The beautiful Cherai Beach, bordering the Vypeen Island, the sea on the western side, and the backwaters on the east, gives this upcoming tourist destination a uniqueness and supreme serenity, found no where in Kerala. The 15 km long unspoiled, shallow, and calm beach is considered to be the best golden beach in Kerala, for which it is popularly known as the 'Princess of the Arabian Sea'. An ideal spot for swimming and sunbathing, you are likely to be fascinated by the thick coconut groves and Chinese fishing nets on the waterfront. To add to your marvelous and breathtaking experience, this beach offers you an opportunity to explore the village life charmed with vast paddy fields and coconut palms. Plus, the tourism fest held in the month of December attracts numerous tourists from all across the country and abroad. The occasional sighting of dolphins is one of the prime reasons for many tourists flocking to this destination in huge numbers.
Only a few beaches in Kerala can be compared with the cleanliness and beauty of Cherai Beach, situated at a distance of 25 km from Kochi. A walk at sunset or night along the shores of this beach has recently been made a highpoint, courtesy the newly beautified 400 meters of main beach with a walkway splendidly lit with highmast lamps. Since ancient times, Cherai is known for mouth-watering seafood delicacies to be gulped down with the country liquor called Toddy. Cherai is easily accessible from most parts of Kerala and is just a 40-minute drive from Vypeen, Kochi. The closest railway station is Ernakulam Junction, about 26 km from Cherai and the nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, at 30 km. Although tourists can pay a visit to this beach anytime round the year, but the best season is from June to October. For a complete pleasurable and memorable experience, do find yourself solace in the beach resorts and cottages, ideally positioned on the beach.
The Cherai beach at Ernakulam in Kerala is one of the exotic beaches of Kerala.