Flaunted as one of the excellent beaches in the state, Cherai beach is just at the distance of 30 km from the city of Cochin. Located on the north-end of the Vypeen Island in Kochi, a picturesque Cherai beach is a perfect blend of the sea and the backwaters. Dotted with seashells of several shapes and hues, this beach looks more beautiful with green groves and paddy field. Chinese fishing nets on the waterfront and thick coconut groves add charm to this place. This enchanting beach is one amidst the must-see spots for tourists. It has a coastline of 15 km, which makes it different from other beaches. Swimming and sunbathing are popular activities that make it a tempting option for someone to get away from the clamor of city life.
There are many locals and tourists enjoying on the sandy shores of the beach. Popular by the name of 'Princess of the Arabian Sea', it's a perfect destination for relaxation with the beachfront and picturesque view. At Cherai, you'll find the high mask lamps along the walkway edges that make this place pleasurable during the night. Other than this, there is a children park too on the beach where you can play and spend lovely moments with family & kids. Visitors can ride speedboats and water-scooter, which are available on rent. For lodgings, you can find a large number of hotels and resorts around Cherai, which you can accommodate at reasonable cost. Holidaying in Cherai is a real beach paradise for someone who wants to spend some quality time with their loved ones. Hence, Cherai tourism assures an awe-inspiring beach holiday experience by providing a peaceful holiday away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
The real charm of Cherai is not just the beach, but also the northern end of Cherai that is more fascinating from the main beach. Here, backwaters are very close to the ocean and separated only by sandy stretch of land. The 15 km long beach is very unique as it is very clean and perfect for sun bathing, swimming, and surfing. On the beach, adventure enthusiasts can enjoy various water sports activities like water scooters, speed boats, snorkeling and canoe ride. If you are less interested in these water sports activities, you may choose to go for viewing dolphins frolicking in the sea.
Bicycling through the villages is the best choice for exploring local life and scenic beauty of the place. Hiring a bike on rent at Cherai is also very reasonable. Getting a beautiful view of village life in Cherai is very refreshing and it gives a wonderful experience. Kite Flying is other very interesting activity to do in Cherai as locals are really very fond of it. This activity is so popular that there is an annual kite flying festival celebrated every year with great joy.
There are many places to visit in and around the Cherai each that include:
Paddy Fields- Presenting the rice-producing heart of Cherai, the green paddy fields are cultivated elow the sea level to make a ewitching pastoral surrounding. You can explore the exotic flora and fauna in and around the paddy fields, where you feel very nice eing around utterflies and enticing species of fish and irds as well.
The ackwaters- With their striking eauty and charm, the heart of Cherai rests where the lakes, lagoons and canals comine together. The glittering calm waters of Periyar, with fascinating coconut trees, make a cherished harmony of nature. See your daily life unfolding on the coast of the canals and get a glance of coir making art. A calm diversion can also e made through the scenic ackwaters, refreshing you with a cool reeze. Viewing the Kollam Kottappuram National Water Way while travelling from Kochi to Cherai is a thrilling experience.
Cherai Gowreeshwara Temple- It's one of the popular Hindu pilgrimage center in Cheria, where the iggest festival of Eranakulam district is celerated with great joy. Major attraction of this festival is the Elephant March that draws many visitors from different parts of the world.
Azheekkal Sree Varaha Temple- Located in Cherai in the Ernakulam district, this temple is known as the first GS Temple in Kerala. This temple includes all the seven gods of the Gowda Saraswat rahmins of Kerala. It is very popular for its eautiful wood carving, the ceiling of the eastern Gopuram, the Silver Pallake, and the tank of the temple. All these are different in their eauty and esthetic excellence.
Munamam reak Water Point & each- Located at the northern end of Cherai each, it's a eautiful place where Periyar river meets the Araian Sea. It's an ideal place to sit and relish the scenic eauty. The striking sunset forms the classic scenery and offers wonderful inspiration to tourists.
Munamam Fising Harour- This is another major attraction that captivates millions of tourists every year to uy fresh seafood directly from fishers at Fisherman's Wharf.
Pallipuram Church- uilt y the Portuguese in the year 1507, this church houses a wonderful image of Ave Mary placed aove the altar. The cultural life of Cherai would e incomplete without the festival at this church, which is celerated every year for 15 days.
Pallipuram fort- It's one of the oldest European monuments in India that has three-story hexagonal structure and was repaired etween 1596 and 1605 with a frontage added in Manuelino style.
Other attractions in and around the Cherai include Sahodhara havan, Gowreeswara Temple, Portuguese Fort, and many more.
Other Travel Information
There are plenty of accommodation options in Kochi ranging from luxury, mid-range to budget hotels. All the hotels are well known for their services and room amenities.
Few popular hotels and resorts in Cherai include:
Nearest Airport- The Cochin International Airport is located 20 km away from Cherai. Other nearest airports are Coimbatore (170 km) and Calicut (174 km).
Nearest Railhead- Aluva is the nearest railhead, which is 23 km away from Cherai. Other is Ernakulam Railway Station, which is 40 km away from Cherai.
Nearest Roadways- Buses are available from Cochin-North Paravur-Cherai. North Bus stop is 6 km away from Cherai. You can also reach by taking ferry to Vypeen Island, which is 22 km away from Cherai or by taking a long route from Edappally to North Paravur and from there you may take bus to reach Cherai, which would take approx. 25 km.
Best Time to Visit- October to March
For someone who wants to escape to the destination of beaches (Kerala), Cherai is the place where you get a pleasant ambience with plenty of bewitching spots. So, relish the beauty of beaches with the exhilarating trip to Cherai. Book your holiday package to Cherai and get huge offers and discounts on booking at Tour My India.