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Thiruvananthapuram Travel Guide

    Thiruvananthapuram Palace

    Thiruvananthapuram Palace


    Kovalam Light House

    Kovalam Light House


    Akkulam Lake, Thiruvananthapuram

    Akkulam Lake, Thiruvananthapuram



Thiruvananthapuram Travel Guide

Thiruvananthapuram formerly called Trivandrum is a beautiful city that is nestled in the southern edge of Kerala. It is the capital city of Kerala and its commercial and political centre. It is a prime tourist destination where innumerable museums, palaces and temples form the centre of attraction. A cluster of seven hills mingles to form this city, which is bestowed with some of the most engrossing landscape that leaves a lasting impression in the minds of the tourists.


There is plethora of tourist destinations in Trivandrum and prominent amongst them are Koyikkal Palace, Napier Museums, Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Akkulam Lake, Neyyar Dam, Agastyarkoodam, Kovalam Beach, Kuthiramalika Palace Museum, Varkala Beach, Aaranmula Boat Race, Aruvippuram, Beema Palli Mahotsavam, Kulathupuzha Temple, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Paripally Gajamela, etc.


The most prominent of all the tourist attractions in Thiruvananthapuram is the Kovalam beach which lies at a distance of 16kms from the city. The beach consists of white sand with the palm tree adding to its beauty. It is an idyllic destination for all sea lovers.


Another attractive tourist destination is the Padmanabha Swamy Temple which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.  The prime appeal of the temple is the intricate stone carvings and several murals which adorns the temple.


The Akkulam Lake is also an important tourist destination. One can indulge in such activities like boating. It is an ideal place for picnic where nature envelops a commanding view before you. There is an amazing dam near the Western Ghats which is a great tourist spot. It is a good picnic spot for spending time with family and friends.


The ancient Koyikkal palace is another tourist attraction in Trivandrum. The structure of the palace encompasses the traditional Kerala architectural style. The palace comprises of sloping roofs and courtyard. It houses a museum where several musical instruments are exhibited.


The Agastyarkoodam is a lofty peak situated on the Western Ghats. It is located at an altitude of 1800 meters and has an amazing cone shape. The peak is an ideal place for trekking. The Sri Chitra Art Gallery is another idyllic place for all art lovers. There is a section in the gallery devoted solely to the paintings of Raja Ravi Varma an eminent Indian painter. The Indian section also comprises of works of Rabindranath Tagore, Jamini Roy, K.K.Hebar etc. It is a great place where one can spend quality time.


The Napier Museum is another place that should not be missed at any cost. It is a 19thcentury monument which houses a collection of rare and unique items. One can get a fair idea of the Indo Saracenic architecture.


The strategic location of Trivandrum makes it easy to access the place. It has an International airport and many Indian cities are well connected to it. It is also extensively connected through road and is linked with all major cities like Chennai, Bangalore, Kochi, Alleppey, Kumarakom etc. Look at the right Thiruvananthapuram travel guide before you plan your travel.


Thiruvananthapuram Important Websites


Thiruvananthapuram Corporation Official Website


Thiruvananthapuram District Official Website


Thiruvananthapuram City Police


Thiruvananthapuram Wiki



Thiruvananthapuram Emergency Numbers


Airport Enquiry

+91 47125 01426

Tourist Information Center

+91 47123 30031

Railway Enquiry

+91 47124 70181

Thiruvananthapuram City Fire

+91 47123 33101

Medical College Hospital

+91 47124 45270

Last Updated: 16/08/2012

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