Introduction & Travel Information



An isolated but spectacular beach, Poovar is situated close to the Neyyar River estuary. A trading port in its early days, it is today an important tourist destination. Poovar Island is a fairly untouched piece of land in Kerala, India - or "Gods own Country" as the Keralites call their home ground the most. Around half hour from Kovalam, Poovar has good hotels, Ayurveda treatments, and the authentic cuisine.

Poovar Beach
The white sand pristine beaches of Poovar is a craze among Honeymooners. Less explored by travellers it gives enough privacy for the tourists.

Poovar Backwaters
Poovar is a place where you can enjoy backwaters as much near to the beach.

The best way to experience the beauty of Poovar is by taking a boating through its backwaters.

Ayurvedic Massage
Treat yourself to a traditional Ayurvedic massage at many of the Ayurvedic Massage Centers around and in Spas at Hotels/Resorts.

Kalarippayat, Kathakali shows
Kerala unique matial art in practiced in traditional local gyms nearby. Kayhakali shows operated by private operators. Contact your hotel for timing and rates

The traditional local cuisine is a favourite among tourists. The spicy mouth watering dishes best enjoyed in local restaurants.

The City of Thiruvananthapuram has interesting places to see like the Napier Museum, the Sri Chitra Art Gallery, the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Ponmudi hill station etc.

Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach with three adjacent crescent beaches. It has been a favourite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing. The tropical sun acts so fast that one can see the faint blush of coppery tan on the skin in a matter of minutes. Life on the beach begins late in the day and carries on well into the night. The beach complex includes a string of budget cottages, Ayurvedic health resorts, convention facilities, shopping zones, swimming pools, Yoga and Ayurvedic massage centres.

Travel Informations

Poovar the beach destination situated in Trivandrum district of Southern Kerala.

How to reach
Airport: Trivandrum International airport 20 km
Railway Station: Trivandrum 30 km
Bust Station: At Poovar Town

Mode of Transport in Poovar
Local Taxis, and 3 wheeler autos available.

Bank Timings
Most banks open from 10.00 to 15.30 hours on weekdays. Closed on sundays and 2nd & 4th saturdays. 24 hours ATM's available around the town.

Foreign Exchange
Hotels and Foreign Exchange outlets exchange foreign currencies and travellers cheques.

Postal & Telephone
Government post offices open 09.00 to 15.00 hrs. Private courier services are also available.
Public telephone with international and national dialling available at hotels and STD/NSD booths.

The main shopping items are Spices, Artefacts and special Souvenirs made by local artisans.