Though it is the famous beach that makes the place so attractive, there are certain places near Cherai that will capture your imagination. These are mainly religious centers that are relevant historically too. They are remnants of the colonial past and cultural diversity of Cherai. The Kottakkavu Mar Thoma Syro Malabar church, Portuguese Fort, Pallippuram Syro Malabar church, Azheekkal Sree Varaha Venkireshware temple and so on make Cherai a place of diverse culture and long history.

The important places to visit near Cherai are: