We travelled the length of the Malabar Coast until we came to Marari. Right in the heart of the Spice Coast, Marari is the most fabulous stretch of soft & sandy beach fringed with palm an idyllic retreat for those who want to "get away from it all".
Marari comes from Mararikulam, a fishing village where life still continues as it did a hundred years age. Located right in the heart of the 'spice coast', Marari offers endless miles of superb sandy beaches and a backdrop of swaying palms. This virgin territory is just an hour's drive from Cochin. At Marari, stay at the Marari Beach resort which is built in the style of a traditional fishing village. The 52 thatched villas on offer have been designed in keeping with the local village style.
Nearest Airport is Kochi International Airport.88 kms
St. Francis Church the oldest European church in India is a predominant tourist attraction in Marari. Originally built of wood by the Portuguese it was subsequently renovated by followers of St. Francisco. The Dutch Palace built by the Portuguese as a gift for Vira Kerala Varma, ruler of Cochin, is an important historical building in Mattancherry. The Jewish Synagogue, decorated with Chinese tiles and religious scrolls is another extra-ordinary edifice in Mattancherry.
Huge Chinese fishing nets hung along the sea shore are an usual sight in these coastal villages of Kerala
Adventure loving tourists can opt for sea surfing, water skiing, parasailing and deep sea fishing. Cruise in Kerala backwaters in country boats is a ' must do activity for tourists visiting Marari beach.