|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION|| Trivandrum Airport/ Railway Station
Trivandrum Airport/ Railway Station
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight / Train.|
MINIMUM 3 NIGHT PACKAGE IS SUGGESTED FOR COMFORTABLE SIGHTSEEING OF POOVAR ISLAND.
- Poovar is a small coastal, fisherman village located 35 km from Trivandrum and 20 km from Kovalam. Poovar is a beautiful island which is surrounded by the river called Neyyar. Neyyar River – It originates from Agastyarkoodam Hills near Trivandrum and after 56 Kms of flowing its long journey ends at the Arabian Sea. During heavy monsoon, it carries sand and mud and an estuary is formed which become the present form of Poovar. The river, which ends its flow at the Arabian Sea, become wider and it appears to be a lake. There are only a few resorts located on the banks of the river Neyyar. One can see the lake first, and then the beach and the Arabian Sea. The main attraction of Poovar is – the backwater river, lake and Arabian sea joining together, which, one will not get to see anywhere in Kerala. Poovar beach starts where the backwater ends. Below photo is taken from a famous resort in Poovar. One can see the river first, then the sandy beach and the sea. Likewise one needs to have a motorboat or country boat to reach the beach. All the resorts are located on beautiful natural surroundings, very good view of the river and to the Arabian Sea. The place is so calm those who looking for yoga, meditation or some sort of relaxation then Poovar is the idle location to spend.
Best Time to Visit Poovar
Kerala generally has monsoon in the month of June and July and sometimes it extends to Aug also. During monsoon the water flow of rivers in Poovar is very high and transferring boat from Jetty to resorts is some time very risky or dangerous. Considering the monsoon in Kerala – the best time to visit Poovar is from Aug to May.
The major attraction of Poovar beach is its cleanliness. Since accessibility to the beach is difficult, local crowd and fisherman from local villages used to avoid this beach. This is the only beach in Kerala where the local crowd does not come for making it very peaceful.
The authentic views of this beach attract a large number of visitors from all over the world. It is an ideal destination for relaxing and cherishing the exotic beauty of the beach.
Activities in Beach
The main attraction of Poovar beach is its golden coloured sand. The beach is idle for swimming only. Surfing and other beach activities are not conducted by either private parties or Govt. Therefore, those looking for more beach activities than relaxing, this place is not idle for them. Swimming is allowed from Oct to May. The beach is not idle for any activities from Jun to Aug due to monsoon and heavy undercurrents.
Paragliding in Poovar Beach – As part of starting adventure activities, the Govt have a proposal to make paragliding in the Poovar Beach. But it has not yet started.
Poovar Island is surrounded by small canals and Neyyar river. This rivers and backwaters are rich in flora and fauna. While cruising though the Poovar backwaters one can easily spot water birds like Kingfisher, Brahminy Kite, Night Heron, Sea Egret, Black Darter, Indian Cormorant eagle and many more.