Tourist Place in Trivandrum

  • Padmanabha Swamy Temple


    Located inside the East Fort in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of the State of Kerala in India is the Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple is a blend of the Kerala and Dravidian styles of architecture. It is believed to be the world’s richest temple.

    The history of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple dates back to 8th century. It is one of the 108 sacred Vishnu temples or Divya Desams in India. Divya Desams are the holiest abodes of Lord Vishnu...

  • Napier Museum

    Details & History

    The Museum in its current form was started in the year 1857. It owes its origin to the joint efforts of J.A. Brown, then Director of the Trivandrum Observatory and General William Cullen, then British Resident. The Government approved of Brown's idea of starting a Museum in a part of his Bungalow.
    In order to place the Museum on stronger and more satisfactory basis a society was organized in 1855 with Sri Uthram Thirunal the Maharaja of Travancore as Patron, the British Resident General...

  • Zoo & Zoological Garden


    The Thiruvananthapuram Zoo is the oldest zoo in India continuing to exist in its original location in the heart of the temple city Thiruvananthapuram. Similarly the Museum and Botanical Gardens are also the oldest of their kind in the country. Swathi Thirunal Maharaja (1816-1846), illustrious King and Music composer who had ruled Travancore during 1830-1846 is said to be the visionary behind the establishment of the Thiruvananthapuram Museum and Zoo. He had a good collection of animals...

  • Ponmudi Hill Station


    Take a hike through scenic nature and enjoy fabulous views at Ponmudi Hill Station, an observation area looking over misty valleys, rolling hills, small rivulets, and tea estates. Elevated at 1,100 m (3,609 ft) with peaks thronged by exotic vegetation in the background, the hill station serves as an an ideal picnic spot, enjoyed by local and international visitors alike. Exotic butterflies, lush greenery, and well-maintained trails provide excellent hiking opportunities

  • Kovalam Beach


    Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach with three adjacent crescent beaches. It has been a favourite haunt of tourists since the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing.

    The leisure options at this beach are plenty and diverse. Sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programmes and catamaran cruising are some of them. The tropical sun acts so fast...

  • Kanakakkunnu Palace


    The Kanakakkunnu Palace in located in Thiruvananthapuram district in the state of Kerala. The palace and its sprawling grounds are today the venue for many cultural meets and programmes.

    Contact number: +91 471 2314615

    Getting there

    Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station is about 3 km away

    Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport is 5 km away

  • Varkala Beach


    Located in the south Kerala at north end border of the district Trivandrum, Varkala beach is an ideal holiday destination in Kerala for the tourists who want a peaceful vacation. Counted as one of the top ten seasonal beaches in the world by discovery channel, this beach has a stunning beauty of landscapes, brown sand, and sea. It's a perfect spot to relax with a laidback atmosphere. Popular for beach activities like swimming and sunbathing, this beach offers a striking sunset views. It can...

  • Vellayani Lake


    On the off chance if you are searching for a quiet place to spend your weekends the Vellayani Lake is one of the best places to visit in Kerela. This freshwater lake is an exceptionally well-known cookout spot and is found 7 km from Kovalam.

    Voyagers come here for a boat ride or to invest the energy hailing the appeal of the scene while they invest some recreation time. During Onam festival enthusiasm takes over as the popular traditional boat races are organized here. The...

  • Shankumugham Beach


    Shankumugham Beach located in the western part of Thiruvananthapuram is located about 8 km from the city center. The beach is located close to Trivandrum International Airport. The beach has a long stretch of white sand and clean crystal water. Shanghumugham beach is an ideal place for picnic and relaxing and attracts many tourists with its serene environment. The beach is well known for its breathtaking sunset view which is such memorable moment whose beauty will refresh your mind. The beach...

  • Hawah beach


    Relax by the ocean, explore mazes of shop-lined alleys and watch fishermen bringing home their catches at this pleasant Kerala beach.

    Nestled in the center of the bustling Kovalam coastal region is Hawah Beach. This lovely stretch of coastline, where Ayurvedic therapy centers thrive, is also a popular swimming and sunbathing location flanked by shopping alleys.
    Although central to Kovalam, Hawah Beach is the least congested of the area's three main beaches. As you approach...

  • Koyikkal Palace



    Palace, folklore museum and numismatics museum.

    The Koyikkal Palace, situated far of away from the city, was actually built for Umayamma Rani of the Venad Royal Family who ruled the land between 1677 and 1684. The palace is a double stroreyed traditional nalukettu with slanting gabled roofs and an inner courtyard.

    Today, the palace houses a Folklore Museum and a Numismatics Museum set up by the Department of Archaeology....

  • Puthenmalika Palace Museum


    Kuthiramalika Palace Museum or Puthenmalika Palace Museum is a beautiful two-storeyed palace situated near the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Also known as horse palace it houses numerous artefacts. The palace courtyard also becomes live during the yearly music festival conducts in the courtyard, Swathi Sangeethotsavam. A music festival commemorating the legacy of Swathi Thirunal and is conducted from 4 to 13 January every year.

    This palace was built by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal...

  • Veli Tourist Village


    This picnic spot, where the Veli Lake meets the Arabian Sea, offers boating facilities. Pedalboats and paddleboats can be hired to explore the charms of the lagoon in a leisurely manner. For a quick ride over the waters, speedboats are available for hire. Children enjoy climbing over the huge sculptures which dot the landscape. Veli Tourist Village also has a children's park and a Floating Cafe by Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC).

    Timing: Open 0900 - 1800 hrs

  • Kowdiar Palace


    Royalty in India is not uncommon and even though a small city, Trivandrum adores the Kowdiar Palace. The palace was built in the early 20th century and gifted by Sri Moolam Thirunaal to Sethu Parvati Bayi. The palace is the functional home of the Travancore royal family and is restricted for Public visits. The palace has more than 150 rooms inside!

