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Lying along the coastal area of the Arabian sea on the Vypin island 35 KM from Cochi, Cherai is one of the most scenic beaches in Kerela. It is a unique place, where one can experience the backwaters and the blue ocean separated only by a few hundred meters.
Cherai is a beautiful sea beach bordering Vypin island 30 km from Cochin, known for its unique combination of azure waters, golden  beach and scenic beauty of the famoous backwaters. The shallow water attracts swimmers and Dolphins are occasionally seen frolicking in the sea here. Each year a greater number of visitors arrive lured by the tranquil, palm fringed beaches.
A boat ride along the palm fringed backwaters and paddy fields  opens a glimpse of typical Kerala Village life.    The scenic beauty of boats ferrying paddy or fish,  reapers working in the paddy fields,  ducks wading along the boats with their ducklings, juice for toddy(local brew) being collected by climbers from  the coconut trees , all come together to create a vision of delightful tranquility.
Cherai could be approached from Ernakulam by taking a ferry to Vypeen Island 22 km away or by taking a longer road  via Edappaly to North Paravur.  The opening of a new bridge called Goshree  connecting the nearby islands of Bolghatty, Mulavukadu, Vallarpadam and Vypeen  has made the travel even easier.  Cherai has some historical monuments like the Pallipuram Fort, the first fort built by the Europeans in Kerela.
Kottayil Kovilakam - on the banks of the confluence of three rivers is a small hill on top of which there is a Krishna Temple,a Church,a Mosque and a Jewish Synagogue- depicting the cultural harmony of Kerala. All the above lie in 1 km circumference.
The peak attraction here is the 'Pooram' celebrated during Januaray and February. In a magnificent display of grandeur, 28 caparisoned elephants come together in a procession during this temple festival.
Nearby places Train stations Airports
Cochin Harbour Terminus
Ernakulam Junction (South)
Nearby major cities
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75 Km 01H 20m
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Kochi or the erstwhile Cochin is a melting pot of culture from as far as Arabia, China, Portugal, the Netherlands and Britain. A bustling port city enriched with multi ethnic inhabitants and culture, is made up of small islands connected by the backwaters and canals, and a central commercial town with an old Portuguese fort standing tall over the Arabian sea.
75 Km 01H 20m
Vembanad lake is the one of the largest fresh water lakes in Asia and is the focal point of famous backwaters of Kerela.
86 Km 01H 25m
The water locked Alappuzha, formerly known as Alleppey is part of the famous backwater country - a captivating natural scenery of interconnecting, labyrinthine canals, lagoons, lakes and endlessly beautiful Arabian sea shoreline.
87 Km 01H 31m
The picturesque village of Kumarakom is a cluster of tiny islands on the backwaters of Vembanad Lake. The lake also houses the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary which is an important biodiversity zone.
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Best Seasons
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Season Min. Temp. Max. Temp.
Summer 22 °C 38 °C
Winter 17 °C 30 °C
Kochi has a dry and hot summers in March to May when maximum temperature reaches 38°C. Monsoon brings heavy rains in June to September and December-February is winters with pleasant climate between 17°C to 30°C.

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Commanding magnificent view of the surrounding Himalayan peaks of Nanda Devi, Trishul, Ketu and Kamet , on the edge of the Nanada Devi national park, Auli is fast emerging as an important ski resort in India.

Nestled amidst the wooded slopes, surrounded by green meadows in the Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh, lies Baspa Valley also known as Sangla valley.

Binsar is a beautiful hill destination inside a forest reserve and bird sanctuary with magnificent 360 degree view of Kumaon Himalayan peaks.

Far from the maddening crowds is Caukori, an isolated small village in the Kumaon mountains offering panoramic view of snow capped Himalayan peaks painted with magical sunrise and sunsets .

Madikeri - a picturesque hill station of misty mornings and dotted with coffee and exotic spice plantations, lies in the Western Ghats of south-western Karnataka. It is the headquarter of the famous Kodagu or Coorg district of Karntaka state. Flavoured with the aroma of fresh coffee, cardamom, black pepper and Coorg honey, Madikeri offers an enchanting experience.

Dalhousie is one of the most picturesque hill stations, located in the Chamba Valley between the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges of the Himalayas. Named after a British Governor General, it retains a mix of natural beauty and colonial charm.

Darjeeling, the “Queen of the hills” embodies the romantic nostalgia of “The Raj” or the era of British rule in India. Darjeeling, famous for its lush tea gardens, is blessed with a stunning view of Mount Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest peak.

Dharamsala has an aura about it. The town has lived up to its name, which means “The pilgrims’ rest house”; it is today the sacred seat of the Dalai Lama and his exiled government of Tibet. The backdrop of the Himalayas and the old world charm of the town adds to the magnetic attraction of the unique experience that is Dharamsala.

One of the most scenic hill stations of India. Gulmarg offers excellent powder run skiing opportunities of international standards.

The beautiful hill town of Kausani is a picturesque hill station famous for its scenic splendour and its spectacular 300 km wide panoramic view of the Himalayas.

Lachen 110 km from Gangtok, Lachen is a scenic Himalayan village of migrant Buddhist Bhutia yak herders called Lachenpas. The hospitable Lachenpas greet or bid visitors farewell with the traditional 'khada' scarf. Blankets made from sheep wool or chuktuk, carved woodwork, furniture, signs, symbols and blankets are the handicrafts of Lachen. Chuktuk is the local term used for sheep wool blankets. Since a sizeable population in the area rear sheep and yak, the wool from these animals is used for r

On the banks of the Beas river, surrounded by the majestic Pir Panjal, Parvati, and Bara Bhangal mountain ranges, lies Manali - one of the most popular hill resorts in India. Manali is also the gateway to the exotic Lahaul and Spiti valleys.

Mukteshwar is a quaint and peaceful hill town in Kumaon - Uttarakhand surrounded by thick coniferous forest; it offers 180 degree panoramic views of the mighty Himalayan peaks Neelkanth, Trishul, Nandaghunti, Nanda Devi, Panchchuli. Famous hunter Jim Corbett mentioned Mukteshwar in his 1944 AD classic book ‘The Man Eaters Of Kumaon’.

Stunning green hills of rolling tea plantations surround breathtaking Munnar. The town provides a completely relaxing and therapeutic experience for jaded city dwellers - misty mornings, sweet scented air, whispering breezes and a chance to walk in the clouds.

Mussoorie is a popular hill station in the Garhwal Himalayas. Due to its panoramic views and its proximity to Delhi, Mussoorie has been a favourite weekend destination for visitors from the nearby plains since the time of the Raj.

The beautiful small township of Pelling lies 115 km from the state capital Gangtok. Known for its grand views of Kanchenjunga, the world’s third highest mountain, which rises to 9390m. Pelling is perched at an altitude of 2400m, and is a traveller’s delight due to its strategic location in the eastern Himalayas.

A long time ago Kumaoni queen Padmini was smitten with the scenic vista of this hill town leading to her king Sukhdev naming the area queen’s meadow or Ranikhet. Ranikhet still retains the unspoilt charm and sylvan surrounding that provides panoramic views to the Himalayan peaks.

A beautiful hill city tucked in the lap of Himalayas, Shimla retains much of its old world charm and nostalgic influence of the British Raj when it was the designated “summer capital” of India.

Srinagar, the exotic summer capital of Kashmir is an enigma shrouded in a veil of mystery, a fusion of beauty, culture and history that mesmerises, enthrals and still sows a seed of doubt in the mind of the departing traveller that a single visit is not enough to touch its heart.

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