Mararikulam is a small and tranquil beach village in the beautiful Alappuzha district, perfect for a memorable holiday in Kerala.
As visitors behold the small roads meandering through lush greenery and traditionally thatched huts, it’s clear that life in this enchanting area has changed very little in decades. It is this unspoilt charm that has made Mararikulam a popular choice for those looking to relax and explore on a truly authentic Kerala holiday.
Perhaps one of the best features of the area is the pristine shoreline which boasts many white sandy beaches lined with swaying palm trees. Mararikulam beach is a stunning example of one such stretch of glorious golden sand, famed for its crystal clean waters. To make the most of the surroundings, activities such as swimming, surfing and parasailing are also available on holiday in Mararikulam.
A number of interesting day trips are worth considering including the famous Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and the picturesque Kerala backwater canals.
For culture buffs, the Mararikulam Shiva temple is a popular attraction with its shrine to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. So too is the Kokkamangalam Apostle St. Thomas Pilgrim Centre which is situated near the Mararikulam village and is one of the major pilgrim centres in the area.
And for a change of scene, the town of Alappuzha is about 15km from Mararikulam village and features another gorgeous beach. The nearby towns of Turavur and Cherthala are also popular destinations for tourists on holiday in Kerala.
Located on the southwestern coast of India, Kerala is hot all year around with temperatures between 27c and 33C all year. The highest sunshine hours per day are Nov - May with aprox 10 hours per day, this falls to 2 - 5 hours per day Jun - Sep. Humidity is between 70 - 85% with the highest humidity being from July - Sep. Monsoon season is from June-Sep with between 260 - 620mm of rainfall per month, the remainder of the year is generally very dry.