Since its yore days, Cherai beach has allured a large number of tourists, who visit Kerala to witness the beauty of nature in its purest form. Its existence in "God's Own Country" clearly reflects that this beach is somehow more special and is a unique mix of sun, sand and sea. To add? some flavour in its breathtaking view, the beach is gifted with delectable blend of paddy fields,? fringed coconut palms, Arabian sea and the beautiful backwaters. Harmony and balance in the air in this region keep the mood fresh.?
Attractions at Cherai
Cherai Gowreeshwara Temple
Situated in Ernakulam district of Kerala, this is one of the most famous temples of the region. People exploring Cherai, visit this holy place to take the blessings of the deity. Known as Muruga Temple or Malyala Palani, this temple is famous for its grand festival celebration. The festival starts in the month of January and gets an end by the middle of February. The major attraction of the festival is the elephant march.
This oldest European monument is the highlight of the region. Built in 1503, the fort is as also known as? 'Aya Kotta'. The fort was built as an out post to safeguard Mussiris Port, which is another popular fort. The history says that in 1661, the fort was captured by Dutch and later in 1789, it was handed over to the ruling king of? Thiruvithamkoor.
This ancient church is a beautiful architecture of 1577. Built by Portuguese, the church houses an exquisite picture of Ave Mary on "Altar". The picture was brought from Portugal. The yearly celebrations of? Lady of snow takes place in August. The water parade of boats is a must watch and a notable ceremony.
A range of home stays, beach resorts and lake resorts provide different options to the guests of the city.
By Air : Cochin International Airport, Nedumbassery, is the nearest airport to the Cherai. Located at a distance of around 22km from Cherai, this airport is connected to the prime cities across the world and is served by all major service providers.
By Rail : Ernakulam junction and Ernakulam town are the two stations that are easily accessible from the Northern as well as Southern cities of the country.
By Road : Frequent road transport service is easily available from all the nearby cities.