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Address: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India

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Worth to visit golden sand beach

Best part of visit was golden sand beach. Rest all are just marketing crap that agent tries to sell. The boat companies would ask you for 3500+ rs for 2 for 1.5 hrs. Negotiate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This place is situated around 40 KMS from Trivandrum. We went there by car. I have to say the roads are too narrow and the way people drive there (especially the ones on bikes) is insane and crazy. We were surprised to see people breaking traffic rules and the highly mismanaged traffic in Kerala, which is considered to be one... More 

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Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Best part of visit was golden sand beach. Rest all are just marketing crap that agent tries to sell. The boat companies would ask you for 3500+ rs for 2 for 1.5 hrs. Negotiate hard and could easily manage b/w 1500 to 2000. Also, if you go for 1.5 hrs, try to negotiate 1 hr stopover at goldensand beach (usually... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

One can go boating on the backwaters here and reach an estuary. it is a unique sight. Also, there are a lot of houses on the water. We can also see mangrove vegetation.

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New Delhi, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The most disrespectful treatment indirectly meted out by the staff. from the very first step into the hotel, the briefing about their business, their advantages , their benefits give a realisation that is there something to really count on as a guest? The Deluxe floating cottages that they claim to be their best are totally claustrophobic, with no sea view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This is the place where one enjoys both backwaters and beach. Not only thos but various picturesque birds and tree leaves. If one has a good camera with clear and big lens he will b a winner. Dont forget to carry a sunscreen

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

While we were staying at Club Mahindra Resort, Poovar, Trivandrum, we decided to walk down the 2.5KM to the Poovar beach. This one decision we almost regretted. The road to thebeach was narrow, pot holes and difficult to walk. We got snide comments, jeers, loud laughs targeted us from people while walking - some young girls of 9-12 years agre... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This island with backwater view is great. The boating point NEYYAR is best. they have new boats. You can see different birds when the boat goes through canal. Finally reaching Golden sand where one sees river merging with the see which is a great view. dont forget to bargain with boating people. Off season we paid Rs. 1000 for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It was pleasant surprise for us who were heading from Kanyakumari to Trivandrum. Our cab driver suggested we should visit this place as its a natural back waters and a place where back water meets the sea. But, then I didn't know there is a cost attached to it. Moment we reached a place on the banks of back water,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Great place for a picture IF you could keep all of the young boys away from trying to get in the pics with you or harassing you to let them take your picture.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The backwater experience for a day trip is nice. There are interesting things to see and do according to your tastes.

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

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