Poovar Beach offers one a wonderful view of the formation of the backwaters. The golden sands are home to some of the best picnic spots in the area. This area is located at the juncture of the Neyyar River joining with the Arabian Sea. Boating trips in the area are exquisite and can be arranged at nominal rates. Located 12 km from Kovalam in Thiruvananthapuram, here one gets to see a slice of life in a coastal village. It is a beautiful location that is garnering more attention with each passing year.
The crowning glory of Poovar is its serene backwaters and the mangroves flourishing in them. Dotted with islands, the backwaters are rich in flora and fauna. Apart from witnessing a slice of life in a coastal village, the cruise through the backwaters can bring you sightings of a variety of birds such as Kingfisher, Brahminy Kite, Night Heron, Sea Egret, Black Darter, and Indian Cormorant eagle. The friendly fishing community residing in the village is unique from the rest because of its customs, cultures, and traditions.