Mararikulam is a beach village in the district of Alappuzha in Kerala, the southern state of India. It’s blessed with a beautiful beach known by the name Marari Beach or Mararikulam beach.
There are two Panchayats (local governing bodies) for this village, Mararikulam South and Mararikulam North. It is one of the most beautiful destinations for the tourists who visit Kerala, and was rated as one of the world’s top five hammock beach by National Geographic survey.
Mararikulam is connected by rail and has a railway station by the same name. It is also well connected by road. National Highway, NH 47, passes through S.L.Puram, which is 5 km to the east of Mararikulam. Nearest airport is Cochin International Airport. Nearest cities are Alappuzha (Alleppey) and Kochi (Cochin).
Mararikulam is a sandy strip of land intercepted by ponds and canals. It’s a low land area which is around 5 meters above sea level. But the treat for the eye is Marari beach.
Mararikulam has a balanced tropical climate throughout the year. The year round weather of this village is usually temperate and humid since it lies on the coast. It receives two monsoons; south west and north east. June to September and October and November, respectively. It receives an average annual rainfall of 3000 mm and 60% of the annual rainfall is from South West Monsoon. August to November has moderate temperatures and is associated with many celebrations including the Nehru trophy snake boat race in the Alleppey backwaters. Even though March to May is hot, but still it is nice for sightseeing.
Most of them earn their living by fishing. Some traditional industries based on coir and coir products, handicrafts, toddy tapping (Palm wine tapping), etc have been leading the scene from the very early times. Now tourism is a prominent industry here.
Marari is indeed a calm and peaceful place to unwind, away from the madding crowds.