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Trivandrum or Thiruvananthapuram is a city of exceptional vibes! As the capital city of Kerala, Trivandrum has the backing of a firmly rooted heritage and colonial legacy. For years Trivandrum had kept itself far removed from the ruthless aura of urbanisation, but today, Trivandrum has become a stylish metropolis with a quaint old-world charm! There are plenty of scenic places to visit in Trivandrum like the sacred temples and churches, fantastic museums, magnificent palaces, Zoo, Dam and golden beaches. 

The Padmanabhaswamy temple from which Trivandrum derives its name is a most-visited temple of India. The Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple & the Aazhimala Siva Temple are the other famous temples in Trivandrum.

Trivandrum tourist attractions cover historical monuments like palaces and museums which give valuable insights into Kerala’s rich legacy of culture and history. Trivandrum has to its credit many idyllic beaches like Kovalam, Hawa and the Shanghumukham Beach offering breathtaking views of sunrises and sunsets and beach sports. 

The local Trivandrum cuisine is dominated by seafood and spicy South Indian dishes with coconut as the main ingredient.

All these make Trivandrum one of the best tourist spots in South India. Welcome to Trivandrum!

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Why Visit Trivandrum?

A visit to Kerala is not complete without visiting Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala. Trivandrum beckons you with its long sandy shorelines, lush green countryside and a vibrant social legacy that engulfs visitors with its warmth. The city is a blend of appealing scenery and fascinating history.

The most-visited tourist places in Trivandrum are the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Napier Museum, Attukal Temple, Kanakakunnu Palace, Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, Vellayani Lake, the Secretariat, Kanyakumari Devi Temple, Kovalam Beach, Poovar Island and more.

Where is Trivandrum?

Trivandrum is situated on the South-Western tip of India in God’s own country Kerala and is a much sought after destination in India. Bordered by the Arabian Sea in the west and the state of Tamil Nadu in the east, Trivandrum is a coastal city which is the capital of Kerala.

How to reach Trivandrum?

Trivandrum is well-connected to several other cities of India by Air, Rail & Road.

By Air:Trivandrum International Airport, the nearest airport of Trivandrum city, connects with all the major cities of India and different countries as well.

By Rail:Nearly 20 railway stations exist in Thiruvananthapuram district of which, Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station is well-connected with all the major cities of India.   

By Road:Thiruvananthapuram offers connectivity by road to Kochi, Kozhikode, Mangalore and many other cities of Kerala by the NH-66. Regular bus services run from Trivandrum to the major cities like Cochin, Bangalore, Madurai, Coimbatore and Chennai.

What is the best time to visit Trivandrum?

Thiruvananthapuram experiences consistent weather almost all through the year. However, October to March is the best time to visit Thiruvananthapuram as the weather remains pleasant during this time.

Winter

A pleasant climate prevails in Trivandrum through the winter months – October to February with occasional light rain showers. From November, the temperature dips down till 180C. 

Summer

The average temperature of the summer season from March to May is 350C. A hot and dry climate with occasional showers prevails generally.

Monsoon

From June to September there are monsoon rains in the city. In June and July, it rains heavily and also gets too humid in this season, but the city takes on a lush green beauty.

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What are the best places to see in Trivandrum?

Trivandrum is a city which has too many places to explore! The Palaces, historical monuments, Temples, Churches, Mosques, Waterfalls & Beaches make Trivandrum a perfect destination for visitors in India.

Historical Sites

Napier Museum

Historical Museum
Photo Credits: Jini

Here’s an insight into the rich and glorious culture and history of Kerala! The Napier art and history museum built-in 1855 is a classic example of the gothic architecture style.  It has an exceptional collection of ornaments, bronze idols, chariots and ivory carvings on display. Works portraying Rajput, Mughal and Tanjore schools of art along with works by Chinese, Japanese and Tibetan artists & Japanese leather figures on  Mahabharata and Ramayana are a significant attraction for tourists.

The Museum compound also houses the oldest zoological garden of India with a lake and boat club. The Sree Chithra Art Gallery is also a part of the Museum. All these make the Napier Museum one of the most visited Trivandrum tourist places.

