Poovar

Poovar | Kerala | India
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Poovar Beach offers one a wonderful view of the formation of the backwaters and a large amount of exotic wildlife.The golden sands are home to some of best picnic spots in the area. This area is located at the juncture of the Neyyar River joining with the Arabian Sea. Boating trips in the area are […]

Poovar Beach offers one a wonderful view of the formation of the backwaters and a large amount of exotic wildlife.The golden sands are home to some of best picnic spots in the area. This area is located at the juncture of the Neyyar River joining with the Arabian Sea. Boating trips in the area are exquisite and can be arranged at nominal rates. Located 12 km from Kovalam in Thiruvananthapuram, here one gets to see a slice of life in a coastal village.It is a beautiful location that is garnering more attention with each passing year Kerala generally have monsoon in the month of June and July and sometimes it extends to Aug also.

During monsoon the water flow of rivers in Poovar is very high and transferring boat from Jetty to resorts is some time very risky or dangerous. Considering the monsoon in Kerala – the best time to visit Poovar is from Aug to May.The major attraction of the Poovar Beach is its cleanliness. Since accessibility to beach is difficult, local crowd and fisher man from local villages used to avoid this beach. This is the only beach in Kerala where local crowd does not come for making it very peaceful.
The authentic views of this beach attract large number of visitors from all over the world. It is an ideal destination for relaxing and cherishing the exotic beauty of beach. The main attraction of Poovar beach is its golden colored sand. The beach is idle for swimming only. Surfing and other beach activities are not conducted by either private parties or Govt. Therefore, those looking for more beach activities than relaxing, this place is not idle for them.
Swimming is allowed during Oct to May. The beach is not idle for any activities from Jun to Aug due to monsoon and heavy under currents. Poovar Beach  As part of starting adventure activities, the Govt have a proposal to make paragliding in the Poovar Beach. But it has not yet started.The Poovar Island is surrounded by small canals and Neyyar river. This rivers and backwaters are rich in flora and fauna. While cruising though the Poovar backwaters one can easily spot water birds like Kingfisher, Brahminy Kite, Night Heron, Sea Egret, Black Darter, Indian Cormorant eagle and many more.

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