Marari a 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 hospitality industry Marari offers endless miles of superb sandy beaches backed by swaying palms. Marari is a virgin territory where you can experience the local charm and traditional Kerala hospitality at its best. You may also visit Cochin from Marari.
Marari or Mararikulam is a sleepy fishing village, about 15 Kms from Alappuzha and about 60 kms south of Cochin. The village of Marari is tucked away behind a line of dense palms that rise like a green fortification. Set amidst the groves Marari Beach is an ideal destination to spend your holidays. A must visit in Mararikulam is the traditional coir-making units. You may also explore the backwaters here.
Marari is a peaceful place to relax and unwind. Marari Beach barely 15 km from Alappuzha town is a 'un-touristy' sleepy little village. Its idyllic location makes Marari a great location to stay in Alappuzha. Marari is a great location to explore perfect for those enjoying the backwaters in Alappuzha who feel like staying at the beach as well for sometime!
The shrine of St Thomas at Kokkamangalam located midway between Cochin and Komarakom, according to legends was built by the Christian community formed by St. Thomas. This shrine is one of the major christian pilgrim centers in Kerala.
One night round trip cruise on the backwaters of the Alappuzha is the most popular back water cruise. A round trip is in which you board and disembark at Alappuzha.
Traditional Coir Making Units
While in Marari do not miss out on visiting a traditional coir making unit. Coir making predominantly is done by women. Coir making involves several steps and you can see all the methods that are adopted at a traditional coir making unit.