Marari beach is a relatively low profile but wonderful sandy stretch between Fort Kochi and Alleppey. The ‘Mararikulam’ fishing village on the western coast was discovered a decade ago and now houses some wonderful places to stay in. Alternatively you can easily spend a day at this beach while based in Fort Kochi or Alleppey.
Getting to Marari Beach – Marari is well connected by train, bus and flights. The closest rail head is Alleppey which is well connected through the country. The closest airport is Cochin and regular taxis and buses ply on this route for you to make a stop-over.
Weather – Like any coastal town in India, winters are perfect to visit this beach. Peak season runs from October to March. Advance bookings are recommended during this period.
Stay – A number of resorts have opened near Marari beach but it’s most economical and easy to stay in a homestay or privately owned beach houses.
Activities in Marari Beach – This stretch of the Kerala coast is great for just relaxing and doing nothing. Grab a good book, take a walk in the fishing village and get an Ayurvedic treatment. Perfect for unwinding after a couple of days exploring the small town of Fort Kochi or spending some time on the backwaters in Alleppey. If you are visiting during august, don’t miss the Snake Boat Race!
Swimming – Marari beach was and still is an active fishing village so swim with caution.
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