Poovar Island, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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Poovar Island is a relatively small spit of land lapped by serene waters and overgrown with swaying coconut palms, banana groves, exotic flowers, and many species of spices. Listen to the sounds of waves and rare birds chirping, or take a boat ride to Kerala--an ancient martial arts village that will make you feel like you are in an open-air museum. You can also board one of the floating cafes, which offer basic food and provide unparalleled views of the ocean and the lush mangroves. Take a look at our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) vacation generator to schedule your visit to Poovar Island and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Poovar Island is the juncture where Neyyar merges with Arabian sea. To our surprise river never joined the sea despite the Monsoon season, looks like monsoon not so heavy. River on one side, beach in ...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    As a local person, I wonder why and how tourism started in this local fishing village called Poovar. The main attraction is a boat ride through the river and backwater. And there are lot of resorts wh...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    River meet the sea. Very nice with water around. Good to spend time for family with kids. I had visited as a family with combination of couples, kids and senior citizen. We had a good time around. Boa...  more »

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Where to stay in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

The main accommodations in Thiruvananthapuram proper lie to the north of the main train station. Ranging from boutiques set in colonial-era buildings to side street youth hostels with dormitory-style rooms, the choice throughout the city covers a wide range. However, plenty of visitors to Thiruvananthapuram choose to stay closer to the coast instead, arranging day trips to the city itself. Nearby beach resorts, such as Varkala and Kovalam, rank high on visitors' lists, with abundances of boutique hotels, beach huts, and resorts.
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