Cherai beach – the upcoming beach in Kerala

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Cherai beach is a beautiful long beach lined by coconut trees. It is a part of Vypin island neighbouring Kochi city. This beach is considered a swimmer’s paradise and if lucky enough you can spot dolphins here. Being a part of epic Muziris region, this beach is now one of the most preferred beaches in Kerala.

Location : Kerala, India

Destination type : Beach destination

History of Cherai 

  1. The Vypin island was formed in 1341 following a heavy flood and was part of Kochi kingdom
  2. The nearby Pallippuram fort was built in 1503 by Portuguese
  3. The Dutch captured the fort in 1661 and sold it to the State of Travancore in 1789
  4. British defeated the Dutch in 1795 and acquired this area
  5. Post Indian independence in 1947 it became part of the state Kerala

Activities for tourists at Cherai beach

  1. Enjoy the sunset at the beach
  2. Go for a long beach walk or try paragliding
  3. Go for swimming or sighting dolphins
  4. Visit nearby Pallippuram fort which is the oldest existing European fort in India
  5. Watch the Chinese fishing nets

How to reach there


Cochin International airport 30 kms away is the nearest airport. It is connected to International destinations like :

  1. Dubai
  2. Kuala Lumpur
  3. Singapore
  4. Sharjah
  5. Colombo etc

It is also connected to domestic destinations in India like :

  1. New Delhi
  2. Mumbai
  3. Bangalore
  4. Chennai etc


Aluva railway station 20 kms away is the nearest railway station.It is connected to Indian cities like:

  1. Mumbai
  2. Chennai
  3. New Delhi
  4. Bangalore
  5. Gorakhpur
  6. Porbandar etc


Best time to visit Cherai are winter months from November to February

Season Average temperature
Winter season (November to February) 22°C to 32°C
Summer season (March to May) 25°C to 34°C

Nearby tourist places within 100kms

  1. Kodungallur Cheraman Mosque
  2. St.Thomas Church
  3. Fort Kochi
  4. Athirapally waterfalls
  5. Kodanad Elephant training center

Some hotels in Cherai with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Baywatch Beach Homes

Le Petit Elephant-Cherai Beach Resort

Cherai Natural Beach

Renai Blue Waters

Cherai Blue Lagoons Beach Resort

Photo courtesy : By Sabincp – Own work, Public Domain,

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