Cherai Beach-the longest beach in Cochin district also popularly known as 'Princess of the Arabian Sea', is one of the less busy and cleaner beaches which is only 25 km from the city of Cochin. Located towards the north of the Vypeen Island, this 10 km long beach is ideal for a weekend Cherai getaway. Read more...
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Cherai is a suburban city in Cochin. Cherai is well connected via roads, railways and by air too.
Cochin International Airport (COK) is the closest airport to Cherai. Cherai is around 25 km from the airport.
Cochin Railway Station is the closest train station to Cherai. Cherai is about 35 km from Cochin train station.
NH 544 connects Bengaluru to Cherai and also connects Chennai to Cherai via Kanyakumari road.
Best time to visit Cherai Beach
Ideally, winter seasons are the best time to visit Cherai. The weather during this time is always amazing.
Monsoon Season is also a good time to visit Cherai. The peak season starts from September and goes on till March. So, anytime during the peak season is a good time to visit Cherai. Why wait to book a Kerala Trip?
Summers are very hot and humid here in Cherai. It is not advisable to travel to Cherai during this season.
Cherai is a tiny town. But it does not shy away from having a few good sightseeing places.
Must-Visit places on your Cherai Beach Package
This place is not only famous for its beaches, but it is also renowned for some of the attractions which occupy an essential place in the history and culture of Cherai.
The Azheekal Sree Varaha Temple and the Cherai Gowreeshwara Temple are the two most famous temples in this place, former which is renowned for its fantastic chariot and later known for its temple festival.
Apart from the beach and temples, some other small attractions in Cherai are the Portuguese Fort and the Pallipuram Syro-Malabar Church which are worth visiting on your sightseeing trip to Cherai.
Things to do on your Cherai Tour Package
The beach has a unique combination of sea and backwaters along a coastline of 15 km's with paddy fields and tall coconut tree's. Due to the beach being shallow, it attracts lots of tourists for swimming and sunbathing.
Apart from swimming, this beach also has to offer some water sports activities like water scooter and speedboats for rent and if it is your lucky day you might be able to see some dolphins in the water.
Food to try when in Cherai
The cuisine in Cherai is like any other place in Kerala. The top Puttu and Kadala curry, Appam, Karimeen, Parotta with beef, Palada Payasam and more.
What festivals to experience in Cherai?
Cherai Pooram is the major festival celebrated in Cherai. It has a vast number of people and elephants gathered for this festival. The Gowreeshwara Temple organised this festival every year, and it goes on for ten days.
Other notable festivals held in Cherai are Onam - which is a significant festival of Kerala. Easter, Christmas are some of the other festivals to name a few.
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