Kuthira Malika

Amazing Malika
Photo Credits: Sandhra

A palace which is a rare specimen of craftsmanship! The Kuthira Malika or the Puthenmalika Palace Museum has on display valuable antique collections of the royal family. Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma built it in Travancore-style architecture & the antique collection of Kathakali figures, elegant furniture, Belgian mirrors & paintings delight the visitors. The prime attractions of the Museum are the two royal thrones. Swathi Thirnual music festival is held here each January.

Padmanabhapuram Palace

Historical Palace
Photo Credits: Ramzeena

The seat of the erstwhile rulers of Travancore – the Padmanabhapuram Palace! An ancient Trivandrum palace with mesmerising architecture, Padmanabhapuram Palace is an excellent example of superior art and craftsmanship. The wooden palace has murals, floral carvings and sculpted decor. The palace, built in the 16th century is located at the foothills of Veli Hills at Thuckalay.  

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The Tibetan Gallery

Wonderful Place
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Discover Tibet’s enchanting culture at the Tibetan Art Gallery. Located at Azhimala, Trivandrum, the Tibetan Arts Gallery is a retailer of traditional and contemporary Tibetan artefacts like garments, silver jewellery & bowls. 

Sree Chithra Art Gallery

Art Gallery
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A haven for the lovers of art! The Sree Chithra Art Gallery established by Maharaja Chithira Thirunal in 1935 is housed in the Napier Museum compound. The gallery has on display, epic works of famous painters like Raja Ravi Varma and Nicholas Roerich.

Kanakakunnu Palace

Palace
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A total manifestation of exquisite craftsmanship and architecture is the Kanakakunnu Palace which stands proudly near the Napier Museum.  Built during the reign of Sree Moolan Thirunal it was constructed to hold royal banquets and entertainment events for the royal family. Nowadays, the palace hosts many cultural programs & the Nishagandhi dance festival should not be missed!

The antique furniture and massive, exquisite crystal chandeliers in the palace decor attract many visitors. The palace, with its scenic backdrop of lush hills and green meadows, is one of the most popular Trivandrum tourist places.

Places of Worship

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Padmanabhaswamy Temple
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Seek the blessings of Sree Padmanabha – Lord Vishnu!  Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, the most famous temple in Trivandrum, is one amongst the 108 abodes of Lord Vishnu and is visited by a large number of devotees.
The very name of the capital city – ‘Thiru’ ‘Anantha’ ‘Puram’, means sacred abode of Lord Anantha Padmanabha. Built-in the Dravidian style of architecture, the deity of Padmanabhaswamy is in a reclining posture. The Padmanabhaswamy Temple is one of the prominent places to visit in Trivandrum.

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Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

Bhagavathy Temple
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Attukal Bhagavathy Amman blesses all who come to her abode! Millions of women gather yearly at the  Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, a legendary temple in Trivandrum, for the famous Attukal Pongala Festival. One of the most popular shrines of Goddess Parvathy in South Kerala, the temple is decorated with many sculptures, which is a charming mix of Tamil and Kerala history & architecture.

Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple 

Ganapathy Temple
Photo Credits: Resmi

Lord Ganesha fulfils your deepest wishes and fixes your problems at the Pazhavangadi Maha Ganapathi Temple, Trivandrum! As one of the most famous Lord Ganesh temples in Kerala, the Pazhavangadi Temple holds a special place in the hearts of devotees. The temple which is jet-black in colour has an atmosphere of tranquil peace. There are 32 forms of Lord Ganesh seen inside the temple structure as beautiful paintings and intricate sculptures.

Thiruvallam Sree Parasurama Temple 

Parasurama Temple
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A temple dedicated to Lord Parasurama, the creator of Kerala! The  Parasurama Temple at Thiruvallam near Thiruvananthapuram is a 2000-year old temple resting on the banks of the Karamana River. The Parasurama Temple situated at the merging of 3 rivers – Karamana River, Killi River, and Parvathy Puthanar River is a holy site to carry out bali rituals.

Aazhimala Siva Temple 

Siva Temple
Photo Credits: Anil

Get the blessings of Lord Shiva at the Aazhimala Siva Temple, Kazhivoor!  The temple resting on the shore of the Arabian Sea on an elevated platform has been rightly named so as ‘Aazhi’ means Sea and ‘Mala’ means Hill. Hordes of ardent Shiva devotees and tourists visit here, especially on Tuesdays. 

