Poovar is a beautiful coastal village in the Trivandrum district of Kerala. This quaint village was once a trading centre of timber, sandalwood, and spices. The main attraction here, is the estuary that brings together the Neyyar river, the sea, the backwaters, and the beach. If you want to experience a quiet and meditative time by yourself, this tiny island is the ideal place for you. The silence of the abode is broken only by the fauna or the fishing boats bobbing away in the distance. It is well connected to the mainland via the waterway. Trivandrum International Airport and Trivandrum Central are the nearest airport and railway station from Poovar respectively. The island is only accessible by boat, which will take you to Poovar in 15 to 20 minutes.
Major Attractions :
● The Gold Sand Beach: Only a minute away by boat, this beach separates the Neyyar river from the Arabian sea. Enjoy the serenity and solitude of the beach as it is very sparsely populated.
● The Estuary: The estuary surrounding the island of Poovar is the meeting point of Neyyar River, Lake Viraly, Poovar Lake, and Arabian Sea. You can hire a motor or canoe boat to cruise your way through the estuary.
● Ayurvedic Treatments At Resorts: The Ayurvedic massages and treatments at the many resorts in Poovar will rejuvenate your senses, leaving you feeling better and brighter.
When to Visit :
Poovar experiences a bright climate with clear skies in the summer months between March and May. It’s a good idea to visit Poovar during this time for sightseeing purposes. The monsoon season starts from June and lasts until September; this is an ideal time to visit Poovar if you enjoy green surroundings and petrichor. However, the best time to visit Poovar is during the winter season, which starts in November and goes on till February. During this time, Poovar benefits from a pleasant tropical climate, and you will be able to enjoy your vacation comfortably in the laps of nature.