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Kerala Serenity

4N / 5D
2N 
Kumarakom
 → 2N 
Mararikulam
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Family
Included in this package
Hotel
Sightseeing
Meals
Transfer

Accommodation

  • 4 Star Hotel included

Inclusions

  • 2 Nights accommodation in Kumarakom
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Marari
  • Bed and Breakfast in Hotels
  • All Tours & Transfers as per the itinerary in an A/c vehicle
  • All Toll charges, Parking fees & Drivers allowance

Exclusions

  • Any Airfare, Entrance fees, Charges for Activities
  • Early Check in/ Late Checkout & Any Extra Meals
  • Any Activity Fees & all other expenses which are in personal nature
  • Vehicle will be as per itinerary not on disposable basis
  • Guide, Tour Escort (Can be provided up on request with extra Charges)
  • Any Surcharge, if applicable by the Hotel at the time of booking
  • GST as applicable

Tour Plan

Day 1 

Arrival in Kochi – Kumarakom (80 Kms / 1.5 hrs)

Arrive Kochi & proceed to Kumarakom. Located on Lake Vembanad's Eastern bank, Kumarakom is a cluster of islands, spread across 14 acres in area. With its lush mangrove forests, blue skies and glistening, crystal-clear waters; Kumarakom fascinates tourists as well as locals. A myriad of flora and fauna is found here which adds to the beauty of this veritable dreamlike spot. Stay overnight at Kumarakom.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 2 

Kumarakom - Leisure Day

Today morning after Breakfast day is free to leisure. Relax and enjoy the beautiful place. Stay overnight at Kumarakom.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 3 

Kumarakom - Marari (30 Kms / 45 mins)

Today after early Breakfast get transferred to Marari, also known as Mararikulam, is a small beach village that is residence to local fishermen. Situated in Alappuzha, Marari is a host to mesmerising beaches with glistening sands that will surely enchant you. Marari's panoramic expanse is adorned with swaying palms, salubrious climate and azure waters. Its exotic landscape offers endless opportunities for you to relax amidst calm surroundings. Stay overnight at Marari.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 4 

Marari - Leisure Day

Today morning after Breakfast day is free to leisure. Relax and enjoy the beautiful place. Stay overnight at Marari.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 5 

Marari – Kochi (Departure)

After Breakfast, check out of the Hotel. Drive to Kochi and transfer to airport/railway station for your onward/return journey with pleasant memories.

Meal Included

Breakfast

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About City

Kumarakom is a popular tourism destination located near the city of Kotayam, in Kerala, India, famous for its backwater tourism.

Kumarakom is a cluster of beautiful little islands on the Vembanad Lake, Kerala’s largest lake in South India. It offers a scenic view of emerald green backwaters of Kerala flanked by luxuriant vegetation and paddy fields. Being endowed with worldwide recognition on account of its backwater tourism, the tourist places in Kumarakom is most sought after tourist destination due to its pristine beauty and tranquility. With miles of solitude and peace being one of the most serene offerings of Kumarakom, this fascinating destination has got something for everybody whether you are seeking relaxation, rejuvenation or on a honeymoon trip. 

Best Time to visit Kumarakom:-
 
While one can enjoy a trip to the city at any time of the year, the best time to visit Kumarakom is during the winters. The average temperature in this season, i.e. between the months of October to January falls down to about 18 degrees Celsius, making it very comfortable for travelers to enjoy the various experiences the city has in store for them. 

Why Plan a Holiday in Kumarakom?

Kumarakom is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, which can be best witnessed at the famous Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary or the Vembanad Lake, which is the largest backwater in Kerala. Both of these places are major tourist attractions and can be included in one’s Kumarakom trip itinerary.

Another major attraction for tourists is the backwaters in Kumarakom, which can be experienced with a cruise ride on a fully-staffed private houseboat for a completely mesmerizing experience. The famous wood carvings at the peaceful Shiva Temple in Ettumanoor are again worth witnessing. 

There are various fun activities to indulge into, with the help of our Kumarakom holiday tour packages, for all the types of travelers like boat racing, indulging in special massages and spas, admiring the beauty of the Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls, visiting Pathiramanal, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, pilgrimage centers, and the beautiful backwaters

Activities to Enjoy in Kumarakom:-

While there are various options for accommodation in the city, the Kumarakom houseboat offers the most authentic backwater experience. This includes food, sightseeing as well as a comfortable stay, and the Kumarakom houseboat packages let the tourists experience all of it.

