If you are a middle class person and believe that holidays are not meant for you as it would be too expensive for your budget. You also believe that holidays are for honeymooning couples and not for those with a family of four. Think again, Poovar is a place where you can enjoy a lovely family holiday within your budget and with your family. All you need is to find some time, pack your bags and head for God’s own country to enjoy your holiday.
Poovar is a small fishing island in the southern tip of Thiruvanathpuram district in God’s own country Kerala. The island has a beautiful beach on one side and backwaters on the other. During high tides an estuary links the island of Poovar to the sea. It is close to the harbour of Vizhinjam. It is a network of lagoons, lakes, canals, deltas, estuaries and it intersperse forty-four rivers that join the Arabian Sea. Poovar is located at a distance of thirty-eight kilometres from the state kilometre and a fifteen minute boat ride away from Thiruvanathpuram.
Poovar was an important trading centre and a port in ancient times where sandalwood, timber, spices and ivory were traded. According to popular legend port Ophir where King Solomon’s ships landed is actually Poovar. This island is quietly tucked away between lush mountains and the Arabian Sea. You could enjoy getting treated at its Ayurvedic village and enjoy complete relaxation of your senses. Poovar is in the list of fifty must visit places in India of National Geographic society. Poovar is unspoilt and unseen and it is free from all the hustle and bustle of other popular beaches. You could take a floating boat house to view the beauty of this island. Visit Poovar to experience a tranquil and relaxing holiday. Enjoy the relaxing beach, the beautiful backwaters and the relaxing Ayurvedic massages at Poovar.