Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram (or Trivandrum) is the capital of the southern Indian state of Kerala. It's distinguished by its British colonial architecture and many art galleries. It’s also home to Kuthira Malika (or Puthen Malika) Palace, adorned with carved horses and displaying collections related to the Travancore royal family, whose regional capital was here from the 18th–20th centuries.

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Aazhimala Siva Temple, Kerala
20 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Aazhimala Siva Temple situated in Kazhivoor has been attracting a crowd of ardent Lord Shiva devotees as well as fascinated tourists for decades now. 'Aazhi' literally translates to Sea and 'Mala' translates to Hill- and the temple has been named so because it is situated right on the golden shore of the Arabian sea on a slightly elevated platform. The Aazhimala Siva Temple, as the name suggests, is devoted to the great Lord Shiva. The Thiruvanathapuram city centre is located at a distance of approximately 20 kms.

The Aazhimala Siva Temple has gained attention over the last many ye...

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Achuthengu Fort
32 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Kerala holds some British modeled forts which are more nostalgic till today and offer the tourists to get caught in knowing about the past remains left by the British in India. Anchuthengu fort which is also known as Anjengo fort is present in town called Anchuthengu and it is only 32 kms away from Thiruvanthapuram.

This famous Anchthengu fort built back in 17th century and has a close link to the East India Company. In 1696 the British East India Company (EIC) got permission in 1694 from the Queen of Attingal to construct a fort near the town of Anchuthengu. This fort was actually...

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Agastya Mala Peak
60 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Famously known by the name of Agasthayarkoodam, Agastya Mala Peak is an exquisite hillock of height 1868 m (6. 129ft) situated in the Western Ghats. The peak lies in the vicinity of the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary resting in the borders of two states, half in Kerala and other half in Tamil Nadu. Due to its excellent forest biosphere, it is also a part of UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve Network. It is located at the distance of the 60 kms from Thiruvananthapuram.

The peak is famed for its rich biodiversity and abundance of medicinal plants also being Kerala's most famous trekking site,...

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Akkulam Bridge
10 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Akkulam bridge is in Aakkulam is a place of Thiruvananthapuram metropolitan area of Trivandrum city, the capital of Kerala state in India. It is about 10 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city center. It is a well known as a picnic, backwater destination having the Akkulam Lake joining with the sea. Akkulam Tourist village and Akkulam Boat Club are the major picnic spots in the area.

The majestic sight of the famed 'Kerala View' inclusive of a lake, greenery and coconut trees can be savored from this bridge. Built over the Akkulam Lake, this bridge is pretty busy with traffic most of the...

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Akkulam Lake
10 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Akkulam Lake is situated at Akkulam which is located in the Thiruvananthapuram, of Kerala state. It is about 10 kms away from the city center. It takes 30 minutes to reach the destination via road. On reaching Thiruvananthapuram, visitors could take public transport or can even book a cab and directly reach to the Akkulam Lake.

Akkulam Lake is an extension of Veli Lake. The place is perfect for picnic, backwater destination which has the lake joining with the sea. Akkulam Lake has amazing sculptures and is a major tourist spot of Thiruvananthapuram city. The atmosphere around the ...

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Akkulam Tourist Village, Thiruvananthapuram
10 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits

Akkulam Tourist Village is a picnic spot destination for family and friends. It is situated along the banks of Akkulam lake. It is an extension of te Veli lake. It is located on the distance of 10 kms from the city Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. One can conveniently reach there by bus, auto or taxi.

Akkulam tourist village offers many activities for children and adults. There is a huge children's park with many play rides for children and also a swimming pool where adults and children can swim. Along with that, visitors can enjoy the boating rides for leisure. The boating is the m...

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Ananthakadu Nagaraja Temple, Thiruvananthapuram
Within Thiruvananthapuram city limits

The Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple is the result of the pious vision of Lord Krishna that dawned upon Vilwamangalam Swamiyar. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu. Lord Sri Anantha is worshiped here as Naga Raja, the King of Serpeants. He is the first of the eight serpeant gods. This temple is also considered to be the place of origin of Sree Padmanabha Swami. If the folklore is to be believed, It was a small mistake committed by the Vilwamangalam Swamiyar that dragged him on to Ananthankadu, the dense forest. He was a great visionary and had a clear version of Krishna. The city centre is loa...

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Ananthavilasam Palace
Within Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Inside the East Fort, built around the Shree Padmanabha Swami Temple, at the heart of Thiruvananthapuram, lie many palaces. Arguably the most striking and beautiful of these is the Ananthavilasam Palace south of the Temple.

Built by Vishakam Thirunal Rama Varma, who reigned from 1880 to 1885, in 1880, it follows Baroque and Rocco architectural styles, while blending Western and Traditional architecture seamlessly. This, combined with it and it's surroundings and history makes a trip here educational, as well as entertaining. It is a treat for anyone who appreciates art and architec...

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Aruvi Waterfalls
60 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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In a remote and unnoticed area around the capital region of Kerala lie some attractions that only those who know about them can witness. The wonderful Aruvi waterfalls, about some 60 kms from Thiruvananthapuram, are one of such places. They are completely isolated from the main area, existing deep within the dense forest.

The water falls from a height of 4 ft, but the aura around the falls is peaceful and comfortable. The forests of the Peppara forest range in which the falls lie, sound like a true call of nature. There's a solace around the falls witnessed by everyone who gets ...

