Kerala has a charm of its own. There is no second thought about why it has been given the title of God's own Country. Pristine blue beaches, bustling cities and enchanting hill stations, Kerala is like a combo pack, with a perfect assortment of every taste of tourism.
Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala adds feather to the beauty of the state with its own mystic charm. Also called as the ‘City of Scared Serpent,’ the city is an introduction to the bustling fast-moving life of the state along with elegance and a charm.
It is a bustling city and sees the maximum trade and commerce of the state. There are beautiful picnic spots, shimmering shorelines and many great historical monuments that make this destination a complete holiday package.
Travel to Thiruvananthapuram lets you witness ancient temples, palaces, beaches and the wilderness of Kerala. Tourists can also indulge into trekking, boating and other water sports activities.
History suggests that the city had a great role to play in the spice trade of the region. Its political and cultural history stood apart from the rest of Kerala.
Following are the main travel attractions of Thiruvananthapuram
Resting in the heart of the city, this temple is the first epitome that comes to mind when thinking about Thiruvananthapuram. It is built in pure Dravidian style of architecture and is a replica of Adikesava Perumal Temple in Kanyakumari.
The presiding deity is Lord Vishnu enshrined in his commonly seen posture where he is sleeping on the holy serpent. The temple is highly revered as the one of the great108 temples of Lord Vishnu.
It is a museum built in 19th century. It is built in mixed style of architecture. It was constructed by Robert Chisholm, a British architect, the pioneer of Indo-saracenic architecture in Chennai. Museum exhibits a rare collection of bronze idols, temple chariots and historical artefacts.
Do experience real wilderness by visiting the famous Thiruvananthapuram Zoo. Spread in 22 acres of land, it is the oldest zoo in India. There are more than 82 species of animals found here. White tiger, Asiatic lions, royal Bengal tiger, giraffes and cape buffaloes are some of the easily spotted animals here.
Shopping in Thiruvananthapuram
Spices, coffee and cashew nuts are the popular edibles bought from here. You can also purchase traditional saris and gold jewellery from here.
When to Reach
October to March is an ideal time to visit when the weather is cool and pleasant. Elephant Race Festival in January is also a sought after time to plan the trip to Thiruvananthapuram.
How to Reach
The destination has an excellent road, rail and air connectivity as it is the capital city. Flights from noted Indian, West Asian and South-East Asian cities are received by the Trivandrum Airport.
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