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Thiruvananthapuram Traveller Guide

How to reach
By Air: Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport. There are Direct flights from the Middle East, Singapore, Maldives, Sri Lanka as well as seasonal charter flights to Europe. It is linked with many major cities in India by domestic flights.
By Rail: Nearest railway station: Trivandrum Central railway station. is a major Indian railway station and is very well connected and serviced by rail to all major cities in India.
By Road: Thiruvananthapuram is well connected to other cities like Kochi (230 km), Kozhikode (420 km),Madurai (230 Km), Chennai (780 km), Bangalore(791 km), Coimbatore(400 km) by road. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) operates 6 class of bus services, connecting to southern Tamil-Nadu cities/town as well as all other parts of Kerala.
What to do?

Stroll around the town during the dusk time when the city comes to life.
Find local bargains and shop for souvenirs.
Watch the magical sunset from the Shankumukham or Veli beach.
Get pampered with a traditional Ayurvedic massage
Visit the loca

What to see?

Sree Anantha Padmanabha Temple.
key icon of the city.
One of the most oldest temples of India, its a major Vishnu temple in the country.
The temple itself has 1000's of stories to tell with immaculate sculptures and mandaps.
The entire Thiruvanathapuram city was built around this temple.
Its an architectural wonder and was nominated from India into last round of 7 Wonders of World.
East Fort - An old fort around Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple.
The illumination of East Fort Gate in evenings, is a major attraction.
Ramanayar Palace museum - Has a good collection of many antique items from the Travancore era Kings.
Kuthiramallikka Palace - Also known as Puthen Palace, this was constructed by famous musician King- Swati Thirunal.
The palace features several relics and antiques belonging to Maharaja Swati Thirunal.
The key feature is its grand facade designed in form of horses, hence the name struck.
The Annual Swati Thirunal Music festival is held in the Palace Lawns.
The Kerala Government Secretariat - The old Legislature Assembly Hall inside the complex (Asia's first native legislature assembly)is a good museum with a detailed gallery that depicts the history of Travancore Legislature Assembly.

Best time to visit

October to February

Famous For

Abundant ayurvedic herbs and medicinal plants


Beware of local touts and beach-side restaurants/shops which sells items nearly 3 to 4 times more than its normal price.
Haggling is accepted as a form of trading with sellers.
Several massage palours located near to the beach are fake and are illicit sex palours.

Thiruvananthapuram Reviews

Definitely GOD's OWN COUNTRY!
Mar 22, 2006 11:26 AM Read
Well I do agree with all the reviews about the beauty of Kerala. It has one of the most outstanding back waters and beaches. Ideally for a Tourist it is a wonderful place and I definitely enjoyed the place. During on of my visits I decided that this was where I wanted to be and I decided on r...Read More

The capital of kerala
Jul 02, 2018 03:21 AM Read
Thiruvananthapuram is the capital city of kerala where the secratariate and the legislative assembly where situated and their are a number of hotels and room's the Executive training department of kerala were also situated in this place. it is the capital city of kerala so this place is very tra...Read More

Largest city in kerala
Jan 12, 2018 10:46 PM Read
Being the secretariat and legislative assembly being here, there is a great crowd in everyday life. accessibility is something which will satisfy every citizen who are residing in thiruvananthapuram every thing would be available at everyone's doorstep. many places are there to explore in thiruv...Read More


Thiruvanathapuram 'The capital city of kerala'
Dec 17, 2017 10:29 AM Read (via Mobile)
Kerala's capital city is richest with British colonial artistry and relic of Thiruvithankoor dynasty. When we include another forest destination in other district Thiruvanathapuram became a complete tourist place. even I lived in Kerala I hadn't apprehension about Thiruvanathapuram life style...Read More

May 03, 2017 09:46 AM Read
Thiruvananthapuram is situated in Kerala. I went to visit the place after complitation my H.S. Its other named called'Trivandram'. Most sight seeing places are Padmanava Mandi, Kovalam Beach. Kovalam beach is just awesome place. Many cottage types restaurants are in the sea beach side. Many I...Read More

Capital city of Kerala
Feb 25, 2017 02:47 PM Read (via Android App)
Trivandrum one of the most beautiful places in Kerala. Trivandrum known as capital city of kerala. Trivandrum have most awsome beaches like veli, kovalam beach, sanghumukham etc. Another romamtic place in trivandrum is ponmudi. Most famous pathmanabhaswami temple situated in trivandrum. My nativ...Read More