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Aruvikkara Dam
15.3 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Aruvikkara Dam is situated at Arruvikkara village in the district of Thiruvananthapuram of state Kerala. The dam is in the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram city. It is about 15. 3 kms away from the city. Visitors can take public transport or can even book a cab and reach to their destination.

Aruvikkara dam is a perfect scenic spot for families and friends. It is situated on the banks of Karamana River. The surroundings of the dam are beautiful and filled with greenery. The view of the dam is commendable. One will find themselves close to the nature. There is a small park attached t...

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Attukal Temple, Thiruvananthapuram
Within Thiruvananthapuram city limits
Architecture

Attukal Temple is a famous Hindu temple of the capital city of Kerala, Trivandrum. The temple is situated at Attukal in Trivandrum. It is situated just about 3. 2 kilometers away from the Trivandrum railway station. A drive of around 10 minutes is enough to reach here. It is well known as a religious place and also is a good travel destination for religious people.

This temple is solely dedicated to the Goddess Bhagavathy, and she is known is the supreme power and is the supreme preserver and destroyer. The Attukal Temple of Attukal, Trivandrum enshrines goddess Bhadrakali mounted ...

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Beemapally Mosque
6 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Beemapally, a suburb of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala is right under the flight path of planes landing at the Thiruvananthapuram airport. Beemapally Masjid is a Muslim Mosque situated in Thiruvananthapuram. Located at a distance of about 6 kms from the main city, this mosque goes way back in time.

Beemapalli Dargah Shareef is one among the ancient places of worship for Muslims in Kerala. The Dargah is dedicated to Beema Umma who belonged to the family of Prophet Mohammed. Centuries ago, Beema Umma and her son were believed to have come here from Arabia, to preach the religion of Is...

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Chacha Nehru Children's Museum, Thiruvananthapuram
5.5 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Chacha Nehru Children's Museum is a major attraction for children of all ages. Located in Thycaud, 5. 5 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city center.

Chacha Nehru Children's museum was established in the year 1980 by Kerala state council for child welfare. It is named after Jawaharlal Nehru, the former prime minister who was called Chacha Nehru as he was fond of children. The museum has more than 2000 dolls made of different materials like metal, porcelain, wood, brass and wool. The dolls manifest the vibrant culture and tradition of Kerala as they are draped in traditional clothing and...

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Chalai Bazaar, Thiruvananthapuram
6.5 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits

The Chalai Bazaar in Thiruvananthapuram is miles away from the picturesque notions of Kerala. The bustling market, however, is equally magical. Even under the scorching sun of mid-day, its character and energy are much infectious, with bikes and cars honking at full volume as they zip through the seemingly endless road lined with shops on either side. In many ways, the Chalai Bazaar is a place of possibility, not only because almost anything can be found here, but also because visitors inevitably end up finding more than what they had expected. Located at a distance of around 6. 5 kms from the...

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Chowara Beach
10 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Chowara, just 6-km south of Vizhinjam and the main Kovalam Beach, is a fishing village. It has a long stretch of white sanded quiet beach (Chowara Beach). Located at a distance of about 10 kms from Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, this beautiful beach is no less than a dream.

Kovalam is a beautiful beach town located near Thiruvananthapuram. Chowara or Chowra Beach stretches from Manaltheeram/Somatheeram to Poovar Island resort and is a long sandy fisherman's beach that can have strong surf in the monsoon season and after storms. The beach is a "working" beach which means that it is...

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Connemara Market, Thiruvananthapuram
Within Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Connemara market is one of the oldest markets in Thiruvananthapuram. It was established by the Maharaja of Travancore to supply day to day necessities for his subjects, later the arched gate was built and inaugurated by 1st Baron Connemara and hence the name. The colossal ingress reminds one of the British era with its beautiful architecture. The Connemara market is in Palayam which is 4km away from Thiruvananthapuram central.

The Connemara market even to this day serves its purpose of supplying day to day necessities to the public. The market has a variety of things like fruits, v...

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CSI Christ Church, Thiruvananthapuram
Within Thiruvananthapuram city limits
History

CSI Christ Church is the oldest church of Trivandrum city. The church is just 2. 6 kilometer away from the Trivandrum railway station. It takes less than 10 minutes to reach to the church from the railway station.

The CSI Christ church of Trivandrum was established in 1859. The Church is an elegant building, built in the Gothic style with beautiful stained glass windows portraying the Good shepherd. There is a cemetery has over a thousand graves in it with the oldest grave being of 6th October, 1814.

The weather of Trivandrum is quite pleasant throughout the year. The t...

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Edayar Island
7 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Edayar Island is a beautiful piece of land that is clean, and is the best place for anybody looking to rest for a bit and have an undisturbed time with nature. It is located near Thiruvallam, approximately 7 kms from the Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station.

The island is spread over 2 square kilometers in length and approximately half a kilometer in width. There are no huge concrete buildings, and many of the resorts are set amidst the famous backwaters of the Arabian sea and are surrounded by lush green trees.

A must try would include the beautiful tea stalls, t...

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Gandhi Park, Thiruvananthapuram
Within Thiruvananthapuram city limits

Gandhi Park is located in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). Gandhi Park near East Fort is rather an oasis in the crowded city where we can sit and relax.

