Cherai

Overview

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. Cherai beach which is located at a distance of thirty five kms from Cochin, towards the south. The Arabian Sea and the backwater frontage offer magnificent scenic beauty to Cherai which cannot be spotted anywhere else in Kerala. Cherai occupies a strategic position on the map of Kerala.

You will experience mesmerizing and beautiful sight of coconut trees embracing within the soft winds and also the stretched contour of paddy fields have all created Cherai as the most favorite destination of globe explorers. Cherai tourism offers a wide collection of attractions besides scenic beauty for you. Cherai is the destination where you can enjoy a laid back holiday, free from the mad crowd.

Tourism in Cherai is highly flourishing and tourists love to visit this lovely destination. It offers the best of the beaches and the experience of the beautiful backwaters which are all included in the tourism packages. Popular by the name of 'Princess of the Arabian Sea', it's a perfect destination for relaxation with the beachfront and picturesque view. 

 

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Attractions and Places to Visit

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.

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The Backwaters

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Munabam 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.

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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.

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