Somewhere between Kerala’s Alleppey backwaters and the buzzing city of Kochi, the sleepy little fishing village of Mararikulam works its magic. The lucky few in the know of its near-deserted beaches can revel in a golden sand, barefoot type of refuge. Under the dancing coconut palms and warm caressing sun, the hustle and bustle of India dims into the distance with little to do but swing in a hammock mesmerised by the breaking waves.
Simmering the pace brings light to local charm. The morning’s ebb and flow occur at first light when fishermen haul in their catch of the day and barter alongside colourful vessels, while under the thatched roofs of scattered cottages residents weave textiles with traditional wooden looms. The proximity to Kerala’s backwaters means you can dip in and out of its delicious waterways on alluring rice barge cruises and cycle around lush paddy fields soaking up the scenery. It’s difficult though to tear yourself away from that flat blue horizon interrupted only by bobbing turtles.
To merge Kerala’s sun-baked sand with well-preserved culture, talk to our Indian experts who can open doors to this off-beat beach spot.
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