Roopkund: A mysterious lake Poovar Review

Roopkund: A mysterious lake

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Shivam javia

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  • Shivam javia
  • 2 Reviews
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"Roopkund: A mysterious lake"

  • Posted Oct 17, 2017
Roopkund is located in the chamoli district of Uttarakhand. It is among top trekking destinations currently in India. The lake is located in the midst of great snow clad mountains like mt. Trishul and mt. Nandaghunti at the altitude of 15, 480 ft. Human skeletons are found surrounding the lake. The overall trek is tough and not for faint hearted or physically weak people. But the difficulty is worth taking because of the breath- takinh views and the natural scenes on the way. During the course of the trek, one passes through ali bugle and bedini bugyal, asia's largest meadows at the height of above 12000 ft. The view from there is spetecular. The main joy of the trek is bugle. As such the roopkund itself is not that beautiful as it is hyped, especially in sept-oct but the way to it is incredible and worth visiting. During may-june season, we find snow and it adds to the thrill.
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Kaushik Mitra

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  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 19 Reviews
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"Backwaters, boating and golden sand beach"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 8, 2016
Located in between Kanyakumari and Kovalam ... Very near to Kovalam ... You will see an amazing view of backwaters .. You can also enjoy boating in the backwaters .. Go up to the golden sand beach .. Picturesque view of forest and island ... Although boating is a somewhat costly, it is enjoyable and highly recommended .. There is also scope of bird watching ..
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Karthik damodaran

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  • 6 Reviews
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"Poovar Backwaters"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Aug 28, 2016
I don't know why people try to link Kovalam beach with Poovar. Poovar is a backwater beach and you have no proper beach activities available.

You can better go to Kovalam to quest your beach thrills. In Poovar, you only have backwater rides and a stale horse ride.

Food outlets are also limited and you are dependent on the resorts you stay.
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Daisy davis

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  • Daisy davis
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 10 Reviews
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"Must visit place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 6, 2016
Poovar is a silent village is near to trivandrum. I stayed in club Mahindra Poovar which is fine resort in the bank of backwater. People who love water bodies and boat journey will love this place. River Neyyar is very near to Poovar. Boat travels can be arranged from Hotel or through travel agency. In the boat travelling you can see different types of birds and explore nature. They will take you to THE GOLDEN SAND BEACH which is the meeting place of river and sea. (Arabian sea of Kovalam). Don't miss this place. You can see this in summer season only. Visit Kovalam Beach, TRIVANDRUM PLANETARIUM, MUSEUM, SREE PADMANABHA TEMPLE ETC. Any way take minimum 2 days enjoy the beauty of beach.
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Vijeet Shaw

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  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 6 Reviews
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"Perfect Stressbuster"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Apr 6, 2016
Poovar, 38 km from Thiruvananthapuram, is a perfect blend of mangrove forests, backwaters and beach, what Kerala actually stands for. Poovar has exotic spas and excellent resorts where you can laid back and enjoy nothingness. Golden Sand Beach is altogether another thing. A place that is untouched by mainstream tourists. Clean and well preserved. Enjoy a swim in calm waves with sea at one side and backwater on the other. You can also spot some rare bird species while boating through mangroves. The place takes you back in time.
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