Little known Marari Beach in Kerala, is perfect for those people exploring the Kerala backwaters who feel like some time at the beach as well.
Marari beach, located in Alappuzha district, is one of the fine beaches in the region.Alappuzha (Alleppy) has two stand out beaches -the mainstream, close to town, Alappuzha beach and the quiet, rustic Mararikulam (Marari) beach.Mararikulam is first and foremost a fishing hamlet.Modern tourism is yet to arrive, except for a few resorts.
Kerala Marari Beach is very quiet, clean, and unspoilt. The name Marari is shortened from from Mararikulam, a small and sleepy fisherman's village.
Marari Beach is located in Kerala, a short distance from Alleppey and 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Cochin, the state capital.
Getting to Marari: The nearest train station is in Alleppey. Alternatively, the nearest airport is in Cochin. A taxi from the airport to Marari will cost around $20 and take one and a half hours.
Marari Weather: The weather at Marari Beach of Keralai 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 (97 degrees Fahrenheit).
Marari Attractions: Marari Beach of Kerala isn't a tourist beach but rather a peaceful place to relax and unwind.
Those who visit Marari Beach of Kerala look forward to the slow pace of life, and soaking up the serenity and tranquility on the deserted sandy beaches.A number of interesting day trips are possible around the area.
Marari Hotels: A big draw card in Marari the earth conscious Marari Beach Resort. The luxurious resort, inspired by local fishing villages, aims to capture the heart and soul of the beach.
A Beach Symphony, which consists of four cottages on the beach, is a hidden gem. Price starts from $150 per night, plus tax. Alternatively, there are plenty of options for traditional homestays in the area as well.
More great destinations can be found in the Explore Beaches in India page.