Cherai (Malayalam: ചെറായി) is a region in
Kochi Taluk, a
suburb of the city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India. It is at a
distance of about 25 km from the High Court Junction, Kochi.
Cherai has the longest beach in
Kochi - the
Cherai beach. The beach is
located towards the centre-north of the
Cherai Beach is 10 km long. Dolphins are
occasionally seen here.
Cherai has played an important role in the history of modern
becoming the birthplace of two prominent political personsages of
Mathai Manjooran and Sahodaran Ayyappan.
Cherai Gowreeshwara Temple is one of the main
Hindu temple. The temple
is maintained by Vijnana Vardhini Sabha (V. V Sabha). It also known as
Kerala palani. The festival in the temple is biggest festival in
Eranakulam district. The festival happens every year towards the last
2 weeks of January or first 2 weeks of February. The main attractions
are Elephant march(around 20-30 elephants).
There is one more famous temple in Cherai, which is Azheekkal Sree
Varaha Temple famous for its beautiful chariot.It is one of the oldest
temple owned by Gowda Saraswatha Community.
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Kottakkavu Mar Thoma Syro-Malabar Pilgrim Church, North Paravur: First
India and one of the seven churches founded by St. Thomas
the Apostle in the first century.
Portuguese Fort : Built in 1503 by the Portuguese also known as
Aya Kotta. It is the oldest European monument in India. It was an out
post to safeguard the famous
Muziris Port. In 1661 the Dutch captured
the fort and in 1789 the fort was handed over to the King of
Pallipuram Syro-Malabar Church : The church is built by the
Portuguese in 1577. The exquisite picture of Ave Mary on the top of
"Altar" is brought from Portugal.The yearly celebrations of Lady of
snow happening in August every year.The Water parade of boats is one
of the notable function .
Chinese fishing nets
Walkway on the sides of the road to
Cherai from North Paravur
Areas of Kochi
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Satellite image of the town
Neighbourhoods of Kochi