Poovar Pozhikkara Lake and Beach

We had a marriage function at Poovar on Sunday. Since it was a holiday, we planned to visit some places near by Poovar. After the marriage function, we enquired to some people to know the places which are comfortable to visit. According to that, they suggested the places Pozhikkara(Pozhikara) and Aazhimala.

By 1'o clock, we started our journey from Poovar. Including children, we were 12 people traveled in the cars. We sent our vehicles to Pozhikkara. It is about 1km in Poovar-Vizhinjam-Kovalam-Thiruvananthapuram road and about 30km away from Thiruvananthapuram City. We traveled through the fisher colony. With in 10 minutes we reached the spot. The smooth breeze inspired us to get down from the vehicle, but the sun was chasing us to go back. But we did not have the mind to go back. We started to the sea shore by caring umbrellas.

At the first view it self we could find a lake in a side and the Arabian Sea in the other side. A sandbank was separating both. Because of the reason the place was named as pozhikkara. The specialty of this place is during the rainy season the sandbank breaks and the lake and sea join together. Because of the sunny season we did not have the fate to enjoy that.

Now we move towards the lake. It is long and broad lake, which is formed by Neyyar river. At the bank of the lake we could find the different kinds of mangrove plants. The lake was too peace. To disturb that, we stepped on it. Oh ! The water was so cool. We stayed few minutes in the water and small fishes were swimming near by us. Children tried to catch the fishes. Like that we were enjoyed the nature. On the other side of the lake, there was a resort and a boat was taking people from the resort to come around the places.

We planned to move towards the sea that time a man comes there with a basket and hook (choonda in Malayalam). Again we stayed to watch the man. He put the hook into the lake, with in few minutes a fish hooked in the hook. Like that he caught different fishes from there. We take some snaps from there and through the hot sand, we moved to the sea shore.

Lake Fishing

But the sea was just opposite of the lake; it was ready to attack us. We stayed few minutes in the sea shore and children played in the water. Since it was too hot we left Pozhikkara and drove our vehicles to the next spot Aazhimala beach.

How to reach
From Trivandrum
Route1: Thiruvananthapuram-Thiruvallam-Kovalam-Vizhinjam-Poovar
Route2: Thiruvananthapuram-Pappanamcode-Balaramapuram-Nellimoodu-Kanjiramkulam-Poovar

From Kanyakumari

Nearest Railway Station: Neyyattinkara

Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport