Cherai in the Monsoon


Cherai is a coastal area north of Kochi in Ernakulam, Kerala*. It sits on a barrier island called Vypin Island. We found ourselves in this seaside town in August and spent a day enjoying its environs drenched in the Monsoon rains.

Monsoon in Kerala is not quite the tourist season. However, Monsoon has its own charm, it gives the land a good wash, the rivers a swell and Kerala’s already green landscapes a greener and richer look.

Not exactly beach weather. Cherai Beach and the Arabian Sea.
A part of Cherai Beach Resort
A houseboat on the Cherai Lagoon
The Lagoon and a narrow strip of land that serves as a connection to Beach Road that overlooks the Arabian Sea.
The other side of the lagoon
Don’t miss the Chinese Fishing Net (left), a common sight in these parts.
A car on Cherai Beach road in the middle of the Lagoon.


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*Kerala is a state in south India. It lies on the southwestern coast to be more precise. It is known for its greenery, it’s coconut-palm fringed coasts and its backwater tourism, to name a few things.

For more trip accounts from the state –> Kerala

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  1. Lovely captures. I love Kerala in the monsoons- drenched and green!

  2. Was in Kochi in jan this year so the sights are familiar, though missed Vypin and Cherai by a whisker:) Thank you Divya for bringing the things I missed on your lovely blog!

    • There's always a next time, expecially when you travel so much.
      Our idea was to just spend an evening there with friends. Later on we changed plans and decided to laze around this lovely place and just enjoy the rainy day. If we'd stuck to plan A, I wouldn't have had these pics to show, I guess. 🙂
      Thank you so much, Mr. Bhatia.

  3. Maybe monsoon season…but still all so lovely!!! It looks so beautiful.

    • These parts ie the southwestern part of India is so blessed naturally that it's marketing slogan, 'God's own Country' has been taken very seriously. 🙂
      Thank you, Hootin Anni.

  4. Lovely Clicks and Cherai is looking like a Lovely Place. A +1 for your Post and Have a Nice Day. . . 🙂

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  5. Beautiful photos… I liked house boat


  6. Great shots! So glad I stopped by, and hope you'll return the visit:

  7. It is beautifulllllllllllllllllllllll ……


  8. wow, that´s a gorgeous place you found. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  9. Heavenly, i had been to Kerela by road in 2004…got so nostalgic. Amazing pictures.

  10. Beautiful place and brilliant photography 🙂

  11. Beautiful, serene shots of the God's own country. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Captivating pictures all ! Looks like you had a great Cherai adventure.

  13. We are planning to make a trip to Kerala. Thanks for the idea about Cherai 🙂

    • You're welcome, Puru.
      Most of these pics are from Cherai Beach Resort. I didn't want to put up the name in the post and make it sound like an endorsement of the property.
      (For you: We visited when it was what they call 'off season.' The service was so so. The environs and food get some stars from me. 🙂

      You guys, have fun! 🙂

  14. A wonderful post, Divya!
    Loved the palm trees' reflections…

  15. Everything looks so serene and beautiful here…Lovely pic, Divya! 🙂

  16. Lovely pics…beautifully captured.

  17. beautiful clicks….have to visit this place soon

  18. Love the shots! You have captured the essence of monsoon so beautifully!

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