Poovar is an absolutely gorgeous village 35 kms away from Thiruvananthapuram city. This village is unique with the presence of tranquil backwaters and the Arabian Sea. The village came to be known recently and is still surprisingly unexplored and therefore it offers a different experience to the travelers. Poovar Boating is now pacing up to be one of the favorite activities of tourists in Kerala. A motorboat cruise over the Poovar River with lush vegetation on both sides is a soothing experience. Nature is at its best at Poovar, which is evident from its undisputed beauty. Never miss this boating experience through the verdant mangrove forests of Periyar.
Indulge in an exciting scuba diving activity at one of the favorite sea side destinations, Kovalam. Unravel the secrets oceanic world diving through the deep waters of Arabian Sea. The first timers will have a training session in a pool before the actual session. A team of 5 people can take part at a time. You will be taken in a boat likely 500 m into the sea and you can dive as deep as 5 feet. You will be provided with a bathing suit, an oxygen device and water googles.
Opt for an Ayurvedic massage at some of the best massage parlors at Kovalam and Varkala or refresh and enlighten your mind with yoga and meditation at various yoga centers. Go for a half body massage or a full body massage or a Thai message, it is guaranteed you will leave the parlor revived and rejuvenated.
Boating at the Neyyar Dam Lake is another entertaining activity to go for. It is a gravity dam built across the Neyyar River 30 kms away from the city of Thiruvananthapuram. I t has become a well-known picnic spot these days. You can also opt for an adventurous Jungle Safari through the thick woods near the dam. A Deer park and a Crocodile Rehabilitation center is also present within the dam area.