Located 41 km from Cochin, Mararikulam is a village in the district of Alappuzha, Kerala, known for a range of attractions for tourists. For instance, one can go for day excursions to Alappuzha Beach and Marari Beach and enjoy water sports, such as surfing, parasailing, windsurfing, etc. One can also visit Mararikulam Shiva Temple, Velorvattom Mahadeva Temple, and St. Andrews Church.
Not to mention the pleasure of houseboat cruising on the Kerala backwaters can also be relished here. Following is a list of places you can visit while you are at Mararikulam.
Places to Visit in Mararikulam
Marari Beach: A perfect beach escapade in Mararikulam, this pristine beach is known for its tranquil outlook and soul-soothing ambience. The beach, filled with coconut palm trees and golden sands, is a perfect vacation spot for tourists.
Alappuzha Beach: it is situated amidst an abundance of alluring water bodies: the Arabian Sea on one side and alluring rivers and blue lagoons on the other. Located in Alleppey, the 'Backwater Capital of Kerala,' Alappuzha Beach offers a range of exciting tourist activities.
Cherthala: Located only 12km from Mararikulam, this pictorial town is more of a relaxed tourist destination in Kerala. The place is home to several holy Hindu temples and several churches.
Thumpolly Beach: One of the closest beaches to Mararikulam, Thumpolly Beach is among the most spectacular virgin beaches in Kerala. A natural treasure trove, this beach attracts many local and migratory birds throughout the year.
Aroor: If you are a seafood lover, the town of Aroor is the perfect go-to place for the foodies. The place is also a major exporter of seafood in the entire country.
Dutch Palace: Located in Mattancherry, Dutch Palace is considered a masterpiece: its intricate detailing, flamboyant decors, woodworks, and artifacts make it a must-visit tourist attraction in Mararikulam. The historical palace was built by the Portuguese in 1555.
How to Reach
- By Air: Kochi is the nearest airport to reach Marari beach.
- By Rail: The nearest railheads are at Alleppey (16 km), Kottayam (42kms), and Cochin (Ernakulam) (55 km).
- By Road: Cochin is easily accessible by road, which is at a distance of 67 km from the beach.
Accommodation in Mararikulam
Being one of the most popular beaches in Kerala, accommodation is not an issue at all. Budget hotels, beach resorts, luxury stays, homestays, etc., are available to the visitors to select per preference.
However, if traveling during the peak season, visitors should consider advance booking as the village experiences a massive rush during this period.
Best Time to Visit: September to May is the best time to visit this top beach destination in Kerala. However, heavy rains may spoil much of the fun during the monsoon (June-August).
IHPL offers you several tour packages to experience the taste of Kerala cuisine, indulge in water sports, and enjoy an experience at a beach or cruise on Kerala Backwaters while your trip to Mararikulam.