Munambam Break water Point & Beach : 3 Kms
munambam breakwater

Situated at the northern end of Cherai Beach .It is the place where river Periyar joins the Arabian Sea. Munambam beach (Muziris Golden Beach) is where the River Periyar flows into the Arabian Sea. It is a perfect place to sit and enjoy the views, and watch local fishermen in their traditional canoes and colourful boats. The stunning sunset forms the classic backdrop and provides marvellous inspiration to travelers.

Munambam Fising Harbour : 4 Kms

The fishing harbour attracts thousands of visitors in every year for buying fresh seafood direct from fishers at Fisherman's Wharf with reasonable prize. Even with small breeze, the area where the boats park is nice and calm and it seems like a lot of the birds hang out over there.

Pallipuram fort : 5 Kms
Pallipuram fort

(The oldest European monument in India) Built in 1503 by the Portuguese and also known as “Aya Kotta”, this fort is the oldest European monument in India. It was constructed as an outpost to safeguard the ancient port of Muziris. The Dutch captured the fort in 1661, in 1789 it was sold to the King of Thiruvathamkoor, and in 1795 it came under the ownership of the British East India Company. The three-story hexagonal structure is a very well-preserved Portuguese bastion. The fort was repaired between1596 and 1605 with a facade added in pure Manuelino style, possibly the only such building in India.

Sahodhara Bhavan : 3 Kms
Sahodhara Bhavan

Sahodharan Ayappan was born on July 22nd 1889 and later became an important disciple of Sree Nayarana Guru. Ayappan was a great social reformer, journalist, and politician and on May 29th 1917 he arranged a feast with several so-called lower castes. This was a revolutionary moment which helped undermine the concept of untouchability. Ayappan’s charming 18th century house is located in a scenic spot which provides a panoramic view of the River Periyar. His house is open to visitors and in addition there is a public library and a research centre

Paddy Fields : 2 Kms

Representing the rice-producing heart of Cherai, the emerald green paddy fields are cultivated below sea level to create a charming pastoral environment. These water-logged fields tend to be single crop areas, mostly rice. However, following the harvest, paddy fields are used to farm fish, mainly prawns. Exotic flora and fauna can be discovered in and around the paddy fields, allowing you to enjoy encounters with butterflies and spot dozens of alluring species of both birds and fish.

Sahodhara Bhavan
Fire works Factory : 2 Kms

Fire works Factory Manufacturers and suppliers of Ground chakkar, Rocket bombs, Fancy novelties, Sparklers, Flower pots, Garaland, Goa, Chorsa, Amorces, Gift Boxes etc

Coir Factory : 2 Kms

A short visit offers a glimpse at the production process of the coir factory, where coconut fibre is utilised in the production of doormats.

Handloom weaving factory : 2 Kms

 Handloom weaving factory offeres Double dhoti and 'Mundu' and 'Neriyathu' .The distinction of these fabrics is in its structure in the plain structure, they have producing a special effect in weft direction.

Prowns farm : 2 Kms

A shrimp farm is an aquaculture business for the cultivation of shrimp or prawns.You can buy prawns directly from the farm

ASVD Temple / Varaha Temple : 2 Kms
ASVD Temple

The exquisite Varaha temple of Cherai was constructed in 1869. Azheekal Sree Varaha Venkateswara temple is the only “Somporanakshetra of Naga’ type in South India with all seven avaaranas. This is also the only temple in India where both the deities of Sree Varaha and Sree Venkateswara, incarnations of lord Vishnu, are installed side by side and worshipped as a single Moorthy (God). The temple is well known for its wood carving, the Silver Pallake, the ceiling of the eastern Gopuram, and the temple tank known as “Sreevarahapuskarani”, which are unique in their artistic excellence and beauty.The famous temple ratha (chariot), which was dedicated to the deities in 1909, is built entirely from silver and Chinese glass and is a rarity in temple architecture. It is the only ratha in the world which runs on rails, with its rathaveethi (track) constructed under the supervision of European engineers. Traditionally, the chariot festival takes place twice a year and involves the ratha being pulled by the deities around the temple accompanied by a dramatic drum beat. No other chariot festival in the world can offer these unique characteristics and perhaps one of its most important qualities is that it reinforces a sense of continuity with the past.

Gowreeswara Temple : 2 Kms
Gowreeswara Temple

also known as South Pazhani, is an important Hindu pilgrimage centre in Kerala which was built in 1912. It was dedicated to Lord Muruga (Karthikeya), the God of War, whose vehicle is a peacock, whilst the idol was installed by the great Sree Narayana Guru. The temple is renowned for its legendary festival, which is a spectacular cultural and religious event. The trumpeting of more than 25 elephants, beautifully dressed woman in their finest silk sarees, people gathered around waving their hands to the magical sound of Panchavadya playing on the lawn, and the thrilling evening firework display, combine to evoke a feeling of time-honoured tradition.

