Thiruvananthapuram Travel (Trivandrum)
Thiruvananthapuram (known as Trivandrum) the capital of Kerala.
Located at the South Western tip of India, is bounded by the
Arabian sea on the West and Tamil Nadu on the East. The wooded
highlands on the Western Ghats in the Eastern and North Eastern
borders give some of the most enchanting picnic spots, a long
shorline, with internationally renowned beaches, historic
monuments, backwater stretches and a rich cultural heritage
make this district a much sought after tourist destination.
2,938,583 (1991 census)
Thiruvananthapuram international airport
6 kms from the city.
There are direct trains to all the
main towns in kerala as well as the major cities in india.
Well connected to all towns &
Places to Visit
16 kms away this Internationally renowned
Beach Resort has been a favourite haunt of tourists since
the 1930s. Kovalam consists of three adjacent crescent beaches.
The Southernmost, known as the Lighthouse beach, is the most
popular Kovalam offers accommodation options to suit all budgets.
Padmanabha Swamy Temple -
The temple is located
inside the East Fort. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, & a blend
of the Kerala and Dravidian styles of architecture. It is
known for its Mural Paintings and Stone Carvings. One among
the 108 sacred Vishnu Temples in India, the presiding deity
in here is Lord Vishnu reclining on anantha the serpent.
Palace Museum -
The palace was built by Maharaja
Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma - the King of Travancore, who
was a great poet, musician, social reformer and statesman.
This rare specimen of workmanship in the traditional travancore
style of architecture also has exquisite wood carvings. The
palace museum displays paintings and various priceless collections
of the royal family.
The Napier Museum -
Built in the 19th century,
the indo - saracenic structure boasts a "natural"
Airconditioning system and houses a rare collection of archaeological
and historic artifacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a
temple chariot and ivory carvings. The use of plaxtic is banned
in the museum premises.
Chitbra Art Gallery -
Located near the Napier Museum.
This are gallery displays select paintings of Raja Ravi Varma,
Svetlova and Nicholas Roerich and exquisite works from the
Rajput, Mughal and Tanjore schools of Art In India. Other
places of interest 1.. The zoological park , priyadarshini
planetarium , observatory, shankhumugham beach & connemera
10 kms away this serene backwater
stretch enroute to Kovalam, is famous for its Canoe Rides.
Aruvikkara Dam -
16 kms away this picturesque
picnic spot is on the banks of the Karamana River. Near the
Durga Temple here is a stream full of fish that fearlessly
come close to the shore to be fed by the visitors.
Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin) -
The land's end
of india or the point where the three seas meet, is the enchanting
kanniyakumari. It is one of the most popular tourist spots
in the country. Part of the fascination is, of course, the
fact that it is the very tip of the indian peninsula and the
confluence of the bay of bengal, the arabian sea and the indian
Places of Interest at Kanyakumari
Vivekananda Rock Memorial & Padmanabhapuram
Swami Temple which is enroute Trivandrum & Kanniyakumari.
Vizhinjam rock cut cave
Koyikkal palace nejumangad
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