Also known as:
Thiruvananthapuram which was previously called Trivandrum, is an
ancient city with tradition dating back to 1000 BC. Thiruvananthapuram
became the capital of Raja of Travancore in 1750. The name is derived
from 'Tiru Ananta Puram', the abode of the Sacred serpent Ananta, upon
whose coils Vishnu lies in the main temple.
It is a peaceful attractive city built across seven hills, the city's
old quarter clusters around the temple, while along the busy Mahatma
Gamdhi Road are colonial mansions, churches and modern high-rises.
Thiruvananthapuram had managed to retain some of the ambience
characteristics of Kerala such as red tiled roofs, narrow winding
lanes and intimate corner cafes.
Extensive backwaters provide plenty of water resouce for all. The
kings who ruled there have called themselves "Padmanabha-Dasa" or the
"servants of LORD Anantha Padmanabha", and ruled the state as the
representatives of Lord Anantha Padmanabha. Thiruvananthapuram has
many enchanting picnic spots. Thiruvananthapuram and its famous
beaches are one of the top tourist destination of Tourists in India.
Built in the 19th century, it is a wonderful instance of the rich
history of Kerala. The architecture of this museum features a rare
combination of traditional Kerala, Mughal, Chinese, and Italian
styles. You will come across ancient archaeological artifacts and
exquisite paintings here.
It is lofty peak located in the Western Ghats rising to an altitude of
more than 1800 meters and takes the shape of a sharp cone. This peak
can be reached on foot and is ideal for trekking.
Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple
This is a splendid temple and stands by a tank, the Padmatheertham.
This temple has amazing architectural brilliance and houses the deity
is of Lord Vishnu in a reclining posture. This temple is one of the
most attractive things to watch in Trivandrum especially for the
pilgrimage tourists and should not be missed out at any cost.
It is undoubtedly one of the most important places of tourist interest
in Trivandrum. Located near the lake is a childrenís park and you can
also get boating facilities at this place. It is also an ideal venue
for picnic as it forms a beautiful locale to unwind and enjoy the
beauty of nature.
It is a wonderful dam located near the ranges of Western Ghats, and is
a well-liked tourist spot. This dam is also an ideal spot for the
picnic and for spending some quality moments with friends and family.
It is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations near Trivandrum
and attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world. It is
nestled in the southern Western Ghats in the Idukki district and is
acclaimed for its scenic beauty and tea plantations. The important
attractions at this place are Mattupetty Dam, Eravikulam (Rajamalai)
National Park, Anamudi Peak, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Echo Point,
Kundala Lake, Atukkad Waterfalls and Blossom Garden.
It is a bustling town of Kerala and a busy commercial port. This was
also an important point of spice trade for the Arabs, the Dutch,
Portuguese and Chinese. It is a clean and quiet town and one of the
major tourist sites near Trivandrum. While on a tour to this town you
can pay visit to Hill Palace Museum, Fort Kochi, Willingdon Island,
Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church, Jew Street, Synagogue and Cherai
Also known as Alappuzha, it is a bewitching town recognized for its
mesmerizing backwaters and scenic beauty. The things to watch at this
place are Arthunkal, Chettikulangara Bhagawathy Temple and Alleppey
It is an exquisite place located in central Kerala and here you can
see nature at its best. The lush greenery and breathtaking landscape
is surely going to make for a great time for you among the various
tourist places near Trivandrum. It has to offer lots of things to take
pleasure in including Chellarkovil, Kurisumala, Mangala Devi Temple,
Pullumedu and Vandiperiyar.
While on your tour to Kerala, donít forget to pay a visit to this
enchanting tourist destination which is located on the shore of the
placid Vembanad Lake and is a nature loverís paradise. This place has
numerous attractions to offer to the tourists that comprise Water Bird
Sanctuary, Vembanad Lake and Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls. The backwater
cruise at this place will be equally thrilling and delightful.
Onam is the main festival
of Trivandrum, which is celebrated in the month of August or
September. This is the harvest festival of Trivandrum and signifies
association of the people with agriculture. Christmas is the other
festival of this part of the country and Trivandrum wears a colourful
look during this time of the year. Classical Music Festival is
celebrated from January 27 to February 3 every year and is a great
time to enjoy for the lovers of pure classical music forms such as
Carnatic and Hindustani music in Trivandrum, India.
from major cities
How to reach there
Trivandrum Airport is well connected
with all major cities of India.
Trivandrum Railway Station is well
connected all major states & cities of India.
Trivandrum is well connected with all
major cities of Kerala.
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Star fish Restaurant,
Hotels in Trivandrum
hh - heritage hotel ;
ph - palace hotel ; bh - boutique hotel ; gh - guest house ; hs -