The Aazhimala Siva Temple offers a jaw-dropping view of the Arabian Sea, embracing the beautiful Aazhimala Beach. Just marvellous!

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Karikkakom Devi Temple 

Devi Temple
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A 600-year-old temple where all the three forms of Goddess Chamundi- Maha Chamundi, Raktha Chamundi and Bala Chamundi is worshipped! The Karikkakom Sree Chamundi Devi Temple set in dense green environs is a favourite pilgrimage destination for Goddess Kali worshippers. 

During the reign of monarchy, the temple was the destination for bringing justice and punishment. The Pongala festival is celebrated with much pomp and splendour here.

Vellayani Devi Temple  

Devi Temple
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Invoke the blessings of Goddess Kali, the fierce form of Durga at the Vellayani Devi Temple! Situated on the banks of the Vellayani Lake it is one of the famous temples in Thiruvananthapuram and is the largest temple in Kerala dedicated to Goddess Kali. Built-in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is worth a visit! The temple has a bronze roof decorated with intricate traditional artwork & the towers or gopurams sculpted with figurines of several Gods.

Pazhaya Sreekanteswaram Temple

A Hindu Temple
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Lord Shiva in all his glory, blesses you at the Pazhaya Sreekanteswaram Temple in Thiruvananthapuram! As one of the historic Shiva temples in Kerala dating back to the ninth century AD the linga of Sreekanteswara is believed to have been mounted by Sree Parashurama. The  Sreekanteswaram Temple is located just outside the “North Fort” in Thiruvananthapuram. 

Sree Mahadeva Temple, Kazhakuttom

Mahadeva Temple
Photo Credits: Devika

Offer prayers to Lord Shiva, who is the ultimate solution for peace of mind, health problems and salvation! A very lovely divine and peaceful Shiva temple located in surroundings of Technopark area in Trivandrum, the Sree Mahadeva Temple at Kazhakuttom is believed to be built in the 10th century. With a simple architecture, the temple has an elegant appearance. 

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Mother of God Church, Vettukad

A Churchthat is Near to Sea
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Feel the inner peace as you offer prayers at the Vettukad Church or the Madre De Deus (Mother of God) Church.  The 500-year-old church is believed to have been established by St. Francis Xavier. It was in 1937 a new church was constructed. Feast of Christ the King held for ten days is the biggest celebration held at the church.  

St. Mary’s Cathedral, Pattom

St.Marys Church
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The central place of worship of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church in Trivandrum! A beautiful Syrian Catholic Cathedral, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Pattom flaunts a beautiful architecture and a peaceful environment.  The interior is decorated with beautiful fresco paintings designed by the celebrated French artist, Miss Mary Baranger. The church is a place that should be on your must-visit list while you are in Trivandrum. 

Beemapally Mosque  

Muslim Temple
Photo Credits: Anjitha

One of the ancient places of worship for Muslims in Kerala! Beemapalli Dargah Shareef is a Dargah which is dedicated to Beema Umma who was a member of the family of Prophet Mohammed. Beema Umma and her son were believed to have travelled from Arabi to preach the Islam religion. There is a common belief that the medicated water from the wells of Beema Palli is capable of curing any disease. The main festival of Beema Palli is the Urus Chandanakudam festival held annually in memory of Beema Umma and her son Sayyidussaheed Maheen Aboobaker. They were laid to rest at the Beema Palli.

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Beaches

Shangumugham Beach

An amazing beach
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A perfect hangout to spend your evenings with family! The Shangumugham beach near Trivandrum airport is one of the best Trivandrum attractions. The vast stretch of white sands and the waves are embracing the shore allure visitors to this beach. It is considered as the Arattukadavu of the Sree Padmanabha Swamy. The idols from the Padmanabhaswamy temple are taken out in procession to the Shangumugham beach for the ceremonial bath on the last festival day. 

The Shanghumugham Devi Temple stands nearby. There are small platforms for visitors to sit and watch the astounding sunset and sunrise views at the beach. A horse riding facility is available here. The famous sculpture ‘Sagara Kanyaka’ by the renowned sculptor Kanayi Kunhiraman stands proud near the beach. There’s also a children’s park near the beach with rides for both adults and children. 

