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Thiruvananthapuram

Overview of Thiruvananthapuram

The largest city and the capital of Kerala is also known as Trivandram and serves as a hub for tourists from around the globe. The Beaches here exotic and allures tourists from different parts of the world. The city has its roots in ancient India where it served as a major trading port back in 1000 BCE. It is also believed that King Soloman’s ships came here in the port in 1036 BC. Rich history and a large area make this city an important city of India.

The city is built on seven hills by the sea shore and located on the west coast and is bounded by Laccadive Sea and Western Ghats. The city is a home to Karamana and Killi rivers along with being a major hub for Vellayani, Thiruvallam and Aakulam backwaters. The exotic Beaches, luxurious resorts by the sea, the splendid back waters, and roaring two rivers make for a perfect holiday destination who wants to spend time with oneself. If you’ve seen Goa and its Beaches and has got inspired by it, you cannot avoid going to Trivandrum for its even more exquisite Beaches and elite crowd.

If backwaters in Goa mesmerized you, come here to witness backwaters at every nook and corner. Yes, Kerala has even more superior backwaters where boats could be seen taking rounds from one shore to the other. Take a boat ride in these splendid backwaters and get inspired by the natural opulence of Kerala which is in abundance here. Even the cities of Kerala are so unspoiled and you can notice it when you will witness the old Kerala architecture boasting in every structure being made. The houses built by people are in typical Kerala design with red roofs and a wooden interior which is less prominent is cities like this. The city has everything to inspire the travelers and tourists to come here and spend time with friends and families.

Places of attractions

Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Location: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerela, India

This temple attracts a major tourist influx and pilgrims every year. The temple has been built in intricately in indigenous Kerala and Tamil Style. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and was built in 16th century. The temple has 100 feet tall gopuram made in Pandyan style.

Things to do at Padmanabhaswamy Temple: Visting The Place

Kovalam Beach

Location: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerela, India

The most exotic Beach in Trivandrum-Kovalam Beach is a picturesque Beach where travelers flock for enjoying sun bathing, sand soaking, waves hitting the shore etc. Also, here you can visit to see a lighthouse and enjoy dining at perfect dining places. 

Things to do at Kovalam Beach: Visting The Place

Napier Museum

Location: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerela, India

The Napier Museum is an art and natural history museum situated in Thiruvananthapuram. The structure of museum is quite unique in its architecture and was built in 19th century and houses many archeological and historical artifacts. The museum houses a rare collection of archaeological and historic artifacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot and ivory carvings.

Things to do at Napier Museum: Visting The Place

Light House Beach

Location: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerela, India

Light House Beach is a popular beach featuring restaurants, lodging & an iconic lighthouse with panoramic view. For those in search of vibe and stance, this beach is a top pick. The crowd of many foreign and domestic tourists could be seen here enjoying the evening in leisure.

Things to do at Light House Beach: Visting The Place

Vellayani Lake

Location: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Vellayani Kayal as known in local language is the largest fresh water lake in Trivendarum. The major attraction about this Lake is that a road passes through this Lake for which the bund has been constructed.

Things to do at Vellayani Lake: Visting The Place

Kowdiar Palace

Location: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerela, India

Kowdiar Palace in Trivandrum was built in 1934 by Maharajah Sree Chithira Thirunal, on Pallikettu of his only sister, Maharani Karthika Thirunal Lakshmi Bayi with Lt. Col. G. V. Raja.

Things to do at Kowdiar Palace: Visting The Place

Halcyon Castle

Location: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerela, India

Halcyon Castle was built in 1932 by M.R.Ry Sri Rama Varma Valiya Koil Thampuran, the consort of H.H. Maharani Sethu Lakshmi Bayi, as a retreat for their family. Now, the castle has been converted to a luxury hotel by the Government of Kerala.

Things to do at Halcyon Castle: Visting The Place

Weather in Thiruvananthapuram

The tropical weather is hot year-round, with a hot, dry summer (Mar–May) and a rainy monsoon season Jun–Sep.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Kerala is between December and February as the weather is pleasant during thise season.

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How to Reach

By Air

The Trivandrum International Airport connects a number of cities in India and abroad. The airport is just 6 km away from the railway station and provides best possible services to the visitors.

By Road

Thampanoor Bus Station is the headquarters of the KSRTC and hence one can get easy connectivity with important parts of the country. 

By Train

Trivandrum Central is the main railway station located few kilometers away from the city center. This railway station is considered to be the biggest and busiest station in the state, in terms of passenger movement. Quite a good number of trains are available each hour that connect the city to the entire nation.

Places to visit in Thiruvananthapuram :
Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kovalam Beach, Napier Museum, Light House Beach, Vellayani Lake, Kowdiar Palace, Halcyon Castle
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