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Poovar Island

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Bund Rod poovar | Taxi from trivandrum and boating, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695503, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place located on Kovalam-Kanyakumari road around 30 kms from Trivandrum. There are several cruises in motor boats to reach the island but are generally expensive. The cruise however offers a scenic beauty of the Neyyar River, floating restaurants, floating houses, a church and a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is one of the finest island have ever visited. It is located near an estuary, where river, lake and sea meets. Probably the only place in india where you can see such thing.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NeerajG346
Reviewed 6 days ago

we took the boat and did the one hr back water tour, it was pristine, peaceful and beauitful. Really gives you a taste of kerala in a short time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Roving820510
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Won't get much into the place because it has everything expected out of a place like this. Would like to point out the sky high prices for the boat rides which in no way are justified.. Anyway going there be careful and bargain /haggle.. They...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KSB72
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There place is very scenic and beautiful but the only drawback is that the boat operators ask for a lot of money. There are numerous boat operators but your have to haggle for money as they charge an exorbidant amount of money. They were asking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank neha s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i was staying in Kovalam and went for backwaters ride in poovar..whole family, especially the kids enjoyed the boat ride very much, though nothing much to see except the backwaters..passing through the narrow lanes and mangroves forest id the highlight..

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank nuts_medico
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Basically the boat trip in the back waters is the highlight. The experience beats Alleppy backwater trip hollow. This is much better. The boat guys ask you for ₹2000/- to ₹3500/-. I paid just ₹1000/- for a great trip. Don’t pay more than that. We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Badasaab
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was awesome experience to have a boat ride in backwaters of Poovar Island. Expensive but worth trying.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sharad B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is very beautiful and scenic place. Boat riding here is better then Alleppey (personal opinion). They claim that small part of movie Anaconda was shot here, without commenting on authenticity of the claim the place was awesome. on the way to beach (while in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Abhinaya05
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Wonderful place to visit in Kerala. You need to go by small boat to take round of Poovar Island. It takes around 2 hrs to see around places and go to golden sand beach. You can stay in resort on Island as well. This places...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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1 August 2018|
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Response from suntanKualaLumpur | Reviewed this property |
Do stay at poovar island .you can make a day trip to Kanyakumari or even stay at hotels there.I did not stay at Poovar but it looked like a nice resort so it should accommodate children
23 July 2018|
Response from Elzu23 | Reviewed this property |
Taxi cost no idea .. The boat ride is inclusive for a 30 minutes visit to golden sand beach and costed 1500 Rs for us.
12 July 2018|
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Response from Elzu23 | Reviewed this property |
I think there is a restriction , please check with them regarding the age.