Valiathura Sea Port

Sea port
photo Credits:Reshmika

A great place to be if you are a sunset lover! The Valiyathura Pier was once a part of one of South India’s most famous ports before operations were shifted to the Kochi port. But now the pier is not open to the public as construction activities are going on. It’s a fantastic experience enjoying the sunset along with the roaring Sea and the fierce winds.

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Lakes

Vellayani Lake

Beautiful lake
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Experience natural beauty at its best! The Vellayani Lake or the Vellayani Kayal is a prominent freshwater lake in Kerala, famous for its diverse flora and fauna. You can explore the lake over a boat ride or a walk along the boulevard. During the Onam festival, boat race festivals are held here.   

Veli Lake & Tourist Village

Lake side tourist village
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 Enjoy with family and friends at the Veli Tourist Village on the banks of the Veli Lake where it meets the Arabian Sea. The tourism village is set in serene environs and acres of gardens. There are Pedal boats and Paddle boats on hire for visitors as per their convenience. Lots of fun and entertainment for the kids climbing the sculptures here. At the Veli Tourist Village, there is a separate Children’s Park and a Floating Cafe with sumptuous food.

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Parks and Adventure

Thiruvananthapuram Zoo

Zoo
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All set for a family picnic? Why not visit the Trivandrum Zoological Gardens which is very much a part of the Napier Museum. The gardens also house a lake & Boat club & have an extensive collection of 35 species of animals, 28 species of birds and 17 kinds of reptiles from India, Ethiopia & Australia. The Zoo is one of the most popular Trivandrum attractions, and you can find animals like the Royal Bengal Tiger, Indian Rhino, Manipur deer, Asiatic Lion, Nilgiri Tahr, Lion-tailed Macaque, Nilgiri Langur and more here.  Inside the Zoo, there are natural habitats of Zebra, Giraffe, Cape buffalo & the Hippopotamus. More than 200 species of trees, rare beautiful plants, orchids and a snake farm also can be found here.

Trivandrum Zoo Timings: 9 AM –  5:15 PM. Daily 

Gandhi Park 

Park
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 Spend quality time at Gandhi Park, one of the best things to do in Trivandrum. The 5,000 sq m landscaped recreational park with a Gandhi statue at the southern end is built around the Chalai-East Fort corridor.  The Park is demarcated into an exclusive senior citizens’ zone, children’s playing area. Pedestrian plaza, snack bar and jogging pathway.

An elevated pedestrian passage runs along the middle of the park connecting the Fort Gate and the Chalai Bazaar. From the passage, you can get an unrestricted view of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. 

Magic Planet

Magical planet
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Enter the world of Magic! Kerala’s first magic house – the Magic Planet located at the Kinfra Film and Video Park. Based on a new concept of a completely magic themed park, Magic Planet was designed to ignite the torch of science and magic in the minds of the young generation. This innovative facility is dedicated to the improvement of India’s street magicians.

The Magic Planet complex is located in 75 acres land hosts several attractions like a Museum, a Children’s park and a food court. There is a virtual supermarket inside to build mathematical skills for children. An underground tunnel, theatres for live performances, shadow plays, R & D centre & a mirror maze are the other Magic Planet attractions. Indeed, a fun world for children and adults alike!

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Happyland Water Theme & Amusement Park

Water Park
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Raise the thrills and keep the Adrenaline racing at the Happy Land Water Theme Park! The Amusement Park at Vembayam a short drive from Trivandrum is a major Trivandrum sightseeing attraction. The park has immense natural beauty and is very popular amongst children and adults for its adventure water rides.

Have a go at the many rides like the  Uphill Drive, Flying Fox, Crazy Cruise, Challenger, Aqua Trail, Rocky falls, Wave pool and more. All the standard safety norms are adhered to in the park. The Park also has an exquisite restaurant and many Food courts, Ice cream parlour and Gift shops available.

Akkulam Tourist Village

Tourist Village
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A scenic picnic spot set on the banks of the Akkulam Lake! The Akkulam Tourist Village has a boat club, a well-equipped Children’s Park, snack bar, a paddling pool and a swimming pool for adults.

