By now, you all must be knowing that we love exploring offbeat places and less touristy destinations. We yet again explored one of such beautiful destination located in the state of Kerala – Poovar.
Poovar is a beautiful village involved by a lovely beach on one side and the backwaters on the other and is very popular for its picturesque beauty. It is located at the southern tip of Trivandrum and is the only village that trails the end of Kerala. Located at the entrance of Neyyar River, this tourist spot is inhabited mainly by the fishing community and is an unspoilt tourist destination with exotic flora and fauna.
Kerala is a beautiful state with plenty of tourist attraction to explore and celebrate the charm of nature, however, Poovar is still untouched yet charming backwater destination other than famous Alleppey and Kumarakom in Kerala.
Even though this island is blessed with natural beauty, you may not find many activities to do here other than boating, bird watching, fishing, visiting local villages or just playing indoor games and relaxing in the pool or in the spa. So, if you are looking for a relaxed vacation with your loved ones, then Poovar is the best choice of you.
Poovar is a place where you can put your feet up and do nothing and switch off from civilization. There is plenty to choose from –If you are a Landscape photographer or a Nature Lover, Poovar will live up to all your expectations besides being a destination for rejuvenation and relaxing, Poovar offers a vast variety of nature for landscape photography. A DSLR camera equipped with appropriate lenses will ensure capturing perfect memories for your trip to Poovar.
Check out here our Photoblog of Poovar – Paradise for Landscape photography.
Sunset in Poovar
Backwaters scene in Poovar
Floating Cottages in Poovar
Landscape of Poovar
Amidst of Coconut trees
Bird Watching in Poovar
Mangroves via Backwaters
Living the moments in Poovar
— Quick Facts —
- Nearest Airport to Poovar is Trivandrum Airport – 27 kms away.
- The best time to visit Poovar is from August to March.
- Enjoy the delicious variety of south India cuisines – There are some great floating restaurants here like Saravana Bhawan.
- You will find many luxuries to budget hotels in Poovar for a comfortable stay. Club Mahindra, Poovar island resort are name to few where you can enjoy the serenity of this place along with luxury stay.
- Water taxis are available to move around the island.
— Photography tips for Poovar —
- Carry DSLR camera.
- If you are using smart phones to take your pictures, download manual camera apps like Camera 360 which will allow you to play with the manual settings.
- Carry wide angle lenses, if you love to capture the beautiful landscape of Poovar.
- Be Patient to get a perfect composition for your photo.
- Look for those unique spots at the beach (providing they are safe to get to) that offer amazing scenes and less crowd.
- Use the best light – The best light for landscape photography is early in the morning or late afternoon, with the midday sun offering the harshest light.
- Carry a Tripod
- Shoot in RAW format
— Places to visit in Poovar —
- Poovar beach
- Estuary island
- Fishing Village
Poovar is a stilt beauty with its unexplored beaches, dazzling backwaters, long expanses of shining sand and panoramic surroundings, it is an attractive destination to explore in Kerala.
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17 comments on “Poovar Photo Blog – Landscape Photographers Paradise”
You have some great collection of pictures, I soo want to try my hands on dslr … your tips are really helpful. thanks for sharing.
Poovar beach seems very beautiful and these floating cottages are quite impressive.
Landscape photography is my favorite kind! I love all these photos!
What incredible photos these are!! I’ve never been to India, but now want to see Poovar for myself. Just stunning!
I absolutely adored Kerala but didn’t make it to Poovar. It looks stunning. I love the floating village and I remember the multitude of birdlife in the backwaters around Alleppy so your pics brought back great memories.
What a beautiful and peaceful place! OMG on that sunset shot!
Nice sharing ! Always love a good reflection landscape photo ! =)
I absolutely love that reflection shot and also one of the bird shots. I carry mirrorless now so I hope the quality will be as good as the DSLR.
Poovar looks beautiful, your pictures are amazing!
You have certainly found a gem in Kerala! Poovar looks amazing and so clean! I loved Kerala perhaps the most out of the places I visited in India. The backwaters are magical indeed.
Great photos! My favourite one is with the sunset in Poovar 🙂
Stunning photos! I remember reading a novel set in Kerala years ago, and these images have really brought to life all of the beautiful imagery from the story. That sunset picture especially is awe inspiring 🙂
Kerala – Poovar sounds and looks like such a beatiful village, I definitely keen to add it to my list next time that I am back in India. I just love those little cottages on the water and I could easily sit there with a cup of tea writing.
I’m sure being patient is key, great tip! This really is a photographer’s paradise with the amazing wildlife and lush surroundings. I just love all the greenery and trees.
Great to see a post from Kerala. Beautiful post.
wow pictures look like glimpses from heaven and you both are just awesome