Poovar Coastal Police Station

0471 - 2210200 shopvrcst.pol@kerala.gov.in

Poovar Coastal Police Station was opened on 13.08.2018 vide G.O (Rt) No. 998/2017/Home Dated. 21st April 2017.As per Government notification S.R.O No. 238/2017- In exercise of the powers conferred by section 5 of the Kerala Police Act. 2011 (8 of 2011), read with clause(s) of section 2 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. 1973( Central Act 2 of 1974) and in partial modification of the notification issued as G.O (Rt.) No. 202/2011/Home dated 22- January -2011, published as S.R.O No. 55/2011 in the Kerala Gazette Extraordinary No. 141 dated 22nd January- 2011 in so far as it relates to the area of Coastal Police Station Vizhinjam, the Government of Kerala hereby declared that the building No. PP/VIII/1B of Poovar Gramapanchayath situated in Re-survey No. 374 in Block No. 19 of Poovar Village shall be a police station known as "Coastal Police Station, Poovar".

The inauguration of the Police Station was done by Hon'ble Chief Minister of Kerala Sri. Pinarayi Vijayan, through video conference. The function presided over by Sri. M. Vincent, the Hon'ble MLA of Kovalam constituency. The welcome address was done by Sri. Harikumar.B DySP Neyyattinkara. Sri. C. Hareendran, hon'ble, MLA, Parassala. Sri. Ansalan. hon'ble MLA, Neyyattinkara, Smt. R. Salooja, hon'ble President Parassala Block Panchayath, Smt. Ajithakumari, President, Poovar Grama panchayath were also attended the inaugural function. Poovar Coastal Police Station is situated in building No. PP/VII/1B of Poovar Gramapanchayath and Re-survey No.374 in Block No. 19 of Poovar Village.

Poovar is basically a fishing village. The estuary there is one among the natural wonders where the Lake, River, Sea and Beach meet the land at Pozhikkara. Poovar Pozhikara Beach and Neyyar boating Service are the important places in Poovar Police Station limit. So many tourists from different parts of the country and also from other countries are visiting these places every day.

Jurisdiction Details

The jurisdiction of Poovar Coastal Police Station is Territorial waters off the coast of Thiruvananthapuram revenue District, beginning from Thekke Kollemkode in South and Kochupalli in North(4.2 NM), to an extent of 12 Nautical Miles from the coast.

1. Karumkulam Panchayath- 0471/2210042 (9496040688)

2. Poovar Panchayath -0471/2210032 (9496040622)

3. Kulathoor Panchayath -0471/2210089 (9496040616)

Border Police Stations

The border Police stations of Poovar Coastal PS are poovar, Pozhiyoor and Kanjiramkulam.

Jurisdictional Courts

As per Order No. C2-3724/19 Dated, 18/06/2019, the Hon'ble High Court of Kerala has directed the undersigned to take steps to vest the jurisdiction over the newly established Poovar Coastal Police Station with the Judicial 1 Class Magistrate Court (Temporary), Neyyattinkara.

Parliament Constituency and Legislative Assembly

The jurisdictional area of Poovar Coastal Police Station comes under Thiruvananthapuram Parliamentary Constituency and Kovalam Legislative Assembly

Major Establishments and Institutions


  • Community Health Center, TB Junction , Poovar

Government Institutions

  • KSEB Nambyathy, Poovar
  • Village Office Thirupuram, Poovar
  • Sub Registrar Office Poovar
  • KSRTC Poovar
  • Panchayath Office, Poovar Poovar
  • Panchayath Office, Thirupuram Pazhayakada
  • Agro Centre Iruvaikonam
  • Krishi Bhavan Poovar

Educational Institutions

  • BSSC, ITC Paraniyam
  • Govt. HSS Paraniyam
  • Govt. HS Paraniyam
  • UP School Kanchampazhinji
  • Govt. LPS Puthenkada
  • Govt. LPS Arumanoorthura
  • MVHSS Arumanoor
  • St. Joseph LPS Mulluvila
  • LMS, LPS Thirupuram, Poovar
  • HSS Poovar
  • HS Poovar
  • LMS, LPS Kutaninnathil
  • Govt. HS Thirupuram
  • Govt. HSS Poovar
  • MVHSS Poovar
  • Angels UPS Poovar

