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Poovar Island

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Address: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India

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Bird spotting for all

Brilliant place to bird watch and sit back and chill. Highly recommend. Did think the boat hire was a bit on the pricey side but the tour through the backwaters and byways of this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Withernsea, England, United Kingdom
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Withernsea, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Brilliant place to bird watch and sit back and chill. Highly recommend. Did think the boat hire was a bit on the pricey side but the tour through the backwaters and byways of this area was both stimulating and relaxing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Poovar island is around 30-45 min drive from Trivandrum. Our driver tried a lot to take us to "his frns" saying he d give discount n stuff, but I got the contact no of Mr Hussain frm trip advisor(+91 99-95-436462) Thank god he spoke fluent Hindi, was with us the whole trip, like a guide. Explained almost each n every... More 

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Surat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

One of the most romantic places near Trivandrum with a unique view of a strip of land where you find the sea on one side & a river backwater on the other side. The elephant rock & small boats only adds to the colour of the place.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Any one who is a nature lover will enjoy this place. We get to see a lot of sea birds. It appears to a tourists paradise with Indians and foreigners. Worth visiting this place with famiy / friends

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Vadodara, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Calm place but certainly not the one to be in priority list for the travelers. Stayed there for 2 hours and took a boat ride inside the so called "Anaconda Forest" much to my expectation didn't even found a snake.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

One can book online @ www.poovarbackwatercruise.com and make payment. Before making payment one has to call a mobile number to ask for reservation number. Also ask for the name of the boat ride and location (landmark), as there are many people offering such services. Good 1/2 hour boat ride. Best time early morning 8.30 to 9 or evening after 5pm.... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

boat ride is awesome. be careful on beach. it is wonderful location to relax. mandroves, bird watching, are few worth mentioning. 2 hour boat ride is a worth the money

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Its a beautiful place to be. ... Lovely view and amazing sunsets .. And the backwaters is very exciting .. Very peaceful place to be ..

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We visited Poovar Island on the 1st of May 2015. First this is an amazing place with excellent backwaters surrounded by Mangrove Forests. You can spend 2 to 3 hours on Poovar Island boating with your family. There are a lot of birds, floating restaurants and resorts on the water. For boating, you need to bargain a lot as the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

There are plenty of firms offering a backwater trip to Poovar Island. This is located near the Esturary Island hotel / appartments which look like a nice place to stay. Great for taking pictures of wildlife (e.g Kingfisher birds) and ensure the boat driver stops for a cold KF too!

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