Marari Beach (Mararikulam) is situated about 60 kms south of Cochin and even less from Alleppey.south of Cochin. This town ship will also be able to provide delight to your desires in the non vegetarian delicacies. This beach is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in India. The tourists would love to spend their days and evenings watching the fishermen perform their mundane chores. The din and bustle of the fishermen with their work will be able to calm the disturbances of your heart. Stand in the evening looking forward the setting sun and his valor, it is amazing.The tourists can also go out for swimming and sailing in the etherized water of the sea. Miles and miles to go before you submerge your self in the crowd of eternal sleep - these feelings will occupy the secluded corners of your heart of heart. This place is so pristine that you might also feel to settle here for eternity. Do not wait for the perfect time or the perfect moment, You can bath in the deepest desires of your heart and soul in Marari Beach (Mararikulam), Keral. The rising and setting sun will tell novel stories wrapped in silver foil of nature and purity. Try to extend your stay in the Marari Beach Resort where the tourists can even pamper their heart in the ayurveda treatment. The resort is designed according to the traditional fishing village of Cochin.This natural brushwork leaves its mark on human life too. The people of the area have been fisherfolk for millennia and over this time, they've evolved a way of life that's as tranquil and colourful as their world.

Marari Beach Resort - Mararikulam, Spa Resorts in South IndiaSpread out here and there on rough coir mats are sunbursts of red. These are the famous red chilis, without which no self-respecting fishwife would ever dream of serving up dinner.Evening in fact, is a special time. The winking of oil lamps and cooking fires transforms the village into a glowing tableau vivant, with a painted sunset as the backdrop. Within moments, you feel your city clock winding gently down, then dying without protest as you pass through a scene unchanged for centuries. In a superb location set in 25 acres of Coconut Palm groves leading down to the vast expanse of beach. The Marari Beach is a Brand New Hotel built in the style of an traditional fishing village with thatched villas that have been designed to be in keeping with the local village style. The 400 sq.ft spacious villas are all air-conditioned with twin or double beds, mini bar, coffee making facilities and delightfully furnished veranda with ceiling fan. Marari Beach Resort is also constructed with a strong ethnic flavour. It has 48 cottages and 3cottages with private swimming pools. The restaurant serves delectable fare, both Indian and Continental, there is a large swimming pool also on location.

Location info:

Address:Mararikulam Alappuzha District, kerala, India
District: Alappuzha District.
Nearest City:Pazhaveedu, Kottayam and Kalavoor.
Best time to visit:October to May.


The climate in Alappuzha Beach is temperate and humid. It is more pleasant in the winter season. The temperatures range from 22 to 35°C in summer and 20 to 28°C in the winters.



Interesting things to do:

You can cruises on the backwaters, visits to traditional coir-making units etc. They can indulge themsselves in lazing in the sun ,exciting water sports such as surfing or parasailing, or go swimming in the clear blue sea, or even playing a game of beach volleyball.

Interesting things to Visit:

St. Francis' Church :

It is the oldest surviving European church in India. The chants of the Roman catholic was first heard in India from this church. Built as a wooden structure by the friars accompanying the Portuguese to India in the year 1503. It was later renovated by the followers of St Francisco in the 16th century.

The Dutch palace :

Situated at Mattancherry, the palace was built by the Portuguese and offered as gifts to the then Cochin ruler Vira Kerala Varma in the year 1555.The wooden ceilings of the coronation hall were incorporated by the Dutch and hence the name remained as the Dutch Palace. The greatness lies in the mural paintings done on the wall of the palace. Near about forty-five scenes from the epic Ramayana adore the walls of the bedchamber.

Chinese Fishing Nets in Cochin Harbor :

The fishing nets in the harbor are a wonderful sight. These cobweb like structure falls suspended from a wooden frame work forming a delicate silhouette beautiful to look at when the sun sets ,giving out shades of crimson.

Jewish Synagogue :

Placed in Mattancheri, this ancient synagogue was built by the Jewish community thriving the place in around 1568. Still preserved carefully, the religious scrolls and hand painted tiles from China decorate the structure.

Pathiramanal backwater:

Pathiramanal is a small island on the backwaters of Alappuzha,is a haven for hundreds of rare birds migrating from different parts of the world.This little Island on the backwaters is a birdwatcher's delight. Surrounded by the Vembanad Lake,stretching from Alappuzha to Kochi and the Kayamkulam lake, Pathiramanal is accessible only by boat.

Vijay Beach Park:

This park is located on the beach itself and allows you to enjoy yourself in variety of ways. The park is run by District Promotion Council and pretty nice place for children to have fun.


This is a seaside village replete with historical evidences in the shape of the remnants of an old Portuguese Fort and the churches that date back to the eighteenth century.


This place is noted for the shrines and temples that dot it. The most important temple is undoubtedly the Subramanya temple that is said to have been consecrated by the Sri Sankaracharya, the Hindu philosopher. Marari Resorts are main attraction here.

Mobile range info:

How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:

Alappuzha Railway Station.

Nearest Airport:

Nearest Airport: Kochi International Airport.

Road Transport:

Alappuzha is connected by good motorable roads to all parts of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.You can reach Alappuzha's KSRTC bus stand, located 5 km from the railway junction on NH 47. The bus depot is well connected with all major tourist destinations and has frequent bus services to Ernakulam, Kottayam, Kollam and Trivandrum.


