Thiruvananthapuram, Evergreen city of India, Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: The Capital District and Tourists Paradise

Thiruvananthapuram is the capital of the state of Kerala. It is located in the Southern part of India and Kerala. It is situated along the Arabian Sea with isolated hills on a coastal plain.

In the late 17th century, the city was the capital of the Travancore kingdom that was ruled by the Varma dynasty. After forming the Travancore kingdom, Maharaja Marthanada Varma dedicated it to Lord Padmanabha, the presiding deity of Shri Padmanabhaswamy temple and named the city ‘ThiruvananthapuramThiruvananthapuram, also spelled Tiruvanantapuram, formerly Trivandrum, city, capital of Kerala state, southwestern India.

Thiruvananthapuram is a plethora of historical monuments and natural sceneries. Thiruvananthapuram has many beautiful locations throughout its length. The capital district of Kerala has been seeing more and more tourists every year. The natural scenic spots and historical places are pristine and are well preserved throughout the years.

Thiruvananthapuram has a big coastline, being at the southern end, and there are numerous beaches along its coastline. Some of the major beaches are Kovalam, Shangumugham, Vizhinjam, Poovar, and Varkala. Among these, Kovalam and Varkala have the most footfalls and are some of the most visited places by tourists, foreign and domestic alike. Beaches in Kovalam are characterised by the low tides and its shallow waters and hence are relatively calm and thus attract more visitors.

Top tourist attraction in Thiruvananthapuram

Padmanabha Swamy Temple

The Padmanabhaswamy Temple is a landmark for the place. The temple is said to hold the richest treasures and is sacred. The temple’s architecture has been studied for a very long time and is sure to amaze everyone who visits the place.

Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Other major landmarks of the area include the Kuthiramalika Palace Museum, adjacent to the Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Napier Museum, Priyadhasini Space Planetarium. All of them contain different aspects of Kerala’s history, both scientific and non-scientific. Thiruvananthapuram zoo offers a wide range of animals, reptiles, birds, both endangered and exotic. There is also a botanical garden section housing a large assortment of trees, and plants.

Napier Museum

Napier Museum Thiruvananthapuram

Varkala is a treasure cove of beauty just waiting to be found by more and more visitors each year. The pearl of the Arabian Sea, as it is rightfully called is one of the most beautiful places in Kerala. It is the only place where cliffs are located adjacent to the Arabian Sea. The cliffs and beaches are spectacular to watch and enjoy. Besides them, Varkala has much historic significance too. The Janardhana Temple in Varkala is a 2000-year-old Hindu Temple. The architecture, religious significance, and history of the temple make it invaluable. It is, in fact near to the beach, and can be visited by going for a stroll. The Varkala lighthouse which was built in the 18th century offers you a spectacular view of the magnificence of the Arabian Sea and a good view of the area. The European style architecture and beauty of the surrounding lands which is well maintained makes it a very popular tourist destination.



If you are a nature lover and enthusiast, Thiruvananthapuram is the perfect place for you. Agasthyarkoodam offers a trekking experience unparalleled by any other in Kerala. Agasthyamala is the second highest peak in Kerala. It has a 28 km trekking site which takes almost 2 days to finish. This is sure to be an enlightening experience for the visitors. Ponmudi, a hill town, in Thiruvananthapuram, is filled with scenic spots filled with natural beauty. Meenamutty waterfalls, Kallar river all has something divine about them. The place is best to visit in the winter, but it is a year-round tourist destination.

How to Reach Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvanathapuram is well-connected with all three major means of transport with several cities of India. Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest airport. The airport is well connected with all the major cities of India and countries as well and is just 6 kilometres far from the railway station

Thiruvananthapuram which are well-connected with all the major cities of India. Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station is known as the largest and busiest railway station in South India

Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station

Best Time to Visit Thiruvananthapuram

October to February is that the best time to go to Trivandrum because the winters bestow the place with the foremost pleasant weather within the entire year. The summers square measure hot and wet and might be a touch uncomfortable. The monsoons, on the opposite hand, square measure comparatively cooler

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Which time is best for Kerala tour?

Winter weather between September to March is the best time to visit Kerala. This is the season when Kerala has a comfortable climate and pleasant weather with less humidity.

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