LOCATION:It will take 30 KM to reach this place from Thiruvananthapuram city.
HOW TO GET THERE:State transport and private deluxe buses also regularly travel between Poovar and Trivandrum. Cabs are also advisable to reach there.
ENTRY FEE:It is free of cost
TIME:8 am to 8pm
Poovar Island are situated in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala. This island is almost at the southern tip of Trivandrum while the next village Pozhiyoor, marks the end of Kerala. This island has beautiful beach which attracts tourists. Poovar beach is the endless sand beach which is memorable throughout life. The Poovar beach create a magical ambiance around you with the Arabian seas, backwaters, swaying coconut palms along the backwaters and sunsets in the beach. The Poovar floating cottages is an awesome experience, where you keep moving as boats come to the boat jetty, with the balcony facing the backwaters having a fantastic view of the Poovar. The floating cottages in Poovar Island resort are completely cut-off from the city and the only means of communication is a boat ride through backwaters few times a day.
Zigzag boating inside mangrove forest is enthralling and enjoyable. You can see river, backwater and sea there. Beach is named Golden beach as name suggest having golden colour sand. But having strong current and not advisable for swimming.
The boat take you through the river and the backwater up to Golden beach via mangrove waterways. Do bargain for the boat charges. So many natural attractions are there such as Mangroves,Bird Sanctuary,Coconut Grove,Forest Island,Estuary, Jesus Statue,Floating Resistant and Elephant Rock.
TIPS AND GUIDANCE: Skip rainy season for visiting this place.
NEAR BY: There is small shops in the shore for refreshments.Vizhinjam Seaport is situated 15.9 KM away from this spot