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About Mararikulam

Mararikulam is a beach village in the district of Alappuzha. Mararikulam is the fertile land of communism and it has a very attractive beach which is famous by the name Marari Beach or Mararikulam beach. There are two village panchayts for this village, Mararikulam North and Mararikulam South. Mararikulam North consists of parts of Mararikulam, Perunormangalam, Kanichukulangara, Beach, Chennaveli and Poklasheri. The South Panchayat consists of parts of Mararikulam, Kattoor, Valavanadu, Omanapuzha,Pollathai, Preethikulangara, Kalavoor, Pathirapally, and Chettikadu.Handicrafts and products made of sea-shells and coir are available in abundance in Mararikulam.

Mararikulam is a pretty palm fringed coastal stretch which comprises a small village and resort accommodation on the Arabian Sea which is a preserve of local fishermen who frequent the coast, it is also near Kochi and Alappuzha. Mararikulam is located in the southern Indian state of Kerala Water sports, catamaran cruising, yoga, meditation and rejuvenating Ayurvedic treatments are famous diversions in tranquil Mararikulam. The best time to visit Mararikulam, Alleppey is from September till March. Best Time To Visit Mararikulam is from October to May.Mararikulam enjoys a pleasing climate. Minimum temperature is 28 degree centigrade and 33 degree centigrade is maximum.One can visit traditional coir making units and indulge in several beach activities inh Mararikulam.

Mararikulam - An inspirational beach holiday

Mararikulam is well-known as the cleanest sandy beach in the whole of Kerala, Mararikulam would be a fresh holiday experience by any measure. The perfect shoreline, the thatched huts, the striking sunset and the small village roads that seem to lead to nowhere make Marari a post card pretty destination!

An enthralling fishing hamlet, Marari beach would be a right spot to unwind and relax and soak up the sun and the sand to one’s heart content. Mararikulam beach still remains perfect and quiet- free from the mass tourism hysteria. On a lucky day, one could still be all alone on the beach with a handful of fishermen at a distance, going about their daily business. The waters in Mararikulam beach are clean and safe for swimming as well.

While at Marari, the options are all yours. One can walk around on the wonderful sandy coast, count the waves, enjoy the changing moods of the sea, work up a sun tan or enjoy a magic charm of parasailing or surfing. A magic charm of beach volleyball or Frisbee are equally good options to work up the enthusiasm before one set out to savour the delicious seafood and fish delicacies for which Marari is very famous. The best thing is that it is perfect for both adventure holiday makers and family groups alike.

There are many suitable accommodation options nearby including star hotels, home stays and budget hotels and inns, some of them facing the beach. Marairikulam tours also would cover some of the prominent tourist attractions including coir villages, ancient religious places and village markets among others, which gives one a feel of its culture and the way of living.

Mararikulam Beach in Alleppey is the right place to relax and slow down and to beat a retreat to the nature’s lap. In this attractive fishing hamlet, nothing has changed in the last hundred years or so. Men set out at the crack of the dawn for their daily catch while the women get busy with their daily tasks. Marari is great place to experience the warmth of the traditional hospitality of the native population.

Mararikulam Beach is fairly a new beach destination that remains largely unexplored and unspoilt. The sandy coastline hemmed with coconut palms would sweep one off ones feet with its solitude and calmness.

One could spare a look at the many other interesting activities around the beach. One can also plan a bicycle tour to the many villages where people make hand spun coir, one can also take a look at the arts and crafts at the village markets or stop by a beach side eatery to sample the spicy fresh fish menu for which Marari is famous. With so much to do at so little time.

Location of Mararikulam

Mararikulam is linkesd by rail and has a railway station by the same name. It is also linked by road. NH 47 passes through S.L.Puram, which is 5 km to the east of Mararikulam. Nearest airport is Cochin International Airport.

Climate of Mararikulam

Mararikulam has moderate climate all over the year and balanced tropical climate. It receives two monsoons; north east and south west. It has an average rainfall of about 1100 mm. It is one of the most striking destination for the Tourists who visit Kerala, and was rated as one of the worlds top five hammock beach by National Geographic survey.

Life of Mararikulam

Most of the people are living with fishing activity. They have a daily income of Rs 100-300. Tourism give also an income to the region. There is a beach in the Mararikulam village known as marari beach. The major fishing gear is the thermocole and gillnet as a craft.

Places to Visit

This faultless shoreline is believed to be one of the cleanest beaches in Kerala. One can Indulge in activities like lazing in the sun, enjoying exciting water sports like surfing or parasailing, swimming in the sea or playing a game of beach volley ball, as one wish to enjoy this admirable beach.

Mararikulam Shiva Temple, the temple of Lord Shiva and Sree Parvathy, is excellent in its architectural splendor. The Cherthala Karthiyani Temple is an ancient temple with Devi Karthiyayini as the presiding deity. Kanichukulangara is famous for the shrine of goddess Bhagavathy.

Kokkamangalam Apostle St. Thomas Pilgrim Centre
According to legends St. Thomas formed a Christian community at Kokkamangalam and built a church here. This temple is one of the major pilgrim centers in Kerala.

Thiruvizha is about about 5 kms to the south-west of Cherthala, it is well-known for the Shiva temple that attracts large number of devotees. It is believed that the divine prasadam given from the temple is believed to possess medicinal and remedial effects.

Aroor has an industrial park which is famous for sea food exports. The major attractions include Kartyayani Devi Temple, St. Augustine's Church and Pavumpayil Sreekrishna Swamy Temple.

Arthunkal is an important pilgrim centre in Cherthala. St .Andrew’s Church, generally known as ‘Arthunkal Church’, is located about 8 km south–west of Cherthala town facing a beautiful shoreline.

The main attractions at Poochakkal include Nagari Sree Dharmasastha Temple, Thevarvattom Masjid , Manappuram St.Theresas church Sreekandeswaram Mahadevar Temple and Elikkattu Sreedharmasastha Temple.

Pallippuram is well-known for Thiruayranikkulam Kadavil Bhagavathi temple, St.Mary's Church and Kalathil temple.

Velorvattom near Cherthala is known for ‘Velorvattom Mahadeva temple’ which is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

This peaceful village is located near Cherthala. Trichattukulam Mahadevar temple, Odampally temple and Nalpathenneeswaram temple are the major attractions in Panavally.

Thumpolly beach
It is a natural habitat for many rare birds, this is one of the wonderful beaches in Kerala. Another attraction is St. Thomas Church dedicated to Blessed Virgin Mary.

One can see several small scale units of coir products functioning in this village.

Local Festivals of Mararikulam

St Sebastian feast - It is celebrated during the month of January.This feast at St .Andrew’s Church attracts thousands of devotees from various parts of Kerala and neighboring states.

How to Reach Mararikulam

By Rail
Mararikulam is well connected to all the major cities by road.

By Road
Mararikulam is linked with all major destinations in South India by road.

By Air
Nearest International Airport is at Cochin which is about 90 km away from Mararikulam.



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