Feb 05, 2017 07:30 AM Read
Being the Secretariat and legislative assembly being here, there is great rush in everyday life. Accessibility is something which will satisfy every citizen who are residing in Thiruvananthapuram every thing would be available at everyone's doorstep.Many places are there to explore in Thiruvanan...Read More

Tiruvanthpuram traveling
Jan 09, 2017 11:12 PM Read (via Android App)
It is awsm place. The Kovalam beach is awesome place for couples.The atmosphere here is very nice & romantic. It is perfect place for honeymoon couples. Sea side area is also very nice. The light house is one of the most attractive place here. The view of the beach from light house is very aweso...Read More

One of the awwsm place in kerala
Jul 22, 2016 08:29 AM Read (via iOS App)
It is very awwsm place for spending vaccations . there are many tourist places in thiruvantpuram like beaches muesums and zoo which is very popular . people from different different countries come to this city to spend their vaccations . the atmosphere of the city is very awwesome . and the food...Read More

Ponmudi and Kallar
Aug 25, 2010 03:35 PM Read
We started to Ponmudi at 8:00 am from Trivandrum reached kallar in 1 hrs 30 mts.Kallar is a stream with clear water flowing down from a Water falls. We took bath in the clear water it was very refreshing. After that started to ponmudi took around 30 mts to reach the hill top with 22 hair pin cur...Read More

Trivandrum is the best
Apr 05, 2006 10:29 AM Read
Trivandrum is a wonderful place ...indeed. This is a state capital , slow moving...lot of peace...lot of green and lotsa children. There are lotsa good places nearby like kovalam, veli, aakkulam, ponmudi etc...even inside the city, you've good hang arnds like shankumukham beach, museum, statue e...Read More

Beaches and yummy seafood!
Jan 23, 2006 02:29 PM Read
Kerala, one of the smallest states in India, situated at the southwest corner of India, is a land of natural beauty. It is probably one of the reasons why it is called Gods own Country. The land is blessed by nature--with lots of greenery, coconut trees, clean rivers, back waters, paddy fields, ...Read More

Go Slow
Jan 20, 2006 06:06 PM Read
Hi Folks, Let me wite something on my hometown -Trivandrum alias Thiruvananthapuram.. Regarding the different aspects of this place I will specify those which might be of interest to the traveller in you. It's a place wher everything and everyone seems to be laid back... I have been to many t...Read More

A slice of Gods own country
Oct 11, 2005 07:07 PM Read
dear friend , if you are a tourist who does not want everything kerala has to offer at one place ---it is trivandrum you should go to. Be it you want to relax by the world famous beaches of kovalam or see the historic splendours of the kings --museums , festivals ---trivandrum has it all. ...Read More

The Gateway to Kerala
Sep 01, 2004 08:15 PM Read
Kerala is often called as God?s Own Country, and not without reason. The vast stretches of green, the coconut groves, the backwaters, the lagoons, the lakes everything combines to produce an image of unparalleled beauty that has to be seen to be experienced. Sadly, I haven?t visited much of Kera...Read More

The Most Beautiful Place You Ever Visit
Jan 15, 2003 01:12 PM Read
Located at the southwestern tip of India, Thiruvananthapuram district 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 northeastern borders give Thiruvananthapuram some of the most enchanting visual spots. A long s...Read More

Coconut Trees and Backwaters
Mar 31, 2002 07:16 AM Read
Kerala, another southern most State of India, is famous for its Coconut Trees, Backwaters, Arya Vaidya Shala, Kathakali Dance, Mohini Attam Dance, Kovalam Beach, and of course the tasty tapioca-fish curry. It is also famous for its Temples and the Science Popularisation Movement carried through ...Read More

Trivandrum is Thiruvananthapuram
Jul 10, 2001 06:20 PM Read
The picture shows the lovely beaches on the Arabian Sea coast,near Trivandrum, Kerala,India. I had been on some work to Trivandrum in 1974. In those days Trivandrum was called Trivandrum. It is now called Thiruvananthapuram. The journey was by train from Cochin to Trivandrum. I wa...Read More

Trivandrum, the best city in kerala
Apr 05, 2017 09:57 PM Read
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