Kumarakom holiday travel packages can also be customized in a way that it includes tours from Kumarakom to different places in Kerala like Munnar, Alleppey, and Thekkady. These Kerala Kumarakom tour packages are perfect for having an ideal experience of South India and its beauty.

Top Attractions & Places to visit in Kumarakom:-

1. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
An ornithologists' paradise, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary spreads over an area of 14 acres. The place serves as a natural home to some of the rare species of homing and migratory birds.

2. Backwaters
Backwaters of Kerala are one of the most sought after destinations of the itinerary. Dotted with coconut groves and brilliant panoramic vistas, houseboats serves as the best way to explore the idyllic backwater lagoons of Kumarakom.

3. Visit to Toddy Shops
During your boat cruise or while on a trip across the village, one thing might catch your attention is a small thatched building with a black board outside with 'Kallu' written boldly in white. This is a traditional toddy shop in Kumarakom, though now many have tiled or concrete roofs.

4. Bay Island Driftwood Museum
Founded by Raji Punnoose, a school-teacher in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay Island Driftwood Museum is famous for its innovative modern art techniques deployed to design various kinds of root and tree-trunk sculptures.

5. Fishing
Fishing is not just a livelihood in Kumarakom but it has also turned out to be an excellent tourist-bait. Catering to the newly emerged demand from visitors, travel planners, resorts and agencies include fishing using traditional methods in their tourist packages.

6. Angling
The canals running across the village as well as the shallow waters of Lake Vembanad offer great opportunities for angling. With patience and a little bit of skill, you are sure to have a fairly good catch as well as a lot of fun, taking part in a traditional village activity.

7. Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall
Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall is an impressive 30 feet high waterfall which is a perfect attraction to visit during the monsoons when it gushes with gallons of water. The surroundings are covered with dense forestation and have several exciting trekking trails. It is, therefore, an apt attraction for nature walks, trekking or hiking.

8. Kumarakom Beach
Kumarakom Beach is a famous for recreational activities and water sports. The pristine clear waters are apt for swimming. The glimmering sands, the gentle waves, several restaurants and resorts make it a perfect tourist attraction in the city. This is one of the beaches where one can find delicious seafood.

9. Juma Masjid
Located one of the banks of the serene stream of Meenachil, Juma Masjid is a stunning ancient mosque. It is one of the oldest mosques in the country and is famous for its architectural beauty. The beautiful carvings on the wood and the royal interiors are a delight for tourists.

10. St Mary's Church, Cheriapally
St. Maryês Church, Cheriapally was built in 1579. It belongs to Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church and is one of the oldest orthodox churches in the country. The Metropolitans of the church belonged to 3 families in the region. The beautiful structure is an amalgamation of Kerala and Persian style of architecture that has been preserved very well.

11. Kumarakom Craft Museum
Kumarakom Craft Museum has a stunning collection of antiques ranging from woodwork, decor items, paintings, portraits, etc. This is where one can find most of the well preserved antiques or traditional artefacts belonging to the region. Local artwork and craftwork can also be purchased from the museum shop.

12. Pathiramanal
Pathiramanal is a beautiful island which was once the property of the Thaimattatil family until 1979. The island is covered with dense natural vegetation and offers a perfect climatic condition for regional flora and fauna to thrive. The attraction is also famous as a bird watcher's paradise and a favourite amongst nature lovers.

The Kumarakom tour packages help tourists in witnessing the city at its best by letting them admire the special attractions, indulge in delectable cuisines, and shop at pocket-friendly prices.

About City

Mararikulam, an enchanting beach village where time stands still and allows you to unravel the miraculous beauty of nature in every forms! Be it the vast open sea or its never-ending waves, the shimmering charm of the golden sands or the picturesque settings that complements each other, everything in Mararikulam imbibes life into the visitors’ souls!

Located only 12km from Alleppey and around 60km from Kochi, this beach village is still deep rooted to the fishing culture of Kerala. On a usual visit here, visitors would find the local men busy with their fishing nets and preparing for their next fishing excursions. Women, on the other hand, can be found busy with their household. Locals in Mararikulam are extremely friendly and greets everyone as one them.

A much sought after destination for the beach lovers, Mararikulam is the home to the prismatic Mararikulam Beach. Visited by thousands and millions of beachgoers, this beach is known for its magical charm, serene ambience and varied leisure options. Stippled with swaying evergreen coconut groves, this village also offers exciting backwater cruise options. Visitors to Mararikulam can hire houseboats and embark on these exhilarating cruises to have a tryst with the alluring backwaters of Kerala!

