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MararikulamIndia

Fine white sand, crystal-clear blue water, a traditional fishing village and side trips to the Kerala backwaters await at this idyllic beach.

Visit the glorious Marari Beach, backed by swaying coconut groves, and gaze out across glistening water. This unspoiled wonderland on the Arabian Sea offers the chance to relax far from the city bustle and crowds often associated with India. Take a stroll along Marari Beach and feel the powdery white sand run smoothly between your toes. Bask in the opportunity to enjoy a beach largely devoid of any commercialization.

At the seashore, spot crabs and schools of multicolored fish swimming in the transparent water. Watch as fishermen bring in the day’s catch via old wooden fishing boats. Cool off from the hot sun with a refreshing swim, being careful to avoid strong currents. Alternatively, sit beneath the shade of one of the many palm and coconut trees. In the evening, join local families watching a spectacular sunset.

A great part of the beach’s appeal is that there are no hawkers, no market stalls and only a few restaurants, just beachgoers and stunning natural beauty. If you plan to spend a day here, it’s a good idea to bring a picnic and drinks.

Behind the beach is the sleepy village of Mararikulam. Attractions in the village include Chamundi Devi Temple and Valavanadu Puthenkavu Devi Temple. The village is also a great place to arrange trips to the breathtaking Kerala backwaters. Relax on a man-powered boat as you glide along tree-shaded canals, lakes and lagoons neighboring rural villages.

The beach is located in the Alappuzha District of Kerala state and is about a 25-minute drive from Alappuzha (aka Alleppey). Get here by catching a train to Mararikulam station and then take an auto-rickshaw to the beach.

Marari Beach has warm temperatures year-round. However, expect heavy showers from June to July and October to December. Visit in late December through March for an almost perfect climate of hot, sunny days and little rainfall.

Top hotels in Mararikulam

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Marari Beach-Cgh Earth
Marari Beach-Cgh Earth
5 out of 5
£133
per night
3 May-4 May

Situated by the sea, this luxury resort is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Marari Beach and within 9 miles (15 km) of Alappuzha Beach and Vembanad Lake. Andhakaranazhi ...

4.4/5Excellent! (15 reviews)

"Wonderful. Peaceful, spacious, luxurious. A real haven. Would not hesitate to recommend"…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

Marari Beach-Cgh Earth
Carnoustie Beach Resort & Ayurveda Spa
Carnoustie Beach Resort & Ayurveda Spa
4.5 out of 5
£252
per night
1 May-2 May

Situated by the sea, this luxury hotel is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Marari Beach and within 9 miles (15 km) of Vembanad Lake and Andhakaranazhi Beach. Alappuzha Beach ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)
Beautiful property

"The property is absolutely divine. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff is courteous and the grounds are immaculate."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2018

Carnoustie Beach Resort & Ayurveda Spa
Tree of Life Marari Sands Beach Resort, Marari – Kerala
Tree of Life Marari Sands Beach Resort, Marari – Kerala
3.5 out of 5
North S.L Puram, Alappuzha, Kerala
£50
per night
19 Apr-20 Apr

Situated near the beach, this resort is 2 mi (3.1 km) from Marari Beach and within 9 miles (15 km) of Alappuzha Beach and Vembanad Lake. Alleppey Lighthouse ...

4.2/5Very Good! (10 reviews)
Lovely stay at up at an up & coming boutique hotel

"We very much enjoyed our stay at this small hotel which has direct access to the beach. We were greeted with a warm welcome and were shown to our room (104), a Palm Villa. The bedroom was a good size with both aircon and a fan. There was also a refrigerator. I can recommend this particular room as ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar 2018

Tree of Life Marari Sands Beach Resort, Marari – Kerala

Popular things to do in Mararikulam

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach

4.5/5(5 reviews)

Why not spend a care-free afternoon at Marari Beach during your travels in Cherthala?

St. Andrew's Basilica of Arthunkal
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St. Andrew's Basilica of Arthunkal

Find out about the history of Mararikulam when you take a trip to St. Andrew's Basilica of Arthunkal. Wander the beaches and gardens in this relaxing area.

Alappuzha Beach
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Alappuzha Beach

3.5/5(5 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Alappuzha Beach, a popular beach in Alappuzha. Find time to visit the temples in this culturally rich area.

Kerala Backwaters
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Kerala Backwaters

4.5/5(10 reviews)

Enjoy a trip to Kerala Backwaters, a well-known attraction in Mankombu. Wander the lakeside in this culturally rich area.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

3.5/5(12 reviews)

Stroll through lush woodland on the banks of the Kerala backwaters to spot a fascinating variety of colorful and migratory birds.

Vembanad Lake
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Vembanad Lake

4.5/5(21 reviews)

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Vembanad Lake during your travels in Kumarakom. Wander the lakeside in this relaxing area.

Top activities in Mararikulam

Cochin Private Half-Day Tour
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Cochin Private Half-Day Tour

100% of travellers recommend
£100
Per adult
Cooking and Dining Experience with local family in Kerela
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Cooking and Dining Experience with local family in Kerela

£73
Per adult
Private Houseboat Cruise on Alleppey Backwaters with Lunch
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Private Houseboat Cruise on Alleppey Backwaters with Lunch

100% of travellers recommend
£323
Per adult
Kathakali Dance Show with Private Transfers
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Kathakali Dance Show with Private Transfers

94% of travellers recommend
£51
Per adult
6 Days Tour of Kerala
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6 Days Tour of Kerala

£563
Per adult
Group Excursion to Backwaters of Kerala.
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Group Excursion to Backwaters of Kerala.

£65
Per adult