Cherai Beach, a family vacation beach, located about 26 km from Ernakulam city, Kochi, is one of the most beautiful and clean beaches in Kerala,stretching about 15 kms, bordering Vypeen island, with backwaters rimmed by lush green coconut palms and paddy field.
It is one of the most famous and crowded beaches of Kerala. It is also one of the most cleanest beaches. Many domestic and international tourists visit this beach to enjoy its beauty. Even then the old charm of the beach is retained. It is a good hangout place to spend sometime with family or friends.
When we visited this beach during the last week of December 2007, it was tourist week there. Many international tourists were also there, enjoying the programs organised by the government.
This beautiful beach is one of the best naturally gifted beaches of Kerala. This beach has the calm serene backwaters on the other side and the land is filled with coconut trees making it a precious gift of the Mother Nature. It is rightly called the "Princess of the Arabian Sea".This unspoilt beach is shallow and pacific. You can see a rare blend of beach and backwaters here. Dolphins are occasionally seen here.
A typical Kerala village with paddy fields and coconut groves nearby makes this place even more beautiful.
There are a number of different types of eatery joints in the beach, to suit the tastes of all.
Luxury Hotels and Budget Hotels are available there to enjoy your stay in this beautiful place. In addition, ayurvedic treatments for a mersmerizing and revitalizing experience are also available in this beach, which is one of the most beautiful South Indian beaches.
Activities: Swimming,surfing and sunbathing
Other attractions: Close to the village, some ancient historical monuments are there. Some of the important ones are the Pallipuram Fort, one of the first forts built by the Europeans in Kerala, and Kottayil Kovilakam. You can see four different religious buildings here- an ancient Jewish synagogue, a church, a temple and a mosque, all co-exist in peaceful communal harmony within the same compound.
The Beach ResortThis Kochi hotel is located a bit outside the city itself. The Cherai Beach Resort Kochi is situated in the Backwater area which affords guests easy access to the eco-tourism that constitutes one of the area’s principal draws. The center of the city is located approximately 13 miles away from this establishment.
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