Marari Beach, Alleppey
One of the great delights of the Malabar Coast, the Marari Beach is an idyllic serene beach. About 11 km from the city of Alleppey, this beach is a hotspot for fishing activity, deriving its name from the local fishing village Mararikulam. Visiting in August gives tourists the exclusive opportunity to view Snake Boat races across the waters. The serenity and quietude on the beach are beyond description, so much so that Marari Beach has been enlisted among the top five hammock beaches of the world by National Geographic Survey.

Activities to Do at Marari Beach 
1. The beach is a perfect spot to relax and unwind. Read a book, soak in the sun, laze in a hammock.
2. The extensive coastline with sunkissed sands make for an extremely relishable walk on the beach.
3. Try the water sports available in the area including sea surfing, parasailing, water skiing, deep sea fishing etc.
4. Buy prawns, fish and fresh seafood from the local fishermen and fall in love with the regional cuisine.
5. Taste the incredible local alcohol called ‘kallu’ from the toddy shops.

Things to Do in Mararikulam

Beach Visits: Mararikulam is a destination that can easily put other beach destinations to shame! Located within a proximity to several impressive beaches, this hamlet is an ideal destination to go for beach tours and get indulged in exciting beach activities.

Heritage Walks: Being a fishing village, Mararikulam offers enough of opportunities to its visitors to get acquainted with the rustic cultures of Kerala. Visit this hamlet and participate in the heritage walks to come across its rich heritage and vivid cultures.

Religious Tours: Dotted with religious establishments of different faiths, Mararikulam is also an abode of many renowned and sacred places. Whether a Hindu, Christian or Muslim, visitors would find a unique sense of devotion in this quaint village.

Backwater Cruises: The backwaters around Mararikulam are ideal to embark on exciting backwater cruises. The traditional Kettuvallams around this place would keep you engrossed with their lively offerings and would make your cruise more fun-packed.

Places to visit in Mararikulam

1. Marari Beach: A perfect beach escapade in Mararikulam, this pristine beach is known for its serene outlook and soul-soothing ambience. While the golden sands across this beach incite liveliness, its untouched beauty works as a wonder for the tired souls! This beach is a hotspot for fishing activity, deriving its name from the local fishing village Mararikulam.

2. St. Francis Church: Built in 1503, it was once the final resting ground of Vasco da Gama, the renowned Portuguese explorer, believed to be the oldest European Church in all of India. Originally built by the Portuguese, the church is a venerated tourism spot.

3. Dutch Palace: situated in Mattancherry is an ancient historical building, again built by the Portuguese as a gift to Vira Kerala Verma- the then ruler of the place. Its intricate detailing, flamboyant decors, wood works, and artefacts make it a must visit tourist attraction in Mararikulam.

4. Mararikulum Shiva Temple: The Temple is famous for its architectural grandeur and is dedicated to the Hindu gods Shiva and Parvathi.

5. Alappuzha Beach: Nestled amidst plenitude of alluring water bodies; Arabian Sea on one side and several lakes, alluring rivers and blue lagoons on the other, Alappuzha Beach boasts of its pristine beauty and bucolic charm. Located in Alleppey, the ‘Backwater Capital of Kerala’, this beach also offers an ample of exciting tourist activities.

6. Cherthala: Located only 12km from Mararikulam, this pictorial town is more of a relaxed tourist destination in Kerala. A revered religious centre in the entire state, Cherthala is a home to several pious Hindu temples and a number of churches.

7. Thumpolly Beach: One of the closest beaches to Mararikulam, Thumpolly Beach is among the most spectacular virgin beaches in Kerala. A natural treasure trove, this beach attracts a large number of local and migratory birds throughout the year.

8. Aroor: If you are a seafood lover, Aroor is the place that can make your taste buds greedier! A sleepy suburb adjacent to Kochi city, this town is a major exporter of seafood in the entire country.

9. Chinese Fishing Nets: A major tourist attraction centre in Kochi, these traditional fishing nets are as old as the history of the city. Visit these Chinese nets to revisit history and come face-to-face with Kochi’s colourful cultures.

10. Kokkamangalam Apostle St. Thomas Pilgrim Centre: The Kokkamangalam Apostle St. Thomas Pilgrim Centre is a devout pilgrimage for the Christianity followers. A remarkable site in Mararikulam, this shrine is believed to be built by the Christian community itself.

11. Arthunkal: Only 8km away from Cherthala, Arthunkal also serves as a prominent pilgrimage among the Christians. Set amidst a scenic locale, one can also enjoy amazing views of the beachside from this church.

