The Marari beach extracts its name from the fishing village of Mararikulam which is still not awakened to the development around the world and life goes on as usual as it did hundred years ago in India. The fishermen are seen going to the sea every day to catch fish for their livelihood. The Marari beach has endless miles of sandy beaches sheltered by the swaying palm trees. Completely new as a tourist beach destination, its virgin territory offers a silent holiday, full pleasure of being isolated from the rest of the world.
The scintillating experience of the tranquil Kerala backwaters moving around the stunning scenery makes it a perfect tourist paradise. The sound of the sea waves hitting the shores of the beach is a lovely sight for the tourists who can experience it in its natural surroundings. The palm trees look like a wall coloured green from a distance with the expanding Arabian Sea to the front.
The untouched and un crowded Marari beach gives its visitors the pleasure of surfing, para sailing, skiing in the waters of the Arabian sea in India. If there are enough visitors then beach volleyball is an option open to relax as well as go for a bit of muscle exercise. There are large castles built by the children and young people according to their thoughts and liking. The beach resorts offer the visitors the much needed relief, tranquillity and offer the most delicious food.
Major Attractions Nearby
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 a gift 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 structures fall 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 thronging the place in around 1568. Still preserved carefully, the religious scrolls and hand painted tiles from China decorate the structure.
How to reach Contrary to people’s apprehensions, the Marari beach is easily accessible by all major modes of transport.
By Air Just about 64km from Cochin Airport, all major flights ply to and fro from this airport.
By Rail The Marari beach is 5 kms from the central railway station.
By Road Marari is connected by road from Cochin, which deviates 1km from the National Highway.
Best time to visit The weather at Marari is warm and humid throughout the year. Rain is received from both the southwest and northeast Monsoons, which produce intensely heavy downpours. The rain is at its worst from June to July, and late October to December. Late December to March are the best months to visit, when the weather is dry and sunny every day. During April and May, the heat and humidity quickly builds, and summer temperatures reach 36 degrees Celsius.