There are wading pools and beautifully landscaped gardens & the first musical dancing fountain, which represents the Padmanabha Swamy Temple in the background is about to be constructed here.

Landmarks and other Attractions

Kerala Government Secretariat  

Secretariat
Photo credits: Vimal

Take time out to visit the highest echelon of the state, Secretariat, a famous landmark located in the heart of the city.  The Roman and Dutch style heritage building complex was built in 1939 and was called Puthen Kacheri. In 1949  it was renamed the Government Secretariat & 2 other blocks were constructed nearby. The centre block (Durbar Hall) is now a venue for State ceremonies and meetings. 

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Methan Mani 

A Historical Clock
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Take time out to watch the beautiful Antique clock situated on the eastern side of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple on the top of the Old Fort Palace. The distinctive feature of the clock is that it has a bearded man on top of the dial which opens his mouth corresponding to every hour and two rams hit his cheek and forcing him to close his mouth. The hitting action is coordinated with the hourly chimes. The Methan Mani remains a popular Trivandrum attraction!

Kerala State Science & Technology Museum

Science & Technology Museum
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Go for a thrilling experience at the Kerala Science & Technology Museum, one of the top Trivandrum sightseeing attractions. Incepted in 1984, the Science and Technology Museum is visited by several science enthusiasts.

With separate galleries on electricity, electronics, power and motion mechanics, the Museum has 300 exhibits, galleries on Popular Science, Mathematics, Automobile, Biomedical Engineering, Computer and Solar energy.  A Mobile Science Exhibition Unit, Library, Play Park, Energy Park, 3D theatre, Edusat TalkBack Terminal, Laserium & Water fountain etc. work associated with the Museum. 

Priyadarshini Planetarium

Planaterium
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Opening up the world of space and mysteries of the universe for you! Priyadarshini Planetarium is one of the best places to visit in Trivandrum. As the first titled domed Planetarium in India, the Priyadarshini Planetarium has been educating people and keeping them up to date with the latest evolutions in the field of Astronomy.

The Planetarium has an auditorium equipped with an advanced GM-11 starfield projector which can simulate the star-studded sky from any location of the entire planet. You can get the simulated view of the sky for any day,  at any given time 12500 years into the future or the past 12500 years! There are shows in Malayalam and English here to introduce people to the magical world of outer space.

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Places to Visit near Trivandrum

Kovalam

The enchanting Kovalam beckons you to its breathtakingly beautiful beaches! A much sought after destination in Kerala beautiful Kovalam is known for its three curve shaped beaches – Lighthouse beach, Samudra beach & Hawa beach. The beaches have rocky outcroppings that add to their beauty. Many shops and shacks that peddle Curios, Kashmiri and Tibetan products, beachwear etc. can be found here! Kovalam is also a well-known Ayurveda destination. During the peak tourist season, Kovalam is very much crowded. Kovalam to Trivandrum distance is 20 km, and you can reach there by hiring a cab.

Poovar 

Poovar Beach is a beautiful island lying in the backwaters near Trivandrum. Located at the meeting point of Neyyar River with the Arabian Sea, it offers a fabulous view of the backwaters. It is also home to exotic wildlife, and a large number of migratory birds come to visit here. The golden beach is a favourite picnic spot of tourists and local people. Boating trips can be arranged at nominal rates. Located 12 km from Kovalam, Poovar is a popular tourist place near Trivandrum.

Neyyar Dam

Nestled in the Western Ghats, the Neyyar sanctuary lies in the drainage basin of the Neyyar river and its tributaries – Mullayar and Kallar. A dam is a tourist place near Trivandrum, about 32 km away and the area is a popular picnic spot with a lake and picturesque hills surrounding it.

The lake formed by the construction of the dam across the Neyyar River is a tourist destination, with boating as an attraction. Neyyar dam site hides within it a beautiful lion safari park, deer park, crocodile rehabilitation centre and wildlife sanctuary is a repository of some of the rarest medicinal herbs in Kerala. 