Gandhi park, Thiruvananthapuram is a perfect destination for a quick break. It is a 5,000 sq m landscaped recreational area built around the Chalai-East Fort corridor. The park features an exclusive senior citizens' zone, playing area for children, pedestrian plaza, snack bar and pathway for jogging. An elevated pedestrian passage running along the middle of the park connecting the Fort Gate and the Chalai Bazaar gives the tourists...

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Hawa Beach
20 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Hawa beach or popularly known as the Eve's beach is situated right opposite to the lighthouse beach. It is one of the best most beautiful and pristine beaches of Kovalam. The waves hitting the shore during the sunset with palm trees grown all around and the cold breeze hitting your face makes the experience and the view magnificent. Hawa beach is relatively less crowded as compared to the kovalam beach and more peaceful. It is located at a distance of 20 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city center.

The early morning at hawa beach witnesses the fishermans and the locals singing and chan...

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Kanakakkunnu Palace
Within Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Kanakakkunnu Palace is situated in Thiruvananthapuram near the Napier Museum. The palace and it's sprawling grounds are the venue for many cultural meets and programmes. An all India Dance Festival (October to March) is organised by the Department of Tourism every year. During this period the classical Indian Dance performances are conducted every day. There are several tourists streaming from many foreign countries every year.

Across Southern Kerala, people sing praises of the architectural marvel that is the Kanakakkunnu Palace in Thiruvananthapuram. Located close to the heart of...

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Kappil Beach
51 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Kappil beach, is a pristine and serene beach located around 7km from the coastal city of Varkala in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. The ideal conjuction of sea and the backwaters, it is around 51 kms away from Thiruvananthapuram.

Tucked away in the lap of nature, Kappil beach offers a blissful escape from the world. With the road bisecting and seperating Arabian sea from the Kappil lake, it is a perfect beach-backwater destination. Kappil beach is known for it's seclusion and tranquility. With rocky terrain and lush greenery, the beach has many shades.

Vistors can ...

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Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple
7 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Karikkakom Sree Chamundi Devi Temple or Karikkakom Devi Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Chamundi located in Thiruvananthapuram, India. Located at a distance of about 7 kms from the main city, this ancient temple is more than 600 years old.

Karikkakom Devi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Chamundi. She is considered as a fierce form of Kali, but is worshipped here in three different forms: Maha Chamundi, Raktha Chamundi, and Bala Chamundi. This temple was the venue for imparting justice and truth during the period of King's rule. In the case of breach of any rule or d...

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The government secratariat is the seat of many of the bereaucrat offices. It is commonly known as the 'Complex of Departments'. This is one of the oldest official landmarks in the city if Thiruvanathapuram. It is commonly enlisted under various tour packages. It is an architectural marvel within city bounds. The secratariat have two heads, the political heads refers to the ministers while the administritive heads are the secretaries to the government. The secratariat complex was originally constructed as Durbar Hall for Travanvore Kingdom. The distance from the city centre is just 2 km and hen...

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Kerala Science and Technology Museum is an autonomous institution by the Government of the state of Kerala, India. It was set up in the year 1984. The museum served as a popular destination for scientific knowledge and scientific temparement among the general public and the renowned scientists of the world. This led to the popularisation of the museum amidst the youth. The institution is situated in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram City in the state of Kerala. A relatively recent addition the Kerala Science and Technology Museum involves the Priyadarshini Planeterium. The planeterium was built ...

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Keralam Museum of History and Heritage is Kerala State's First Thematic interactive museum. The Museum is a joint venture of Department of Tourism and Department of Cultural Affairs of the Government of Kerala. The museum is costructed in a heritage building. This was originally constructed for the residence of the Chief Secretary to Government of the erstwhile Princely State of Travancore. The museum is based on theme of 'Kerala through ages' from pre-history to modern times, the museum has a wide range of objects that include bronze sculptures, ancient coins, murals, woodworks, stone impleme...

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Kilimanoor Palace
34.6 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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One of the exquisite places near Thiruvananthapuram is the Kilimanoor Palace which is located at Kilimanoor, in the city of Thiruvananthapuram, of state Kerala in South India. The palace is about 34. 6 kms away from the city and it takes about 1 hour to reach the place from the city center via road. On reaching Thiruvananthapuram, visitors can opt for public transport or they can even book a cab and directly reach to their destination.

Kilimanoor Palace spreads over 15 acres of land which comprises of traditional residential structures of Kerala like the Nalukettu, small and medium...

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Kombaikani Falls, Thiruvananthapuram
44 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Kombaikani Falls is one of the best tourist spots that Kerala offers to its visitors. It is situated at the outskirts of the city Trivandrum, about 44 kms away from Trivandrum railway station, Kombaikani falls cannot but attract the tourists with its picturesque beauty.

Kombaikani Falls is situated on the upper reaches of the Neyyar Reservoir in Trivandrum district. Kombaikani Falls along with Meenmutty Falls (2 kilometer away) form absolutely paradise on Earth. People coming to visit Kombaikani Falls have to make a 2 kilometer trek from Kallar, through dense forest to reach Meenmu...

