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Cherai

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
KOCHI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 35 Km 00H 43m
Cochin Harbour Terminus
Ernakulam Junction (South)
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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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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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