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Address: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India

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Must visit. These are backwaters close to Trivandrum and finally you reach a place where a small stretch of sand separate the river and the sea. Its an amazing place of beauty.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Must visit. These are backwaters close to Trivandrum and finally you reach a place where a small stretch of sand separate the river and the sea. Its an amazing place of beauty.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Poovar Island is one of the best holiday destinations in Kerala about one hour away from Trivandrum. One finds many good resorts including the Poovar Island Resort which is one of the better resorts in Poovar. Check out my view on Poovar Island Resort in detail in Trip Advisor.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful view of the statue and beach. Looks lovely at sunset with the sun in the background and the cross silhouetted by the sun's rays.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Poovar beach is 17 km from kovalam and 25 km from thiruvananthapuram. Must visit place. Take a boat ride with lot of bargaining. We were family of four and bargained from 4800 to 2000. 1.5 hrs boat ride to golden beach. Awesome place for photography. Couples heaven as romance was in the air. People do drink in boats. Scenic beauty.... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This spot is amaising where the rever is meeting the ocean. The water is clean and its fun to swim in the sea

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

the lazy back waters, the mangroves almost make you feel you are visiting the amazon. the birds are amazing, the quaint and peace are mesmerizing and rejuvenating

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

WOW !! worth visiting sight!! Golden beach as they call is wonderful sight to visit, and the way to the island is equally unique experience. Boat goes thru narrow canal surrounded by thick trees and almost covers your way forward....must visit if in Trivandrum. Many boat jetties are there which are private and charge good amount but still worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I took a boat to reach the poovar island and it was a amazing ride through the mangroves. The beach was not very clean but was still a lot better when compared to other beaches near Trivandrum (including Kovalam).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Poovar Island is as pretty as Kovalam and less crowded; the backwaters are as good as at Kumarakum; the placid river running alongside the rough sea is a study in contrast. lot of migratory birds to be seen if you take an early morning boat ride into the mangrove area. definitely worth a 2-3 day trip. Estuary Resort is the... More 

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Surat, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The boat ride to Poovar island, although expensive, was worth it with the beautiful backwaters & coconut lagoons view on the way, Brahmani Kites sightings and the nice sandy beach of the island.

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Address: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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