South Indian City Guide - Kerala - Poovar
A natural Harbor, Poovar is enveloped in the serene Kerala backwaters, the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats. The village of Poovar creates a magical ambience with its lush green location, the aquatic backwaters and the Golden rays of the sun falling on the Arabian Sea.
Poovar City Guide
Some wonderful bird - watching opportunities exist here, and there is top class accommodation in restored traditional homes nearby. Great opportunities also exist here for walks through village environs and it is a wonderful place to observe traditional life and agricultural practices in a relaxing atmosphere..
Tourist Attractions of Poovar
Poovar beach : Nestled between the River Neyyar and the Arabian Sea, lies the Poovar beach. The beach can only be reached by riding a water taxi from the mainland.
Thirparappu falls : Situated in the Kodai River the Thirparappu falls is a magnificent sight to behold. 50 feet tall, the falls is famous among the tourists and locals who go there to enjoy the water by standing under the falls.
The fishing village : The village of Poovar is mostly habited by fishermen. The people in this village meet their needs by fishing in the age old way. The people relay on the sea and the river for their daily catch. Their rustic lifestyle mixed with the traditions of Kerala makes this an interesting place to visit.
Cruises : Located at among the ripples of the crystal waters, make sure to avail for the boat cruises along the backwaters to the neighboring fishing villages. During the cruise you get to talk to the fishermen and learn about the traditional way of fishing specially using Chinese fishing nets.
Boat race : A visit to Poovar village will be incomplete without the magnificent sight of the Snake boat races which are a sight to be seen only in Kerala. The boat race fever makes the environment unusually energetic with the festive mood all around.
Vizhinjam : The village of Vizhinjam offers a tranquil and serene aura away from the bustle of the city life. With glistening sandy white beaches and the beautifully lined fishing boats make for a perfect vacation paradise.
Ayurveda : Many resorts and Spa in Poovar provide the perfect location for Ayurvedic therapies. The ancient art of Ayurveda is the key to healing of the mind and the body. It includes body massage, herbal and medicinal oil application, Inhalation and synchronized massage.
Things to do
Shopping in Poovar, Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse beach.
Best time to visit
December to March serves as the best time for visiting Poovar.
Ways to reach
By air : The Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest airport that is located at a distance of 30 kilometers.
By train : The Trivandrum railway station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 27 kilometers.
By road : Poovar can be easily accessible by road from all places in Kerala.
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