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Poovar Island

Address: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Believe me, boat ride here this is better and less commercialized compared to Alleppey backwaters. We took a boat rode for 2 hours, we were taken through narrow canals between dense trees. We saw many bird species like Krishna eagle, gulls, kingfisher, water crow etc. The backwater finally leads to the Golden Sand Beach which is a clean beach with... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

One of the excellent back waters place in kerala and great place to be in Boat rides are very expensive and you need to bargain atleast 30-50% -No proper safety measures The beach usually turn rough in as day progress and plan accordingly for the travel Great relaxation and can be good weekend place to visit when you visit from... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

An excellent place for holidays in Kerala and the place is less than hour drive from Trivandrum city. One will find excellent hospitality and care at a reasonable price.

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Ahmedabad, India
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The first thing you will find once you reach near this region is some bike driver following your car and ask for a backwater boat ride. Then he will take you to the actual site. The rates of backwater ride are not regularised and they will tell more charge. Then you will have to bargain. They charge 2000 Rs. for... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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67 reviews 67 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Of all the beaches that I have visited till date..This has been the best so far. Its a meeting point of sea, lake and backwaters. The water is Crystal clear with incredible tides and a place worth watching the sun rises and the sun sets.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Poovar Island is a beautiful place around 15-20 kms south of Trivandrum. A must see for anyone who is traveling to this city. A boat ride for 2 hours should cost you Rs. 1000 and you should be able to enjoy the backwaters which has an interesting vegetation and a few rare birds in the area. There are floating restaurants... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A must see place for anyone travelling to Kovalam. Poovar is having its own unique scenic beauty and very much different from any other backwater or beach tour. The Poovar boat ride covers an interesting mangrove forest, a big lake and a wonderful golden sand beach. If possible spend one day at poovar (there are many upcoming resorts in reasonable... More 

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Had an amazing backwater trip of @ hours. Too scenic. Floating restaurant is a nice concept which one get to experience, if house boat is skipped....Final destination at Golden Sand beach fills your heart with joy :)

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This island is far away from the rush and crowd. A beautiful place with a majestic building. One can access this hotel either by a boat or by a road that was a bit lousy when I visited. The food is superb and children will enjoy the place. It does include the elders who can be children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great boat trip stopping to photograph the wild birds on the way. Well worth the money. Landed on the beach and paddled in the sea. No time to swim as the boat is only for a set time.

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