Cherai (Malayalam: ചെറായി) is an area in Kochi Taluk, a suburb of the city of Kochi, in the province of Kerala, India. It has the longest beach in Kochi. The beach is situated towards the centre-north of the Vypin island. The place is the upcoming tourist destination in Kerala Tour Packages for couple.
The Beach is 10 km long. Dolphins are at times observed here. This is cleanest and less busier beach in Ernakulam city. The sea is ideal for swimming & bathing. There is the unique combination of backwaters merging with sea. Not only the beach, but also on the way to beach, there has a visual treat gifted to us by nature with lush green paddy fields lined with coconut groves. This picturesque scneary attracts tourists to this sandy beach. The beach is ideal for honeymoon visit. Cherai is well known for the mouth lingering fresh sea food and country wine Toddy. Cherai has many hotels, resorts, home stays, houseboats, Ayurvedic Spa’s and other accommodation options from affordable to the luxury in this God’s own land.
One of the best place in Kerala tour packages for family for an evening trip to spend with family. The activities that can do are swimming, village Tour, sun bathing, village boating, cycling, elephant Tour, cultural tour, Pilgrim – temple visit, Fishing harbor visit.
There many other historical attractions nearby like Jewish synagogue, Pallipuram Fort, Temple, Church which is built by Europeans.
Cherai has an essential part in the historical Kerala through become the birthplace of two conspicuous political persons :- Mathai Manjooran and Sahodaran Ayyappan.
Cherai Gowreeshwara Temple is one of the main Temple. It otherwise festival in Eranakulam district. The festival happens each year towards the last 2 weeks of January or initial 2 weeks of February. The primary attractions are Elephant march(around 20-30 elephants).
There is one more famous temple in Cherai, which is Azheekkal Sree Varaha Temple acclaimed for its wonderful chariot.It is one of the oldest temple possessed by Gowda Saraswatha Community.
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