Poovar is an unexplored and unspoilt eco tourism destination in Kerala that has a lot of potential. The beautiful Poovar beach is enveloped by the backwaters and opens a world of golden sand and beach. The wonderful Kerala backwaters can be enjoyed to its fullest at Poovar eco tourism destination. The blue lagoons and the verdant natural beauty of this place together make it a perfect tourist destination. The island paradise of Poovar is just 40 km from Kovalam. Trivandrum is the nearest airport to reach Poovar. One of the most enchanting features of Poovar is that you can reach the mainland only by water taxis, which is one of the most wonderful experiences.
The beautiful Poovar beach offers a number of recreational facilities to the visitors. Swimming, boating, backwater trips, water sports and cruises are the major attractions of the beach. The natives also use it for fishing purposes. Away from the hustle bustle of city life, Poovar beach offers a contended stay in the beautiful Kerala backwaters.
There are a lot of interesting activities to be indulged in on Poovar island. For adventure lovers there are sports like beach volleyball, water sports, indoor games at the resorts, swimming and excursions.Tourists can also be blessed with the magic heal of Ayurveda. massages and rejuvenate your body and mind.
Eco friendly cottages
Under the initiative of the tourism department, eco-friendly floating cottages have been launched in some of the resorts at Poovar. Built using natural material such as coconut timber and treated soft wood, these two-room cottages have a thatched roof and are intended for ayurveda treatment. The fittings in this cottage, which has a wind-based ventilation system, are made of medicinal wood. The guests are offered a choice of both ayurvedic and non-ayurvedic therapy and spa options under the supervision of qualified experts.
Any tourism-related business in harmony with a particular locality’s ethos comes under the category of eco tourism.Such innovative tourism products like the eco friendly floating cottages will go a long way in preserving the environment and promoting eco tourism at Poovar.The local people are also expected to be involved in preserving the eco system of the area.
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