Poovar Island
Poovar Island

The best stop for every wanderlust’s out there.

The main attraction of poovar is its the lake , the backwater river and the Arabian sea joins together which can only been seen at Poovar beach.

Surrounded with the tranquil backwaters, on one side by the Arabian Sea another side with the Ghats and opened out to the golden beach ocean.

Golden beach island
Golden beach island

It’s a very small coastal village almost 35 Kms from Kovalam. Poovar is surrounded by a River Neyyar.

Poovar Backwater
Poovar Island

Poovar Backwaters:

The Poovar Island is surrounded by small canals and Neyyar river. This rivers and backwaters are rich in flora and fauna. The other side of the river has sandy beach .The speed boat will take approximately 1.5 / 2hrs to cover backwater trip, which accommodate 6-7 adults. Average cost of these private operated boats is Rs 3000 for one boat. If the demand is high, the rates also go up.

While cruising though the Poovar backwaters one can easily spot various water birds like Kingfisher, Cormorant , Darter , Egrets , Kite , Sea eagle and much more

Elephant stone on way to poovar island
Elephant stone on way to poovar island

Things to Do in Poovar:

Island Tour:  Begin your tour around this scenic island to explore its beauty W

Beach Visits: Kerala is full of beautiful beaches, most of these beaches are located within a radius of 30km.

Mangroes at backwater
Kingfisher bird at backwater
Many water birds are found here

Places to Visit around Poovar:

Vizhinjam International Seaport: This Seaport is a gorgeous place to visit while in Poovar. Located only 13km from the island village, this seaport is a flagship tourist destination that experiences a huge influx of ships from several national and international destinations.

Kovalam Beach: For the beachgoers, they can make it to the gorgeous Kovalam Beach while unraveling the miraculous beauty of Poovar.

Neyyattinkara: A balmy locality in Thiruvananthapuram, Neyyattinkara is a famous tourist destination that dates back to the Neolithic Age.

Shankumugham Beach:  extremely scenic

Vizhinjam Cave Temple: sculpture which belongs to the 8th century, his temple is proof of ancient art skills and devotion.

Kuthira Malika Palace: ‘Mansion of Horses is the most remarkable places to visit from Poovar. Built-in traditional Kerala architecture, this masterpiece from intricate wood carvings, pattern, and floral motifs.

Beautiful Beach poovar
Beautiful Beach poovar

Best Time to Visit Poovar:

Considering the monsoon visit only in Winter and Summer

Fact Sheet and Climate:

State: Kerala

District: Trivandrum

Famous for: Backwaters and Beach

Languages: Malayalam, English

Nearest Airport : Trivandrum 35kms

Nearest Rly Station: Trivandrum & Kochuveli rly station 25kms


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