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Kerala is bestowed with several precious destinations nestled amidst mother nature. One such adored treasure being, the Cherai beach, which is spread across 10 KM and is one of the most admired beach by visitors in Kerala. Situated in the suburbs of Kochi, Cherai is gifted with the splendour of nature in contrasting hues. Cherai beach attracts a lot of local and foreign tourists because of its tranquil surroundings. The less-crowded beach is the place to go to for solitude and a few cherished moments of harmony with nature. The beach is lined with lagoons, backwaters, coconut groves and few luxury resorts.
This pristine and immaculate beach has low tides making it accessible by tourist of every age throughout the day for various activities and water sports. This is the only beach where the Sea and backwaters are seen to merge in a single frame enhancing its panoramic beauty. Cherai beach is considered to be one of the cleanest beach in the country, added to its gentle waves making it an ideal beach for swimming in clean water. The beach has an alluring walkway dotted with greens and sufficient seating arrangements for weary legs.
The beach is stippled with seating areas made out of dried hay and wood for visitors to revel in the beauty of the ocean. Evenings have a divine effect on the beach, the light blue sky turns crimson making it a place where nature translates it’s beauty into something serene and soothing where the only hymn heard is the rhythmic sound of waves constantly lashing against the land. Cherai beach offers a magnificent view of the sunset across the horizon, resembling a ball of hot fire melting away amidst the mighty ocean to return yet again the next day.
Cherai beach takes pride in its traditional Seafood cuisine, the beachfront has several eateries and restaurants treating their guests to fresh catch of the day with elan. Try out Karimeen, fresh crab and oysters cooked the classic way and squids, tiger prawns and Kingfish dished out with perfection. The beach has a lot of activities to keep the visitors on toes, ranging from parasailing, speed boat, banana boat, bumpy boats and much more which is conducted with great safety and care of international standards. If activities with an adrenaline rush aren’t your kind of entertainment to keep you engaged, indulge in Yoga and meditation on the beach. Breathing fresh air from the ocean refreshes the entire being from tip to toe with a feeling difficult to express in words.
The most scintillating beach of Kerala has every possible attribute that a visitor looks for, making it a place to visit by the tourist of every genre. Adventure seeker, memorable moments with family and friends, the traveller in search of solace, couples, a bunch of teenagers and people in their twilight years, everybody has a thing or two to cherish at the Cherai Beach.
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Considered to be one of the most scenic beaches in Cochin, Cherai beach flanked by coconut groves, expanse of paddy fields, and the Chinese Nets lying on the shore is ideal for a romantic evening.
Fort Kochi, a settlement housing Chinese Fishing Nets, colonial buildings, churches and colourful streets is one of the top tourism attractions in Kochi. Situated about 13 km from city, the place reflects European style when it comes to the architecture of colonial buildings and prominent structures.
The other sightseeing places at Kochi are Marine Drive, Vembanad lake, Ernakulam Shiva temple, Kerala Folklore museum and SNC Maritime Museum.
LuLu Mall is another hangout place among shopaholics. Here one can find an array of branded goods and during festivals, the shops offer goods at great discounted prices.
For a midnight food craving visit the ever-bustling MG Road in Ernakulam. One can gorge on dosas of different varieties, fish fry, puttu and other local delicacies from the hotels and restaurants lined up across the street.
The other pilgrimage spots include Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Ernakulam Shiva Temple and Thrikkakara Temple.
Apart from tourists, cycling is a popular activity among locals here. Most rent-a-bicycle outlets charge Rs 100 approximately for a day.
Take part in the cultural tour of Kochi to know its rich history and culture. A visit to the Kerala Folklore Museum does just that. A stroll to the museum introduces one to the history of Kerala, its culture and heritage. Built in three different architectural styles, the Malabar, Cochin and Travancore, the museum has over 4000 artefacts. The top most floor of the museum is where one can enjoy stage performances of traditional dance forms like Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, and Kalaripayattu. Cochin Cultural Centre is another great place to stop by to witness the rich culture and watch the traditional dance performances.
Tourists opt for houseboat stays to discover the enchanting backwaters surrounded by lush greenery and important landmarks of the city. The houseboat can be opted for a few hours to days together depending on the interest of the travellers. Many operators run houseboat packages that include a full day-sightseeing tour in Kochi, multiple houseboat packages that includes a tour of neighbouring attractions such as Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey, Kovalam and Kumarakom. The KSINC (Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation Ltd) also offers boat cruises in the back waters of Kochi from Marine Drive.
Thattekkadu Bird Sanctuary which is a two-hour drive from Kochi is one of the popular sanctuary in South India. Besides birds, one can spot a vast range of flora and fauna making the journey memorable and exciting. As the route is accessible through roads; one can reach the place by either taxi or bus from Kochi. The dense vegetation, natural landscapes along the route leaves one mesmerized. Apart from witnessing wildlife inside the sanctuary, one can also spot small beasts roaming in and around the woods. Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary located 45 km far from Kochi is another place to visit for an enchanting wildlife experience.