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Kovalam Beach
18 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Kovalam is a beach town by the Arabian Sea in Thiruvananthapuram metropolitan area, of Trivandrum City Kerala, India, located around 18 kms south of the city center. Kovalam means a grove of coconut trees and true to its name the village offers an endless sight of coconut trees. 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. Kovalam offers an excellent diversity with Kovalam beach to suit all desires and occasions. Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach with three adjacen...

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Kovalam Rock Cut Caves
17 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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The Rock Cut Cave Temples in Vizhinjam caves in Thiruvananthapuram district of the 18th century are south of Kovalam junction. The site is located about 17 kms from the city centre of Trivandrum.

The town of Vizhinjam is not exactly a hot tourist destination, although a very beautiful place, it has survived the often scenery ruining touch of too many tourists. Despite being seemingly insignificant today, it was the seat of power of the Ay rulers. The granite rock cave is a delight for historical architecture aficionados as well as the pious. The single celled temple cave has rock c...

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Kowdiar Palace
Within Thiruvananthapuram city limits
Architecture

Kowdiar Palace is a huge palace located in Kowdiar Gardens of Trivendrum which is famous for its architecture and style. It is located only 4. 6 kilometers near from the Kerala state's capital city Thiruvanthapuram and it takes only 10 minutes to reach by any two wheeler or four wheeler vehicle.

beauty Kowdiar Palace was built in 1934 by the then Maharaja Sree Chithira Thirunal. He built this Palace on Pallikettu (Wedding) of his only sister named Maharani Karthika Thirunal Lakshmi Bayi with Lt. Col. G. V. Raja. After the Constitutional Amendment of 1971, both the properties and est...

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Koyikkal Palace
18 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Koyikkal palace in Trivandrum has a strong heritage value since sixteenth century where Royal families used to reside. However the palace is now more prominently famous for its unique collection of folk arts, instruments, utensils and more. Therefore it also goes by the name of Folklore Museum. It is a double storied structure renowned for unique roofs with a conventional Nalukettu architecture style. This palace is situated 18 kms from Trivandrum city center and one can reach in 40 minutes by road.

The only destination in the city where one can witness the rare percussion instrum...

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Light House Beach, Kovalam
20 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Light House Beach is at a distance of 20 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city, the beach is located in Kovalam village, the word Kovalam means grove of coconut trees and this village is true to its name as it offers endless sight of coconut trees. This scenic beach gets its name from the lighthouse that is constructed on a cape at the southern end of the beach.

The Light House beach is a prime location for tourists. Kovalam beach is a long stretch of white sandy beach running along the Malabar coast of Kerala. The beach is divided into three parts namely Hawah beach, Samudra beach and ...

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Lourdes Forane Church, Trivandrum
Within Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Lourdes Forane Church is a holy place of Christian people in Trivandrum city. The church is approximately 2. 3 kilometers away from the center of the city Trivandrum. It takes near about 5 to 8 minutes to reach to the church from the center of the city depending on the road traffic. Public transport is easily available to reach there. This church is not so far from the Trivandrum Railway Station.

This is a beautiful church in the heart of the city. The Church is a huge white building and is known for its serene atmosphere and intricate wood interiors which frame the gorgeous alter....

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Madavoorpara Siva Temple
10.6 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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A lesser-known pristine destination situated 300 feet above sea level, Madavoorpara is a favourite with pilgrims and tourists. The place is noted for its cave temple and Bamboo Bridge. Madavoorpara Siva temple is a rock cut temple located in the outskirts of Trivandrum city at a distance of around 10. 6 kms.

The Madavoorpara Siva temple is an ancient one dating back to 850 A. D. The temple and the surroundings are now under the protection of the State Archaeological Department. The temple has a carved idol of Lord Siva and a carving of Ganapathi on the wall in the right side. Th...

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Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Palace
5.8 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
Architecture

Maharaja Swathi Palace is located on the East Fort, Pazhavangadi, Thiruvananthapuram. This Palace is known as the residence with diverse artifacts, the royal life of those kings who have ruled the area. It is located within city limits, around 5. 8 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city center.

It shows the rich architecture and the way their life-style has been run over those years. Despite being built century back and it still looks beautiful and remains one of the prominent attractions of the area. There are lot of events being held up here, annual celebration are must watch thing. If...

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Methan Mani
Within Thiruvananthapuram city limits

ÿþMethan Mani is a clock tower which stands next to the Padmanabha Swamy Temple, East Fort, Thiruvananthapuram in the south west Indian state of Kerala. It is a historic landmark and a tourist attraction. <br /><br />Installed in 1833, during the reign of Swathi Thirunal, Methan Mani serves as a...

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Napier Museum, Thiruvananthapuram
6 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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The Napier Museum building stands apart from the entire heritage structures in and around Thiruvananthapuram because of its distinctive architectural style. The prime attraction of the museum is its significant style of artifacts along with the geometric elegance of the architecture. The museum, also called the Natural History Museum, is specialized in art and natural history, which was built during the colonial period following a particular style of making i. e. Indo-Saracenic design, which is meant to be very suitable for climatic conditions of India. It is located in the museum compound in ...

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Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary
38 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1958. Nestled in the south-east corner of the Western-Ghats, the sanctuary is the drainage basin of the Neyyar River and its tributaries, Mullayar and Kallar. It houses a number of species of flora, including some of the rare species, and this diversity makes it an ideal gene pool reserve. The sanctuary is also known for its mammal, bird and reptile population. Around 39 species of mammals, 17 species of amphibians and 40 species of fishes have been reported from the sanctuary. The second highest peak of Kerala, Agasthyakoodam Peak...