Banks and Financial Institutions

  • KSFE Poovar
  • SBT Poovar
  • Federal Bank Poovar
  • Muthoot Poovar
  • Manapuram Poovar
  • Canera Bank Arumanoor
  • Tamil Nadu Mercantile Bank Pazhayakada
  • Muthoot Pazhayakada

Religious Buildings and Hotels Resorts and Home Stays

  • Town Mosque Poovar
  • Oliyullaha Poovar
  • Thakapally Near Soolamkudi
  • St.Berthalomeo Church Poovar
  • CSI Poovar Poovar
  • Sastha temple Poovar
  • Hotels Resorts and Home Stays
    • Hotel Geeth International, Poovar
    • Club Mahindra Resort ,Poovar
    • King Fisher Boat Club and Home stay, Poovar
    • Poovar Island Resort, Poovar
    • Vadakke Veetil Homestay, Poovar
    • Kayaloram Resort, Poovar
    • Romenso Home Stay, Poovar
    • Estury Sarovar Portico, Poovar 9. Isolo Dicoco Resort, Poovar
    • Over The Hill Homestay, Poovar
    • Lara Resort, Poovar
    • Karakkattil Homestay, Poovar
    • Mis land resort, Poovar
    • Haveliz Island Resort, Poovar
    • Gogo land ,The Island of adventure world
    • Joys Homestay, Poovar
    • Leela Back Water resort, Poovar
    • V3 Home stay, Poovar
    • Sandhra Apartment, Poovar
    • Rose Villa, Poovar
    • Blessed Home Stay, Puthiyathura

Transportation-Main Roads

  • Neyyattinkara – Poovar Road
  • Vizhinjam – Poovar Road
  • Kanjiramkulam – Poovar Road

Rivers and Streams

Neyyar river at flows through this station limit.

Tourism Importance

Poovar Backwater Tourism

Poovar Beach

Poovar is a beautiful village embraced by a lovely beach on one side and the backwaters on the other. Poovar has an estuary which connects with the sea during high tides. Neyyar River passes through Neyyattinkara taluk into the Arabian Sea near Poovar. Its natural beauty enables it to be a quiet tourist spot. The beautiful Poovar beach offers a number of recreational facilities to the visitors such as Swimming, boating, backwater trips, water sports etc. The wonderful Kerala backwaters can be enjoyed to its fullest at Poovar. The area is abundant in well-preserved local flora, with hundreds of species of spices, exotic flowers, complete with banana and coconut groves.

Historical Importance

Poovar Coastal has had strong ties with erstwhile princely state of Travancore, especially with Martanda Varma Maharaja. Though Marthanda Varma Maharaja was proclaimed the successor of the King, the two sons of the late King ( Ettuveetil Pillamar) with the help of Madampis tried to usurp power. The Maharaja had to flee from his land as he had life threat from the Thampis and in the process landed up in Poovar. A rich businessman of Poovar, Moosa Marikar, gave asylum to the King and later helped him regain his throne as well. During his exile, when he sheltered at Poovar, the King saw carpet of red flowers that had fallen from Kovala trees on the Neyyar River. According to legend, the King named the stream as ‘Poovar’ because he described it as a ‘Poo-Aar’, which means a stream of flowers.

Boat Yards

  • Mother Theresa Boat Center
  • Christ Boat Yard
  • Holy Cross Boat yard
  • St. Jacobs Boat Yard
  • St.Berthalomia Boat Yard
  • Matha Boat Yard


Poovar beach is situates in between Poovar and Pozhikkara. It has a length of more than 1.5 Kms. At the middle of the beach there is an estauary of Neyyar river, which flows into the sea. It is a tourist attraction. Near the beach, there exists several beach resorts and floating restaurant. Boat clubs on the banks of the Neyyar river attracts so many domestic and foreign tourists. There are about more than 350 nos of private boats which operate boat service to the tourists.

Main Projects through the Police Stations

Kadalora Jagratha Samithis are going on well in Poovar Coastal Circle.

Clean Campus and safe Campus projects were implemented in Govt. High School, Thirupuram, Govt. High School, Paraniyam and Govt. V.H.S.S, Poovar.

Boat Details

5 Ton Interceptor Boat, Yard No.2026 JALAKANYAKA,Year of Built-2009.