Poovar Backwaters, Kerala:
Poovar means river of flowers which is an island by the Neyyar river in Kerala. The backwaters of Kerala are famous in the world and Poovar is no different. Located at a distance of around 55kms from Trivandrum and midway from Kanyakumari, this island was peaceful and quiet. My parents really enjoyed the boat ride here amongst the coconut trees and blue waters. We would recommend a few days here at Poovar if the time permits during your trip to South India.
After enjoying the backwaters we reached Trivandrum around noon. Although we had our flight late in the evening, we preferred to stay at the airport and enjoy the lounge facilities for two reasons. Firstly because we had been traveling continuously for a week with very less rest and a choppy sleep and secondly since it was a Monday, most of the shops and tourist attractions in Trivandrum were closed. So next time whenever you are planning your trip or stopover at Trivandrum, make sure it is not a Monday.
After almost a week-long trip to South India, exploring some of the most beautiful, rare and scenic beauties we returned back to where we started, Delhi. This was our first trip with our parents and we enjoyed it as much as they did with us. A self-realization that happened during this trip was that nothing gives them more happiness than seeing that we want them to be happy. We loved every bit of our South India Temple Tour - A journey towards divinity.
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