Marari Beach (Mararikulam)
12 km from Alleppey and 60 km from Cochin
Right in the heart of the "spice coast" just an hour from Cochin and even less to Alleppey(also Known as Alpuzzha) is the most fabulous stretch of soft sandy beach fringed with palm, an idyllic retreat for those who want to "get away from it all". Marari originates from "mararikulam", one of the local fishing villages, where life still goes on much as it did a hundred years ago, with the men going out to sea each day to earn a living bringing in the daily catch. Completely new to the holiday maker. Marari offers endless miles of superb sand beaches backed by swaying palms, virgin territory where you can experience to local charm and traditional keralan hospitality at its best.
Besides the unlimited view of the sea, you get an insight into the local culture of the fishing village of Marari.
The palm and coconut trees, the vast expanse of sea and the unexplored and un crowded beach makes for a wonderful getaway. While at Marari Beach, a sight that you cannot miss is the daily routine of the local fishermen taking their boat to sea to catch fishes. The nearby coir making workshops makes for another fascinating view of the local culture. Coir is made from the husk of the coconut used to make many useful items such as mats and
You can indulge in several of the beach activities and water sports getting the optimum pleasure out of your holidays at Marari Beach. If you love and know how to swim, then sea is the limit for swimming. Facilities for water sports like parasailing, snorkeling or surfing are available at the beach. If you don't like adventure so much, then play a game of beach volleyball.