South Indian City Guide - Kerala - Trivandrum

Known as the Evergreen city, Trivandrum once was a bustling place for trade in spices, ivory and sandalwood. It is now the capital of Kerala and is a historical significance of the State. This city s a beautiful testament for why Kerala is called ‘God’s own country’

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Trivandrum City Guide

Thiruvananthapuram is also known as Trivandrum and is the capital city Kerala.The city is characterized by its undulating terrain of low coastal hills and busy commercial alleys. Apart from being the political nerve centre of Kerala, it is also a major academic hub and is home to several educational institutions. Besides, Trivandrum is a sacred centre in Hinduism with the World Renowned Padmanabha Swamy Temple housing Lord Vishnu in the reclining posture, attracting lakhs of tourists round the year. Trivandrum, with its good connectivity with the neighbouring states, is very easy to access by all modes of transport. .

Tourist Attractions of Trivandrum

Kovalam beach

Kovalam beach : The Kovalam beach located at a distance of 13 kilometer from Trivandrum is a beautiful place on the shores of the Arabian Sea with its gentle breeze which feels like it is taking you to the clouds.

Ponmudi

Ponmudi : Ponmudi means the ‘Golden Crown’ which is located on the Aravalli Ranges and runs parallel to the Arabian Sea is at a distance of 56 kilometers from Trivandrum.

Thenmala Dam

Thenmala Dam : Situated at a distance of 73 kilometers from Trivandrum is located amidst a forest and is famed for its honey which has medicinal property in them.

Shanghumugham Beach

Shanghumugham Beach : The Shanghumugham beach located at about 10 kilometers from Trivandrum is famed for its sunset and the statue of the beautiful Nymph, Jalakanyaka. During the temple festivals you can witness the idols being washed in the waters of the sea.Neyyar Dam & Wildlife Sanctuary: At the foot of the Western Ghats lies the Neyyar Dam which has a unique variety of flora and fauna found there. You can even rent boats out on the water and catch sights of the animals that come for a drink at the river.

Must Visit Places in Trivandrum

Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Poovar Island, Napier Museum

Best Time to Visit Trivandrum

The best time to visit Trivandrum is during the months of September to March.

Way to Reach Trivandrum

By Air : The nearest airport is the Trivandrum International Airport.

By Rail : The nearest railway station is the Thiruvananthapuram Central.

By Road : The Kerala State government provides bus facilities from all parts of the State to Thiruvananthapuram which is the capital of the state.