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Address: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Simply exquisite!!!!

Wooow....the route to poovar island is amazing.There are private boats whoch take us to poovar island, enroute we are given time to play on poovar beach , the beach is a golden... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Pune, India
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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Wooow....the route to poovar island is amazing.There are private boats whoch take us to poovar island, enroute we are given time to play on poovar beach , the beach is a golden sand beach which is amazing. The route through which they take is simply beautiful. Just one thing dont give more than 2000rs for this boat trip, the local... More 

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Visakhapatnam, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The mangrove forests abutting the backwaters of Poovar and the place where it meets the sea will leave us wanting for more. Perfect setting for a grand and memorable holiday. If you are in Kerala, you just cant go back without visiting Poovar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

3 hours backwaters with golden sandbeach at poovar island...fantastic. really loved the entourage in backwaters .. estuaries. the ocean is stormy @ golden sandbeach.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Went there today. Enjoyed boat ride. The estuary though not extensive is very nice, quite clean and very verdant. Lots of birds. The beach sand is absolutely gorgeous. Golden sand and blue sea behind it. We use Hussien as mentioned in earlier TripAdvisor reviews. We paid 1000 Rs for 2 hours. Quite satisfied.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The beauty of the beach and its waves. The beach is very clean compared to any other beach in Kerela. Though swimming in it is next to impossible because of the high-tides.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Take a boat ride across the backwaters. Boat hire from Club Mahindra was 1200. Outside was 1000. But the resort provided very good life jackets.

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Pondichéry, Pondicherry, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

each boat is not worth more than 500rs. you can bargain at ny extent. i was said 5600rs for 8 members ride for 1.5 hrs. and later wen i was not ready to pay he said me 450 rs per person he will do. and i too agreed and had an ride. the other group wich was with us frankly... More 

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Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The Poovar island is loacated 18 kms south of Kovalam. we stayed in Estuary island resort there. The beach is quite and clean. How ever you cannot swim here. The speed boat ride is excellent in Poovar island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Lovely birthday treat for me a slow meandering waterway that leads to a beautiful island with golden sands and crashing waves Sat on the island drinking fresh coconut milk from local seller 25rps A birthday treat never to be forgotten A definite must when visiting kerala

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New Delhi
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Out of 100 people visitng the Poovar islands and beach by boat, 99 will say they had been cheated by the boatmen. Poovar is an example of anarchy in India. Boatmen get away by charging anything from Rs 500 to 2000 per head for a one hour/two hour boat ride through canals and Neyer river. Actually the boat for four... More 

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