Marari: the land of Golden Sand
Mararikulam is located in the Malabar Coast which almost everybody is aware of because of its rich history. Marari Beach or Mararikulam is one of the beach beauties of Kerala, situated in the district of Alappuzha District and 11 Km from the Alappuzha (Allepey) town. It being one of the best beaches of the state provides an idyllic experience with the haven of palms, coconuts and Golden Sand. It gathered draw after being listed finally on to “Sense of Place” final list of National Geographic Traveller “World Legacy Award”.
The Naturalists believe there are catalogued around 97 species of butterflies, 3 categories of turtles, 10 kinds of frogs, 350 species of endemic plants, and around 80 species of birds. It is also termed as a sleepy fishing village implying a harbour of marine life and is practically unharmed and untouched by today’s modernity. Late December to March is the suitable time to visit Mararikulam, when the weather is arid and sunny every day.
Location and How to reach Mararikulam:
Well connected by roads and railway station, eastern part of it is 5 Km from NH 47.
Kochi is the nearest airport to Marari beach. A taxi or cab can be fared from the airport. The optimu fare charge is around INR 2300 with an increase in the night hours and the travel time is around 2 Hours.
The nearest railway stations heads are Alleppey (16 kms), Kottayam (42kms), and Cochin (Ernakulam) (55 kms).
Cochin is easily within reach by road, and is at the distance of 60 km from Marari village.
Marari Tourism Attraction:
- Francis Church is the oldest European Church in India and is built out of wood. It was originally built by the Portugese and renovated later by followers of St. Francisco.
- The Dutch palace, Mattancherry
This palace is famous for the wooden ceilings and was built by the Portugese as a memoir for then ruler, Ravi Kerala Varma. The mural paintings on the walls are potted artefacts of yesteryears.
- Chinese Fishing Net:
It’s a trendy photogenic attraction spot and is known across the globe for its mesmerising and tranquil ambience. The fishing boats are colourful and vivid and sunsets are picturesque.
Must Do Things in Mararikulam:
- Get an Ayurvedic Massage
- Sea Surfing
- Water Skiing
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Visiting nearby Backwater hubs
Resorts in Marari :
CGH Earth’s Marari Beach Resort is a big draw. It’s about 1 Km south from the Beach Road, and sits on a extensive property filled with coconut groves and lotus ponds.
Maya’s Beach House, is in the same area. It is less expensive but very well-liked.
Some facts that need to be kept in mind while visiting Marari Beach is that unlike Goa, the place isn’t a tourist spot but a solitary rejuvenating and calm place to relax with your family and a typical weekend getaway. It is somehow possible to rent chairs and umbrellas. We wish you a very soothing and rejuvenating stay in Marari. Be sure to check for the place’s native proceedings in order to have a peaceful stay.