Kanyakumari

Catch the magic of watching the sunset and sunrise from the same beach! Mountains and vibrant seashores surround Kanyakumari, a coastal town in Tamil Nadu near Trivandrum. Acres of paddy fields and coconut trees, undulating valleys, hills and plains in between the Sea and the mountains add to the beauty of Kanyakumari! Trivandrum to Kanyakumari distance is 90 km. 

Kanyakumari is famous for its temples and churches as well. The Kanyakumari temple or the Bhagavathy Amman Temple is one of the major Hindu temples all across India. The Vivekananda Rock Memorial should not be missed here. It is a gigantic structure built to commemorate Swami Vivekananda which is surrounded by the Laccadive Sea & you can reach the monument only by taking a boat/ferry ride.

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10 Interesting Questions on Trivandrum

How do you get to Rameshwaram from Trivandrum?

As no direct flights or trains or buses are available to travel from Trivandrum to Rameshwaram, the fastest way to reach there will be to take a taxi from Trivandrum to Rameshwaram.

How do you get to Varkala Beach from Trivandrum?

You can go by train or by bus or hire a taxi to Varkala beach from Trivandrum, and it takes a 1.5 hr journey to reach by taxi.

How far is Trivandrum from Alleppey?

Trivandrum is 148 km away from Alleppey

How to reach Erumeli from Trivandrum?

To reach Erumeli from Thiruvananthapuram takes you 2h 50m hiring a Taxi which is the fastest way.

How to reach Vagamon from Trivandrum?

You can go by bus, train or hire a cab to reach Vagamon from Trivandrum.

How to reach Neyyar Dam from Trivandrum?

Regular bus service is there from Trivandrum which is 32 km from the Neyyar Dam, but you can hire a cab to make the journey fast.

How to reach Kovalam from Trivandrum?

To reach Kovalam which is about 16 km from Trivandrum you can hire a cab and it is a 20 minutes’ drive in a taxi.

How can I go to Kanyakumari from Trivandrum?

From Trivandrum 4 direct trains are there to Kanyakumari which takes 2h 20m, but the fastest way would be to hire a cab from Thiruvananthapuram to Kanyakumari.

How do I get from Trivandrum to Poovar Island?

Poovar Island is at 32 km away from Trivandrum, and the best way to reach there is by road, hiring a taxi and riding 40 minutes.

How to go to Padmanabhapuram Palace from Trivandrum?

Padmanabhapuram Palace is a 3 hrs drive from Trivandrum & the nearest railway station is Eraniel 5km away from the palace from where you can take an auto to the palace.

How do you get to Rameshwaram from Trivandrum?

As no direct flights or trains or buses are available to travel from Trivandrum to Rameshwaram, the fastest way to reach there will be to take a taxi from Trivandrum to Rameshwaram.

How do you get to Varkala Beach from Trivandrum?

You can go by train or by bus or hire a taxi to Varkala beach from Trivandrum, and it takes a 1.5 hr journey to reach by taxi.

How far is Trivandrum from Alleppey?

Trivandrum is 148 km away from Alleppey

How to reach Erumeli from Trivandrum?

To reach Erumeli from Thiruvananthapuram takes you 2h 50m hiring a Taxi which is the fastest way.

How to reach Vagamon from Trivandrum?

You can go by bus, train or hire a cab to reach Vagamon from Trivandrum.

How to reach Neyyar Dam from Trivandrum?

Regular bus service is there from Trivandrum which is 32 km from the Neyyar Dam, but you can hire a cab to make the journey fast.

How to reach Kovalam from Trivandrum?

To reach Kovalam which is about 16 km from Trivandrum you can hire a cab and it is a 20 minutes’ drive in a taxi.

How can I go to Kanyakumari from Trivandrum?

From Trivandrum 4 direct trains are there to Kanyakumari which takes 2h 20m, but the fastest way would be to hire a cab from Thiruvananthapuram to Kanyakumari.

How do I get from Trivandrum to Poovar Island?

Poovar Island is at 32 km away from Trivandrum, and the best way to reach there is by road, hiring a taxi and riding 40 minutes.

How to go to Padmanabhapuram Palace from Trivandrum?

Padmanabhapuram Palace is a 3 hrs drive from Trivandrum & the nearest railway station is Eraniel 5km away from the palace from where you can take an auto to the palace.