About Mararikulam Tourism
Located in the Alappuzha district of Indian state of Kerala, Mararikulam is a beautiful beach village governed by two panchayats, namely Mararikulam South and Mararikulam North. The panchayat of Mararikulam South comprises parts of Mararikulam, Perunormangalam, Kanichukulangara, Poklasheri and Chennaveli. On the other hand, the other parts of Mararikulam, Kattoor, Pollathai, Valavanadu and Preethikulangara, are a part of North Panchayat. Omanapuzha, Kalavoor, Pathirapally, and Chettikadu are also included in the panchayat of Mararikulam North.
Although predominantly a fishing village, Mararikulam is also famous for its coir-making. Major attraction of the village is its beautiful beach, which is known as Marari Beach or Mararikulam beach. The beach offers tourists several opportunities for indulging in water sports like surfing, parasailing, swimming and beach volleyball. Kokkamangalam Apostle St. Thomas Pilgrim Centre and Mararikulam Shiva Temple are the other major attractions of this village.
Cochin International Airport, also known as Nedumbassery Airport, is the nearest airport, which caters to the international as well as domestic passenger traffic. Situated on Ernakulam-Alappuzha rail route, Mararikulam Railway Station is the main railhead serving the village. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation buses from various parts of the Alappuzha district, serve the village.
The best time to visit Mararikulam is from September to March.