When in Cochin, the best option to wet your feet or immerse yourself into the salty sandy waters of the Arabain sea is Cherai. Situated at a distance of 30 Kms from Cochin, this recently beautified beach is situated on the northern part of Vypeen, an island close to Cochin.
When I rode past the backwaters and numerous prawn farms on both sides of the road, the orange sun was all set to retire for the day. The beach was quite crowded with families loitering around, children playing all possible sports, youngsters splashing the waters, hawkers selling everything from ice cream to groundnuts and a few serious kite flyers. After spending a considerable amount of time staring in oblivion at the azure sea, the silver sands and the setting orange sun I rode back to Cochin.
The beach offers many hotels, resorts and restaurants for the visitors. Cherai is one of the most preferred getaways from Cochin and visitors spend lovely evenings walking along the long shore and taking in the beauty of the setting sun. Munambam beach which is a few kilometers from Cherai is also gaining importance on the tourist map. Vypeen light house gives a mind blowing expansive views of the Arabian sea and surrounding greenery. Other places of interest are Lady of Hope church and the chinese fishing nets in Vypeen.
Signing Note- One of the best beach getaways from Cochin...!!
Distance- 30 Kms
Route- Cochin- Vallarpadam- Ochanthuruthu- Nayarambalam- Cherai