Holiday Overview

Cherai Beach
Cherai Backwaters

Cherai Getaway offers guests a unique getaway that combines beach and backwater that offers a relaxed getaway on outskirts of Cochin.


Cochin (Cherai)(2)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrive at Cherai. Local Visits
  • Day-2 Fort Cochin Excursion
  • Day-3 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Cochin (Cherai) - Cherai Beach (0.50 kms), Azheekkal Sree Varaha Temple (1.00 kms), Cherai Gowreeshwara Temple (1.00 kms), Pallippuram Fort (3.00 kms), Our Lady of Snow (5.00 kms), Chennamangalam Synagogue (7.00 kms), Cheraman mosque (11.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Cochin (Ernakulam) Departure - Cochin (Ernakulam)
Best Season to Travel
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Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Thattekkad (Bird Sanctuary) at 50 kms from Cherai, is again a relaxing getaway and combines well with Cherai.

  • Cochin (Ernakulam) to Cochin (Cherai) -25 kms (1 hrs)
  • Cochin (Cherai) to Cochin (Ernakulam) -25 kms (1 hrs)

Cochin (Ernakulam) - Cochin (Cherai)(2) - Cochin (Ernakulam)

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrive at Cherai. Local Visits Arrive at Cherai. Cherai is a beach cum backwater getaway 40 kms North of Cochin having getaway resorts offering excellent views. Guests have option to enjoy beach / backwater views of explore around the area. Sightseeing options include Temples (Azheekkal Sree Varaha Temple, Cherai Gowreeshwara Temple (Lord Murugan)), Church (Our Lady of Snow), Synagogue (Chennamangalam Synagogue), Ancient Fort (Pallippuram Fort) and Mosque (Cheraman Mosque).

Day-2 Fort Cochin Excursion Guests have option to either do local sightseeing or undertake an excursion to Fort Cochin via a boat ride from Vypeen. Possible sightseeing options here include Jewish Synagogue, Church, Chinese Fishing nets, Fort Cochin beach etc.

Day-3 Departure Depart to Cochin (40 kms) for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Cochin (Cherai) :

  • Cherai Beach - The Cherai Beach is long stretch of beach that is popular with locals. It has the calm serene Backwaters on the other side and the area is filled with coconut trees.

  • Azheekkal Sree Varaha Temple - Azheekkal Sree Varaha Temple is renowned for its chariot. It is one of the oldest temple owned by Gowda Saraswatha Community.

  • Cherai Gowreeshwara Temple - Cherai Gowreeshwara Temple is a Lord Muruga temple and one of the prominent temples of Kerala.

  • Pallippuram Fort - Pallippuram Fort is a small dilapilated fort near Cherai. It was built by the Portuguese in 1503 and is the oldest existing European fort in India.

  • Our Lady of Snow - The Catholic Church at Pallippuram known as Church of "Our Lady of Snow" or "Manjumatha" is an important pilgrim centre for Christians near Ernakulam (20 kms).

  • Chennamangalam Synagogue - 175 year old synagogue at North Paravur area. It was built with typical Kerala architecture and is a tourist attraction.

  • Cheraman mosque - The Cheraman Juma Masjid is considered to be one of the first mosques to have been built in India dated around 7th century. The mosque is built with traditional Hindu art and architecture and resembles a temple.

Destination Overview

Cochin (Ernakulam) - Ernakulam, part of Cochin area is business hub of Cochin and also commercial capital of Kerala.

Cochin (Cherai) - Cherai is an idyllic beach / backwater retreat located 40 km North of Cochin and 22 kms from Cochin Airport.

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  • Cochin (Ernakulam) to Cochin (Cherai) -25 kms (1 hrs)
  • Cochin (Cherai) to Cochin (Ernakulam) -25 kms (1 hrs)

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Travel Ideas incorporated in the itinerary

Cherai Getaway

Cherai Beach Resort is la popular local getaway at 40 kms North of Ernakulam (Cochin Mainland). more

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  • Cochin (Ernakulam) to Cochin (Cherai) -25 kms (1 hrs)
  • Cochin (Cherai) to Cochin (Ernakulam) -25 kms (1 hrs)

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Cherai is excellent for premium getaway seekers not looking for any specific destination but looking just at good views and relaxing ambience.

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