Flanked by the magnificent towering Ghats to the east and the Arabian Sea on the west, Poovar is an isolated but spectacular beach enveloped in tranquil backwaters. Situated close to the Neyyar River estuary, Poovar is a tropical heaven located at the southern tip of Trivandrum. A trading port in the past, Poovar is one of the fastest growing tourist centres of South India.
The scenic river in the middle of the dense mangrove forest is a great place for boating. The boating activities here are always combined with site-seeing through the river flowing across the hideous mangrove forests, right up to the estuary point. Swaying coconut groves, endless golden beaches, the ultramarine of the sea, emerald backwaters, crimson sunsets and lush green vegetation is sure to create a magical ambience around you!
The visual spectacle provided by the stark, skeletal remains of the trees of the mangrove forests that protrude from its waters, and the mists that swirl ethereally over the water in the early morning is indeed mesmerising. Yet another reason why, tourist flock every year to Poovar just for boating. Varieties of boating options are available: Shikara, Speed Boats and Motor Boats for the discerning holiday maker!