One of the most beautiful stretches of lovely golden beaches of soft sand facing the Arabian sea , an azure sky and warm clear sea, gives a perfect ambience tempting you to take a dip, go on indulge yourself and let the waves sweep you off your body and spend your time lazing on the beach and relax in the breeze shade undisturbed for some time, quench your thirst from tender coconuts and encounter with many a friendly crabs.
The sun set providing the classic back drop is simply marvelous, for photo hunters to take a quick shot cut curising into the sea ,if luck you could sizh the dolphin at play .few would disagree that nothing can compare with glorious landscape of cherai.
Built in1503 by the Portuguese also known as 'Aya Kotta'. It is the oldest European monument in India. It was an out post to safegaurd the famous Mussiris Port. In 1661 the Dutch captured the fort and in 1789 the fort was handover to the King of Thiruvathankoor. In 1795 it came under the British. The hexagonal fort is the best-preserved Portuguese bastion.
With green emerald paddy field attracts lots of tourists. Delightfully temperate rice producing centre of Cherai. And its pastoral surroundings are really charming.
In 1889 july 22 Sahoodharan Ayappan was born ,he was the deciple of sree narayana guru in 1917 may 29 he gave a feast to so called lover castes he was a greate social reformer,journalist,his house which is situated on the banks of periyar river was open to the public .
Tranquil lake is at a stone throw from the beach. A unique place where sea and backwaters divided by a small strip of land for some zealous, true scenery is only found after watching the dawn breaks over the palms
Backwaters of Cherai welcomes you with unique charm and beauty. A quiet trip through the winding scenic backwaters where the heart of Cherai leaves. The overhanging branches of coconut trees create an unforgettable symphony of green.