    The palace however is still known for its beautiful buildings, true to the Travancore style of architecture and design. Even seen...

  • Vizhinjam


    A fishing village 2 km south of Kovalam, Vizhinjam is a natural port and one of the busiest fishing harbours in the district is all set to become the biggest shipping port of the region.

    Saagarika Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium

    Located near the Theatre Junction at Vizhinjam in Thiruvananthapuram, this aquarium houses a rich treasure of marine wealth which has perfected the Image Pearl production technique, by which a mould of any shape, made of shell...

  • East Fort Trivandrum


    The East Fort area in the Capital City of Thiruvananthapuram bears a lot of historic significance. The East Fort houses several magnificent palaces, palatial houses, and agraharams (Brahmin houses). Standing out is the Padmanabha Swamy Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The Fort has stood witness to many events in the annals of the erstwhile Travancore Kingdom, and also to the development of the Capital City of Thiruvananthapuram.

    The entire East Fort area has been declared by the...

  • Padmanabhapuram Palace


    A magnificent wooden palace of the 16th century, Padmanabhapuram Palace lies at the land's end of mainland India - Kanyakumari. An enticing ediffice to any lover of art and architecture this old palace of the Rajas of the erstwhile Travancore (1550 to 1750 AD) is a fine specimen of Kerala's indigenous style of architecture. The antique interiors are replete with intricate rosewood carvings and sculptured decor. The palace also contains 17th and 18th century murals. One can see: the musical bow...

  • Beemapally Mosque


    Beemapally Mosque is situated in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala. The mosque is widely visited by people of all religions and castes. Tomb of Syedunnisa Beema Beevi is one of the major attractions of this mosque. She was a Muslim lady who had divine powers. Her son Syedushuhadamaheen Abubacker also is entombed here.

    Every year, a feast is held in honor of Beema Beevi. Pilgrims from across the state and globe come to the mosque to witness the feast. However this is not...

  • Akkulam Tourist Village


    A picnic spot with boating facilities, run by District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) Thiruvananthapuram, Akkulam is a place children flock to. It has a well-equipped children’s park, a paddle pool and a swimming pool for adults.

    Getting there

    Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central, about 10 km from the tourist village.

    Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 7 km from the tourist village.

  • Palayam Mosque


    Palayam mosque also known as Palayam Pally and Masjid-i Jahan-Numa is located in Trivandrum Kerala India. It is the most important mosque of Trivandrum. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha adjacent to the mosque and a church across the road. This place shows the communal harmony between the peoples of the area.

    Palayam Mosque at Trivandrum dates back to 1813 AD when Britishers were stationed here. A small mosque was constructed with a small place to offer prayer. Slowly...

  • Aazhimala Siva Temple


    Aazhimala Shiva Temple in Kovalam is dedicated to Lord Shiva of Hindu mythology. Located off the coast of Arabian Sea, The Aazhimala Siva Temple is one of the places which the locals reverie in. The early morning and late evenings are the best time to visit the temple and enjoy the view of vast Arabian Sea. Off the beaten path, the soothing sound of the lashing waves against the rocky beaches provide perfect ambience as you take in yet another of India’s beautiful temples. The temple itself...

  • Sri Venkatachalapathy Temple


    Sri Venkatachalapathy Temple is a Hindu temple situated in Trivandrum, Kerala, about a minute walk distance from the southern gate of Sri Padmanabhaswamy Tempe.The temple was developed in the year of 1898. Sri Venkatachalapathy Temple is only one of the temple in Kerala ,dedicated to the Vaishanavite Vadakalai Sambradayam. this temple is also known as Srinivasar kovil, Perumal Kovil, Iyyengar Kovil or Desikar Sannidhi.Sri Venkatachalapathy Temple is located in the vicinity of Sivakasi. Located...

  • Anchuthengu Fort

    Details & History

    Anchuthengu, formerly known as Anjengo, is a place situated about 12 km from Varkala en route to Kadakkavur. It is another coastal town in Thiruvananthapuram District and is known as an old colonial settlement. The island is very small in area, sandwitched between the sea and backwaters, but it has high relevance in the history of India, with various colonial powers – The Portuguese, Dutch and the English – tried to occupy the place.

    The major landmark at Anchuthengu is...

  • Attukal Temple


    Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, one of the ancient temples of south India, is dedicated to the Goddess Bhagavathi, one of the forms of Parvati. It is situated on the banks of the Killi river, in Thiruvananthapuram. The temple is beautified with carvings of the various manifestations of the goddess, as Mahishasuramardini, Goddess Kali, Rajarajeswari, Sree Parvati with Lord Paramashiva and various others.

    Legend is that Devi Bhagavathi gave darshan to a devotee, the head of the...

  • Agastya Mala


    The Pothigai Hills, also known as the Agasthiyar Malai are in the Ashambu Hills in the southern part of the Western Ghats of South India. Ancient tradition holds the mountains of Pothigai to be where the sage Agastya (Akattiyan) provided the first grammar for the Tamil language. This grammar was further fine tuned by one of his disciples in the Tolkāppiyam.These hills contain areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance. The hills contain outstanding examples of ecosystems and...

  • Poovar Island


    A beautiful place where lake, river and sea come together, Poovar Island is a sleepy fishing village. Glistening beaches, coconut trees gingerly dipping into the seas, an escape to the rustic Kerala and an encounter with one of Kerala's obscure martial arts spell your visit to Poovar Island, a place from where you will return with beautiful memories. The beach of Poovar Island is quite clean, but devoid of any water sporting options or leisure offerings. If you happen to arrive here early...