Travel Guide - Trivandrum

Trivandrum - A place with historical, natural and spiritual significance.

Trivandrum

Nothing says vacation like stunning beaches, rolling waves, unadulterated sea, magnificent temple, beautiful palaces, informative museums, astonishing planetarium, exotic wildlife sanctuary and thrilling watersports. This is what you experience in Thiruvananthapuram. It is the capital city of Kerala as well as a major tourist destination. The extravagantly green and delightful landscape and the never-ending liveliness makes Thiruvananthapuram the "Evergreen City Of India". Thiruvananthapuram is built upon seven hills with the majestic Western and Arabian sea on both the sides along with plenty of sightseeing places surrounding it. The Padmanabhaswamy temple is the major crowd-puller in Thiruvananthapuram.

It is one of the oldest temples in India and is an intricate blend of Kerala style and Tamil style of architecture. Unfortunately, the Padmanabhaswamy temple is open only to Hindu pilgrims. Thiruvananthapuram is not only famous for its Temple but also its internationally renowned beaches. The Kovalam Beach and Shanghumukham Beach is a treat for beach lovers. Hawah Beach, Samudra Beach and the Lighthouse Beach are the other beaches in the vicinity. The Kuthiramalika Palace Museum and the Napier Museum are the favourite haunts of culture vultures and history enthusiasts. A unique collection of archaeological and historical artefacts are displayed in both these museums. For thrill seekers, Thiruvananthapuram offers countless opportunities like Parasailing, Paragliding, Surfing, Swimming, Skiing, Catamaran ride, and Scuba diving. Visit Thiruvananthapuram and enjoy a great vacation at the "Evergreen City Of India".


Places to visit in Trivandrum

District : Thiruvananthapuram

Known As : "The Town Of Lord Anantha". The Evergreen City Of India.

Tourist Attractions

Must Visit Places

  •   The wealthiest temple, Padmanabhaswamy Temple.
  •   The Internationally renowned Kovalam Beach.
  •   The Travancore-style Kuthiramalika (Puthenmalika) Palace Museum.
  •   An exemplary of gothic style architecture, Napier Museum.
  •   The cultural hub, Kanakannu Palace.
  •   The magnificent Kowdiar Palace.
  •   The heaven for astrophiles, Priyadarshini Space Planetarium.
  •   The forested peak, Agasthyakoodam.
  •   The single-celled rock cut sculpture, Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple.
  •   The beach with the beautiful mermaid sculpture, Shanghumukham Beach.
  •   The beautiful picnicking spot, Veli Tourist Village.
  •   The beauty enveloping Neyyar Dam and Wildlife Sanctuary.
  •   The captivating hill station, Ponmudi.

Nearest Spot to Visit : Priyadarshini Planetarium - 2.9 Km,   Napier Museum - 3.4 Km,   Kanakannu Palace - 3.9 Km,   Kowdiar Palace - 4 Km,   Thiruvananthapuram Zoo and Museum - 5 Km,   Padmanabha Swamy Temple - 5.7 Km,   Kuthiramalika (Puthenmalika) Palace Museum - 6 Km,   Veli Tourist Village - 8.6 Km,   Shanghumukham Beach - 10.5 Km,   Kovalam Beach - 18.5 Km,   Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave - 23.5 Km,   Neyyar Dam & Wildlife Sanctuary - 31.2 Km,   Agasthyakoodam - 35.5 Km

To Shop :

  •   S.M.S.M. Kerala Government Emporium is the best place to buy souvenirs, handicrafts and paintings.
  •   Chalai market has many shops which sell various items wooden artefacts, coir artefacts, brass, handicrafts etc.
  •   Balaramapuram Kaithari sells traditional Keralite clothes.
  •   Connemara Market sells fresh spices and clothes at a cheap rate.
  •   Shop coffee and tea leaves & variety of nuts from Sankers Coffee and Tea.
  •   You can shop almost everything from Attukal Shopping Complex.

Travel Tip :

  • Do strictly follow the dress code and the rules while visiting Padmanabha Swamy Temple.
  • Carry Cotton outfits, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion etc.

Way to Reach : Kollam - 64.3 Km,   Kanyakumari - 105.2 Km,   Alleppey - 157.7 Km,   Ernakulam - 218.7 Km.

Best Time to Visit : October to February.

Things to Do :

 Parasailing.

 Paragliding.

 Swimming.

 Surfing.

 Skiing.

 Catamaran ride.

 Scuba diving.

 Shopping.

 Sightseeing.

Popular Tourist Places : Kovalam Ponmudi Vizhinjam Varkala


Best time to Visit

October to February is the best time to visit Thiruvananthapuram. Winter starts in November and is the ideal season for sightseeing. The hot and arid summer season begins in March and continues till May. Monsoon season is from June to September. Many tourists prefer this season to visit Trivandrum to enjoy its greenery.


Getting There:

By Air :Trivandrum International Airport is 6.7 Km away.

By Train : Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station is 5.6 Km away.

By Road :Thiruvananthapuram is well connected to major cities like Alleppey, Kochi, Bangalore, Madurai, Chennai, etc.

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