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Cherai
  • Overview
  • Hotels
  • Sight Seeing
  • Things to do
  • Directions
  • Travel Tools
  • The 10 kilometer long Cherai Beach is the best golden beach of Kerala and is rightly called "The Princess of the Arabian sea". Cherai beach is the perfect destination for those seeking a beach experience that does not include crowds and vendors. Located on one end of Vypeen island in Cochin district, around 26 km from Cochin(Ernakulam), Cherai has the added advantage of being flanked by the golden sands of the beach on one side and the palm fringed backwaters on the other. Although only accessible by boat in the past, now with an improved road system this place has become a popular getaway from the city. The newly beautified main beach with the walkway adds to the charm and the High mast lamp makes the beach enjoyable even at night. Cherai beach is well known for its mouth-lingering fresh sea food. The sea is usually calm and the beach is a swimmer's paradise.
  • Beach
  • The 10 kilometer long Cherai Beach is the best golden beach of Kerala and is rightly called "The Princess of the Arabian sea". Cherai beach is the perfect destination for those seeking a beach experience that does not include crowds and vendors. The newly beautified main beach with the walkway adds to the charm and the High mast lamp makes the beach enjoyable even at night. Cherai beach is well known for its mouth-lingering fresh sea food. The sea is usually calm and the beach is a swimmer's paradise.
  • Backwaters
  • The backwaters are a combination of lakes, lagoons, canals & estuaries; you can have the unique experience of catching fish, prawns, lobsters, crabs etc. using the traditional fishing methods. Get into a country boat and barge your way through the gentle river, which has crystal clear cold water, along the palm fringed backwaters and paddy fields, absorbing the beauty of Kerala villages. Visiting fishermen village, fishing boatyard, fishing harbor and chatting with fishermen are some of the things you will never forget in your lifetime.
  • Wet yourself on Beach
  • The golden sand beach is ideal for bathing, but always checks the tide movements before entering the sea. The newly built walkway adds feather to this beach.
  • Country boat Ride
  • Cruise through the backwaters of Cherai to see country boats ferrying paddy or fish, fishermen casting the day's catch, reapers singing in the fields, agile men climbing on coconut palms, toddy tapper tapping toddy (fermented coconut water) from the coconut tree, children splashing water, storks walking and looking for their prey in the paddy fields, the kingfisher diving in for fish and the twitter of birds.
  • Enjoy Seafood
  • The rich delicious seafood of Cherai is very famous. Do not miss it.
  • Business Hours
  • Offices: 10:00 to 17:00, Monday to Saturday
    Banks: 10:00 to 14:00, Monday to Friday; 10:00 to 12:00, Saturday
    Post offices: 10:00 to 19:00, Monday to Friday
    Shops: 10:00 to 20:00, Monday to Saturday
  • Electricity
  • 240 volts AC, 50Hz.
  • Health
  • One of the main health problems that visitors to India often encounter is upset stomachs. Visitors are advised to seek the appropriate vaccinations and/or medication to avoid any health dangers before arrival to India. There are no specific vaccinations needed for India.
  • Emergency services
  • Police control room: 100
    Fire station: 101
    Ambulance: 102
  • Language
  • Malayalam is the dominant language in Kannur. English is widely spoken, particularly by those working in the tourist industry.
  • Currency
  • The Indian rupee is the currency of choice here. The lowest denomination is 1 rupee with 5, 10, 20 and 100 rupee notes the most commonly used. Changing larger sums like the 500 or 1000 rupee notes often proves difficult.
  • Currency Exchange
  • Few banks in Kannur will be able to change international currency. Travellers should make the US dollar the currency of choice when visiting the city, the next best being euros and British sterling. There are ATMs in Kannur and this is the best way to get rupees, with a good exchange rate. Just be sure your ATM card is accepted in India.
  • Customs
  • There is no limit to the amount of foreign currency that visitors can bring. Adults 18 years and over can import 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco; 2 litres of alcohol; and 60ml of perfume.
  • Electronic equipment such as laptop and camera or video equipment requires filling out a Tourist Baggage Re-Export form. This is to protect you, as you may be asked to show the form when you leave India. Bringing in any livestock or pork products, live plants, or gold and silver bullion, is not permitted.
    • Visitors are expected to abide by local laws, customs and etiquettes.
    • Visitors to most Kerala houses leave their footwear outside before entering the house.
    • Behaviour demonstrating affection in public like hugging or kissing is not an accepted practice in Kerala.
    • Nudity is not allowed in Kerala
    • Footwear inside the temple and entry into the sanctum sanctorum is banned in all the temples.
    • Other customs and codes of conduct and dress in temples across the State vary from each other.
    • Some temples do not permit entry to non-Hindus, while some do. Shirts for men and pants are banned from some temples and allowed in some others. Where they are banned, men have to be in mundus and women, in saris, half-saris or long skirts.
    • At the table, main dishes are served in the middle, while each person takes individual spoons from each plate to their own dish in front of them. Eating is done with the right hand only, as the left is used for personal hygiene. Average tipping is 10%.
  • Visa and Passports
  • For entry into India, you must apply for a visa from your local Indian consulate or embassy before leaving home. You won’t even make it onto the airplane without a visa, so be sure to arrange one beforehand.
  • The majority of Western tourists will be eligible for a 6-month visa for visiting India, which is activated from the moment it is placed inside your passport.
  • Make sure you have at least one passport page free to receive the visa stamp and that your travel document is valid for at least 6 months after your intended departure from India.
  • Carry your visa for entry to India/Kerala on your holiday.
    For further clarifications, contact the Indian High Commission.
    For visa extension, contact Office of the Commissioner of Police,
    Thiruvananthapuram. Ph: 0471-2320579.
  • Tourist Information Offices
  • The Free Travel Information Service is one of the best in town for personal service and trustworthy advice on the area. The District Tourism Office and DTPC Information Centre also offer good services for various matters in Cherai. Ask at your hotel for contact details.
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