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September- February

Trivandrum International Airport
25℃ to 30℃

Poovar Tourism

Poovar is a town in Neyyattinkara in the state of Kerala. It falls in the Thiruvananthapuram district. At this place the lake, the river and the sea meet the land. It is an undiscovered paradise of Kerala. It is a small village which is located at the southern tip of Thiruvananthapuram and is beside the village, Pozhiyoor, which marks the end of Kerala. This beach has not been visited by a lot of people however it is one of the best places to be visited in Kerala. The place lies close to Vizhinjam, a natural harbour. The Neyyar River joins the Arabian Sea near Poovar. Poovar was initially a major port and a trading centre of timber, sandalwood, ivory and spices. The main attractions of the place is Poovar Beach, Golden Sand Beach, Poovar Boating, Aazhimala Siva Temple, Neyyar, Poovar Beach North, Town Masjid, Arjuna Backwaters, Pozhiyoor Golden Beach and many more places. Poovar is one of the places where Ayurveda is practiced; most of the resorts provide Ayurveda sessions and also prvides Ayurveda therapies such as Neck and Shoulder Massage, Head Massage, Steam Bath, Elakizhi, Inhalation and Synchronized General Massage.

Attractions

Vizhinjam

1.Vizhinjam

6 kilometres from city centre

Vizhinjam, also known as the Port Capital of Kerala, is a natural port and lies at a distance of around 3 km from Kovalam. The place is known for i...

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Ayurveda

2.Ayurveda

0 kilometres from city centre

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Poovar Beach

3.Poovar Beach

1 kilometres from city centre

Poovar Beach is one where the Neyyar River meets the Arabian Sea. The beach is surrounded by coconut trees and has golden sands. The beach is clean...

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Boat Race

4.Boat Race

1 kilometres from city centre

Poovar is a place where one of the main modes of transport is boats on the second Saturday of August, the waters of the Punnamada Lake witnesses th...

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The Fishing Village

5.The Fishing Village

2 kilometres from city centre

The Fishing Village is a village that lies near Poovar and is comprised of the fisher’s community. These fishermen rely entirely on fishing for the...

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Cruises

6.Cruises

1 kilometres from city centre

Poovar is also popular for the different types of cruises. There are motor boat cruises, Shikara Boat cruises, sunrise cruise, sunset cruise, honey...

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Kovalam Beach

7.Kovalam Beach

1 kilometres from city centre

Kovalam is a town located in the Thiruvananthapuram metropolitan area in the state of Kerala. The beach is situated at a distance of around 13 km f...

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Shopping in Poovar

8.Shopping in Poovar

0 kilometres from city centre

Poovar is a very small coastal town and does not have a lot of offer when it comes to shopping. However the entire South India is famous for its ha...

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Food

Poovar, being a coastal area, serves a wide variety of fish dishes. The delicacies in Kerala generally have a lot of use of coconut, which gives it a different taste. Rice is the staple food of this area. Biriyani in this area also has a Malabar influence. Rice with avail and thoran or appam with stew and parotta with curry are also some of the popular dishes. Yoghurt-based kaalan is also a popular dish. Sadhya is also another dish, which consists of 26 traditional dishes that is served on a banana leaf on the third day of Onam. Coconut water is very refreshing and is found in almost every nook and corner of the place.

How to reach

Poovar does not have an airport or a railway station of its own. The place is well connected by road to other cities of the country.  The place is also connected to Trivandrum by water taxis. 

How to Reach by Flight

Poovar does not have an airport of its own. The nearest major airport is Trivandrum International Airport, which is located at a distance of around 30 km. There are taxi services available outside the airport to travel to Poovar.

How to Reach by Train

Poovar does not have a railway station of its own. The nearest railway station is Parasalla Railway Station, which is at a distance of around 11 km. Another railway station which is located at a distance of around 30 km is Thiruvananthapuram. From here people can also hire a boat or a houseboat to reach Poovar.

How to Reach by Bus

There are both state-run as well as private buses available from nearby areas like Trivandrum, Kollam, Tirunelveli, Kochi, Madurai etc to reach Poovar.

How to Reach by Road

Poovar is well connected to other places through roadways as well.

How to travel within

There are water taxis available in the form of country boat, house boat, motor boat and canoes that can take people from one place to the other within poovar.

Festival                                                                    

Onam, the harvest festival, is celebrated in the month of August or September. Vishu, the Malayalam New Year, is also celebrated in Kerala with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm. Attukul Pongala, a festival which won a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the only religious festival which involves the largest gathering of women, is another festival of Poovar. Ekadasi Festival, Thrikarthika, Easter, Saraswathy Pooja, Christmas are also celebrated in this town.

Poovar Itinerary

Day 1- After reaching Trivandrum airport, leave for Poovar. Visit Kovalam Beach, Poovar Beach and then go for shopping.

Day 2- After breakfast, leave for a boat ride and visit the Fishing Village. Then visit Vizhinjam and go for Ayurvedic treatment. 

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