Thiruvananthapuram Airport is the nearest airport to reach Poovar (30 Km).
Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station is the nearest railhead, which is 27 Km away from the Poovar.
There are many state government and private buses from Thrivandrum that ply to Poovar (27 Km).
The Poovar Island is surrounded by small canals and Neyyar river. This rivers and backwaters are rich in flora and fauna. While cruising though the Poovar backwaters one can easily spot water birds like Kingfisher, Brahminy Kite, Night Heron, Sea Egret, Black Darter, Indian Cormorant eagle and many more.