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Padmanabhapuram Palace
64 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Located 64 kms away from Thiruvananthapuram, Padmanabhapuram Palace within the Padmanabhapuram Fort, is a major tourist attraction. The palace is regarded as the top ten palaces of the world and is a magnificent wooden palace constructed in 16th century. The name 'Padmanabhapuram' means the image of the lotus coming out from the navel of Vishnu. Padmanabhapuram was the formal capital city in the history of Kingdom of Travancore, now Thiruvananthapuram. The palace is a Kerala Architecture piece with significant mural paintings, sculpture and wooden carvings.

This fine example of in...

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Kerala's very famous Shree Padmanabhaswamy Temple has been a place of fascination in country for many years masked with mystery and fear. Padmanabhaswamy Temple is the richest, oldest and one of the renowned temple for mythological significance. It is located in the heart of the city of Thiruvananthapuram within the city limits of 6. 5 kilometers. This temple is one of those temples that belong to the 108 divine temples dedicated to the incarnations of Lord Vishnu being one of the major sites of attraction of pilgrimage for people travelling in the city. Unfortunately, the temple is only open ...

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Palaruvi Waterfalls
87.6 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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The Palaruvi waterfalls, located 87. 6 kms from Thiruvananthapuram are the 32nd highest waterfalls of India. They are situated at Aryankavu in the Kollum district of Kerala. The waterfalls, with water as purely white as milk, get their name from the same metaphor.

At a height of 300 ft (91 metres), the waterfalls lie on the Kallada river. The journey to the waterfalls is scenic and worthy on it's own, with dense and dark forests along the roads and around the waterfalls. After an enchanting drive, the lovely beauty of the falls is the perfect destination. The water falls from a ...

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Parasurama Temple, Thiruvananthapuram
7 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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On the banks of River Karamana near Thiruvallam, Thiruvananthapuram lies the only temple dedicated to Lord Parasurama in Kerala. At a distance of about 7 kms from the East Fort, Trivandrum, this temple dedicated to the mythical creator of the state, the 2000 year old temple is very religiously and culturally important.

The Sree Parasurama Temple is probably the only temple where temples of Parasurama, Brahma, Shiva and Matsya are seen together. This is the reason for the place being called Thrimurthi Ellam or Thiruvallam. It holds a very important place for devotees who visit to of...

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Paripally Gajamela
48 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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The Paripally Gajamela is solemnized at Paripally, located around 48 kms to the north of Thiruvanathapuram. Gajamela which literally means elephant carnival is celebrated every year in the month of March at the Paripally village. A parade of 50 elephants draped with jewellery and given majestic makeovers standing in a single file, is a mesmerizing sight to behold. The ethereal significance of this festival is tremendous.

The Paripally Gajamela takes place at the Paripally Kodimootil Sree Bhadrakaali Temple. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali who is seen as the auspicious...

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Pazhanchira Devi Temple
9 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Pazhanchira Devi Temple is a historic religious site located at Ambalathara, which is within the city center of Thiruvananthapuram city, of the Kerala state. The temple is about 9 kms away from the city and it takes about 30 minutes to reach the temple via road. On reaching Thiruvananthapuram, visitors can opt for public transport or they can even book a cab and directly reach to the destination.

Pazhanchira Devi Temple is said to be built by Sidha Yogi in the 13th century. It is said that the temple is about 700 years old. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Devi. It has the main i...

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Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple
Within Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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The Pazhavangadi Ganapathy temple is present in the God's own country, Thiruvananthapuram the capital of Kerala. The main deity of this is temple is Lord Ganesha, which includes 32 different forms of lord Ganesha. The temple is open throughout the year.

The temple is maintained by the Indian army. The temple is known for it's atmost pious and peaceful atmosphere. This temple is mainly known for offering to Lord Ganesha that hold of Ganapathy homan, breaking of cocounts, Various poojas. The temple holds a great history of celebrating the festival of Vinayaka Chathurthi, being the ma...

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Pazhaya Sreekanteswaram Temple or Old Sreekanteswaram Temple, located at Puthenchantha in Thiruvananthapuram, is one of the ancient Shiva temples in Kerala. According to the renowned historian Elamkulam Kunjan Pillai, this temple existed even in the 9th century AD. This temple is the original abode of the Lord of new Sreekanteswaram Mahadeva Temple. The new temple is situated just outside the "North Fort" in Thiruvananthapuram. As noted by Dr. M. G. Sasibhooshan, the old temple was on the route taken by the King of Travancore and his retinue in connection with the Pallivetta of the Sri Padmana...

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Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary
50 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Open all year round, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary is located along the catchment area of the Peppara Dam on the Karamana River. The sanctuary rich in flora and fauna offers a natural habitat to around 43 species of mammals, 233 species of birds, 46 species of reptiles, 13 species of amphibians and 27 species of fishes. It is located at a distance of around 50 kms from Thiruvananthapuram.

The Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary near Thiruvananthapuram in southern Kerala, India. It consists of the catchment area of the Karamana river, which originates from Chemmunjimotta...