12. Poochakkal: Drive around 14km from Cherthala, you will reach this picturesque town, which is a part of a small islet. This tiny little town is an ultimate example of how all religions and beliefs can thrive together.

Best Time To Visit Mararikulam

The beach has hot and humid climate all through the year. June, July in the summers and late October to December in winters receive a heavy downpour; so we advise you against visiting the beach at the time. The ideal time to visit the beach is between late December and March when the weather is dry and pleasant. Late March onwards, the beach can get unbearably hot and sultry.

How To Reach Marari

By Air: Kochi is the nearest airport to reach Marari beach. ...
By Rail: The nearest railheads are at Alleppey (16 kms), Kottayam (42 kms), and Cochin (Ernakulam) (55 kms).
By Road: Cochin is easily accessible by road, which is at the distance of 60 km.

Tips For Visiting Marari Beach 

1. Do not forget to bring your favourite sun tan lotion to protect your skin while you bask in the sunlight.
2. Carry your favourite swimsuit as the beach will allow you to swim heartily (owing to the low tides).
3. Carry a book if you wish to just soak in the natural beauty and spend some quality time, all by yourself.

Booking Policies

  • 50% of the Holiday Package Cost at the time of Booking.
  • Balance 50% of Holiday Package Cost, 30 days prior to Departure.
  • Non-Refundable items (if any) will be told in advance for full payment.
  • Airfare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Cancellation Policies

  • 25% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled 51 Days or More
  • 50% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled between 50 – 36 Days
  • 75% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled between 35 – 21 Days
  • 100% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled 20 Days or less.

Important Notes

  • Per person cost is calculated on the basis of Minimum 02 adults travelling together on Twin sharing basis.
  • Extra adult is the 3rd person who shares the same double room and is provided with an extra bed or rollaway mattress.
  • Mostly the hotels allow 03 adults in one double room with an extra bed or 02 adults and 02 children below 12 years of age with one extra bed.
  • All the guests (husband, wife & adult children) are requested to carry their photo identity proof in original & a photocopy to be produced & handed over at the time of Check In at the resort. This is mandatory.
  • Complimentary Arrival / departure transfers & sightseeing tours shall be provided as per schedule fixed by the hotel. However this may require you to wait at the airport for short duration until all the guests arriving at that time exit the airport.
  • Selection of seats in Airline is subject to availability and is at sole discretion of the airlines.
  • Transfers and Sightseeing tours are on SIC (seat in coach) / shared basis.
  • As of now we are not holding any service, it is subject to availability upon your request. Booking process will start only after receiving booking amount.
  • Above tour prices are subject to change in the event of increase in hotel room rates, Govt. Taxes levy by the hotel especially during Peak Season/Holiday surcharge and major events/fairs and convention.
  • All Tours & Transfers are outsourced facility and the hotel has no control on the profile and behavior of fellow passengers on board, moreover the hotel is not responsible for the safety and security of the in-house guests availing the same.
  • To avail the arrival transfers please check the hotel representative holding the placard of your name / hotel name.
  • In hotels for an extra Adult / Child either Rollaway bed or mattress shall be provided.
  • The request for an adjacent or an adjoining room will be on subject to availability.
  • It is mandatory to carry the age proof of children (02 to 11 yrs) and infant (below 02yrs) along with other travel documents. Child above than 11 yrs shall be considered for an adult cost.
  • Room allocation (Twin bed / Double bed) is at the discretion of the hotel. The check in and check out time of the hotel is 12 to 12 noon. Numbers of meals are always corresponding to the number of nights booked. Breakfast is not provided on the day of arrival.
  • For early check in and late check out the payment is to be settled directly by the guest.
  • Hotel has the right to claim the damages incurred by any of the guest.
  • The guests are requested to take care of their personal belongings carefully and avoid leaving them unattended.
  • Cost of additional services availed by the guest which are not part of our package inclusions are to be settled directly at the hotel.
  • Mini bar facility available in the hotels is on chargeable basis.
  • Buffet meal will be provided at fixed venue decided by the hotel.
  •         Timings: Breakfast: 0800 - 1000 hrs
  •         Lunch: 1300 - 1500 hrs
  •         Dinner: 1930 - 2200 hrs
  • These are the standard buffet timings observed by the hotels. Still you are kindly requested to check the perfect buffet timings at the time of check in at the hotel. Once the buffet time is over the hotel might ask you to pay for your meals.
  • This hotel is suggested on the basis of the feedback taken from our customers. Still we request you that before finalizing the tour with us kindly go through the website of the hotels and read the reviews.

