|Poovar island near Thiruvntha puram, Kerala, floating resorts. www.trekkr.in|
|Poovar island near Thiruvntha puram, Kerala, coconut groves along the water ways. www.visitindia.org.in|
This natural tropical inland is endowed with scenic beauty and and serene environment dominated by dreamy golden beach, calm Kerala backwaters, flanked by the Arabian Sea on one side and the dense, wooded tall Western Ghats on the other side. The estuary here has an open access during high tides to the vast sheet of water - the Arabian sea, that witnessed the ancient mercantile trade in Kerala's high quality spices, etc and the first arrival of Europeans on the coastal Malabar - the historical landing of Vasco De Gama from Portugal in 1498 on the Kappad beach near Kozhicode (Calicut).
|Poovar Island. www.keralatravelpal.com|
Some interesting facts:
|Poovar Island, sundown, Kerala.www.tripadvisor.in|
02. When Poovar was under the control of Chola dynasty (later half of the 9th century till the beginning of the 13th century) of Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, was a well known sea port.
03. Malik Deenar, ( believed to have died in 648 CE), a Muslim preacher from Iraq, built one of the oldest mosque here.