Cherai Beach, Vypin Island, Kerala

The Vembanadu lake in Kochi has several islands: Vypin, Willingdon, Bolgatty, Gundu etc. These places are of utmost touristy importance as they are distant from the hustle bustle of the city yet with all the amenities. Also these spots give an excellent experience of the backwaters and hence are not to be missed. We did not stay on any of the islands but we definitely payed a visit to the most beautiful beach of Kochi on our last day.
Cherai beach is located on Vypin Island, around 25 kms from Kochi. Our day started with a visit to the largest church of Kochi: St George Syro-Malabar Catholic Forane Church. Its a very beautiful church spread over a huge area. Hence even though we tried hurrying exploring, it took quite a chunk of our time. Who's complaining anyway!
On the way to Cherai beach, we also stopped at Lulu Mall, the largest mall of South India. We did not need to shop but wanted to see the mall which everyone had been raving about. Also. I planned to buy spices from there. We were in a for a treat as the mall was beautifully decked up for Christmas.
The only downside with squeezing so many spots was that our time allotted for Cherai Beach shrunk further. We had our flight back to Delhi in the evening and therefore the deadline of returning was non negotiable. And who knew what would be the traffic scene in the late afternoon? We did not want to take any chances with our flight!

By the time we reached the beach, our munchkin was deep asleep. Now that meant I had to carry her as hubs was with the camera. So neither we could take a dip in the crystal clear water of the Arabian Sea, nor our cutie could play in the sand. Anyways, we waded in the water which was incredibly refreshing. It was a lovely respite from the hot and humid weather of Kochi.
We were already famished and the cool Arabian Sea breeze aggravated it all the more. We gorged on some freshly fried pakodas and Vadas from a beachside shack which were cheap yet amazing!
By the time we were on our way back, our daughter had woken up. We were driving over the vembanadu Lake crossing the island and the backwaters were simply stunning. Now that she was up, we decided to get down.

There were Chinese fishing nets everywhere. These nets use technology that is more than 500 years old. We were of course not concerned with fishing, but loved how they looked against the backdrop of backwaters and mangroves.
I was bare foot as slipping into heels was much of a task in the car; with a toddler in my arms. The road was burning hot. I hopped and skipped before taking pictures. Soon I realised that the heat was too much to bear and my feet needed protection. Good thing that we went back inside the car and started our way back. Had it not been the heat, we would have lingered there even longer and we could have been late for our flight! Thank God we reached the airport on time! It was goodbye to God's own country!

Dress: Zara
Necklace: Forever 21
Sunnies: Fastrack
Hat: Forever 21

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4 comments:

  1. Great pictures, I fall in love with your dress
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  2. This island looks stunning babe!! Looks like you are having the best time as always <3 Hope you have a nice labor day weekend :)

    XO, Jessi
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  3. I can only imagine the difficulties of traveling with a toddler, but you are doing it, and that requires great spirit. Enjoyed your post. Keep traveling, and have a great day!

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  4. I absolutely love Kerala. I have made a promise to myself to visit Kerala at least once every two year.

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