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Poovar

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Poovar could be a tourist town in Neyyattinkara (tehsil) within the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala state, South India. This village is nearly at the southern tip of Thiruvananthapuram Poovar was a trading center of timber, sandalwood, ivory, and spices. The village was one of all the traditional Muslim settlements along the western coast of India. The central mosque in Poovar was built by Malik Deenar, an eighth-century Muslim preacher. During the reign of the Chola dynasty, Poovar was a serious port. The explorer Megasthenes, the Roman writer Pliny the Elder, and Venetian traveler Marco Polo mention connections with Greece and Rome. the subsequent village, Pozhiyoor, marks the tip of Kerala. This village beach attracts tourists throughout the year. Poovar lies very on the brink of Vizhinjam, a natural harbor. The beach of Pozhiyoor named Pozhikkara is found near Poovar. The 56 km Neyyar River passes through Neyyattinkara Taluk into the Arabian Sea near Poovar.

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