is a local fishing village and the name of the beach has also been derived
from this very village. The lifestyle of the local fishermen has not changed
over the years and the moment you reach here you travel back in time to feel
the freshness of yesteryears. You'll find here excellent sand beaches along
with the traditional Kerala hospitality that will make you feel exclusive
but that doesn't mean that you have to spend your vacations alone.
The Marari Beach is not that popular among the tourists though we believe
that the situation is not going to remain the same for long.
The Beach Itself
Many consider Marari to be the best beach in India for its endless stretch
of white sand which looks warmly inviting. The place has not been touched by
development yet and the tourists who come here love this fact no end. There
are no beach shacks at Marari and you will enjoy being with just the sea and
Activities at the Beach
Though you are at a beach, yet you can easily enjoy a backwater cruise or
see the traditional process of making coir locally. Lazing under the sun is
an option that can always be exercised whereas those who are active types
can participate in exciting water sports activities like surfing,
parasailing and beach volleyball.
The soft sandy beaches are a permanent attraction here and we are not
talking about that. Apart from this, you can visit the local fishermen's
village Mararikulam where you can see the traditional coir making process.
Here you also get to experience the local way of life and culture of the
For shopping, you'll have to visit to Cochin which is an excellent shopping
Experiences at the Beach
You can have a variety of experiences while you are visiting Marari which
include backwater cruise as well as explore Kuttanad which is called the
rice bowl of Kerala. Other option that you will definitely like to go for is
the tour to five temples of the region which include the Mararikulam Shiva
Temple and other temples.
How to Reach?
The nearest international airports are Thiruvananthapuram and Cochin which
are 150 and 85 km away respectively.
The place is well connected to major cities by railway network.
Marari is 40 km south of Cochin and thus is connected very well with all
the major cities.