Tourist Place in Trivandrum

  • Padmanabha Swamy Temple

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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...

  • Varkala Beach

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Attractions

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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...