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Poovar Island, Trivandrum Overview

The most beguiling Poovar Island, located just 30 km away from Trivandrum, Kerala or the God's own country, is the abode of natural beauty. Known for its pristine charm, the island is flocked by peace-lovers. Also known as the fishing village, the tranquil island lies between the Arabian Sea and the Neyyar River. The point where the sea, river and the land meets is a rare find in Kerala and a natural wonder. Poovar Island is truly a window into paradise. A visit to this heaven makes one feel that the clock has stopped ticking. The sheer beauty of this place goes well with the crashing sound of waves and chirping of birds.

Flanked by the Arabian Sea, Neyyar River and Kerala backwaters, you will find swaying coconut trees and banana vegetation lined up. The variety of flora and fauna will blow away your mind. The island has golden coloured sand and the bewitching sunset gives a perfect background for a romantic date. Since the water is not suitable for swimming and there are no beach activities, there can be no place as quiet as this. An evening walk under the stars is soul-soothing. Amidst the verdant surroundings and palm-fringed shores, as you sail through the serene waters in a boat, it feels like nirvana. The deep blue sea, emerald green waters, crimson sunset and golden sands make this island a colourful paradise. The nearby Poovar Island Resort makes your stay even more magical by providing lots of activities.

If you really want a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, head out to Poovar Island which is the best place to reinvent the finest moments of your life. You can come to have your 'me-time' or bring that special person on a romantic getaway, Poovar Island bets to make your vacation a happening one!

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History of Poovar Island

There is an interesting story about how Poovar got its name. When Marthanda Varma Maharaja was declared as the successor of the King, Ettuveetil Pillamar, the other two sons with the help of Madampis tried to seize power. Therefore, the Maharaja had to run away and he ended up in Poovar. Moosa Marikar, a prosperous and noble businessman, provided him with a safe place. He also helped the Maharaja to regain his lost kingdom.

During his stay at Poovar, Marthanda Varma was fascinated by the beautiful red flowers, from the Kovala trees which flanked the banks of the Neyyar River. The flowers floating in the river seemed like a red carpet. It is believed that the Maharaja described the river as 'Poo-aar' meaning 'a stream of flowers' and this was how Poovar got its name.

Poovar Island Resort

Just 4 km away from Poovar Island, lies the beautiful Poovar Island Resort. You can plan your stay at this resort to reminisce peaceful moments. It overlooks the Arabian Sea, Kerala backwaters, golden sands and towering Western Ghats. The resort has various exciting and relaxing activities. There is an Ayurveda centre to rejuvenate you. Boating in the serene backwaters of Kerala and motor boat cruise which also includes the sunset cruise is also available. For accommodation, the resort provides you with a memorable experience of staying in the land as well as floating cottages.

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Best Time To Visit Poovar Island

The ideal time to explore the Poovar Island is during the winters. The temperature during November -February ranges between 19 to 33 degrees Celsius and the weather remains extremely pleasant. You can also visit the place in the monsoon season which starts from June and lasts till October. The beauty of the lush greenery rises to a next level. However, the weather is quite humid in monsoons. You should avoid visiting the island during summers as the mercury lingers around 37 degrees Celcius. It is uncomfortable for exploring the island.

How To Reach Poovar Island

Poovar Island is located 30 km south of Trivandrum. A fifteen-minute boat ride from Trivandrum will take you to the island. 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.

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