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 which attracts tourists. There are also some good tourist resorts.
Poovar lies very close to Vizhinjam
, a natural harbor. Poovar has an estuary which connects with the sea during high tides. The 56 km Neyyar River
passes through Neyyattinkara taluk into the Arabian Sea
near Poovar. Its natural beauty enables it to be a quiet tourist spot.
Poovar was a trading center of timber, sandlewood, ivory
and spices. It is believed that the trading ships of King Solomon
landed in a port called 'Ophir', which is figured out as Poovar.Poovar has been one of the ancient Muslim settlements along the western coast of India.The Central Mosque here is believed to been built by Malik ibn Dinar
and his missionary team, more than 1,400 years ago.
Nearest Airport : Trivandrum International Airport
- 20 km,Nearest Railway Station : Trivandrum Central
- 22 km, Nemom
- 12 km, Neyyattinkara
- 10 km Nearest Harbor : Vizhinjam
- 14 km