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Ponmudi
55 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Ponmudi is a hill station located 55 kms north of Thiruvananthapuram. At an altitude of 1100 metres, Ponmudi is known for it's enchanting surroundings. With 22 Hairpin turns, the road to Ponmudi is in itself a thrilling experience. Thanks to breathtaking views, falls, mountains and tea gardens, Ponmudi is one of the most sought after tourist spot in the Kerala.

Ponmudi in malayalam means the "Golden Peak". And rightly so, with pleasant weather, rich flora and fauna and the slopes shrouded with mists, Ponmudi is a golden place. Housing around 283 species of birds, 195 species of but...

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Poovar Island
35 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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A historical landmark which is set with the remarkable site of merging of Neyyar River, Poovar lake, Arabian Sea and the Gold Sand Beach is popularly known as Poovar Island. Poovar Island is situated in a serene coastal village in Kerala's Trivandrum District. The island lies in the Poovar village, which is 35 kms away from Thiruvananthapuram. It is a lovely destination to indulge in thrilling activities as well as an ideal place to relax in a serene environment.

The name 'Poovar' means 'the river of flowers' and was named by Raja Marthanda Varma because the island was a source of ...

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Priyadarshini Museum or Planetarium is one of the most significant and advanced planetariums in India. Adding to the glory of the city of Thiruvananthapuram, this famous Museum is situated at a distance of about 2. 8 km from the main city. The museum is located inside the compounds of the Kerala State Science and Technology Museum.

Opened in 1994 to the public, this is one of the most versatile planetariums in the country. The main GM-11 star field projector here can project almost all the constituents of the visible universe. It can also simulate the star-studded night sky over...

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Puthen Maliga Palace Museum
Within Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Puthen Maliga Palace Museum is popularly known as Kuthira Malika (Mansion of Horses) is a palace built by Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma on the south-eastern side of Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram. Located in the southern part of Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital of Kerala, the Puthen Maliga Palace Museum is sure to impress all its visitors. As the name suggests, a wonderful collection of royal articles are exhibited in a beautiful palace.

The palace gets its name from the 122 horses that are carved into the wooden wall brackets that support the southern roof. The off...

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Puthenthope Beach
20 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Puthenthope beach is vast and exhilarating beach, surrounded by coconut palms along the coastal line. Sunset here is a scenic beauty which is not to be missed. The beach is located around 20 kms from Thiruvananthapuram central.

Puthenthope beach is in a coastal village of Thiruvananthapuram called Puthenthope (meaning new orchard). The beach is a perfect getaway from the bustling city as it is not a busy tourist destination. The beach has coconut palms as far as the eye can see, one can dwell in its beauty for hours together. The roaring waves and the salty breeze gushing through the...

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Reptile House, Thiruvananthapuram
Within Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Located in the middle of the Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, the Reptile House consists of numerous snakes, lizards and other kind of reptiles. This is not too far from the center of the city Thiruvananthapuram. People may prefer easily accessible public transport or they can book private cab.

Thiruvananthapuram Zoo is one of the oldest of its kind in India. In this green and lavish zoo, reptile house is situated. This reptile house is basically a snake farm. Though various other types of reptiles can also be found here. The Reptile House is said to house 7 anacondas too. There are numerous ...

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Rishimangalam Temple
Within Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Thiruvananthapuram city in the state of Kerala is known for its amazing and exquisite historical temples. Among one of those beautiful temple is the Rishimangalam Temple, which is located at Rishimangalam, a location in the Vanchiyoor ward of Thiruvananthapuram city. The temple lies within the city center of Thiruvananthapuram and is just about 5. 5 km away from the city.

Rishimangalam Temple is a very beautiful temple. It has the main idol of Lord Krishna (an incarnation of Lord Vishnu) which is worshipped inside the temple with great devotion. The temple is far from the crowd and...

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Sagarika Marine Research Aquarium kovalam
25 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Sagarika Marine Research Aquarium, Kovalam also referred to as Vizinjham Aquarium is located in one of the busiest fishing harbour in Kovalam and is one of the most prominent aquariums of India. The aquarium is the home for numerous variety of rare aquatic ornamental fishes and vertebrates. It is 25 kms away from the city center of Trivandrum.

The aquarium is renowned is renowned for its popular image pearl production, the procedure involves production of a pearl within 2-3 months by embedding a mould made of shell cement into a pearl oyster. There are huge variety of marine life ...

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Samudra Beach Park
17 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Samudra Beach Park is located very close to Thiruvanthapuram. Samudra beach is disjointed from the other beaches and gives a very peaceful and calming environment to whoever visits it. Located towards the north most region of Kovalam and to the north of Ashoka beach, Samudra beach is known for serenity that comes with it being isolated from the other beaches. It is located at a distance of around 17 kms from Thiruvanthapuram city.

One of the major selling points of the beach is that one will never find a huge crowd of tourists pouring in and will be able to enjoy some 'alone time' ...

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Santhigiri Ashram, Thiruvananthapuram
17 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits

ÿþSanthigiri Ashram is located in Pothencode, Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala. The ashram was founded by Navajyothisree Karunakara Guru and is recognized as a Social and Scientific Research Organization by the Government of India. The Ashram over the years has become home to numerous followers a...

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Thiruvananthapuram is known to be a major tourist hub in India. It is popular for various exquisite destinations and beautiful temples. One of its beauty lies at Sarkara Devi Temple which is located at Pandakasala Sarkara Road, near Varkala Town, in Chirayinkeezhu Taluk , in the district of Thiruvanathapuram. It is at the distance of 32 kms from the city center and it takes about 1 hour to reach the place from city via road.

