The rare phenomenon of a lake, a river, the sea and a beach meeting land happens at Poovar Island. This is also where the Neyyar river joins the Arabian Sea. Poovar is essentially a fishing village, and sparsely inhabited for the most part. Therefore, it is ideal for those seeking a respite from the noise and crowd of the city. Abundant in flora, it is also the storehouse of hundreds of spices, rare flowers and trees. Those interested in history can visit a centuries-old martial arts village located nearby.

You can view the lovely backwaters from Poovar Beach, which is an unsullied stretch of golden sand, an ideal place to lounge and soak in the spirit of Kerala. To get the real feel for the place, visitors can take boat rides across the backwaters that are available at an affordable fee.

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