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Poovar Beach

Poovar is one of the natural wonders where the lake, river, sea and beach meet the land, a rare find in Kerala. Poovar is a small fishing island in Kerala at the southern tip of Thiruvananthapuram district. The village has a beautiful beach on one side and the backwaters on the other.

Poovar is very close to Vizhinjam and is a network of lagoons, lakes, canals, estuaries, deltas, rivers that join the Arabian Sea. Located 38 km from Thiruvananthapuram, a 15 minutes boat ride will reach you at Poovar. The name Poovar literally means poo (flower) aar (river) or the river of flowers.

Poovar was a trading centre in early days and one of the ancient ports of the district. It is said that the legendary Jesuit Missionary, St.Francis Xavier, visited the place in the 16th century. One can reach here by bus from Trivandrum. Poovar Island is one among the natural wonders where the Lake, River, Sea and Beach meet the land.

A rare find in Kerala, the southern state of India. Poovar Islands are unspoilt and unexplored, envoloped by the most serene backwaters, and opening out to the sea and a dream golden sand beach.The historical importance of Kerala Poovar has its strong ties with the legendary King of the erstwhile Princely State of Travancore, the great Marthanda Varma Maharaja. Poovar Beach, near the Kovalam Beach, separates the River Neyyar from the sea. Poovar is basically a fishing village and the only way to reach Poovar is through water.

Known for its pristine and virginal beauty, Poovar Beach is haunted by those who love solitude. Beach activities and water sports are not developed in this beach because of the fishing population. The estuary there is one among the natural wonders where the Lake, River, Sea and Beach meet the land, and is situated adjacent to the Poovar Island; a rare find in Kerala, the southern state of India. It is enveloped by the most serene backwaters and opening out to the Sea and a dream golden beach.

The area is abundant in well-preserved local flora, with hundreds of species of spices, exotic flowers, complete with banana and coconut groves

Nearest Airport to Poovar is Trivandrum International Airport which is 18 km in distance. Nearest Railway Station is Trivandrum Central which is 22km.

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