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Thiruvananthapuram -Where God was the King

Thiruvananthapuram is still better known by its colonial name, Trivandrum. It is a Capital of Kerala, Located on seven charming hills, the town possesses a beauty that is so heavenly. The name Thiruvananthapuram may be split into three-Thiru- Anantha-Puram, which means the city of the Holy Anantha. Owning some exotic beaches, an admirably long shoreline and mesmerizing backwater stretches, it is one heavenly land. The spirituality that Trivandrum holds is also pretty visible to any visitor who tours the place. The entire city is dotted with numerous temples all over. A peculiar feature of these temples is their stunning architecture and typical design. The Dravidian and South Indian influence is clearly visible and stands out in a good way. It is good to note that Thiruvananthapuram has done well to preserve this heritage.

The spirituality that Trivandrum holds is also pretty visible to any visitor who tours the place. The entire city is dotted with numerous temples all over. A peculiar feature of these temples is their stunning architecture and typical design. The Dravidian and South Indian influence is clearly visible and stands out in a good way. It is good to note that Thiruvananthapuram has done well to preserve this heritage. It is however the beaches in Trivandrum that are something one cannot afford to miss. Calm and secluded they are a haven for those who seek a break. The best known of these is the Shanghumugham Beach. Its charm has always attracted locals and tourists here. Seeing the crowds here, a good number of recreational and refreshment options have come up here.

What to See....

Padmanabha Swamy Temple: The temple is located inside the East Fort. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu; the temple is a blend of the Kerala and Dravidian styles of architecture. It is known for its mural paintings and stone carvings.

Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave: These eighteen sanctuary rocks cut sculptures can be seen in the cave temple at Vizhinjam. The granite cave encloses a one-celled shrine with a loose sculpture of Vinandhara Dakshinamurthy. The outer wall of the cave depicts incomplete statues of the Hindu God Shiva and Parvathi.

Veli Tourist Village: It is a picnic spot where the Veli Lake meets the Arabian Sea. There are Pedal boats and speedboats that you can hire to explore the charms of the lagoon.

The Kanakakunnu Palace: The palace and its sprawling grounds are the venue for many cultural meets and events.

Shankhumugham Beach: It is situated 8 kms away from the city; this is a favorite haunt of sunset watchers. The beach is adjacent to the Thiruvananthapuram Airport and Veli Tourist Village. An indoor recreation club, the matsya Kanya (a gigantic, 35 m long sculptures of a mermaid) and a restaurant shaped like a starfish are some of the attractions.

Shree Chitbra art Gallery: It is located near the Napier Museum. It displays select paintings of Raja Ravi Varma, Svetlova and Nicholas Reorich and exquisite works from the Rajput, Mughal and Tanjore schools of art in India. The collection also includes paintings from China, Japan, Tibet and Bali.

Boat ride: A boat-ride on the enchanting backwaters of Kerala is the speciality. You can enjoy waterways of Thiruvananthapuram visiting the panorama of beautiful landscapes, beaches, coconut palms and friendly local people.

Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin): The last tract of land in India or the point where the three seas meet is the renowned Kanyakumari. It is one of the most popular tourist spots of South India. It is the very tip of the Indian peninsula and the confluence of the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean.

How to reach....

By Air - The city is well connected by major cities of India. It is internationally connected to Colombo, Mali, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Kuwait.

By Rail - Thambanoore is the Central Railway Station, which connects rail services to important cities of India.

By Road - It is well connected by major cities of India


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