Poovar, a beautiful beach side town, is situated 32 km south of Thiruvananthapuram
, in Kerala
. Enveloped by the most serene backwaters of Neyyar and the roaring Arabian Sea
, this ancient port town epitomizes the inimitable charm of nature at its best.
Poovar provides an ideal getaway from the maddening crowds, the tranquility of air being punctuated only by the chirp of birds and the sound of crashing waves. Places worth visiting around are the old martial arts village and the nearby fishing village. A cruise along the backwaters or a stroll along the sandy beaches will be an enchanting experience. October to May constitute the best tourist season.
Nearest airport and railway station are at Thiruvananthapuram. Regular buses connect Poovar with Thiruvananthapuram Central Bus Station.