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Kerala Serenity

2N 
Kumarakom
 → 2N 
Mararikulam
4 Nights / 5 Days
Included in this package
Hotel
Sightseeing
Meals
Transfer

Accommodation

  • 4 Star Hotel included

Inclusions

  • 2 Nights accommodation in Kumarakom
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Marari
  • Bed and Breakfast in Hotels
  • All Tours & Transfers as per the itinerary in an A/c vehicle
  • All Toll charges, Parking fees & Drivers allowance

Exclusions

  • Any Airfare, Entrance fees, Charges for Activities
  • Early Check in/ Late Checkout & Any Extra Meals
  • Any Activity Fees & all other expenses which are in personal nature
  • Vehicle will be as per itinerary not on disposable basis
  • Guide, Tour Escort (Can be provided up on request with extra Charges)
  • Any Surcharge, if applicable by the Hotel at the time of booking
  • GST as applicable

Tour Plan

Day 1 

Arrival in Kochi – Kumarakom (80 Kms / 1.5 hrs)

Arrive Kochi & proceed to Kumarakom. Located on Lake Vembanad's Eastern bank, Kumarakom is a cluster of islands, spread across 14 acres in area. With its lush mangrove forests, blue skies and glistening, crystal-clear waters; Kumarakom fascinates tourists as well as locals. A myriad of flora and fauna is found here which adds to the beauty of this veritable dreamlike spot. Stay overnight at Kumarakom.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 2 

Kumarakom - Leisure Day

Today morning after Breakfast day is free to leisure. Relax and enjoy the beautiful place. Stay overnight at Kumarakom.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 3 

Kumarakom - Marari (30 Kms / 45 mins)

Today after early Breakfast get transferred to Marari, also known as Mararikulam, is a small beach village that is residence to local fishermen. Situated in Alappuzha, Marari is a host to mesmerising beaches with glistening sands that will surely enchant you. Marari's panoramic expanse is adorned with swaying palms, salubrious climate and azure waters. Its exotic landscape offers endless opportunities for you to relax amidst calm surroundings. Stay overnight at Marari.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 4 

Marari - Leisure Day

Today morning after Breakfast day is free to leisure. Relax and enjoy the beautiful place. Stay overnight at Marari.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 5 

Marari – Kochi (Departure)

After Breakfast, check out of the Hotel. Drive to Kochi and transfer to airport/railway station for your onward/return journey with pleasant memories.

Meal Included

Breakfast

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About City

Kumarakom is a popular tourism destination located near the city of Kotayam, in Kerala, India, famous for its backwater tourism.

Kumarakom is a cluster of beautiful little islands on the Vembanad Lake, Kerala’s largest lake in South India. It offers a scenic view of emerald green backwaters of Kerala flanked by luxuriant vegetation and paddy fields. Being endowed with worldwide recognition on account of its backwater tourism, the tourist places in Kumarakom is most sought after tourist destination due to its pristine beauty and tranquility. With miles of solitude and peace being one of the most serene offerings of Kumarakom, this fascinating destination has got something for everybody whether you are seeking relaxation, rejuvenation or on a honeymoon trip. 

Best Time to visit Kumarakom:-
 
While one can enjoy a trip to the city at any time of the year, the best time to visit Kumarakom is during the winters. The average temperature in this season, i.e. between the months of October to January falls down to about 18 degrees Celsius, making it very comfortable for travelers to enjoy the various experiences the city has in store for them. 

Why Plan a Holiday in Kumarakom?

Kumarakom is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, which can be best witnessed at the famous Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary or the Vembanad Lake, which is the largest backwater in Kerala. Both of these places are major tourist attractions and can be included in one’s Kumarakom trip itinerary.

Another major attraction for tourists is the backwaters in Kumarakom, which can be experienced with a cruise ride on a fully-staffed private houseboat for a completely mesmerizing experience. The famous wood carvings at the peaceful Shiva Temple in Ettumanoor are again worth witnessing. 

There are various fun activities to indulge into, with the help of our Kumarakom holiday tour packages, for all the types of travelers like boat racing, indulging in special massages and spas, admiring the beauty of the Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls, visiting Pathiramanal, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, pilgrimage centers, and the beautiful backwaters

Activities to Enjoy in Kumarakom:-

While there are various options for accommodation in the city, the Kumarakom houseboat offers the most authentic backwater experience. This includes food, sightseeing as well as a comfortable stay, and the Kumarakom houseboat packages let the tourists experience all of it.

