Poovar Island – A Hidden Gem In The Lap Of The Pristine Nature !

To break the monotony of life, even a weekend is enough! God’s own country will give you peace of mind and revive your soul, just the way you need.

Janvi Gaur/ Guest Author

Poovar Island, Kerala is one of the best destinations which will give one visual and spiritual retreats in terms of the natural and aesthetic beauty. Poovar is a rustic tourist town in Neyyattinkara in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala, South India and is situated almost at the southern tip of Thiruvanathapuram marking the end of the state of Kerala. It gives the tourists a picturesque view of the unexplored golden sand beach and of the beautiful backwaters of Kerala.

Poovar can definitely be one of the destinations that can be on your bucket list after the pandemic. It is surely one of the places that you where you will cherish every moment spent.

Wondering what activities you can do to spend your time there?

Here’s a list of the activities that you can enjoy doing once you visit this beautiful village in Southern India:-

Boat Rides: These are authorized and function under the Poovar backwater welfare society. Boats can be booked separately or one can even include them in their holiday plans. In that case, the price rates are surely going to differ

              2 person – Rs 2500/- for 1 hour

                   2 person – Rs 3500/- for 1 hour 30 min

                 Additional per person – Rs 500/- 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes     

       (As provided by The Poovar Backwater Welfare Society)

Mangrove Forest: While you enjoy your boat ride, it will take you through the mesmerizing and breathtaking mangrove forest which will definitely steal your heart. It is a gentle serenade through the calming water. Moreover mangroves are a natural marvel that protects life on land by acting as a buffer and resisting rough sea and winds. Being one of the most attractive points for tourists, the sight of the mangrove forests often makes the tourists distance themselves from the hustle and bustle of their busy life and calm their minds helping them rejuvenate their mind and soul.

BIRD SANCTUARY: What can be more peaceful than the sounds of the birds! The Neyyar wildlife and bird sanctuary is among the top places in Poovar and is widely known for its elephant and deer’s rehabilitation centres. The sanctuary is home to over 176 species of birds and 39 species of mammals.

Estuary: This is the point where the river of Neyyar and the Arabian sea meet. Between the months of January and March, it forms a GOLDEN SAND BEACH which later merges into the Arabian ocean with the rise of the water in the summer months. This is the point where tourists can witness a beautiful sunset in the evening.

Floating House/Cottages: Some people prefer a luxurious vacation over an adventurous one and if you are passionate about comfort, luxurious stay and a great hospitality then Poovar caters you with a chain of 7-star resorts in the Island. These hotels and resorts give you soothing and exceptional stays with facilities like private pool, Spa and Famous Ayurvedic therapies of Kerala, Tree houses as well as golf courses

Club Mahindra and Nirmaya Retreat are namely the resorts providing the services of the extravagant floating cottages.

Hence, a highly recommended destination – Poovar is surely nature at its best. So the next you plan to escape away from the busy city life – you know exactly where to go!

(Author is pursuing her graduation from Amity University, Uttar Pradesh in Mass Communication and Journalism and is in her final year)

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