Distance: 14.2 Km from Marari beach
If you're wing(s) enthusiast, this is a must fly to. Spread across 14 acres of land Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a home to numerous variety of birdlife. Between the months of November and May, the bushes and woods of the sanctuary play host to some rare migratory birds. The Vembanad lake body attracts waterfowl like pin-tailed duck, garganey teal, spot-billed duck, birds of prey like osprey, marsh harrier, steppe eagle, etc.
Cuisine on offer
While 'Idli, dosa, sambar, appam and naariyal pani' goes even without mentioning, seafood here is the main highlight! From fish, lobsters and prawns, the menu floats with lip-smacking options. Also try 'Toddy'- a locally fermented alcohol beverage prepared from the sap of palm and coconut trees. Marari beach also hosts some really beautiful cafes. However, we recommend: Flamingo Marari - Restaurant; Palm Heaven Marari Homely Food and Carol Days.
When to go
The weather is utterly pleasant from September to March, making it the best time to visit Marari beach.
By air: The nearest airport is Kochi. Once you get down, you can hire a cab or a taxi to reach the beach.
By train: The nearest railheads are at Alleppey (16 kms), Kottayam (42kms), and Cochin (Ernakulam) (55 kms).
By road: If you are travelling from cities in South India there are plenty of buses linking Cochin and Alleppey. If you wish to drive take the route via NH 47.
Getting around in Marari
The best and the most affordable way to explore Marari is by hiring a bicycle. The other modes of transport available are buses and local/private cabs.
Accommodations at Marari beach include resorts and home stays. The most luxurious resort and extremely admired by tourists includes: