Perfect for relaxing on the beach after exploring the Kerala Backwaters, little known Marari Beach near Alleppey, is a small piece of paradise. The peaceful way of life and lack of tourists make it the perfect ‘undiscovered’ beach, and a great place to unwind. Visitors can look forward to a slow pace of life in Marari (short for Mararikulam) and soaking up the tranquillity and serenity of this sleepy fishing village.
Our sample tours visiting Marari
Marari Beach has derived from the ancient fishing village of Mararikulam, and as such you can still witness the daily routine of the local fisherman taking their boats to the sea and catching the huge variety of fish on offer. The tradition is still same as was the hundred years back, and is a great thing to witness at the start and end of each day.
Surfing and wind surfing on Marari Beach are popular, as is snorkelling, giving you a great opportunity to witness the varied and fascinating marine life in the area. Try your hand at fishing and angling, or go on one of the many walking routes offered in the area to explore delights often missed in vehicles.
Although a peaceful area where doing nothing is the norm, Marari offers a number of interesting day trips in the nearby area. These include trips to Chandragiri Fort, which was the ancient capital of the Vijayanagara Empire, dating back to the 17th Century. Also visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, take trips on the Backwater canals, and in August look out for the exciting and fascinating Snake boat races.
Ayurveda at Marari Beach
Kerala is famous for the Ayurvedic massage, especially in the Marari Beach area. Kerala is the only state in India which practiced this traditional system of medicines, so indulge in one of these ancient traditions for a bargain rate. Many of the resorts in Marari Beach provide these facilities.