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A Trip to Poovar Island- An Offbeat and Unforgettable Way to Spend Quality Time With Your Family
If you’re planning a trip to Kerala with your family, there are few places better than Poovar Island in the state. The island has several Kerala tourism spots that you must visit. These are the 10 best places worth exploring when you go to Poovar Island.
The best place to take your family when in Poovar Island is the beautiful Poovar Beach. It is home to numerous blue lagoons and the Poovar backwaters. There are numerous activities that you and your family can indulge in, such as shell collection, accompanying fishermen for fishing, and other sporting activities. You can visit the beach at any time between sunrise and sunset. While searching for resorts in Poovar, you should look for ones near the beach.
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Along with its beach, Poovar Island is famous for its gorgeous backwaters. These serene backwaters are a must-visit on your itinerary. You can enjoy several cruise activities near the backwaters, which are provided by several private companies at a nominal fee of around INR 1500 per person.
Thirparappu Falls is in Kanyakumari is a mere hour-long drive from Poovar Island. Once you reach the falls, you can witness the sublime waterfall descend. You can visit the waterfall at any time between 7 am and 6 pm.
Aazhimala Siva Temple
The beautiful Aazhimala Siva Temple is an ancient Kerala tourism spot near Poovar Island that stands at the edge of the ocean. It resembles Lord Shiva and is believed to reflect his blessing. All tourists are welcome at the temple from 5.30 am to 9.30 am and from 4.30 pm to 8.00 pm.
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Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Built on over 12000 hectares of land, the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary is home to several species of flora and fauna endemic to Poovar Island. You and your family can partake in trekking activities and have a picnic at the Agasthyamala peak.
The sanctuary is open from 7 am to 4 pm on all days except Monday, with a ticket fee of INR 250 per adult, INR 125 per child between the age of 5 and 12, and INR 5 for a child below the age of 5.
The Neyyar Dam is near the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary and is one of the best locations for sightseeing near Poovar Island. It has been built on the Neyyar River and offers an amazing view of the nearby mountains, lakes, and waterfalls. This makes it one of the most popular Kerala tourism spots. Visit the dam during the daytime to make the most of your visit.
You can reach Kovalam Beach in about half an hour from Poovar Island. The beach is an internationally-acclaimed Kerala tourism spot. There are several ayurvedic health resorts, shopping zones, swimming pools, and convention centres around the beach. Visit the beach on a weekday as it gets quite crowded on holidays and weekends. The beach is open from 5 am to 10 pm every day.
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The Vizhinjam Lighthouse is perched on a mountain and provides a stunning view of the sea. It stands at about 35 metres and it located about 15 kilometres away from Poovar Island. The lighthouse is open for visiting between 3.00 and 5.00 pm only. Hence, you must plan accordingly. The ticket fee is INR 10 for adults and INR 3 for children.
While in Poovar Island, your best option for a resort would be the Club Mahindra Poovar Resort in Kerala. The property offers comfortable and spacious rooms that are loaded with several modern amenities. The resort also boasts of an in-house restaurant where you and your family can relish a variety of local Kerala preparations. Check out Club Mahindra reviews to know more about the resort.
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