hectares wide with a 6 hectare culture pond in each Farm utilized for irs projects. Apart from the Matsyafed Aqua Tourism Centre, Narakkal is now also setting up a Matsyafed Milky ... Read more

Matsyafed Aqua Tourism

Matsyafed Aqua Tourism Matsyafed has taken a new step towards aqua tourism promotion in the state and it is  called Milky way. Kerala Matsyafed made an aqua farm, located at Malippuram, Vypeen, and developed  a major fish-producing centre for the region and turn the fishing village into a famous aqua-tourism spot. This aqua farm is about 12 kilometres from the High Court junction and across the Goshree Bridges. It would be a nature lover’s paradise with its abundance of mangroves, fauna ... Read more