Break at Cherai Beach
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After several weekends in a row spent in Bangalore, we needed some calm and serenity.
So we decided to leave for Cherai Beach, at the 3 Elephants, a perfect “eco-resort” created and managed by a French couple, located next to the backwaters.
Cherai Beach has an interesting geographical situation. Close to Kochi, on Vypin island, Cherai beach is a kind of peninsula, no more than 100 meters wide in some parts with one side on the seafront and on the other one on the backwaters. Honestly, the ocean side sin’t the most beautiful beach we’ve ever seen in India (even if it’s always enjoyable to jump in the waves). On the backwaters side though, it’s a true oasis of calm. From here we can gaze at fishermen using the famous chinese nets which looks very clean and “real” compared to those we can see in Kochi… (they fish with a lamp at night, some shrimps and little fishes). You can take little boat to cross a river, walk on path not larger than a few meters surrounded by rivers… On a boat you can also discover the life going on in that unique atmosphere, and, going a little bit further, you can even see a small harbour populated by cartoonist big coloured fishboats.
We even tooke the opportunity to go for a day in Kochi, where it’s always nice to wander in its historical tiny streets.
Easily accessible from the Kochi Airport, this revitalizing place is a perfect getawy from busy Bangalore… we’ll certainly be back !