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Poovar

Poovar

Weather

Poovar is blessed with a pleasant tropical climate. Summers (March to May) are hot with temperature soaring upto 36 degree Celsius, but the cool sea breeze is a pleasant respite. June to September is monsoon in Kerala. Rains can at times obstruct your site seeing. But monsoons are considered as an ideal time for Ayurvedic treatments and Poovar sees a good number of tourists this season. Winters (December- January) are mild with cool nights and sunny days. Poovar is ideal to visit round the year.

How To Reach

By Road:

Poovar is well connected with Thiruvananthapuram, Kovalam, Vizhinjam and Kollam by road. From Thiruvananthapuram, it takes almost 45 minutes to reach Poovar. Kovalam is 17 kms from here and it takes about 24 mins by road from Poovar. Another tourist spot close to Poovar- Vizhinjam is 15kms towards Kovalam route. The other nearest city- Kollam is about 94 kms from Poovar.


By Air:

The airport closest to Poovar is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport. Thiruvananthapuram is about 38 kms from Poovar. Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is well connected to all major cities in India as well Middle East.



By Rail:

The nearest railway head to Poovar is Thiruvananthapuram. Thiruvananthapuram is connected with all major locations in Kerala, Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Mumbai and Delhi. 



By Water:

From Thiruvananthapuram, it takes almost 15 minutes to Poovar by boat. Water- taxis are available to take a round over the place. House-boats, country boats, canoes and motor boats are also available to reach Poovar and to enjoy round the place. 


Overview

Feted as one among the '50 must visit' places in India by the 'National Geographic Traveler', this small green island in the Southern tip of India is too good to miss. Poovar in Kerala brings you an exceptionally serene beach side holiday. Located at about 38 kms from Thiruvanathapuram, the capital city of God’s own Country, Poovar has every element for a dream vacation; rivers, boat cruises, palm fringed beaches, Ayuvedic wellness resorts and lots of unspolit beautiful green patches.

 

Poovar is a great choice for nature and beach lovers. It is originally a fishing village and still maintains its rustic charm and at the same time includes several world class resorts and Ayurvedic spa centers within its landscape. The beaches here are one of the cleanest in the country and the climate too makes it ideal for a sunbath.  

 

Poovar is a haven of tranquility for those who wish to enjoy a peaceful holiday in the lap of nature. As water sports or beach leisure activities are sure to spoil the serenity of the place, Kerala tourism has taken efforts to keep the beaches in Poovar as less commercial as possible. But Poovar has its own unique offerings that are connected to heritage, arts and traditions of Kerala. If you wish to have some excitements too, not to worry, Kovalam, with its array of three most vibrant beaches in Kerala lies very close to Poovar.

 

There are several world class and heritage accommodation options in this small island for every budget. Home stays are the best ways to understand the local flavor and experience the warmth of Kerala hospitality. Cruising tours around this island cluster and to the neighbouring destinations like Kovalam, Vizhinjam, Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam offers several magical moments with its changing landscape.

 

Poovar has a prime position in the trading history of India that dates back to the days of King Solomon. There are several ancient monuments and religious places in this town. Poovar is a popular honeymoon destination in India. Adventure lovers can spend a long vacation here learning the tips and tricks of Kalaripayattu- Kerala’s traditional martial art. Be it a family vacation, a beach exploration tour, a wellness tour or a honeymoon trip Poovar never stops to seduce you with its natural and rustic charm!

 

No matter how short is your trip to Poovar do make it a point not to miss the mouth watering spicy sea-food delicacies here. Shoppers too will not be disappointed here as Poovar is a good place to buy local handicrafts, carpets, traditional jewellery and herbal oils. 

Accomodation

Estuary Island Resort ,Kerala ( a unit of Thomas Hotels & Resorts), a beachside heaven where the Lake, River, Sea and Beach meet to form an exotic land of scenic beauty offers 71 rooms, with a range of accommodation faci...

Thomas Hotels & Resorts

Estuary Island Resort ,Kerala ( a unit of Thomas Hotels & Resorts), a beachside heaven where the Lake, River, Sea and Beach meet to form an exotic land of scenic beauty offers 71 rooms, with a range of accommodation facilities perfect for all kind of visitors. The serene tropical decor of rooms feature all modern amenities. With the best panoramic view of the natural wonder, Estuary, set amidst four-and-a-half tropical acres of swaying coconut groove provides exceptional value and quality in its service and hospitality. Romance and pleasure await you on Estuary. At night, the private deck becomes the setting for an intimate candlelight dinner (as prior reservation). Enjoy superb service, fine food and professional hospitality at Estuary Island Resort.