The little-known Mararikulam lies 14 km north of Alappuzha town in Kerala and is one of the most beautiful places in Alappuzha. Mararikulam, also known as Marari, is known for its still undeveloped but wonderful beach. A beautiful place for lazing around and relaxing. Come here to relax and unwind. Late December to March are the best months to visit when the weather is dry and the sun shines every day. The area is full of coconut and palm trees, and traditional fishing villages which have their own charm and lets one enjoy the simplicity of this place.
Marari was rated as having one of the world's top five hammock beaches by the National Geographic survey. It’s a paradise for nature lovers and a stroll along the beach is a fine way to explore the Malabar coast's unique ecosystem. You can expect to find different species of butterflies, endemic plants, turtles, and birds.
Mararikulam has the famous and ancient Mahadeva temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva (also called Marari by the locals.) which is known to have special sculptures of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. This is also the only temple where Lord Shiva and Parvati sit facing each other.
Another place of interest is Arthunkal church - the largest shrine in the world of St Sebastian, it was constructed by Portuguese missionaries in the 16th century. A statue of St. Sebastian, struck with arrows all over his bleeding body sculptured in Milan, was brought and placed in the Arthunkal church.
Explore & Experience in Mararikulam -
EXPLORE (Places to visit in Mararikulam):
- Marari Beach
- Thumpolly Beach
- Mararikulam Shiva Temple
- Vembanad Lake
- Alleppey Backwaters
- Pathiramanal Island
- Arthunkal church
EXPERIENCE (Things to do in Mararikulam):
- Relaxing on the beach
- Sea surfing
- Deep-sea diving