It is famed for its picturesque beach which is located in Trivandrum district of Kerala. One among the natural wonders where the Beach, Lake River and Sea meet the land is Poovar. The Indian southern state is a rare find in Kerala. With refreshing gentle breeze, long stretches of glowing sand and picturesque surroundings, a lovely island is Poovar. A small rustic town is Poovar which is situated 27 km from Thiruvananthapuram with wonderful backwaters, un- spoilt and unexplored beaches of Kerala highlights the most striking town’s features. The abode of natural beauty is the most beguiling Poovar Island in the Kerala state. Flocked by peace- lovers is the island which is known for its pristine charm.
The calm island lies between the Neyyar River and the Arabian Sea which is also known as a fishing village. The backwater on the other and embraced by a wonderful beach on one side is the village. Home to some of great picnic spots in the area are the golden sands. A lot of other examples of flora and fauna and also you will find swaying banana vegetation, coconut trees flanked by the Kerala backwaters, Arabian Sea and Neyyar River. The bewitching sunset provides a perfect background for a romantic date and the island has golden colored sand. Here, there are no beach activities since the water is not suitable for swimming.
An estuary links it to the sea during high tides. A network of interesting forty- four rivers which join the Arabian Sea, canals, lagoons, deltas, lakes, estuaries is Poovar which is a very close to harbor of Vizhinjam. A fifteen- minute boat ride reaches you at Poovar which is located 38 km from State capital. One of the popular tourist destinations of Kerala is Poovar. An ideal getaway to explore the intriguing traditions and culture of the locals is Poovar which is mainly inhabited by the fishing community. An admiring natural wonder with only the sounds of waves roaring and birds chirping is an estuary located adjacent to the Poovar Island.
While tourists will meet Poovar Lake and beach during backwaters journey that’s why the best part of Poovar is its backwaters. Generally Kerala have monsoon in the June and July month and also it extends to August. Very high is the water flow of rivers in Poovar during monsoon season. Some time very dangerous and risky is transferring boat from Jetty to resorts. From August to May is the best time to visit Poovar which is considering the monsoon in Kerala.
PLACES TO VISIT
Between the splendid Arabian Sea and Neyyar River, a stunning beach with gentle breeze and golden sand. All around, coalesced with green palm trees, tranquil and quiet ocean waters is the Poovar Beach. Only accessible via a water taxi alone is the swaying coconut palms add to the beauty of this picture perfect beach. Owing to the active fishing population the beach does not indulge in water sports which offering perfect environs for unwinding and relaxing. One of its kinds is the estuary of Poovar in Kerala where water of sea, lake and river meets the land. During high tides, connected to the sea by the estuary is Poovar Beach. Away from the distressing noise and monotony of daily life at work in the city, here you can have an experience of a lifetime by spending your precious time.
The cascading waters of the Thirparappu Falls make up for an enchanting sight which is located at a distance of about 55 km from Kanyakumari. A majestic sight to behold is the Thirparappu Falls in the River of Kodai. A manmade one is Thirparappu Falls which falls from a height of 50 feet. Also a Lord Shiva temple just next to the waterfalls which makes them a religiously important place too is there. An ideal photography and location is Thiraparappu Falls. Let the surrounding natural beauty consume you and also enjoy the boat ride in the calm waters of Thiraparappu. The perfect spot to enjoy a fun- filled day with children and family will have a festivity time is this destination.
Considered to be one of the major beaches in India is Kovalam Beach which is a captivating beach with beauty of nature at its prime. Always buzzing with activities is Kovalam which comprising a group of three remarkable crescent shaped beaches namely Hawwah Beach, Lighthouse Beach and Samudra Beach. The main attraction is nearby Kovalam Beach which is located at a distance of 18 km from Poovar. At the northern part of former beach, Samudra Beach and Hawah Beach are other beaches of this place. The most sought after out of the three water bodies is the Lighthouse Beach which is located a few km from Poovar. Black in color because of Monazite and Ilmentie are the sands of these beaches.
HOW TO REACH
By Road: You have to first travel till Thiruvananthapuram by regular bus services by road to reach Poovar. Your first stop will be Thiruvananthapuram if you travelling to Poovar by bus from any major city in India.
By Train: The closest railway station is the Thiruvananthapuram railway station to reach Poovar which is well linked by rail networks with other major cities too such as Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, etc.
By Air: The closest airport is the Thiruvananthapuram to reach Poovar which is well linked to all major cities such as Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Kochi, Delhi and Hyderabad.