Nearest Visiting places:

Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple:

Situated near Harippad, this is a serpent shrine under the patronage of a brahmna family, headed by a priestess. The ancient shrine is an internationally renowned pilgrim centre of the Serpent God Nagaraja. Sarpa Yakshi and Naga Yakshi are the beloved consorts of Nagaraja. It is believed that Nagraja as the installed diety of Mannarasala is endowed with the form of Hari (Lord Vishnu) and the spirit of Lord Shiva.

Sea View Park:

The Park offers boating facilities and a swimming pool. Krishnapuram palace It was built in the 18th century during the reign of Marthanda Varma, which displays typical characteristics of Kerala architecture. It also has one of the largest mural paintings is the Gajendra Maksham.


Better known as St. Sebastian Church, is situated 22 km north of Alleppey. It is one of the most important pilgrim centres of Christians in Kerala, established by Portuguese missionaries, which is near Sherthallai. The feast of St. Sebastian is held here every year.

Pathiramanal Island:

This is a small island in Alleppey (Alappuzha) about 10 acres in area and is a favorite residing place of hundreds of rare migratory birds, which arrive here from different parts of the world. The island is accessible only by a boat.

Chavara Bhavan:

Chavara Bhavan is located 6 km away from Alleppey and is accessible only by boat. It is the ancestral home of the blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara. It is now a holy shrine and spiritual resort where thousands of devotees gather for prayer. Here, a 250-year-old historically important beacon of light is preserved intact in its original and primitive form.

Nehru Cup Boat Race:

This famous boat race of Kerala takes place on the second Saturday of August each year. It's held on Vembanad lake to the east of the town. Tickets for the race are available on the day from numerous ticket stands on the way to the lake where the race is held. The race is now repeated during the January tourist season as the ingeniously named Tourism Snakeboat Race.


Pallana Kumarakodi is the place where Kerala's poet Kumaran Asan takes his eternal rest. It is now preserved as 'Asan Smarakam' by the State Cultural Department.

Edatuya Church:

Situated 24 kms. away from Alappuzha, on the Alappuzha - Thiruvalla Road. Established in 1810, the church is dedicated to St. George. It is believed that prayers and offerings at this church help to heal all mental disorders and other ailments. During the annual feast (5th, 6th, 7th of May) pilgrims from all parts of South India, irrespective of caste and creed, visit the church and seek the blessings of the saint.


Kuttanad is an expanse of water-logged land lying below sea level. It bears strong resemblance to Holland in terms of geographical features.ord Vishnu) and the spirit of Lord Shiva.


This village is famous for its Karumadi Kuttan, a black granite figure of the Buddha believed to be of the 9th-10th century period. Karumadi village is situated near Ambalapuzha, 14 km from Alappuzha.

Krishnapuram Palace:

The Krishnapuram palace is located at a distance of 47 km at Kayamkulam. The double storied palace contains one of the greatest Mural panels in Kerala. The 18th century Krishnapuram Palace is a typical example of Kerala Architecture.

Chavara Bhavan:

The ancestral home of the blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara, lies 6 km. from Alappuzha. Thousands of devotees gather at this shrine. It can be reached only by boat from Alappuzha.

Q S T and R Block Kayal:

These regions are famous for farming over reclaimed land from the backwaters. The area is protected by dikes built all around and reminds visitors of the famous dikes of Netherlands. A cruise along the canals here is quite a memorable experience.

Nearest Petrol Pump:

Petrol Pump
Alappuzha, Kerala .

Pathirappally Petrol Pump
Alappuzha, Kerala
Tel: 09388844689.

BP Petrol Pump
Alappuzha, Kerala.


Marari Beach Resort
Marari Beach Homes
Mararikulam Beach
Alappuzha (Alleppey)
Tel:0478 2863803.

Marari Beach Resort
Pallichira, Kumarakom,
Kottayam, Kerala 686566
Tel:0484 4020392.

Marari Beach Homes
Kidangamparambu Temple Street,
Thathampally, Alappuzha,
Kerala 688013
Tel: 09847032836.

Marari Beach
Mararikulam North, Alappuzha,
Kerala 688549
Tel:0484 3011711.

Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort
Jana Sakthi Road, Kayippuram, Muhamma,
Alleppey, Kerala 688525.
Tel: 0478 2861970.

Alleppey Prince Hotel
A.S Road (N.H.47), P.B. NO2613
Alappuzha (Alleppey), Kerala
Tel: 0477 2243753.

Things to carry:

Some Water, Snacks, Clothes , Swim wear, cooling glasses, Camera etc..

Tips & Suggestions:

Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:

Police Station
Marrarikulam Police Station
Alappuzha, Kerala- 0478 286239

Kuthiathode Police Station
NH 47, Kuthiathodu
Alappuzha, Keral.

Pulincunnoo Police Station
Alappuzha, Kerala.
Tel: 0477 2222222

Mavelikara Police Station
Alappuzha, Kerala.

Thrikkunnapuzha Police Station
Thattarambalam Thrikkunnapuzha Road
Alappuzha, Kerala.

Kayamkulam Police Station.
SH6, Kayankulam
Alappuzha, Kerala.

Nearest Hospital:

Ursula Hospital
Ambalapulai, Alappuzha, Kera.

KVM Kinder Hospital
Alappuzha, Kerala.

Government Hospital
Pulincunnoo, Alappuzha, Kerala.

Surya Hospital
Ambalapulai, Alappuzha, Kerala.

BKM Hospital
Ambalapulai, Alappuzha, Kerala.

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