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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...
Cherai

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.

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

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42 Comments on this post.
  • ladyfi
    24 September 2014 at 5:26 am

    What gorgeous shots.

    • dNambiar
      24 September 2014 at 1:42 pm

      Thank you, Ladyfi. The place was lovely. 🙂

  • R Niranjan Das
    24 September 2014 at 10:59 am

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

    • dNambiar
      24 September 2014 at 1:51 pm

      Thank you, Nomad.
      I'm sure. It makes you want to just sit and watch the rain and take in all the greenery, alle?

  • Rahul Bhatia
    25 September 2014 at 6:34 am

    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!

    • dNambiar
      26 September 2014 at 10:16 am

      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.

  • HOOTIN ANNI
    26 September 2014 at 11:57 am

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

    • dNambiar
      29 September 2014 at 10:51 am

      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.

  • Our Jaipur
    27 September 2014 at 4:37 am
    • dNambiar
      29 September 2014 at 10:58 am

      For a change, I had a slow day just sitting and watching a monsoon day in Cherai. No regrets at all.
      Thank you so much for another +1. 🙂

  • Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ
    27 September 2014 at 5:08 am

    Beautiful photos… I liked house boat

    thanks

    • dNambiar
      29 September 2014 at 10:58 am

      Thank you so much, Krishna. 🙂

  • NC Sue
    28 September 2014 at 9:10 pm
    • dNambiar
      29 September 2014 at 10:59 am

      Thank you. 🙂
      I'll come by, Sue. Thank you for dropping in.

  • Bikram
    29 September 2014 at 10:35 am

    It is beautifulllllllllllllllllllllll ……

    Bikram

    • dNambiar
      29 September 2014 at 10:59 am

      🙂
      Isn't it?
      How have you been Bikram? Have a great week.

  • NatureFootstep
    1 October 2014 at 6:13 am

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

    • dNambiar
      1 October 2014 at 11:14 am

      Isn't it? It looks very green in the rainy season.
      You're welcome. Thank YOU. 🙂

  • Deepa Gopal Sunil
    1 October 2014 at 7:25 am

    BEAUTIFUL snaps 🙂

    • dNambiar
      1 October 2014 at 11:15 am

      Thanks Deepa. 🙂

  • Shweta Dave
    1 October 2014 at 8:12 am

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

    • dNambiar
      1 October 2014 at 11:16 am

      Road trip? That must have been interesting. 😉
      Thanks a ton, Shweta. 🙂

  • Tomichan Matheikal
    1 October 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Delightful pictures.

    • dNambiar
      2 October 2014 at 7:44 pm

      I'm glad you found it delightful.
      Thank you so much, Matheikal. 🙂

  • Ravish Mani
    1 October 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Beautiful place and brilliant photography 🙂

    • dNambiar
      2 October 2014 at 7:42 pm

      Thank you Ravish.
      And welcome here.

  • umashankar
    1 October 2014 at 5:46 pm

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

    • dNambiar
      2 October 2014 at 7:48 pm

      Thank YOU, USP for your visits and support. I hope you remember, I'm open to critique as far as photography is concerned.
      Happy long weekend to you. 🙂

  • Ramakrishnan Ramanathan
    9 October 2014 at 12:29 pm

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

    • dNambiar
      17 October 2014 at 5:03 am

      Thank you, Ram. 🙂 I usually like my trips packed. This time we just took it easy.
      I hope you are doing well.

  • Puru@ShadowsGalore
    11 October 2014 at 4:24 pm

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

    • dNambiar
      17 October 2014 at 5:17 am

      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! 🙂

  • AmitAag
    18 October 2014 at 6:16 am

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

    • dNambiar
      19 October 2014 at 7:16 pm

      Thank you so much, Amit. 🙂

  • Panchali
    20 October 2014 at 7:01 pm

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

    • dNambiar
      21 October 2014 at 11:12 am

      Thank you so much, Panchali di.
      Have a great Diwali!!

  • Ranjana’s craft blog
    27 October 2014 at 8:36 am

    Lovely pics…beautifully captured.

    • dNambiar
      3 November 2014 at 1:16 pm

      Thank you, Ranjana. 🙂
      Long time. I hope you are well.

  • Jidhu Jose
    29 October 2014 at 9:22 am

    beautiful clicks….have to visit this place soon

    • dNambiar
      3 November 2014 at 1:17 pm

      Thanks Jidhu.
      I'm already waiting to see the place through your lens. Great work, back there on your blog. 🙂

  • Moon
    1 October 2015 at 5:00 pm

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

    • dNambiar
      2 October 2015 at 3:34 pm

      Thank you so much, Moon.
      Nice to see you here after a long gap. 🙂

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