Marari Beach (Mararikulam)
Missing Kerala beaches? Marari beach!After the tiring kayaking, we drove through the city to reach Marari beach or Mararikulam, one of the least commercially touched beaches in Kerala. If you have booked a stay in a nearby resort, you could get into the private beach as well. The beach has a long stretch of coconut trees and beautifully scattered shells. We took a dip in this clean beach and walked along the shade of the coconut trees. Remember to take a sunshade/hat/umbrella and refreshments to beat the scorching sun in this relatively less crowded beach.
Dinner - Chakara Restaurant Alappuzha BeachFamily candlelight dinner, quality food with a beautiful setting. From the backside of this restaurant, you can see beautiful Alappuzha lighthouse. As for the food itself fish curry, chicken, and rice, it was of exceptional quality, spicy enough and satisfying. All in all a delightful experience, even though it comes with a higher price card than other restaurants.The following night we collected our lovely memories of Kerala family trip. We arrived on the last morning of our trip. A morning checkout followed to the Alleppey Railway Station for Thrissur train. The station was clean and ordered. Just loved it. Alleppey to Thrissur was a 3 hrs distance, beautiful morning journey with local people going to their offices and students going to colleges. Very decent people I must say.By afternoon we caught the train for a long 2 days journey to go back to our home. After all these 6 days trip to Kerala, I realized why Kerala is known as a "God's Own Country."Endless greenery, beaches, backwaters, local cuisine, language, culture, everything was unique.© 2018, Splendid Traveler. All rights reserved.