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Poovar with a land area of 16.2 sqkm is a tiny coastal village 28 kms south of the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. The coastal landscape here is special with the waters of Neyyar river spreading out into the backwater system before becoming the Poovar estuary. Poovar (Poo - flower; ar - river) is the regional name for Neyyar and has one of the most pristine and rich estuaries in Kerala. It is one of the most densely populated regions in the State with fishing being the main occupation.