In and Around
Poovar Island is enveloped by the most serene backwaters, with golden sand beaches opening out to the sea. Truly a paradise on earth, the tranquility is punctuated by the sound of waves and the birds. The acreage is abundant in well preserved local flora, including exotic spices, flowers, banana and coconut groves. There are many interesting tourist places in and around the resort.
Sandwiched between the Neyyar River and the Arabian Sea, Poovar is one of the natural wonders in Kerala. You can see lake, river, sea and beach meeting the land at Poovar. The charm of serene backwaters and long stretch of golden sand beach will be difficult to resist. A walk on the golden sands of the Poovar beach will refresh your mind and body alike.
Kovalam is only 18 km from Poovar. Kovalam is one of the most popular beaches in the country attracting thousands of tourists across the world, year after year. Kovalam constitutes three crescent shaped beaches separated by rocky outcroppings - the Lighthouse beach, Hawwah beach and the Samudra beach. The beaches here are ideal for beach activities as it is shallow. Tourists indulge in sunbathing, surfing, snorkeling, swimming and other water sports.
The fishing village near Poovar is an idyllic location where you find influence of modern advancements at a bare minimum. People here still use traditional methods for fishing. You can enjoy a fresh catch of seafood cooked in traditional Kerala style. People are generally hospitable and you can embrace the local culture being one of them. Here, you can get real close with rural Kerala.
Lying close to Kovalam, major attraction here is the rock-cut temple of the Hindu God Dakshinamurthi. The origin of this highly popular temple traces back to 18th century. There is something enigmatic about this place which you can feel from the quaint ambience. Apart from this, there are a number of beach resorts and Ayurvedic spas in and around Vizhinjam.
This majestic old palace is 63kms from Thiruvananthapuram. It is situated at Thucklai, on the way to Kanyakumari. This palace was once the capital of the State of Travancore. The palace is built in the Travancore architectural style. This is famous for its 17th and 18th century murals, carved mahogany ceiling, colored mica windows, secret underground passages, inner courtyards, durbal hall, museum, four poster medicinal bed, Belgian mirror, pictures of Lord Krishna, granite dance halls and special black shiny floors which are made from a unique combination of egg white, jaggery, lime, burnt coconut, charcoal and river sand.
It will be closed on Mondays
Trivandrum has a lot of tourist spots.
People flock to this city from all over the Country to get
a panoramic view of the beautiful places.
A lot of foreigners can also be seen here all through
the year. Agasthyakoodam , Kanakakunnu Palace ,
Koyikal Palace ,Observatory ,Neyyar Dam, Veli Tourist Village ,
Padmanabha Swami Temple , Mahatama Gandhi Road ,
Ponmudi are places of interest.
Kanykumari is about 80kms from Trivandrum. The city of Kanyakumari with its southern coast to the vast and the powerful Indian Ocean impressed the British so much, that they decided to rename it to Cape Comorin to accentuate its beauty. Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin) represents all the beautiful things that India has to offer the world. You can find many temples, churches, religious pillars and statues that will keep the head spinning. It is a place of mixed culture that is reflected in the arts, buildings and even in the food. You can have an excursion to Kumari Amman Temple or to the Vattakottai Fort that stands erect even today.