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Places to visit in Mararikulam

When you travel to Mararikulam, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Mararikulam, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Mararikulam to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Mararikulam things to do can include exploring Mararikulam attractions and visiting the places of interest.

Mattancherry Palace

This palace was gifted by the Portuguese to the Raja of Kochi, in 1555. In 1663, it was renovated by the Dutch and henceforth called the Dutch Palace. It was originally intended as a means to get trading privileges.

 

Cochin

The nearest town is Cochin or Kochi. Take a whole day to visit Cochin, a city steeped in history. It is marked by medieval Portuguese, Dutch and English architectural remains. There are many places to see in Cochin.

 

Natural Attractions

The best place to enjoy nature in the area is at the beach. Here you can aimlessly wander around the sandy beaches and simply enjoy the feeling of sand under your feet and the water as it washes over your feet. You can also go swimming in the beach or sunbathe.

Alappuzha Lighthouse

This lighthouse was built in the year 1862. The district of Alappuzha was a port and this lighthouse made it one of the busiest in Kerala. It was also one of the most important commercial centres in the state. It is 30 feet tall and the view from top is worth the climb.

Pardesi Synagogue

This synagogue was built in 1568 and then destroyed by the Portuguese in the year 1662. Two years later, the Dutch took over and rebuilt it. The pulpit is made of gold and is ornate. The floor is made of elaborate hand painted, willow patterned tiles from China. The chandeliers are from Belgium and are exquisite. It is topped by a beautiful clock tower.

Spice Village

If you have ever wanted to stay in a mountain tribal village, then come here. You can visit this resort that was designed to resemble those villages and here you will find a variety of fruit trees, flowers and rare herbs growing in the gardens. However, you don't have to live like the tribes did in the villages because the resort has all of the modern amenities such as plumbing, comfortable beds and showers with hot water.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

Some of the best places to visit include the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, visiting the locations that the traditional coirs are made and even taking a boat ride through the backwaters of Kerala.

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