Kumarakom holiday travel packages can also be customized in a way that it includes tours from Kumarakom to different places in Kerala like Munnar, Alleppey, and Thekkady. These Kerala Kumarakom tour packages are perfect for having an ideal experience of South India and its beauty.

Top Attractions & Places to visit in Kumarakom:-

1. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
An ornithologists' paradise, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary spreads over an area of 14 acres. The place serves as a natural home to some of the rare species of homing and migratory birds.

2. Backwaters
Backwaters of Kerala are one of the most sought after destinations of the itinerary. Dotted with coconut groves and brilliant panoramic vistas, houseboats serves as the best way to explore the idyllic backwater lagoons of Kumarakom.

3. Visit to Toddy Shops
During your boat cruise or while on a trip across the village, one thing might catch your attention is a small thatched building with a black board outside with 'Kallu' written boldly in white. This is a traditional toddy shop in Kumarakom, though now many have tiled or concrete roofs.

4. Bay Island Driftwood Museum
Founded by Raji Punnoose, a school-teacher in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay Island Driftwood Museum is famous for its innovative modern art techniques deployed to design various kinds of root and tree-trunk sculptures.

5. Fishing
Fishing is not just a livelihood in Kumarakom but it has also turned out to be an excellent tourist-bait. Catering to the newly emerged demand from visitors, travel planners, resorts and agencies include fishing using traditional methods in their tourist packages.

6. Angling
The canals running across the village as well as the shallow waters of Lake Vembanad offer great opportunities for angling. With patience and a little bit of skill, you are sure to have a fairly good catch as well as a lot of fun, taking part in a traditional village activity.

7. Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall
Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall is an impressive 30 feet high waterfall which is a perfect attraction to visit during the monsoons when it gushes with gallons of water. The surroundings are covered with dense forestation and have several exciting trekking trails. It is, therefore, an apt attraction for nature walks, trekking or hiking.

8. Kumarakom Beach
Kumarakom Beach is a famous for recreational activities and water sports. The pristine clear waters are apt for swimming. The glimmering sands, the gentle waves, several restaurants and resorts make it a perfect tourist attraction in the city. This is one of the beaches where one can find delicious seafood.

9. Juma Masjid
Located one of the banks of the serene stream of Meenachil, Juma Masjid is a stunning ancient mosque. It is one of the oldest mosques in the country and is famous for its architectural beauty. The beautiful carvings on the wood and the royal interiors are a delight for tourists.

10. St Mary's Church, Cheriapally
St. Maryês Church, Cheriapally was built in 1579. It belongs to Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church and is one of the oldest orthodox churches in the country. The Metropolitans of the church belonged to 3 families in the region. The beautiful structure is an amalgamation of Kerala and Persian style of architecture that has been preserved very well.

11. Kumarakom Craft Museum
Kumarakom Craft Museum has a stunning collection of antiques ranging from woodwork, decor items, paintings, portraits, etc. This is where one can find most of the well preserved antiques or traditional artefacts belonging to the region. Local artwork and craftwork can also be purchased from the museum shop.

12. Pathiramanal
Pathiramanal is a beautiful island which was once the property of the Thaimattatil family until 1979. The island is covered with dense natural vegetation and offers a perfect climatic condition for regional flora and fauna to thrive. The attraction is also famous as a bird watcher's paradise and a favourite amongst nature lovers.

The Kumarakom tour packages help tourists in witnessing the city at its best by letting them admire the special attractions, indulge in delectable cuisines, and shop at pocket-friendly prices.

About City

Mararikulam, an enchanting beach village where time stands still and allows you to unravel the miraculous beauty of nature in every forms! Be it the vast open sea or its never-ending waves, the shimmering charm of the golden sands or the picturesque settings that complements each other, everything in Mararikulam imbibes life into the visitors’ souls!

Located only 12km from Alleppey and around 60km from Kochi, this beach village is still deep rooted to the fishing culture of Kerala. On a usual visit here, visitors would find the local men busy with their fishing nets and preparing for their next fishing excursions. Women, on the other hand, can be found busy with their household. Locals in Mararikulam are extremely friendly and greets everyone as one them.

A much sought after destination for the beach lovers, Mararikulam is the home to the prismatic Mararikulam Beach. Visited by thousands and millions of beachgoers, this beach is known for its magical charm, serene ambience and varied leisure options. Stippled with swaying evergreen coconut groves, this village also offers exciting backwater cruise options. Visitors to Mararikulam can hire houseboats and embark on these exhilarating cruises to have a tryst with the alluring backwaters of Kerala!

Marari Beach, Alleppey
One of the great delights of the Malabar Coast, the Marari Beach is an idyllic serene beach. About 11 km from the city of Alleppey, this beach is a hotspot for fishing activity, deriving its name from the local fishing village Mararikulam. Visiting in August gives tourists the exclusive opportunity to view Snake Boat races across the waters. The serenity and quietude on the beach are beyond description, so much so that Marari Beach has been enlisted among the top five hammock beaches of the world by National Geographic Survey.

Activities to Do at Marari Beach 
1. The beach is a perfect spot to relax and unwind. Read a book, soak in the sun, laze in a hammock.
2. The extensive coastline with sunkissed sands make for an extremely relishable walk on the beach.
3. Try the water sports available in the area including sea surfing, parasailing, water skiing, deep sea fishing etc.
4. Buy prawns, fish and fresh seafood from the local fishermen and fall in love with the regional cuisine.
5. Taste the incredible local alcohol called ‘kallu’ from the toddy shops.

Things to Do in Mararikulam

Beach Visits: Mararikulam is a destination that can easily put other beach destinations to shame! Located within a proximity to several impressive beaches, this hamlet is an ideal destination to go for beach tours and get indulged in exciting beach activities.

Heritage Walks: Being a fishing village, Mararikulam offers enough of opportunities to its visitors to get acquainted with the rustic cultures of Kerala. Visit this hamlet and participate in the heritage walks to come across its rich heritage and vivid cultures.

Religious Tours: Dotted with religious establishments of different faiths, Mararikulam is also an abode of many renowned and sacred places. Whether a Hindu, Christian or Muslim, visitors would find a unique sense of devotion in this quaint village.

Backwater Cruises: The backwaters around Mararikulam are ideal to embark on exciting backwater cruises. The traditional Kettuvallams around this place would keep you engrossed with their lively offerings and would make your cruise more fun-packed.

Places to visit in Mararikulam

1. Marari Beach: A perfect beach escapade in Mararikulam, this pristine beach is known for its serene outlook and soul-soothing ambience. While the golden sands across this beach incite liveliness, its untouched beauty works as a wonder for the tired souls! This beach is a hotspot for fishing activity, deriving its name from the local fishing village Mararikulam.

2. St. Francis Church: Built in 1503, it was once the final resting ground of Vasco da Gama, the renowned Portuguese explorer, believed to be the oldest European Church in all of India. Originally built by the Portuguese, the church is a venerated tourism spot.

3. Dutch Palace: situated in Mattancherry is an ancient historical building, again built by the Portuguese as a gift to Vira Kerala Verma- the then ruler of the place. Its intricate detailing, flamboyant decors, wood works, and artefacts make it a must visit tourist attraction in Mararikulam.

4. Mararikulum Shiva Temple: The Temple is famous for its architectural grandeur and is dedicated to the Hindu gods Shiva and Parvathi.

5. Alappuzha Beach: Nestled amidst plenitude of alluring water bodies; Arabian Sea on one side and several lakes, alluring rivers and blue lagoons on the other, Alappuzha Beach boasts of its pristine beauty and bucolic charm. Located in Alleppey, the ‘Backwater Capital of Kerala’, this beach also offers an ample of exciting tourist activities.

6. Cherthala: Located only 12km from Mararikulam, this pictorial town is more of a relaxed tourist destination in Kerala. A revered religious centre in the entire state, Cherthala is a home to several pious Hindu temples and a number of churches.

7. Thumpolly Beach: One of the closest beaches to Mararikulam, Thumpolly Beach is among the most spectacular virgin beaches in Kerala. A natural treasure trove, this beach attracts a large number of local and migratory birds throughout the year.

8. Aroor: If you are a seafood lover, Aroor is the place that can make your taste buds greedier! A sleepy suburb adjacent to Kochi city, this town is a major exporter of seafood in the entire country.

9. Chinese Fishing Nets: A major tourist attraction centre in Kochi, these traditional fishing nets are as old as the history of the city. Visit these Chinese nets to revisit history and come face-to-face with Kochi’s colourful cultures.

10. Kokkamangalam Apostle St. Thomas Pilgrim Centre: The Kokkamangalam Apostle St. Thomas Pilgrim Centre is a devout pilgrimage for the Christianity followers. A remarkable site in Mararikulam, this shrine is believed to be built by the Christian community itself.

11. Arthunkal: Only 8km away from Cherthala, Arthunkal also serves as a prominent pilgrimage among the Christians. Set amidst a scenic locale, one can also enjoy amazing views of the beachside from this church.

