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Vypin Island of City Cochin Cherai Beach in Cochin

·  Summer: March-June (24°C - 37°C)
·  Winter: October-February (17°C - 33°C)
·  Monsoon: July-September

Best time to visit:  October-March

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Deservingly called the Princess of the Arabian Sea, the miles long splendid Cherai Beach is a paradise for fun-lovers, honeymooners as well as for the family holidaymakers. It is the westernmost beach on Vypin Island and is extremely admirable for its cleanliness and shallowness. Tourists can enjoy relaxing sunbathing experience or a thrilling swimming adventure at the beach. Lavish fringes of coconut trees and luxuriantly green paddy fields add worth to the overall beauty of the beach. 

Other popular adventures at Cherai Beach include water scooter riding, canoe riding and speed boat riding. It is also possible to spot dolphins which certainly add to the delight of being there. Chinese Fishing Nets, the iconic attraction of Kochi, are also visible from the beach. Walkways illuminated by the tall mast lamps make the beach equally charming at nights.

Children can enjoy at a park located near the beach, while the adults can definitely savour the delicious seafood served at various beachside restaurants. December hosts Cherai Beach Tourism Fair, attracting flocks of tourists who get to enjoy a number of cultural art forms.

Road: Goshree Bridge from Ernakulam connects to the Vypin Island, making access to the beach much easier. Alternatively, one can take ferry from Cochin to the island and continue the journey further is local buses or auto-rickshaws.

Railway: Cherai Beach is accessible from Aluva Railway Station (about 23 km. away) and Ernakulam Junction (about 28 km. away). Taxis and auto-rickshaws can be used for this purpose.

Airway: Cochin International Airport is about 27 km. from the beach. From the airport, one can choose among many possible routes to reach the beach by auto-rickshaw, taxi or ferry.