|Golden sand beach - Poovar Kerala|
Once we reached there, it was nirvana! We were on a beach with sea on one side, where we could see the beautiful sunset, and backwaters a little forward on the the other side. The borders of backwaters followed a random curved path and were surrounded by lush green trees and bushes. The sinking sun's dark-orange rays passed through the clouds and hit the tides and moist land in front of it and made us feel that we were staring at some gold island. Later, the tourist guide Mr. Michel explained to us that this beach is also referred as the Golden Sand beach because of this magnificent effect of the sun.
The crowd of crows were unusually larger than other beaches, and they were randomly flying around and sitting in two huge, old, abandoned but classic buildings that was built years before to conduct classes for Kalaripayattu (an exclusive martial art of Kerala).
The Backwaters and Boat Cruise at Poovar
The highlights that makes Poovar stand-out is of course the backwaters and the boat cruise there. The backwaters contain 2-3 floating restaurants. Boat cruises are provided for a reasonable charge, you'll be taken for a 2 hour ride in the backwaters. Charges are usually based on per-head basis.
Cost of Boat Cruise at Poovar
The cost of boat cruise at poovar varies according to the provider you choose. Its always better not to ask middle-men (auto-drivers etc.) about the available boat cruise. The provider will end up being forced to charging you for paying the commission to the middle-man as well.
The rides are charged Rs.400 - Rs.600 per person.
Poovar is one great place where you could see the vibrant diversity of nature in Kerala and how powerful the combinations of natural phenomenons could happen to be!