12. Poochakkal: Drive around 14km from Cherthala, you will reach this picturesque town, which is a part of a small islet. This tiny little town is an ultimate example of how all religions and beliefs can thrive together.

Best Time To Visit Mararikulam

The beach has hot and humid climate all through the year. June, July in the summers and late October to December in winters receive a heavy downpour; so we advise you against visiting the beach at the time. The ideal time to visit the beach is between late December and March when the weather is dry and pleasant. Late March onwards, the beach can get unbearably hot and sultry.

How To Reach Marari

By Air: Kochi is the nearest airport to reach Marari beach. ...
By Rail: The nearest railheads are at Alleppey (16 kms), Kottayam (42 kms), and Cochin (Ernakulam) (55 kms).
By Road: Cochin is easily accessible by road, which is at the distance of 60 km.

Tips For Visiting Marari Beach 

1. Do not forget to bring your favourite sun tan lotion to protect your skin while you bask in the sunlight.
2. Carry your favourite swimsuit as the beach will allow you to swim heartily (owing to the low tides).
3. Carry a book if you wish to just soak in the natural beauty and spend some quality time, all by yourself.

Booking Policies

  • 50% of the Holiday Package Cost at the time of Booking.
  • Balance 50% of Holiday Package Cost, 30 days prior to Departure.
  • Non-Refundable items (if any) will be told in advance for full payment.
  • Airfare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Cancellation Policies

  • 25% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled 51 Days or More
  • 50% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled between 50 – 36 Days
  • 75% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled between 35 – 21 Days
  • 100% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled 20 Days or less.

Important Notes

  • Per person cost is calculated on the basis of Minimum 02 adults travelling together on Twin sharing basis.
  • Extra adult is the 3rd person who shares the same double room and is provided with an extra bed or rollaway mattress.
  • Mostly the hotels allow 03 adults in one double room with an extra bed or 02 adults and 02 children below 12 years of age with one extra bed.
  • All the guests (husband, wife & adult children) are requested to carry their photo identity proof in original & a photocopy to be produced & handed over at the time of Check In at the resort. This is mandatory.
  • Complimentary Arrival / departure transfers & sightseeing tours shall be provided as per schedule fixed by the hotel. However this may require you to wait at the airport for short duration until all the guests arriving at that time exit the airport.
  • Selection of seats in Airline is subject to availability and is at sole discretion of the airlines.
  • Transfers and Sightseeing tours are on SIC (seat in coach) / shared basis.
  • As of now we are not holding any service, it is subject to availability upon your request. Booking process will start only after receiving booking amount.
  • Above tour prices are subject to change in the event of increase in hotel room rates, Govt. Taxes levy by the hotel especially during Peak Season/Holiday surcharge and major events/fairs and convention.
  • All Tours & Transfers are outsourced facility and the hotel has no control on the profile and behavior of fellow passengers on board, moreover the hotel is not responsible for the safety and security of the in-house guests availing the same.
  • To avail the arrival transfers please check the hotel representative holding the placard of your name / hotel name.
  • In hotels for an extra Adult / Child either Rollaway bed or mattress shall be provided.
  • The request for an adjacent or an adjoining room will be on subject to availability.
  • It is mandatory to carry the age proof of children (02 to 11 yrs) and infant (below 02yrs) along with other travel documents. Child above than 11 yrs shall be considered for an adult cost.
  • Room allocation (Twin bed / Double bed) is at the discretion of the hotel. The check in and check out time of the hotel is 12 to 12 noon. Numbers of meals are always corresponding to the number of nights booked. Breakfast is not provided on the day of arrival.
  • For early check in and late check out the payment is to be settled directly by the guest.
  • Hotel has the right to claim the damages incurred by any of the guest.
  • The guests are requested to take care of their personal belongings carefully and avoid leaving them unattended.
  • Cost of additional services availed by the guest which are not part of our package inclusions are to be settled directly at the hotel.
  • Mini bar facility available in the hotels is on chargeable basis.
  • Buffet meal will be provided at fixed venue decided by the hotel.
  •         Timings: Breakfast: 0800 - 1000 hrs
  •         Lunch: 1300 - 1500 hrs
  •         Dinner: 1930 - 2200 hrs
  • These are the standard buffet timings observed by the hotels. Still you are kindly requested to check the perfect buffet timings at the time of check in at the hotel. Once the buffet time is over the hotel might ask you to pay for your meals.
  • This hotel is suggested on the basis of the feedback taken from our customers. Still we request you that before finalizing the tour with us kindly go through the website of the hotels and read the reviews.

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