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Poovar Beach – Kerala

Elephant Rock - Picture of Poovar Island, Trivandrum

Poovar Beach – Kerala

Located in between the beautiful River Neyyar and the Arabian Sea is an extremely picturesque beach in Kerala called Poovar Beach. This scenic beach is located at a distance of 12 km from Kovalam in the Thiruvananthapuram district. Surrounded by coconut trees from all sides this beach provides an ideal environment for “unwinding from the stresses of life”. Historically speaking this beach is closely connected to Raja MarthanandVarma, the former king of the princely state of Travancore.


How to reach the Poovar Beach

  1. By train:

The nearest railway station is located in Thiruvananthapuram itself. The Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station is well connected to major cities in the country.

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  1. By road:

If you intend to drive to this beach then the ideal starting points would be Thrissur, Alappuzha, Kollam, and Madurai.

  1. Via Thrissur:

There are three routes from Thrissur to this beach, and they are via NH-66, via Pampady-Pandapally Road, and via NH-44.

      2. Via Alappuzha:

There are three routes via Alapuzzha to this beach, and they are via NH-66, via Killimanoor-Kottarakkara Road and NH-66, and via NH-183.

      3. Via Kollam:

There are three routes from Kollam to this beach, and they are via NH-66, via SH-47 and NH-66, and via SH-47Nedumangad-Kattakada-Vellarada Road and NH-66.

     4. Via Madurai:

There are three routes from Madurai to this beach, and they are via NH-44, and via NH-38, and via SH-41.

  1. By air:

The closest airport is located in Trivandrum. The Trivandrum Airport is well connected to cities in the country as well as international destinations.

Climate and the best time to visit Poovar Beach

The climate at this beach during the summer season which begins in March and ends in May is “extremely hot” with the temperature ranging from a maximum of 39 degree Celsius to a minimum of 22 degree Celsius. The rainfall received during the monsoon season which begins in June and ends in September is “heavy”. The winter season which begins in October and ends in February is extremely pleasant with the mercury dropping to the 15 degree Celsius during this period. So the ideal time to visit this beach is from October to February.

Things/activities to do

Apart from its pristine and scenic beauty which is worth enjoyingthis beach does not possess many things/activities to do. Furthermore, this beach serves as an ideal relaxation hotspot since it is located in an isolated area.

Words of caution

This beach is only accessible via water taxis available from the Poovar town.

Also Read: 10 Popular Beaches in South India

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