Poovar Backwaters, a Must Visit Place in Thiruvananthapuram

Poovar  is a small coastal village situated in  southern tip of Trivandrum, the capitial city of Kerala and is famous for it’s backwaters, beaches, beautiful estuaries and exotic resorts. In Poovar you get to experience the remarkable sight of the Neyyar river, Poovar lake, Arabian sea and the Gold Sand Beach converging at the estuary.

There are lots of exotic resorts and tour operators who offer tour packages based on your needs and requirements. Leela Backwaters in Poovar is one such tour operator who offers “an unique backwater boating experience” and they were our tour coordinators for the day.

The main attractions at Poovar are the backwaters, mangroves,estuary, golden sand beach, exotic resorts (Isola Di Cocco, Estuary island, Poovar Island resorts) floating restaurants, wide variety of birds and the biodiversity of the place. Club Mahindra Poovar surrounds you with everything that fulfills your desires. With luxuriously assembled cottages, private pool villas and Ayurveda rooms spread over elegant landscapes, you can be rest assured of an exciting vacation in the exotic location of Poovar. Other places of interest around Poovar are Kovalam, Vizhinjam and Azhimala. You can also go about seeing the Lighthouse, Lighthouse beach, Hawa beach, Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, Halcyon castle, Vizhinjam harbour and  the Vellayani lake. 

The backwaters have a unique ecosystem— freshwater from the rivers meets the seawater from the Arabian Sea. Salt water from the sea is prevented from entering the deep inside, keeping the fresh water intact. Such fresh water is extensively used for irrigation purposes.

Many unique species of aquatic life including crabs, frogs and mudskippers, water birds ( terns, kingfishers, darters and cormorants), and animals (otters and turtles) live in and alongside the backwaters. Palm trees, pandanus shrubs, various leafy plants and bushes grow alongside the backwaters, providing a green hue to the surrounding landscape.

If you visit Kovalam, Kanyakumari, Trivandrum don’t miss the opportunity to visit Poovar which is close to these places to enjoy the real and unexploited Poovar with golden sanded beach and beautiful backwaters with estuaries, mangroves.

Nearest By Bus station is in Neyyattinkara.
Trivandrum International Airport: 30 km from Poovar Island Resort.
Railway Station:
Nearest railway station Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) - (travel distance - 27 kms by road)

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