Destination Snapshot

  • Travel Style

  • First Timers
  • Nirvana-aah
  • Beach Bums
  • Something Different
    • Language

      Malayalam, English
    • Altitude

      10 metres
    • Time zone

      GMT + 05.30 hours
    • Theme

      Beach, Religious

Kerala’s modest capital- Trivandrum is where life pauses, where nature is found in its pure form and the old-world charm still exists (away from the hi-tech world).

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  • Sree Anantha Padmanabha Temple

    Trivandrum is also known as the abode of Lord Anantha and the entire city is built around this temple. A major landmark of the city, it is also one of the oldest Vishnu temples in India.

  • Proximity to Kovalam Beach

    Hardly 17 kilometres away from the city, Kovalam beach is easily accessible from Trivandrum and is often referred as a getaway point to nearby towns of Kovalam and Varkala.

  • Sunset and Beaches

    Strolling across the beach side is the perfect and the most serene experience you can have at Trivandrum. Don’t miss the sunset view at the Veli or Shankumukham beach during evenings.

  • Kathakali

    If you are in Trivandrum, you must not miss this exclusive folk dance performance which narrates a story in the form of dance and is a vibrant spectacle of dance and drama.

Be prepared

  • Laid back lifestyle

    There isn’t much to do beyond Yoga and Spa therapy as people in Trivandrum live a slow-paced life and are quite content with it.

Describing It

Trivandrum (now known as Thiruvananthapuram) is the capital city of Kerala and is bordered by the Arabian Sea on one side and Western Ghats on the other. With such an ideal location of both plains and sea, Trivandrum makes for a perfect holiday destination offering abundant scenery as well as great adventure activities. While you are here, you can laze at the beautiful beaches and backwaters, acquaint with the city’s history at the many museums and monuments, seek divinity at the temples and embrace the architectural marvel of the monuments, buildings and religious sites. Trivandrum is home to one of the most iconic temples in India- Sree Anantha Padmanabha Temple which attracts a massive number of people from all across the world. The temple has a shrine of Lord Vishnu in one of the most admirable reclining positions.

There is more to this modest city which believes in living life at your own pace. Spa and Ayurvedic massage comes naturally to Kerala and hence Trivandrum is no exception in boasting of some rare therapeutic oils and rejuvenation therapies for mind, body and soul. For a cultural high, you must watch the Kathakali performance at any of the art centers in the city.

Home to Kerala’s international airport and two railway stations, Trivandrum enjoys excellent accessibility from different parts of the world. No wonder, the city is also looked upon as a gateway to nearby touristy places like Kovalam and Varkala.