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Ernakulam -> Cherai Beach

Cherai Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Kerala. The beach is a combination of sea and backwaters rimmed by lush green coconut palms and paddy fields. Cherai Beach is very clean and shallow. It is ideal for swimming, surfing and sunbathing. There is a park for children on the beach. Water Scooter and Speed Boats are available for hire. Dolphins are occasionally seen here.

The main attraction of Cherai is the 'Poyil' a large inland lake forming a part of the calm serene backwaters separated from the ocean by only a narrow sandbar. Cherai is well known for mouth watering fresh sea food. Kodanad, the head quarters of Malayattur forest division, is known for the ‘Elephant Kraal’ .

Cherai is just 15 minutes drive from North Paravur ( 4km) in Ernakulam district of Kerala. Now, the new Goshree Bridge from Ernakulam that stretches out across the backwaters connecting the islands of Bolghatty, Mulavukadu, Vallarpadam and Vypeen make tourist access to this beach much more easier. One can also approach Cherai straight from the Kochi International airport via North Paravur approximately 22 km.

Cherai known as the 'Princess of the Arabian Sea' . Cherai has many resorts, hotels ranging from affordable to the luxurious near the vicinity of the beach. Cherai is the latest tourist craze in Gods own country.

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