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Arakkal Heritage, Marari Beach



Set amongst shady palm trees but at the same time only 100 metres from the sea, Arakal Heritage offers the discerning traveller a paradise retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday India. Here you can experience first hand the simple joys of life in the tranquil setting of an India homestay. From the moment you set foot on Arakal Heritage, you are our honoured guests. And, for as long as you stay with us, you are part of our family. Our aim is to make your stay at Arakal Heritage as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. So, if your idea of paradise is simply chilling out, reading a good book, sun bathing with occassional dip in the sea and enjoying the finest of South Indian food, then that is fine by us. On the other hand, we can provide a range of activities for those who wish to do more.




Arakal Heritage is situated just outside Marari village, 3km from the main NH47, Cochin to Alappuzha highway. Because of its secluded location, Arakal Heritage can be a little tricky to locate - but this only adds to charm and magic of the place. Nestled between the backwaters and the beach, our accommodation comprises 5 double room cottages, one of which is fitted with

air-conditioning.



Over300 years ago, at a time when merchant ships sailing from Europe visited the Malabar Coast in search of rich trade in spices, our family set up our home in this beautiful part of South West India. And, to this day, we remain proud of the fact that travellers from around the world seek out Arakal Heritage in search of the rich beauty and serenity of Kerala. We belong to an aristocratic Catholic family, which over the years has produced many distinguished local chiefs and community leaders.







My Grand father Mr Jacob Arakal distinguished himself as a lawyer, judge and community leader. After returning from the Travancore Judicial Service as a District Judge, he entered the banking business and was the chairman of a local bank.






My father Mr Thomas Arakal had an early encounter with the field of cinematography, which was still in its infancy in rural India at the time. However because he was an only son, he had to return home in order to respect the wishes of his parents, thus abandoning a successful cinema career. Back home, he pursued a wide variety of interests and involved himself in local politics. He was elected as the President of the Local Panchayath (county). My maternal grand father Capt. Dr. R T Thomas served in the British Indian Army during World War I. During a distinguished army career he served with the army medical wing in Mesopotamia in 1917.


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Our prices for 2008 are detailed below.

A/C Double Bed Cottage Rs 5,500 per night for 2 people

Non A/C Double Bed Cottage Rs 5,000 per night for 2 people

Non A/C Single Bed Cottage Rs 3,500 per night for 1 person


Note: our prices includes all meals; lunch, evening meal and breakfast.

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