Backwaters Or The Coast, Head To Cherai Beach For An Offbeat Experience
Breakaway from the regular pattern of visiting Fort Cochin and make a fun trip to Cherai Beach where you can stay in sea facing rooms, watch dolphins and go on boat rides.
What Makes It Awesome
On Vypeen Island, 25 km north of Fort Cochin, lies Cherai beach with a long stretch of lazy backwaters and quiet fishing villages to explore. An offbeat part of the coastline, Cherai, known as the 'The Princess Of The Arabian Sea' is drawing tourists because of its untouched beauty. For those of you who love to swim, this will become your new favourite haunt, and shutterbugs for the wonderful view of the famous Chinese Fishing Nets. Spend time enjoying the ocean breeze and snacking on local fare and seafood. Stay at Camper By The Bay, a luxury retreat with private access to the beach (we suggest staying here with bae).
Cherai Beach is ideal to watch dolphins in their natural habitat, and you can take a boat ride with your kids for front row seats to their antics (the dolphins, and your kids!). The Poyil lake is great to watch the sunrise, feel free to boat around and enjoy the enchanting scenery. Religious monuments like the Varaha temple built in 1869 is famous for its artistic designs. The Pallipuram Church hosts festivals here which display the culture of the area as well. If you’re looking for a laidback cafe, head to the Chillout Cafe for sandwiches, coffee and pizza. We assure that a weekend here is enough to forget about all the stress you’ve been dealing with back home.
If you want luxury, make sure you pick the 36 Palms Boutique Retreat. The combination of great privacy and an infinity pool will surely calm your nerves. Wake up early one morning and catch the fishing rituals kick off at sunrise as well.