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Poovar - Far From The Maddening Crowd


Poovar is a small village situated in the Trivandrum district on the coast of Kerala. This village is one of the few which mark the end of the territory of Kerala. This village lies very close to Vizihinam, which is a natural harbour. Poovar also has an estuary, Neyyar River, which joins the sea. This village has been an ancient trading centre of timber, spices, ivory and sandalwood.

The beach is a quiet spot, hidden away from the usual hustle bustle of city life or even the usual tourist humdrum that marks many tourist spots. Due to its small size, there are lesser numbers of residents. Moreover, the remoteness of Poovar makes it a fabulous place for solace and solitude.

The excellent resort in backwaters or cottages can give you a spectacular experience with sunsets, sunrise and mesmerising natural surroundings. The sun-kissed golden sands, the verdant coconut palms on both sides create a magical and memorable experience. You can enjoy a cruise in the striking backwaters of Poovar.

Tourist Places In And Around Poovar

The Poovar Beach and the Houseboats in Kerala are among the sightseeing marvels of Poovar. Poovar boasts of having the ancient Muslim settlements in India. These settlements are considered to be around 1,400 years old. The main mosque here is said to be erected by Malik Ibn Dinar, one of the earliest Muslim scholars in India, who had come from the middle-east.

Poovar takes a special place in Indian history books as the earliest Islamic preaching in India happened in Kerala, way before the era of Mughal invasions began. These ancient settlements have been a part of many Muslim settlements on the western coast of Kerala. Catch a train or a bus or fly to its nearest airport.

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How to Reach Poovar

  • By Road
    The travel time by road is 45 minutes from Thiruvananthapuram to Poovar, and the distance is 32 km. Poovar is connected by an extensive network of road. Buses ply to and fro to the Poovar Bus Station and taxi services are also available.
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  • By Train
    The Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station is the nearest to this sleepy village of Poovar. You can reach this village Poovar by hiring a taxi or boarding a bus from the nearest railway station.
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  • By Air
    The nearest airport to Poovar is the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport which is 38 km away. You can take a taxi or a bus from the city of Trivandrum to Poovar.
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