The Alluring Poovar Island

winding road
aerial view of an estuary

Located at the foot of the majestic Western Ghats just 30 km south of Trivandrum, Poovar Island is the getaway destination of a lifetime. With unspoiled beaches, lush greenery and serene backwaters, it is the ideal location to rejuvenate your soul.
Poovar’s beauty includes pleasant weather, towering coconut trees, exotic flora and fauna, green groves, intoxicating spices, flowering plants and acres of banana trees that take all your stress away. If you are looking for things to do in Trivandrum, consider paying this small town a visit. It has attracted tons of tourists from across the globe as they consider it the perfect place to spend time with their special ones.

Best Time To Visit Poovar

Poovar Island’s geographical location is quite close to the equator, making this tropical zone quite warm. The humidity level is also quite high during the summer, which means fall and winter are the best seasons to visit this slice of paradise. Plan your trip between autumn and winter as both seasons provide pleasant weather that is perfect to explore the island's beauty.

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silhouette of a person jumping on a beach

Getting Here

Located 28 km away, Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is the international travel hub closest to Poovar. The nearest railway station Dhanuvachapuram is approximately 9 km away, and the nearest bus stop is Neyyattinkara.

Things to Do in Poovar

The list of things to do in Poovar Island is almost endless. The clean golden sand adorning Poovar has made it a highly-preferred choice among sand artists. You can catch multiple artists working on their masterpieces while you stroll around the beaches during dusk or dawn.

Neither private nor government parties indulge in any commercial water sports or beach activities at Poovar. If you wish to indulge in swimming or other aquatic activities, October to May is the preferred time.

The only option for water activities here is the extremely soothing backwater boat rides, which makes Poovar a great romantic honeymoon destination as well. The centuries-old practices of Ayurveda and yoga amidst the lush greenery are other rejuvenating options that are extremely popular here.

There are many places to visit near Trivandrum that offer indelible history lessons and memories. During your sojourn in Poovar, you can visit small fishing hamlets and witness practitioners of the ancient martial art of Kalaripayattu. These villages can be easily reached by short boat rides.

While walking down the beautiful village lanes, you can also pay a visit to the neighbourhood shrines. One of the most famous among these is Thiruvallam Sree Parasurama Swami Temple, the only temple dedicated to Lord Parasurama in Kerala, which is hardly 9 km away.

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Satisfy Your Taste Buds

Indulge in the culinary brilliance of Kerala’s cuisine during your visit. Kovalam Beach, which is approximately 18 km away from Poovar, holds regular food festivals where you can experience gastronomic masterpieces prepared by experts from all over the state.

Ripples, the world-class restaurant at Estuary Sarovar Premiere, Poovar Island, offers delightful authentic dishes set against stunning natural settings. The delicious food, pleasant weather, serene backwaters and pristine beaches make this sojourn a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Another primary reason to visit our resort is the state-of-the-art Vaidyasal, which offers traditional Ayurvedic treatment. Stay at our resort in Poovar Island during your visit to God’s Own Country and experience the trademark Sarovar hospitality.

people fishing in a lake
a houseboat in a lake