Sarkara Devi Temple was built in 18th century. It is one of the famous temples in Kerala. It is said that the temple was made by the Travancore rulers. The tem...

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Shankumugham Beach
8 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Shankumugham beach is at a distance of 8 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city, the beach is located on the western side of the city facing the mighty Arabian Sea. The beach attracts a lot of tourist and well-known for its serene atmosphere.

Shankumugham beach has a wide and longshore, looking at this vast stretch of land you are sure to feel stress-free. The beautiful white sand shore with the green sea making it look as though its taken right out of a painting. At the arrival, there is a huge sculpture of a mermaid which is called Sagarakanyaka or Jalakanyaka in Malayalam. This sculptur...

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Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary
48 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area in the famous Western Ghats. Located in the Kerala, this eye captivating sanctuary comprises of nearly about 172. 403 square kilometers. An artificial lake of size 18. 69 square kilometers is situated inside this sanctuary. The reservoir of Thenmala Dam surrounds the sanctuary. The approximate distance between the center of the city Thiruvananthapuram and Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary is 48 kms. This sanctuary is one of the richest floral areas of Kerala. Various species of flora and fauna attract visitors.

This wildlife sanctuary was...

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Shreekanteshwaram Mahadeva Temple is a historic temple located in the heart of the city of Thiruvananthapuram. It is about 700 years old; Lord Shiva is the main deity of the temple.

Shree Parvathi is the consort of Lord Shiva nonetheless her idol is not present in the temple, but her presence is always felt in the sanctum. Lord Shiva is the presiding deity of the temple but there is a sanctum for Lord Sastha within Chuttambalam. The other gods who dwell outside the Chuttambalam are Bhootathan, Lord Ganapathi, Lord Krishna and the Serpent Gods. There is an argument by many devotees' s...

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Sri Chitra Art Gallery, Thiruvananthapuram
Within Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Take a trip through Indian and Asian history through paintings at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, a diverse collection of visual arts set in two pavilions inside a zoo. Established in 1935, by the then Maharaja of Travancore, the gallery boasts over 1,000 paintings including works of important artists such as Raja Ravi Varma and his brother C. Raja Raja Varma, Nicholas Roerich and his son Svetoslav, Rabindranath Tagore and his pupil Jamini Roy. Painted or embroidered Tibetan thanga, Mughal and tanjore painting as well as Bali art make a diverse oriental collection. Another highlight is Indian murals ...

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Thenmala Dam
71 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Situated between lush greenery and various beautiful ecosystems, the Thenmala dam is about 71 kms away from the well known city of Thiruvananthapuram. It began in 1961 as the second largest irrigation project in Kerala (under the Kallada irrigation and Tree crop development project) and has now turned into a known and loved tourist spot. It is a beautiful centre of attraction and an ecotourism destination. A fun fact is that Thenmala dam is also called Parappar dam.

The picturesque dam is surrounded by the Shendurey Wildlife Sanctuary, which makes the place rich in flora and fau...

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Thiruparappu Waterfalls
55 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Waterfalls are most fun-visiting with kids and friends. Thirparappu waterfalls are resided in the village named Thirparappu in Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu. This bracing waterfall is only 55 kms far from the Kerala's capital city Thiruvanthapuram.

Thirparappu waterfalls is a 300 feet long and it has a rocky riverbed. This stimulating waterfall is in the Kodayar River (Kothai Riveer) and this River makes it's descend at Thirparappu and this waterfall is about 13 kilometers from Pechiparai Dam. The water drops down from top with nearly 50 feet or 15 meters. It has a great force w...

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Thiruvallam Parshurama Temple
10 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Hindus believe in the incarnations of Lord Vishnu and Shiva and the life creator is Lord Brahma. Parasurama is also a well known incarnation of Lord Vishnu who is known for his powerful strength and he himself legendry God. Thiruvallam called village in Kerala is famous for the 2000 years old Sree Parasurama Swami temple. It is located 10 kms far from the main city Thiruvanthapauram in Kerala and one can reach there within 25 minutes.

It is said that Thiruvallam is famous because of the Sree Parasurama Swami Temple that was built during 12th and 13th century, the late Pandyan period....

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Thiruvananthapuram Astronomical Observatory is a scientific and astronomical observation station. Located near the city Thiruvananthapuram, this observatory is of great importance in the astronomy field. It is only 4. 2 kilometers from the center of the city.

Situated on a hill at an elevation of about 60 meters above sea level, this astronomical observatory offers exquisite views of the surroundings and the city as a whole. This is the highest point of the city where the observatory is placed. Beautiful roses can be found in the garden in front which makes it visually more attract...

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Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station
Within Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Thiruvananthapuram Central is the railway station in the city of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. It is the largest railway station in Kerala in terms of passenger movement and serves as a prominent site for Southern Railways. It is within city limits with a distance of 5. 8 kilometres.

The station was opened on 4th January 1918 by the Princely State of Travancore, Thiruvananthapuram. Trains from here connect the city of Thiruvananthapuram to major cities of India. The station is known for its high-class amenities that are available inside the station such as restaurants, accommodation,...

