Marari Beach, Kerala

Marari Beach

Nestled in the Alappuzha District of Kerala, Marari Beach is a perfect location for holidaying with family or friends. This beach in Kerala is eternal with coconut palm trees and golden sands. The beach is quite beautiful and the name 'Marari' arises from 'Mararikulum', which is a local village on the Arabian Sea Coast.

Marari originates from 'Mararikulum', a local fishing village on the Arabian Sea coast. The serenity and tranquility of this beach take beach lovers backwards in time. The indolent pace of local life makes vacationing near the Marari beach a reviving experience.

Things to Do

Marari is a peaceful place to relax and chill out. If you wanna visit Marari, you must soak up and enjoy the serenity on the deserted sandy beaches. To make your trip interesting, you may roam around the beach as there are plenty of sightseeing places where you can spend some quality time with your loved ones. If you are there in the month of August, you may also try and enjoy Snake Boat Races. Adventure freaks can also choose for sea surfing, parasailing, water skiing, and deep sea fishing.

Tourist Attractions in Marari Beach

Marari beach is a peaceful place in Kerala where you can relax and rejuvenate yourself. If you are looking for serenity on the deserted sandy beaches, then do visit here. Along with this, you can take a short trip all around the area that includes traditional coir-making units, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kerala backwater canals, and many more.

Some of the famous attractions around Marari are:

 Mararikulam Shiva Temple-It's a temple of Lord Shiva and Parvathy, which is quite incomparable in its architecture grandeur.

Kokkamangalam Apostle St. Thomas Pilgrim Centre-Build by the Christian community, this is one of the famous pilgrim center created by St. Thomas in Kerala.

Thumpolly Beach- It's a beautiful beach and natural habitat for birds.  Another attraction around the Marari is St. Thomas Church, which is dedicated to holy Virgin Mary.

Thiruvizha- Located 5 km towards the south-west of Cherthala, it is very famous for the Shiva temple that captivates large number of tourists from all across the world.

Aroor- It's an industrial park especially highlighted for exporting sea food. Some of the popular landmarks are Kartyayani Devi Temple, St. Augustine's Church, and Pavumpayil Sreekrishna Swamy Temple.

Arthunkal- It's a major pilgrim center situated at the distance of around 8 km towards the south-west of Cherthala town from where one can view a beautiful beach.

Poochakkal- The major attractions of Poochakkal are Sreekandeswaram Mahadevar Temple, Nagari Sree Dharmasastha Temple, Thevarvattom Masjid, Elikkattu Sreedharmasastha Temple, and Manappuram St.Theresas church.

Other Nearby Attractions of Marari Beach Includes:

St. Francis Church- It's an oldest yet beautiful church in India which was built up in the year 1530. Its wood based architecture enraptures travelers during their visit to this holy church.

The Dutch Palace- Built up by the Portuguese in the year 1555, this beautiful palace is located at Mattancherry. It is known for its spellbinding decoration, preserved artifacts of early periods and wooden ceilings. All these paintings highlight the view from the Hindu epic Ramayana.

Chinese Fishing Net- It's a major tourist attraction due to its excellent appearance.

Alappuzha- It's located nearby Kerala where non-hindus are allowed to enter the temple premises.  The festival of The Ambalappuzha temple is quite striking.

Where to Stay

Accommodations at Marari beach include resorts and homestays. "Marari Beach Resort" is one of the luxurious resorts that are extremely admired by tourists. It is enlivened by local fishing villages, which aims to bewitch the heart and soul of the beach. Ayurveda treatments and yoga classes are plus point of this resort. "A Beach Symphony" that includes four cottages on the beach is also the gemstone of Marari.

Other hotels and resorts include:

  • Carnoustie Ayurveda & wellness Resort
  • Marari Dreamz
  • Mayas Beach House
  • Flamingo Marari Homestay
  • Marari Villas
  • Heritage Haven
  • Marari Austin Beach Villa
  • Arakkal Heritage
  • Angel's Homestay Marari
  • Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort

How to Reach

By Air - Kochi is the nearest airport to reach Marari beach. From the airport, you can hire car or taxi to reach the beach.

By Rail- The nearest railheads are at Alleppey (16 kms), Kottayam (42kms), and Cochin (Ernakulam) (55 kms).

By Road - Cochin is easily accessible by road, which is at the distance of 60 km. NH 47 is situated at the distance of approx. 1 km from Marari village.