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Poovar Beach

Abundant with the natural wonders, Poovar beach is the place on e of its kind, where the scenic pleasure meets the land. It is clean, flawless and unexplored, covered by the serene backwaters connecting to the sea dazzling golden sand beach. The chronicled importance of the beach has its strong roots with the valor King of the one-time Princely State of Travancore, the warrior Marthanda Varma Maharaja Raja (1706 - 1761). In his exile, the King was once banished from his throne. Yet, being a strong ruler, Marthanda Varama Maharaja not only regained his lost empire but also expanded his kingdom. The victory of the Maharaja had significant links with the petite and exquisite land of Poovar beach, located on the Neyyar River’s south. Peace of wave’s noise and the birds tranquilizes the niche.


  • 12 km away in the south of Kovalam in the district of Thiruvananthapuram
  • About 2 km away from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) railway station
  • 14 km away from New Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Bus Stand
  • 30 km away from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Airport

How to Reach

By Air

The nearest airport to Poovar beach is the Trivandrum International Airport that is 30 km away. Being the international airport, the flexibility and management of the flights is arranged perfectly to let the guests have a pleasurable traveling experience along with the tourism.

By Rail

There are two Railway stations in the close by proximity of the Poovar beach. One is the Trivandrum Central Railway Station which is located 30kms away from the beach. While the other nearby Railway station is the one of Prassala which is located 11 kms away from the beach.

By Road

Kerala being one of the ideal holiday and picnic destinations, the traveling options offered are pretty easy and convenient. The nearby bust terminal is the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) bust stand with many buses plying with a proper arrangement of running frequency. It takes near about 45mins to approach the beach, if opted to travel by road.

By Water

The closest harbor to the beach is Vizhinjam located 14kms away. There are many boats traveling to and from major cities like Mangalore and Kochi etc. Even from Trivandrum, the boat ride takes like near about 15 minutes to reach to Poovar beach.


Poovar being very close to the natural harbor easily links to the sea during the period of high tides. For this matter, Poovar experiences a hot tropical weather along with a winter dry season. Poovar has immense flora and fauna. It is also famous for its spice plantations and coconut grooves. Apart from them, even the banana groves area common sight and so the place has a tropical climate, in general. The best time to sojourn Poovar is from the month of August to the month of March. The village and the vicinity experience a pleasant tropical climate with modest temperatures during the months bearing summer and winter seasons.

Nearby Attractions

Kovalam Beach

Kovalam is one of the major beach destinations in India. Kovalam beach, best for indulging in water fun sports, swimming and sun bathing, is situated at a distance of few kilometers from Poovar. There are exquisite crescent-shaped, three beaches in Kovalam. They namely are the Hawwah Beach, Lighthouse Beach; also the Samudra Beach. The most well known and popular of the videlicet three is the Lighthouse Beach comprising of a sheltered bay and enriched with mesmerizing beauty. 

The Fishing Village

The village close by Poovar is majorly inhabited by the fisher folk. The fishermen in this place make their survival by thriving upon the fishing in the old conventional ways. They live a moderate and a unique lifestyle with collective neighborhood.

Beach Attractions

Boat rides through the backwaters of the place is very much popular among the tourists. Also the luxurious house boats are hired by small canoes to indulge in an unwinding experience; meanwhile, one can also opt for a visit to Neyyar wildlife sanctuary. Apart, from this, there are many Ayurveda wellness therapy centers giving you the calming and relaxing feel.


A couple of museums being located in the approachable vicinity, street shopping is a common view. Sree Chitra Art Gallery is the place nearby, from where you can take back the souvenir of the wonderful place back at home.

Food Corners

There is numerous food joints providing with several eating-out options present here. It is extremely essential savor the mouthwatering delights of sea food here. At Kovalam, there are a several beachside hotels and restaurants offering an excellent sea food cuisine including both the lobster and shrimp delicacies.