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Thiruvananthapuram Zoo
Within Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Thiruvananthapuram zoo is located within the city of Thiruvananthapuram. It is spread over 36 acres of land, which covers woodland, lakes and lawns. The zoo is one of the oldest of its kind in India.

During the 1830's the ruler of Travancore established menagerie where royal Tigers, Panthers, Cheetahs, Deer, Boar and other wild animals were kept. Later in the year 1857, it was established as a Zoo and was an annexe to the Napier museum. The zoo was originally constructed with iron cages and was aimed at recreational purposes but as the time passed and the loss of forest the aim of th...

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Thumba Beach
13 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Thumba beach near to village called Thumba is famous for its beauty. It is located only 13 kms far from the main city Thiruvanthapuram.

Thumba is a vast village which has Menamkulam in the East, St. Dominic's Vettucaud in the North, Kochuthura in the South and Arabian Sea in the West. With the border of Menamkulam which has the Parvathi Puthannaar canal and at Kochuthura border it has the Rajiv Gandhi Nagar Road. The entire village is flat at sea-level and the ground near to the coast is made of tan colored beach sand but the village has the ground made of white sand where the devel...

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Udiyanoor Devi Temple
6.3 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Sree Udiyanoor Devi Temple is one of the oldest temples in Thiruvanthapuram located in Maruthumkuzhi. It is located only 6. 3 kms away from the main city Thiruvanthapuram.

Sree Udiyanoor Devi Temple at the shore of Killiyar in Ananthapuri which is about 1300 years old. The origin of the temple dated back in 10th century and established by a devotee called Neelakandan belonging to Udiyanoor family in Vattiyoorkonam of Thiruvanthapuram. According to a famous book written by the moth Baladhandayupadapani , it is described that Neelakandan became famous as Sri Neelakanda Paramahamsasadgu...

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Valiyathura Pier
9 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Earlier known amongst the traders for being the topmost ports of South India, and now famous within the travellers for watching just the awesome view of the sea, Valiyathura Pier has always been the center of attraction in Thiruvananthapuram. Make a point to atop the 214 meters here during the noon or evening to capture some awesome movements from the camera. Amidst the mad rush of city life, this crumbling beachside hangout is just the perfect place to be over a holiday in Thiruvananthapuram. It is located at a distance of 9 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city.

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Vazhvanthol Waterfalls
45 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits

ÿþVazhvanthol waterfalls is located near Vithura, Thiruvananthapuram on the way to Bonacad. Lush green scenery, rocky paths, adventurous trekking and total peace and privacy are some of the wonderful features to be expected from the roads leading up to the waterfalls. Vazhvanthol waterfalls is roug...

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Veli Beach, Thiruvananthapuram
10 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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The Veli Beach and Tourist Village is a popular tourist destination and picnic spot in the south Indian city of Thiruvananthapuram. The Veli beach is guarded by a magnificient entrance on the right hand side. The gate has been the hub of various shops too. There are numerous stone sculptures by Kanayi Kunhiraman. The Thiruvananthapuram city centre is situated at a distance of around 10 kms. You can drive in easily from the city via a car or a bus.

The Veli beach consists of a large garden. This destination offers a wide variety of attractions such as play gardens or children, horse...

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Veli Lake and Tourist Village are popular picnic destinations on the southern banks of Veli lagoon which is located in the city Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. It is just 10 kms away from the city. Visitors can reach there conveniently by bus, taxi or auto.

Veli Tourist Village is accompanied by a large garden which is connected by a floating bridge to the Veli lake. The garden is endowed with beautiful grass and stone sculptures designed by Kanayi Kunhiraman. The tourist village also have shopping complex and floating restaurant where one can get amazing taste of South Indian food....

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Vellayani Lake, Thiruvananthapuram
7 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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The abundant and lush green lands of Kerala is a land of water sports and festivities. These activites are carried out on the various lagoons and lakes. This place is certainly blessed with a variety of water bodies. It almost seems as the mirror for the scenic beauty spread across the entire scene. The various lakes and lagoons attract a large hoard of tourists into the beautiful state of Kerala. The tourist visit the state to visit its marvellous beauty of its water bodies. One of the most famous lakes is located in Kovalam, Kerala. This lake is called Vellayani Lake. This lake is very famil...

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The Vetti Muricha Kotta is a part of the heritage East Fort located to the south of the iconic gate. According to popular belief this fort was named 'Vetti Muricha Kotta', meaning 'to cut open fort', as a section of the East Fort wall was demolished to build a new gate. This was done in order to facilitate an alternate entrance for King Vishakam Thirunal of the Travancore dynasty, who was advised against using the main gate by an astrologer. As of now, this gate is well preserved by the State's Archaeological Department and provides room for guards on either sides.

The East Fort is...

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Vizhinjam Lighthouse, Thiruvanathapuram
10 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city limits
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Vizhinjam lighthouse is one of the tallest lighthouses situated near Kovalam Beach on a mountain Kurumkal in Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala. It is nearby located at the distance of 10 kms from the city. It is cylindrical in shape while painted with red and white horizontal bands. The lighthouse is of 36 metres in height which gives awe-inspiring view of the Arabian Sea.

Vizhinjam lighthouse was constructed in the year of 1972 and started functioning on June 30, 1972. Vizhinjam was a busy seaport in the early period with no lighthouse till this lighthouse was constructed in 1960s. Read More ->