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Destination Theme
Beaches,
Best Suited For
Beach lovers.
Recommended Duration
One day.

Quick Info

The Marari Beach, situated in the district of Alleppey in Kerala, was rated as one of the top five hammock beaches in the world by the National Geographic Survey. Located 11 km away from the main town area of Alleppey, the Marari Beach has coconut palms, golden sand and traditional country boats anchored on the shore. The nearest airport to the Marari Beach is Cochin International Airport which at distance of 80 Kilometres. It takes about 2 hours to reach the Marari Beach from Cochin.

Rankings & Ratings

A serene beach near a scenic village offering exciting activities.

Editor's Rankings

#12 in 33 Destinations in & around Kerala
#5 in 13 Beaches in & around Kerala

Editor's Review

The Marari Beach enjoys a serene environment because of its isolated location. A long walk on the golden sand beach with coconut palms on the shore is a refreshing experience. It can get very humid during the summer. The scenic village near the beach offers wonderful opportunities for pleasant village walks. The beach is just not about serenity. It also offers exciting activities for the adventurous souls.

PROS

  • Serene environment because of isolated location.
  • Adventure activities are available.
  • A nice scenic village nearby.

CONS

  • The summers can get very hot and humid.
  • Not many restaurants and snack joints nearby.
  • Not many attractions nearby.

Itinerary Tips

  • The best time to visit the Marari Beach is during the winter months between October and January.
  • You can see the beautiful snake boat races if you visit in the month of August.
  • Activities like Surfing and Parasailing are available for the adventurous souls. 
  • If you're staying near the beach, choose a resort or hotel that has a restaurant because it can be difficult to find a restaurant otherwise.

Detailed Info

Located about 11 km away from the scenic town of Alleppey, the Marari Beach is a serene getaway destination for a holiday with family and friends. The coconut palms, golden sands and colourful country boats anchored on the shore in Marari add a unique charm to the beach and perfectly complement the picturesque view of the ocean. The pleasant and cheerful fishing village of Mararikulam is located right next to the beach. It offers excellent opportunities for village walks.

Since Marari is far removed from any hustle and bustle of a city life, travellers visiting the Marari beach would find it to be an ideal place to relax and unwind because of its sort-of isolated location. The beach hosts amazing snake boat races in the month of August. Surfing, Parasailing and Water Skiing are some activities offered at the beach for the adventurous souls. During the summer months, the beach area gets quite hot and humid.

Altitude

At mean sea level.

Weather

The winters are pleasant, but it gets quite hot and humid in the summer and there are heavy rains during the rainy season.

Best Time to Visit?

During the winter months from October to January.

How to Get There?

By Air

The nearest Airport to Marari is Cochin International Airport which is 73 kilometres away. The airport is well-connected to major cities in India and abroad. You can book or hire a taxi from the airport to reach Marari.

By Train

The nearest railway stations to Marari are at Alleppey (16 km), Kottayam (42 km) and Ernakulam (55 km). From the station, you can take a taxi, a bus or an auto. 

By Road

To reach the Marari beach, you need to take the NH 47. At the Kalavur Junction, which is 13 km north of Alleppey, take a left, follow the road for about 3 km and you will reach the Beach Road junction. You can easily get buses or taxis from Cochin or Alleppey.

Local Cuisines

Fish curry, Fish Molly, shrimps and prawns are famous delicacies in Marari.