|Location||60 km from Cochin|
|Temperature||Min 28°C, Max 33°C|
|Main Attraction||Marari Beach|
|Best Time to Visit||October to May|
Marari is a small and sleepy fisherman's village known for its beach and serene environment. It is located in the Alappuzha district at a distance of 60 km from Cochin. The original name of Marari is Mararikulam. It is a hypnotic location for a vacation. The main resort here is the 'Marari Beach Resort' belonging to CGH Earth chain of resorts, although there are a number of home stays and a new resort called Pollethai which is a mile south of Marari. The beach is luminous, safe and sound for swimming. This is a perfect destination to experience the traditional charm and hospitality of Kerala.
The beach here is very cam and inviting. One can enjoy the vacations basking in the sun with friends and families; and even in solitude. The surrounding lush green scenery sums up to an enchanting vista thereby rejuvenating one's soul and body. The tranquil Arabian Sea stretches a long way and the tourists can laze around in the cool breeze pervading the place. This open beach is an ideal spot for swimming and bathing. In fact, it is one of the cleanest beaches in Kerala. Other adventurous you can indulge in are water sports such as surfing or parasailing and beach volleyball.
Mararikulam Shiva Temple, the shrine of Lord Shiva and Sree Parvathy, is superb in its architectural brilliance. The ancient Cherthala Karthiyani Temple at Marari is dedicated to Devi Karthiyayini.
Excursions from Marari
From Marari one can go on a trip to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and Alleppey backwaters, which are breathtaking attractions of Kerala. And fortunately if you are there in the month of August, you can also enjoy the famous Snake Boat Race held on Alleppey backwaters.
Marari Beach Resort is the most famous accommodation option in Marari. An option of traditional home-stay is also available.
How To Reach
By Air: The nearest airport is at Cochin located 60 km from Marari
By Road: One can reach Marari from Alappuzha (Alleppey) town by road, which is hardly a 20 to 30 minutes journey.
Handicrafts and products made of sea-shells and coir are the main shopping items offered by Marari.