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“Golden sand beach, Indeed !” 5 of 5 stars
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Poovar Island
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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“Golden sand beach, Indeed !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We need to take a boat ride to reach golden sand beach, the route of the boat is awesome as it takes us through mangroves, small water paths, with greenery all around. Different species of birds can be seen. An excellent snapshot of Gods Own Country. There are floating restaurants which serves just about OK food.

Visited April 2013
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“A good place for now..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

This place was really good... But the amount of garbage littered around this place is unbelievable... soon it will lose its essence unless tourist take more concern about littering and tourism authorities clean up this place..

Visited December 2012
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Nice but costly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Nice place in deed but to visit that you need to hire boats where there are some travel agencies who are actually doing monopoly ...one of them has asked us to pay Rs. 3000 for 2 Hrs of Boat Trip for 2 persons.But if you manage to overcome that...its a quite nice place to spend some time.

Visited April 2013
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“Golden Island”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Golden sun Lit beach is the main attraction here. Around 4 hours away from trivandrum. beafule island and the boat journey.

Visited August 2012
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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“Backwaters with a twist :)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Take a small drive from Trivandrum and you read Poovar backwaters. Take a brief boat ride and you land on Poovar island. This place is a lovely patch which had the ocean on one side and backwaters on the other.
Its a good picnic spot and the only problem being lack of any eateries there plus barely any shade to sit and relax. Its not very crowded but commercialized nevertheless. The boat-ride for reaching the island in a chartered boat can easily cost you Rs.2000+ for the 15 mins ride.

Visited May 2012
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