Trivandrum is noted not only as a capital city of the state of Kerala but also known for its heritage sites, culture & folklore as well as the location of important literary and film personalities. It is an amalgam of the new and the old. Here you will come across beaches, palaces, ancient temples, museums, zoo etc.
Kovalam beach has an important place in the world tourist map. With coconut trees all around and with a sandy beach which is good for swimming and water sports it attracts locals as well as foreign tourists.
Padmanabhaswamy Vishnu Temple
The temple is built according to the Dravidian style of architecture. It was built by the maharaja of Travancore and the presiding deity is Lord Vishnu.
An apt spot for family picnic and to relax with your friends, located near the undulating Western Ghats.
This museum was built in the 19th century and the architecture of this marvelous building is a blend of traditional Kerala, Mughal, Chinese and Italian style. The museum is the storehouse of ancient archaeological artifacts and classical paintings.
In the Western Ghats lies this high ranging peak which reaches to a height of 1800 meters in the shape of a sharp cone. Those who like trekking with some adventure would like this place. It has abundant natural forest and trekking here is an exhilarating experience.
It is a serene lake situated 3 km from Thiruvananthapuram and has boating facilities, paddle pool and children’s park.
If you travel 3 km from Kovalam you could reach Vizhinjam. A small coastal town with a large sea port and you could avail facilities like Ayurvedic treatment centers and class resorts.
Koyikkal Palace is built in the traditional Kerala architectural style with slanting roofs and a courtyard within. The added advantage of visiting this museum is that you could also see the Folklore Museum and Numismatics Museum.
By traveling 8 km from Trivandrum City you could reach this golden beach where you could witness the beautiful sunrise and sunset. Here you could find a 35 m long sculpture of a mermaid known as Matsya Kanyaka, an indoor recreation club and a restaurant designed in the shape of a starfish.