Poovar Backwater Cruise
Poovar Backwater Cruise
4.5
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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.
Poovar, India

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Surya Katakam
Hyderabad, India2,132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
When someone things about the Thiruvananthapuram trip, first thing comes in mind is Padmanabha Swamy temple. After that the next thing comes in mind is Poovar back water boating without which the trip will not complete. It is recently explored, spectacular and picturesque island surrounded by Sea, Neyyar River, Lake and backwaters. The Boat journey will take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to cover backwater trip, which accommodate 6-8 members/ Average cost of these private operated boat is 3000 INR for one boat. Rates will fluctuate based on Season and Demand.

Poovar island is surrounded by a river called Neyyar. Poovar is a blissfully isolated paradise, perfect for a relax holiday. Once known as Pokkumoosapuram, this island was later named as Poovar by Marthanda Varma. Poovar meaning is "Stream of Flowers".

When you use the Poovar back water Cruise for your holiday destination, they will take you to the round trip in which following destination will be covered.
1. Boating through Mangrove Forest:
Boating starting point to Beach Point and then return journey beach point to End point, one can see lot of Mangrove trees and most of the patch you will feel that you are inside the dense Mangrove Forest. its lifetime experience.
2. Birds Watch and Photography:
While Enjoying boating inside Mangrove forest you can see lot of Birds and if you are good photographer then its perfect destination for you.
3. Elephant Rock:
There is special Rock inside water which looks like someone who sculptured the stone.
4. Mother Mary Shrine:
Mother Mary Shrine is there which is beautiful location inside the back water. Boat operator will take you very near to the Shrine and you can click photos from there.
5. Floating Restaurants:
During boating on the way they will take us to the floating restaurants which are near Beach. its very nice experience that having snacks and food in middle of the water.
6. River Joining Point: The main attraction of Poovar back water cruise is Neyyar river and Arabian sea joining point. originates from Agastyarkoodam hills near Trivandrum and after 56 kms of flowing its journey ends at the Arabian Sea. Neyyar river which ends its flow at the Arabian Sea, becomes wider and it appears to be a Lake. Poovar beach starts where the backwater ends. Neyyar river
7. Golden Beach: This is the halt destination in the overall Cruise trip and then your return journey will start in opposite direction. Here you will get 30 minutes halt to relax with Beach games, and Beach side street food enjoy. The best part of this beach is its golden coloured Sand.
Written 8 June 2024
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nicksiddall
St. Albans, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Ayra drove us from Periyar to Varkala then from Poovar to Cochi . He was very helpful and a careful driver . Thank you we will use you again when we return next year . Nick and Sandra (UK)
Written 2 April 2024
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Arpit Y
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Must Visit. Little costly but worth every penny. The views are amazing. Me and my wife enjoyed the most beautiful backwater boating in here.
Written 6 February 2024
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Karishma K
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India418 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We went for this backwaters cruise on a friend’s recommendation and it turned out to be a good experience. We could experience the backwaters, lake and sea all in one cruise.

We opted for a 1.5 hr cruise that cost us INR 3500. The time spent was worth it.

It’s a pleasure for bird watchers as one can see a variety of birds on the cruise.

They made us stop at a floating restaurant in between, which was frankly passable. The good part of the restaurant was the view of the beach and the Arabian Sea from its deck.
Written 18 December 2023
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Rebecca M
14 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
A beautiful place to visit, although I would definitely shop around…. I am a solo traveller and thinking they are unfair with solo prices
I paid 4500INR for 2 hours and everyone was passing us , could have done the same route in 1.5 hours, restaurant was overpriced 1000 INR for 8 prawns
Written 9 December 2023
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Thanks for your review. As per our records, you have not booked a cruise with us. We believe you had done spot booking with unauthorized people. That is why they charged INR 4500. In online booking, we charge INR 2100 for 2 people for 2hour cruise we provide private exclusive boats and charge per boat basis. We strictly recommend all to proceed with advance bookings since the following reasons: • for proper itinerary and enjoyable route please book online • We can assure you quality boat availability with best service on board. • Tariff won’t fluctuate according to the demand and supply. • Our online tariff is 50% less that Govt approved spot booking tariff. • Kindly go through our google and trip advisor reviews for our guest feedback. • Also went through the guests who had spot booking and their worse experience with regard to the tariff and service. We have been constantly trying hard to make our guests to have a delightful experience with us. We are taking ONLY ONLINE BOOKINGS WITH BEST PRICE to make things smooth and precise and also it will avoid disputes which happen with regard to any price manipulation from third parties. We always recommend for ONLINE BOOKINGS. We always recommend for ONLINE Kind regards, Reservation Team Poovar Backwater Cruise
Written 10 December 2023
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Haniman Hali
Manchester, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Business
Once in a lifetime experience of visiting the backwaters with the kingfisher boat club. Booked online and got a good discount. Would suggest everyone to book online as it's hassle free otherwise there's a high chance of being fleeced by other local agents. Backwater cruise in Poovar is the most thrilling thing to do! Highly recommended.
Written 31 October 2023
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John Faadco
Mumbai, India3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
The location is fantastic in terms of the natural world. We thoroughly enjoyed the boat excursion, which travels through the Neyyar River and past mangrove forests before arriving at a beach with golden sand. Overall, it's a worthwhile experience that you should visit if you're in the area.
Written 25 September 2023
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Rasheekha Basheer
Pandikkad, India4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Poovar Backwater is a beautiful place you must visit if you are going to Trivandrum. It is best to book through their website.
I really enjoyed the boat rides and boat sights. Go and enjoy yourself.
Written 25 September 2023
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ramprasaad
Hyderabad, India2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Enjoyed the trip totally and also suggest for all the visitors.

Though time available is short for us we enjoyed the trip.
Written 10 September 2023
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Anwar Sadath
Kozhikode, India29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
I booked Poovar Backwater cruise online and the prices were discounted with the process being smooth.Boat was another experience staffs are great and imparted well. The boat ride shows you lavish green tree shelter, coconut grooves island, bright birds, brilliant sand ocean side and scarcely any different spots. Its worth going here by boat regardless of whether you took houseboat in aleppey, this is an alternate encounter.
Written 24 August 2023
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