Fort Cochin : 25 Kms
munambam breakwater

Cochin is the oldest European settlement in India,recording a history of visitors who came, saw and stayed for hundreds of years. Layered impressions - Chinese, Arab, Jewish, British, French and Portuguese, are contained within its environment.The commercial capital of Kerala and the most cosmopolitan of the state's cities,Cochin has long been eulogised in tourist literature as the “ Queen of the Arabian Sea” with ferry rides commanding its breathtaking view. Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, The Dutch Cemetery, Santa Cruz Basilica,Bolghatty Palace,Museum of Kerala History,Veega Land,Hill Palace Museum,Mattancherry Palace,Kadakali show   etc. are the main attractive places around cochin 

Kodanad : 45 Kms
Gowreeswara Temple

Kodanad lies on the southern bank of Periyar river amongst the scenic beauty of the High Ranges.There is an elephant training centre here. Facilities for elephant ride are provided here. There is also a mini zoo at Kodanadu.Kodanad is also an orphanage: The total number of orphaned babies in the Kodanad center is ten of which four are male babies and six females. Be there at 8 o'clock in the morning. You can stay at Thani Illam in Thottuva near Kodanad.Before 1977, elephants were captured from the nearby Malayattoor forests and trained at Kodanad

Malayatoor : 47 Kms

On the slopes of the picturesque Western Ghats, 52 Kms. From Kochi and 8 Kms. From Kalady is the Malayattoor Church. This is a Christian pilgrim centre and is believed to have been blessed by the Apostle of Christ, St. Thomas and the Church atop the hill was established in AD 900. Malayattoor is accessible by road up to the foot hills of Kurishumudy. The church at the top of the hill, about 2 Kms. can be reached only by foot. Situated beside the Periyar river and a small lake called Manappattuchira, Malayatoor is also a place of scenic beauty.

Munnar : 165 Kms

Munnar is a beautiful hill station covered with unending expanse of tea plantation is 165 km away from cherai. This was once the summer resort of the British Government in South India. A hill station transcending excellence – Munnar is surrounded by gently undulating hills swathed in the soothing green of vast tea estates makes it perfect tourist destination in south India.

Thekkady : 191 Kms

The pride of Kerela and a testimony to nature's splendor and human innovation, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the banks of the Periyar Lake .It is an artificial lake was created in 1895. Thekkady is 200 km away from cherai. The drive to Thekkady itself as enchanting as the road winds the high ranges. The Western Ghats are clothed in dense ever green, moist deciduous forests and savannah grass lands. Below this thick green canopy roam herds of Wild elephants, sambar deer, tigers, buffaloes, gaurs, lion tailed macaques and Nilgiri langurs. The sanctuary offers a lovely and comfortable way to see the animals via - boat rides on the man-made lake, which the wildlife areas encircle.

Kumarakom : 110 Kms

The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake. The lake, an enchanting picnic spot and a fast developing back water tourism destination, and its small water world is part of the Kuttanad region. A 14 acre bird sanctuary is situated on the eastern banks of the Vembanad Lake. The sanctuary adds to the natural beauty of Kumarakom. Birds (waterfowl, water ducks, cuckoos, wild ducks etc.) nest and spend happy summers here. Birds like Siberian Storks migrate here every year and is an ornithologist's paradise.

Alappuzha : 120 Kms

The Venice of the East welcomes you to the backwaters of kerala.The Palm fringed canals and shores bustling with glimpses from the day to day life in the country side, the mirror still lagoons, picture book lakesides and its long sandy beach has blessed Alappuzha.Alappuzha is very famous for its boat races, houseboats, coir products, fish and lakes. Alappuzha is interlocked with a large number of canals and bridges.This water locked district has immense untapped potential for backwater tourism, preserved through the ages and completely hidden from the road is an enchanting experience to any visitor. Gliding along the calm and serene backwaters flanked by green leaves and palms seeing a rural more so while sailing a slow-moving, spacious Kettuvallam.

Gouruvayur Temple and Elephant Camp : 80 Kms - Punnathurkotta

The Guruvayur/Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Temple is one of the most important and sacred pilgrim centres of Kerala.The eye-filling figure of Lord Guruvayurappan in the sanctum sanctorum is the full manifestation of Lord Mahavishnu as was revealed to Devaki and Vasudeva at the time of Krishnavatara.The deity is in standing pose and it is made out of a particular kind of stone called ''Patala Anjanam''.The glory and the greatness of the Lord are beyond description.

Punnathurkotta was once the palace of a local ruler, but the palace grounds are now used to house the elephants belonging to the Guruvayoor temple, and has been renamed Anakkotta.There were 86 elephants housed there, but currently there are about 66 elephants. The elephants are ritual offerings made by the devotees of Lord Guruvayurappa. The visiting hours are 8.00 AM to 5.30 PM. The entry fee is Rs 5 per adult. An extra Rs 25 is charged for to use a camera inside the complex.

Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple : 10 Kms

Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple is in Kodungallur town in Thrissur District of Kerala situated on the west coast, was once a great port of the Chera rulers of Tamilnadu, It was known by the Greek as the musris.Most of the surronding people of Kodungallur believe that this temple was, in the olden days, a Shiva shrine and it was Parasurama who installed Sri Kurumba Bhagavathi close to the idol of Shiva. Although this is a small town and has several temples, most of them are Shiva shrines. The poojas are conducted under direct instructions from Sri Bhagavathi Herself. Five 'Sri Chakras' installed by Adi Shankaracharya are believed to be the main source of the powers of this deity. .