Poovar is a lovely island with long stretches of glowing sand, serene surroundings and refreshing gentle breeze. It is a small rustic town situated 27 kms from Thiruvananthapuram with unspoilt, unexplored beaches and beautiful backwaters of Kerala highlighting the most striking features of the town.
Lying at the mouth of River Neyyar, Poovar is mainly inhabited by the fishing community. It is an ideal getaway to explore the intriguing culture and traditions of the locals. An estuary located adjacent to the Poovar Island is an admiring natural wonder with only the sounds of birds chirping and waves roaring. Pleasant weather, exotic flora and fauna including spice farmlands, banana groves and swaying coconut trees adds charm to this already incredible town. However, you won’t find any sports activity here owing to the fishing population but a cruise to neighboring village amid the clear blue water is an unforgettable experience.
Directions by road from the nearest airport
Closest By Air
33 Kms 1 hour 30 mins
Closest By Rail
35 Kms 1 hour 30 mins
15 Kms 45 mins
Closest By Road
35 Kms 1 hours 30 mins
Poovar Island offers several accommodation options when it comes to tourism. It houses from moderate and budget hotels to deluxe resorts which offers all kind of luxury amenities possible. Poovar Island resort, Club Mahindra, Geethu International Hotel and Isola Di Cocco Beach Resort are few of the luxurious accommodations in the town.
Visiting a coastal area gives you a chance to savor the mouth watering delicacies. Poovar being a fishing hub offers some of the most delicious fish dishes you ever tasted. In fact, the town houses several multi cuisine restaurants and road side shacks serving local, Chinese, Tamil and North Indian cuisine. You will find a liberal use of coconut in the dishes quite refreshing.
INR 600 For Two
The staff at Oyster is very friendly and the food offered is quite yummy. A perfect place to plan that candle light dinner with your loved one.
Samudra Beach, Kovalam, India
Chile the Floating Restaurant
9 AM- 9 PM
INR 800 For Two
This is a floating restaurant that offers delicious sea food like Kappy and Fish Curry. It is a bit costly but it does give a pleasant experience to the traveler.
Poovar, Thekkuthai Veedu, Pozhiyoor, Pozhiyoor. P.O, Trivandrum 695513, India
INR 600 For Two
A perfect mix of spices and flavor, the food here is really outstanding. They also have good variety of seafood available, which one can enjoy with the amazing sea view. Overall a great experience.
Samudra Beach, Behind Hotel Samudra, Kovalam 695527, India
To move around this beautiful picturesque town, Poovar offers several options. Water taxis are available in many forms as per the visitor’s convenience ranging from country boat and house boat to motor boat and canoes. A fifteen minute boat ride will be enough to take you to capital city of Kerala, Trivandrum. However, monsoon is not the perfect time to visit Poovar, so plan your trip accordingly.