The capital of the coastal state of Kerala, Trivandrum or ‘thiru-anatha-puram’ in local language means the seat of the sacred snake-god –‘Anantha’, on whom God Vishnu, the protector, is believed to be reclining in heaven. An important city in Kerala, Trivandrum is famous for its scenic natural beauty and charm that can only be experienced first-hand.

Tourist Spots in Trivandrum

This ‘Ever Green City’ is famous the world over for its beaches, backwaters, picnic spots and old historical monuments; some of whom are listed below:-

  • Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple
  • Napier Museum
  • Sri Chitra Art Gallery
  • Science and Technology Museum
  • Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum
  • Padmanabhapuram Palace
  • Attukal Bhagavathy Temple
  • Kanakakunnu Palace
  • Karikkakom Temple
  • Christ Church
  • Zoological Park

Apart from this, Trivandrum is also famous for beaches like Kovalam & Vizhinjam that offer a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Shopping Attractions in Trivandrum

The main shopping centres in Thiruvananthapuram include M.G.Road, Chalai, Power House Road, Attukal Shopping Complex (East Fort), Narmada Shopping Complex (Kaudiar), Saphalya (Palayam) and Kedaram (Kesavadasapuram) where one can buy a wide range of traditional handicraft items like wood carvings, copperware, cane and bamboo furniture and crafts, lacquer ware etc.

Eating Out in Trivandrum

Tourists can check out the following food service outlets in Trivandrum that are known to serve mouth-watering delicacies to their patrons:-

  • Maurya Rajdhani
  • Park Rajdhani
  • Classic Avenue
  • Mascot
  • Muthoot Plaza
  • South Park

Hotels in Trivandrum

In Trivandrum, one can find ample accommodation options that offer the best of service and comforts to transient guests. E.g

  • The Muthoot Plaza
  • The South Park
  • Hotel Lucia
  • Hotel Pankaj
  • Hotel Mascot
  • The Travancore
  • Poovar Island Resort

Cheap Flights to Trivandrum

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Airports in Trivandrum

The Trivandrum International Airport caters to both domestic and international flights each week and is well connected to numerous international destinations in South-East Asia.

View the most comprehensive Trivandrum Airport Guide.

Best time to Visit Trivandrum

The ideal time to visit Trivandrum is during the month of December when the weather is just perfect to explore this enchanting city in great detail.

Transport in Trivandrum

Apart from buses, taxis and two-wheelers, tourists can also use wooden boats to travel within the city.

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