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Address: Trivandrum, India

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With some bargain, we a group of 4 persons and a kid (4 years) got one hour ride for Rs. 2500. Yes we could see birds there .. and there was a restaurant where we had tea, which... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Ashish G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

With some bargain, we a group of 4 persons and a kid (4 years) got one hour ride for Rs. 2500. Yes we could see birds there .. and there was a restaurant where we had tea, which was good... Also the river merged into see... Which was quite good. ..... A must watch place. ..... But you should bargain... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Negotiate, negotiate and negotiate. That's the golden mantra for hiring a boat ride here. We were in a group of 7, the guy started with 6000, we ultimately settled for 4500 but later realised that we should not have paid more than 3200. But it was too late!!! Anyways... the place is just amazing and has very rich flaura and... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Made this trip by a Shikara and strolled on the sand. Did not stay on the beach as it was midday and very hot. The Shikara trip was excellent and will recommend very highly to all the visitors. A two hour trip-money and time well spent.

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Cherthala, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited with my family on 31st December 2016.It is a very Excellent location. Enjoyed there...

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amongst the most amazing places in kerala. The island is to be approached through the mangrove forests in a boat.The golden sand beach is probably the least known hence the most pretty and unspoiled one in all of kerala.You cannot enter the sea since the shelf slopes away steeply and you are also not allowed to be on it when... More 

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Faridabad, Haryana, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many thanks to our crm, Ms Pranitha who pushed us to visit Poovar Island... probably if we had missed this place, we would have repented big time... Its is a 'must visit' place in Trivandrum.... This place should be visited for the backwater rides through the beautiful Mangrove forest... The Shikara and the guide we hired were simply fantastic ...... More 

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Poovar island is a 'must visit' place in Kerala. This place can be visited during the backwater rides through the Mangrove forest.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

amazing experience to sail in a boat in the backwaters of the river nayya. it meets the bay Arabian sea and looks very beautiful. negotiate well with the boatmen. they charge even as high as 4000 for a boat. and take tell the pilot to take you to the forest region of the river. it is amazing.

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Gangtok, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The boating offers lovely views of the backwaters, beach, and other man made attractions. Easy to reach from Trivandrum

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place has a lagoon, where tourists can go for boat rides. This is the only entertainment here. The boat trip can last from one hour to three hours depending on your time and money. The charges seemed a bit high. I paid Rs 1500 for one hour ride of three people in a small motor boat.

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