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Trivandrum Tour, Kerala

trivandrumKnown As : God's Own Country
Best Time to Visit : September to May
To See : Kovalam Beach, Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Kuthiramalika Palace Museum, The Napier Museum, Sree Chitbra Art Gallery.
Inside Tip : Learn the Martial Art form Kalarippayattu and savour the flavour of Keralite Cuisine on Banana Leaf.
District : Thiruvananthapuram
Location : Coastal region of India
Best Time to Visit : September to May
To See :
Kovalam Beach, Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Kuthiramalika Palace Museum, The Napier Museum, Sree Chitbra Art Gallery.
Famous Festivals :Attukal Pongala, Vetta and Arattu, Nishagandhi Dance Festival, The Great elephant Race.
Most Famous For : Kovalam Beach, Padmanabha Swamy Temple.

Don't Miss : Kalarippayattu - the Martial Art Tradition of Kerala
Must Experience : The most famous Ayur Clinic, Ayur Heath Centre and Ayurveda College. These Centres provide succour to your Body.
Getting Around : Thiruvallam - 10 kms, Kovalam - 13 km, Nedumangad - 20 km, Aruvikkara Dam - 16 kms, Kanyakumari - Cape Comorin.
To Shop :East Fort Compound – Mundus, Gold Jewellery, Brass Lamps,
Kairali Handicrafts near Statue Junction – Straw Bags, Mats.
Inside Tip : Learn the Martial Art form Kalarippayattu and savour the flavour of Keralite Cuisine on Banana Leaf.
Important Distances : 218 km south of Kochi, Palakkad - 356 km, Thrissur - 289 km, Alleppey - 147 km, Kollam - 63 km.
Where to Eat : Kalavara – Kerala Thali, Chinene and North Indian Dishes,
Azad Restaurant – Malabari Biryani, Amritha Hotel – typical Keralite dishes.
Staying Options : Mascot Hotel, The South Park, The Muthoot Plaza, Saj Luciya.

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Trivandrum Travel Information

Trivandrum - The Gateway To South India Tourism

Tamil Nadu on the East. The wooded highlands on the Western Ghats in the Eastern and North Eastern borders give some of the most enchanting picnic spots, a long shorline, with internationally renowned beaches, historic monuments, backwater stretches and a rich cultural heritage make this district a much sought after tourist destination.

Trivandrum or Thiruvananthapuram as the name suggests is the 'abode of the sacred serpent Anantha' and is a curious amalgamation of the past and the present.

During Kerala tours every tourist favored to visit South India that is famous for pilgrimage centers, wildlife, historical monuments and lots more that tourist generally looking in their tour packages.

Observatory of Trivandrum

The Government Observatory is situated at the highest point in the city, near the museum complex is one of the oldest peaks in India. It is an interesting attraction worth a visit. There is a well laid out garden in front of the hill with a beautiful rose collection. The terrace of this Observatory offers you a fascinating view of the city.

Padmanabhaswamy Temple

The temple is situated inside the East Fort. It is known for its mural painting sand stone carvings, one among the 108 sacred Vishnu temples in India. The temple is a blend of Kerala and Dravidian styles of architecture.The temple must see spot and also is the cause of the citys name.

Sri Chitra Art Gallery

The Sri Chitra Art Gallery of Trivandrum is an art lover's paradise. It is located near the Napier museum. Sri Chitra Art Gallery of Thiruvananthapuram has a vast collection of paintings not just from India, but also countries like Japan, China and Indonesia. Apart from the works of these famous painters, one can find the famous Tanjore paintings here. These dazzling works of art never fail to amuse and enthrall onlookers.

Shanghumukhuam Beach

Shanghumukhuam Beach is just 8km from the city. This beach of Kerala makes a refreshing holiday option for the city dwellers. This is a favorite haunt of sunset watchers. Thousands of tourists throng the Shanghumugham Beach of Kerala. Several recreational facilities are available on the beach. This beach of Kerala wears a festive look during the temple festivals.

Kuthriramalika Palace Museum

Kuthiramalika Palace Museum is a classic specimen of Kerala Architecture is situated in 'Kuthiramalika'. The museum has a wide range of exhibits representing the erstwhile state of Travancore.The Kuthiramalika Palace made up of rosewood, granite, teak and marble comprises of paintings, woodcarvings and numerous rare collections of the royal family are on display for the visitors. It also has a music hall, library and reading room.

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