We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Poovar Backwater Cruise

Bund Road | Poovar, Trivandrum 695525, India
+91 99470 67526
Review Highlights
A Worth Ride

Its a magical experience. Everything looked so beautiful. Had the best time with family. Sunset is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Navi Mumbai, India
Poovar backwater cruise

This was a great experience, we spent about 1.5 hours on the back waters which was enough with... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Watford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 286 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Poovar is a small coastal village in the Trivandrum district of Kerala state, South India. This village is almost at the southern tip of Trivandrum and there is only one last village. Pozhiyoor which mark the end of kerala. This village has a beautiful beach and backwater which attracts tourists. There are also some good tourist resorts. Unspoiled and amazingly unexplored.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Bund Road | Poovar, Trivandrum 695525, India
Bund Road | Poovar, Trivandrum 695525, India
+91 99470 67526
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (286)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 276 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Its a magical experience. Everything looked so beautiful. Had the best time with family. Sunset is an experience.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a great experience, we spent about 1.5 hours on the back waters which was enough with young children. Our taxi driver took us to a boat place where they were saying it was 4500rupees. I had looked on trip advisor before and seen...More

Thank radhaka
Reviewed 6 days ago

We pricked up our ears at the casual mention of this trip at happy hour - and off we went in a happy little rickshaw the next morning from kovalam. It's not a long way,even in a rickshaw. At last, we struck gold. THIS was...More

Thank denmother62
Reviewed 1 week ago

The backwaters of Neyyar river before reaching Poovar Island and joining into the Arabian sea offer a panoramic view amongst the sylvan surroundings on both the banks. A boating ride cruise is especially exhilarating watching the fauna and flora and the rhythmic waves originating from...More

Thank radkrish811
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Poovar Backwater , Kerala One of the best place to relax and enjoy the backwater is poovar backwater in Kerala. We visited this place while travelling from Kanyakumari & Trvandrum. We enjoyed the food at one of the floating restaurant. Very tasty food and that...More

Thank MGoutam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is indeed the best backwater cruise that we had. Compared to allepey (which is vast), I personally found this better. It was mostly narrow except a few places. The place where Neyyar River meets the sea was a visual treat to the eyes.

Thank Raja D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, you need to know that there are several of these boat agencies which run this backwater cruise. We took one which we would strongly recommend NOT TO TAKE !! Based on this here is my review of Thekkekarayil boat agency. ABOUT BOAT...More

Thank addpdd
PoovarCruise, Manager at Poovar Backwater Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your valuable remarks. Unfortunately your review posted was into a misguided place. We are TAAJ BACKWATER CRUISES, for our trip advisor community please visit our website contact page and you mentioned about your experience with some other agency ( THEKKEKARAYIL ). We TAAJ...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited along with family on 29th Dec 2017.It was last point which we had planned in our itinerary.However, people covering Kovalam may do so in continuity too due to vicinity between the two beaches(18 Km).But I advise going early morning in winter season because of...More

Thank Amitabh S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must visit in Kerala it has floating veg non restaurants just opposite to were sea meets river.......

Thank Sukhvinder S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a backwater ride and local guide name is as an Amazon Jungle like ride. It takes you through narrow backwater lanes during which you can spot different birds (mostly kingfisher) and eventually they take you to the part where river meets the sea. The...More

Thank Tushar N
Nearby HotelsSee all 104 hotels in Trivandrum
Isola Di Cocco Beach Resort
655 reviews
1.49 km away
Estuary Island
762 reviews
1.70 km away
Poovar Island Resort
1,174 reviews
1.88 km away
Havelia Island Resort
61 reviews
1.91 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Raahath Fine Dine Restaurant
8 reviews
10.10 km away
Anitha's Bistro & Cafe
117 reviews
12.49 km away
Fusion Restaurant
235 reviews
12.50 km away
A Beach Cafe
117 reviews
12.65 km away
Nearby Attractions
Chowara Beach
89 reviews
7.76 km away
Poovar Island
1,050 reviews
1.79 km away
Aazhimala Siva Temple
42 reviews
8.03 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
21 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from PoovarCruise | Property representative |
We take online booking only If you book online, you get GET 50% discount save your money and valuable time, avoid last minute unavailability and price variations. Reservation Team, Poovar Backwater Cruise
19 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Anant G | Reviewed this property |
in good resorts, it's part of the stay package itself
4 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from drjacoba | Reviewed this property |
A cab from trivandrum to poovar. The travel distance would be 39kms and the hire a boat as per your requirements.