1. Elephant Rock, Poovar Island
Elephant Rock, Poovar Island
2. Poovar Island
3. Poovar Island
4. Canal, Poovar Island
Canal, Poovar Island
5. Floating Cottages
6. Birds watching on Poovar Island
Birds watching on Poovar Island
7. Poovar Lake
8. "Rest-stop" on Poovar Lake
"Rest-stop" on Poovar Lake
9. Sandy Beach at Poovar Island
Sandy Beach at Poovar Island
Poovar is a tourist town in the Southern tip of India. Poovar means River and Flower. The town is strategically situated that it has Lake, River and the Sea all meeting at one place. Its natural environment makes it a tourist spot.
The floating cottages like that of Ghana’s Nzulezu or Thailand’s Koh Panyi, the blue skies, sandy beach, an estuary, a stretch of coconut trees, are just some of the few reasons why one shouldn’t miss a trip to the Poovar Island once in India.
While on a boat ride on the lake, tourists enjoy birds watching, rest-stop on the lake for some coconut juice and floating restaurant to enjoy some seafood. There’s a sea side statue of the Holy Cross and an Elephant-like rock that has a cross too.
Tourists to Poovar are encouraged to add Maldives to their itinerary. Return flights from the nearest airport Trivandrum International Airport sell for less than $300. You will need a double-entry Indian visa if you intend visiting Maldives. Maldives is visa-free for all nationals. Learn how to apply for Indian Visa online.