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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

You can take your kids on a visit to the local schools where they can interact with the local children. This will give them a different perspective of life.

Your children can enrol in classes that teach traditional South Indian dance and Kalari with the local children. Exposure to new cultures is good for the growth of your children’s minds.

Your kids can play with the elephants, wash them, feed them and go for rides on the elephants. Elephants can be found on the beach or in the elephant corrals.

Stand on the beach and spot dolphins in the sea. This is an activity that your kids will enjoy immensely.

 

There aren't any adventure activities that you can do here, unless, you consider wandering around the area to be adventurous. The main attraction that brings people to this area is the prospect of relaxation and the ability to get away from the chaos that comes with the big cities.

Here you can find a wellness program that is based on Ayurveda medicine and can be booked for different time periods, including for 2 or more weeks. Each of the treatments that are undertaken here is personalized for each individual and is combined with other activities such as yoga and other different methods for relaxation, including massages. This place is the perfect place to relax because there are no outside influences that are allowed, including phones, television or internet.

There aren't any restaurants that aren't outside the resorts, which isn't surprising because this is a beach resort area. However, the resorts have amazing food that is freshly cooked for each order and should be ordered.

Many of the dishes that are prepared in this beach side resort town is cooked with the fish that is caught by the local fishermen on a daily basis. This also includes seafood and many types of fish. The ingredients that are used in the dishes with the fish are also brought in on a daily basis and only the freshest ingredients are used to cook with.

There are no flea markets in this beach resort town, but there are a few street markets, but you won't find much there. However, if you want to, you can look around and find some mementos of the trip. The many different resorts have gift shops that you can also look at and buy from.

There are definitely no department stores in this beach side town, which isn't surprising because most of the visitors come here to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities. However, if you are looking for something specific you might want to wait until you get to Cochin and do your shopping there.

This area has a few different street markets, but mostly they are for fresh vegetables, fruit and other necessary items for cooking. You might also be able to find a few different things such as clothes and other items if you look hard enough, especially in the gift shops in the resorts.

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