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Cherai
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°58′37″N76°16′12″E / 9.977°N 76.27°E / 9.977; 76.27 Coordinates: 9°58′37″N76°16′12″E / 9.977°N 76.27°E / 9.977; 76.27
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
Government
  Panchayat PresidentSri. Radhakrishnan
Elevation
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Languages
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
683514
Telephone code0484
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Cherai (Malayalam : ചെറായി) is a small town located in north side of Vypin island. It is a region in the suburb of the city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India. It is at a distance of about 22.6 km (14.0 mi) 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 Vypin island.

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The Cherai Beach is 10 km (6.2 mi) long.[ citation needed ] Dolphins are occasionally seen here.

Cherai has played an important role in the history of modern Kerala by becoming the birthplace of two prominent political personsages of modern Kerala - Mathai Manjooran and Sahodaran Ayyappan.

Cherai Gowreeshwara Temple is one of the main Hindu temples. The temple is maintained by Vijnana Vardhini Sabha (V. V Sabha). It also known as Kerala palani. The festival in the temple is the 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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