Marari beach in Kerala is endless with golden sands and coconut palm trees. Marari originates from 'Mararikulum', a local fishing village on the Arabian Sea coast. The calmness and serenity of Kerala Marari beach take tourists backwards in time. The lazy pace of local life makes holidaying near the Marari beach an invigorating experience.
Marari situated at a distance of about 60 km northwards from Cochin is accessible by roads. National Highway 47 is located at a distance of about a kilometer from Marari village. The nearest railway station being only around 5km away, Marari on the Malabar Coast is also reachable by train. Tourists traveling by air need to fly to Cochin and thereafter take a taxi or car to reach Marari beach.
Marari beach attractions
St. Francis Church the oldest European church in India is a predominant tourist attraction in Marari. Originally built of wood by the Portuguese it was subsequently renovated by followers of St. Francisco. The Dutch Palace built by the Portuguese as a gift for Vira Kerala Varma, ruler of Cochin, is an important historical building in Mattancheri. The Jewish Synagogue, decorated with Chinese tiles and religious scrolls is another extra-ordinary edifice in Mattancheri.
Huge Chinese fishing nets hung along the sea shore are an usual sight in these coastal villages of Kerala.
Activity in Marari beach
Adventure loving tourists can opt for sea surfing, water skiing, parasailing and deep sea fishing. Cruise in Kerala backwaters in country boats is a ' must do activity for tourists visiting Marari beach.