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Poovar Island

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Loved our stay there at Club Mahindra. A one day sight seeing trip to Kanyakumari and en-route visits to Padmanabhapuram Palace and Suchindram temple can be done very comfortably in ample time. A serene evening backwater cruise with some time at the Golden Sand beach is an experience not to be missed. For bird lovers, lot of opportunity to watch... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Boating in poovar backwaters is good. Basically there are three types of packages available: 1 hour, 1.5 hours and 2 hours. 1 hour = INR 2000 1.5 hours = INR 2500 2 hours = INR 3000. Above package is for two persons only. For each additional person, INR 500 is extra. So be careful when deciding this. They will promise... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Poovar is a wonderful attraction which is located near Tiruvanandapuram in Kerala.Travel time from Tiruvanandapuram to Poovar is about 1 hour. The weather is pleasant. The back waters are amazing. We visited the place in 2nd week of January'14. Had a wonderful stay in a beautiful resort with backwaters. We could enjoy boating for about an hour.The resort served us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Very nice to visit Poovar. You can actually see how sea water is becoming back-waters. Floating restaurant and boat ride is amazing.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

it is a wonderfull experience gone there to poovar island.the boating experience also very nice.the beach was really clean and the sands are looking like gold.the sea water also very clean.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Half an hour by car from Kovalam beach is Poovar. We hired a 'country craft' boat which is navigated by one person and is without a motor. The river trip is approx. a 3 hour return trip down the river to the beach and on the way you get to see some beautiful scenery and birdlife. It is a very... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This was a first one for me...a thin strip of land separating sea water and river water...the beach was a clean one...the boat ride would cost you 500 Rs/head with a minimal of 2000 Rs and lasts 2 hrs...there are motor boats and then there are the traditional ones...all the same...do not bother bargaining, as 500 Rs/ head is the... More

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Hyderabad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

It is different experience, if you compare with Alleppey or Kumarkaon backwaters. The sea water at poovar is probably one of the best I have seen. Nothing to complain.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Visited this place during our recent Kerala tour. Took a boat ride cruising through the back waters, mangrove forests & finally landing on the Golden Beach. True to it's name, this small Golden Beach is something which I had never experienced before. Yes golden colored sand beach where you have River on one side & the Sea on the other... More

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Visited poovar between 20th-22nd March 2014 . Its an absolute delight. The beach ,the estuary joining the sea to river , the backwaters & mangrove forest ,all offer stunning visuals. The beach is beautiful , rough ,unsploit and clean . The estuary adds to the beauty . One should make sure that the visit is timed such that the estuary... More

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