village in Ernakulam District, Kerala, India

Cherai Beach is a resort town in the Ernakulam district of Kerala, India. The best time to visit is from September to May.

Get inEdit

The best way in is the Ferry from Kochi to Vypeen island and then a local bus (₹12) to Cherai Junction. From there take a auto-rickshaw (₹20) to the beach. An alternative is taking the auto-rickshaw from the ferry for about ₹100. There are also buses from Ernakulam to Cherai Junction.

Cherai beach

Get aroundEdit

The place is small enough to walk round.

Cherai junction is the closest town which is a long 2 km walk (30-50 mins) or a rickshaw ride. There is the occasional bus to the beach but they are not very regular.

A walk through the road may give you an idea about the real Kerala village life.



There is a very simple beach resort with only a few restaurants that is backed by a large lagoon. It is possible to take rides on the lagoon. Otherwise the main activities are around the beach.



There are around 3-4 restaurants plus a couple of cafes. The largest is the Cherai Beach resort which has a reasonable but not cheap restaurant attached to it.



  • Cherai Beach resort. The is the most upmarket place with rooms starting at ₹2500. The place is a set of bungalows set around inlets from the lagoon. There are quite a few insects around (a man comes around to fumigate the rooms at sunset). The place tries to be an upmarket resort but the rooms are a little too basic for that. The management of the place is also very poor.

There are a couple of other options - a small resort as you come in on the lagoon - and a hotel that opened in 2007 on the north part of the beach.


Telephone code Domestic : 0484 Telephone code International : 0091

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