Cherai Beach

About Cherai

Cherai beach is one of the finest beaches of the state Kerala where you can experience the pleasure of world’s best beach and backwaters. This picturesque beach is often called as The Princess of the Arabian Sea, which spreads to over 10 kilometers. It is located on the north end of the Vypeen Island. The pristine beauty of Cherai is lined with the beautiful green coconut groves. The Chinese fishing nets on the waterfront also enhance the beauty of this beach.

Cherai Beach in Kerala

Cherai For Honeymoon Couples.

Kerala is always said as a most popular honeymoon destination in India, as it is blessed with various romantic resorts on the beaches, backwaters and hill stations. When talking about beaches, Cherai beach will surely clicks first in your mind for spending your memorable time because this beach is comparatively less crowded beach from the other beaches. The exceptional beauty of Cherai surely provides you awesome beach holiday experience. The illuminated walkways enable you to cherish the beauty of this beach with your partner even at night.

The restaurants offer mouth-watering seafood delicacies that should not be missed out while on touring Cherai Beach. This is a most preferred option for the couples as it has several interesting places to visit. There are various good hotels and accommodation options, ensuring you that you will get a great beach holiday experience by providing all the essential amenities.

Best Cherai Honeymoon packages
  • Kochi-Kovalam-Kochi
  • Kochi-Kovalam-Thekkedy-Kochi
  • Kochi-Kovalam-Poovar-Kochi
  • Kochi-Kovalam-Aleppey
  • Kochi-Kovalam-Poovar-Aleppey
  • Coimbatore–Kodaikanal-Kovalam
Best Poovar Resorts
  • Swiss County
  • Club Mahindra
  • Tea County
  • Talltrees
  • Blackberry
  • Oakfield

Fact Sheet and Climate

Location – Idukki district on the high ranges of the Western Ghats.
Altitude – 5000 to 8000 ft above sea level.
Area – 26.2 Sq kms.


Dec, Jan, Feb & Mar : 2C – 27C
Apr & May : 9C – 29C
Jun, Jul & Aug : 14C – 22C
Sep & Oct : 13C – 23C
Nov : 9C – 25

Best time to Visit – Sep to May.
Monsoon – July to Aug

Today Weather
overcast clouds
humidity: 90%
wind: 3m/s W
H 25 • L 25

Accessing Cherai

On the way from Kochi to Poovar

Road – Poovar is accessible by frequent buses from Ernakulam (near Kochi), Kottayam, Thekkedy. Interstate buses runs between Bangalore, Coimbatore, Maduri, Theni, Palani to Poovar frequently.

Rail – Poovar is not connected with Rail. Ernakulam 130kms, Kottayam 147km, Madurai 162kms, Coimbatore 158kms.

Air – Nearest Airport Kochi / Cochin 130 kms 4hrs by road. Madurai – 142kms . Coimbatore – 167km. Trivandrum 302km.

Important Places to Visit

Cherai Attractions

Pallipuram Fort – Pallipuram Fort is said as an oldest existing European monument in India, built by the Portuguese in the year 1503. This fort is well-known as a Ayikotta or Alikotta. It has a beautiful gigantic hexagonal structure, made up of wood and mortar. The quiet and attractive architecture of this fort is really worth-visiting.

Pallipuram Church – This church was built by the Portuguese in 1577, one of the oldest churches in the Diocese of Kottappuram and also among the three churches in South India. This church is known as Our lady of Snow or Manjumatha.

Munambam Beach – This is one of the most beautiful beaches in Kerala, located at the northern end of Cherai beach. Munambam beach is well-known as Muziris Golden Beach. If you are a lover of kites flying then this is really an ideal place for you. The stunning sunset and the lazy walk on this beach offer a blissful experience to its visitors. You will also get a chance to spot Dolphins so cross your fingers.

Other Activities to do in Cherai

The other nearby attractions include Gowreeshwara temple, Azheekkal Sree Varaha Temple, Sahodhara Bhavan and many more. Exploring Cherai will be a best option for the people who want to get away from the hubbub of the city’s life.

Cherai beach is a best golden sand beach, ideal for swimming and sunbathing. The best part of this beach is that, it is shallow and serene throughout the year, so you can visit here in all seasons. The tranquil environment and the enigmatic charm of the nature attract many tourists from all over the world. Feel the pleasure of golden rays of sunset at Cherai. So, plan your honeymoon or holidays at Cherai the lap of nature to relish the serene ambience and pristine beauty of beaches.