is an excellent tourist destination in Kerala, India. It is
a typical Kerala village with paddy fields and coconut groves
in the vicinity. Picturesque surroundings in Cherai attracts
the tourist more. Paddy fields, fish farms, historic monuments
are added attractions. Cherai is well known for the mouth
lingering fresh sea food and country wine Toddy (fermented
Cherai also has some ancient historical monuments in its close
proximity. A brief 5-km drive will take you to the Pallipuram
Fort, one of the first forts to be built by the Europeans
in Kerala. Still further is Kottayil Kovilakam, here a Jewish
synagogue, a church, a temple and a mosque co-exist in peaceful
communal harmony within the same compound.
is located about 27 km west of Cochin International airport
and 25 km from Ernakulam( Cochin) City. Cherai
Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Kerala. It is
a long golden sandy beach extending for 10 kilometers, famous
by families for its ideal wind conditions and good restaurants.
The place is a unique combination of sea and backwaters rimmed
by lush green coconut palms and paddy fields. The backwaters
are a combination of lakes, lagoons, and canals . Dolphins
can often be seen playing just off the coast. Thick coconut
groves and Chinese fishing nets on the waterfront are added
– better known as God’s Own Country offers a range
of destinations to choose from; beautiful sandy beaches, cool
green mountains, exotic wildlife sanctuaries, busy cities,
traditional palaces , temples, the spindly net works of rivers,
canals, palm fringed backwaters and lagoons -Kerala enjoys
unique geographical features that have made it one of the
most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. A visit to
Kerala makes an amazing experience in your life time. Definitely
the untainted beauty of Kerala will touch you with its freshness.
Kerala is most peaceful state in India.Kerala,
India's most advanced society: A hundred percent literate
people. World-class health care systems. India's lowest infant
mortality and highest life expectancy rates. The highest physical
quality of life in India. Peaceful and pristine, Kerala is
also India's cleanest state.
Accommodation in Cherai
Cherai has many resorts, hotels
ranging from affordable to the luxurious near the vicinity
of the beach.cheraihotel.com
offering wide range of information on hotels, resorts,
home stays, houseboats, Ayurvedic Spa’s and other accommodation
options in this God’s own land.
Activities in Cherai
Getting there ..
Swimming, Sun bathing, Village Tour, Elephant
Tour, village boating, cycling, Cultural tour, Pilgrim - temple
visit, Fishing harbor visit. Historical places and Cultural
Centers are not much far from Cherai. It takes only less than
3 hours journey in a Cab.
Nearest airport is Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery,
23km from Cherai.
Nearest railway station is at Aluva 23 Km.away from cherai.
Kochi hasTwo stations, Ernakulam Junction and Ernakulam Town.
Trains from the Northern cities/Southern parts of India stop
at Ernakulam Junction.Ernakulam, about 26 km awayfrom cherai.
Cherai is just 15 minutes drive from North Paravur (5km).
It can be approached from Ernakulam either by taking a ferry
to Vypeen Island which is 22km away (45 minutes by bus) from
Cherai or taking the longer road route via Edappally to North
Paravur and from there to Cherai, a distance of about 25km.
Now, the new Goshree Bridge from Ernakulam that stretches
out across the backwaters connecting the islands of Bolghatty,
Mulavukadu, Vallarpadam and Vypeen make tourist access to
this beach much more easier.
station - Munnar ( 165 Km )
Wildlife sanctuary -
Thekkady (196 Km),
Backwater / Houseboat
- Alleppy (95 Km), Kumarakom (85
Pilgrim Centers - Guruvayoor
(85 Km), Kodungaloor(8 Km)