Thiruvananthapuram is famed for the scenic beauty, benevolent attitude of the locals and jaw-dropping beaches that are ideal for a holiday in Kerala. It's a place where traditions run deep, from the nation's birthplace to Kerala's still thriving lush greenery and fascinating legends and demagogues still roam in its alleys.
The composed state stands calmly on the land where the Western Ghats and Tamil Nadu are standing on its right and a never ending Arabian sea leading to perfection on its left. The capital not only produces the world's best software engineers but scientist as well. It was in 2012, Thiruvananthapuram was adjudged as the best city to stay as per the survey of India Today. Till 1991, the tinsel town was famous by the name Trivandrum which was christened by the Britons. However after 1991, the name of the state changed to Thiruvananthapuram.
The city got its name from the idol residing in Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple-Ananta, which is also one of the must see places here. The term 'Thiruvananthapuram' is derived from the Malayalam language thiru- anantha-puram which means 'City of Lord Ananta.' Ananta is the serpent Shesha on whom Lord Padmanabha (another form of Lord Vishnu) reclines.
Steeped in a longstanding history of culture and art, the easy paced capital oand also one of the best top attractions in Kerala, has been home to many famous artists and poets. There's so much to discover in Thiruvananthapuram like zoos, historical museums, traditional villages and sparkling beaches that form a perfect backdrop to indulge in an exploration expedition. The Kanakakkunnu Palace, The Napier Museum, Akkulam Lake, Sree Chithra Art Gallery, Science and Technology Museum, Sree Chithra Art Gallery are sighting places, popular for their architectural splendour and historical and religious significance.
Few kilometer drives from Thiruvananthapuram will take tourists to the coastal bays of Kerala-Kovalam, and Varkala. Kovalam is amongst the best tourism places where the sun meets the sand and skies together with a subtle background of the sun plays a riot of the color. Varkala on the other hand is an excellent beach holiday place that offer those travelling to Kerala an ideal place to sun bathe and relax.
There are three prominent beaches in Kovalam - Lighthouse, Hawa and Samudra Beach which give enough reasons to visit Kerala to a beach lover. The place is much more than an idyllic shore. With scuba diving, kayaking, swimming, and so many others things to do, there is not even a single moment one can feel bored during a holiday in Kovalam.
In this one of the finest travel places, tourists can see beaches, take blessings of divine shrines, indulge in watersports or peep into the past through the historical museums. People of Thiruvananthapuram welcome travellers and disarm them with their warm generosity. March into the overwhelming hospitality and unleash this mystical land where even elephants are worshipped.
We at Tour My India offers a detailed travel guide for your Trivandrum tour. Find all important travel information on issues such as best time to visit, popular tourist attractions, where to stay, transport system, and restaurants and market. This holiday guide offers every little information that can help in making your Trivandrum trip an unforgettable affair.
Thiruvananthapuram is a melting pot of Kerala, and thus one is spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do and places to see here. Amongst the best things to do in Trivandrum is relaxing on Varkala Beach, which is also the top tourist destination around the city; ayurveda treatments; wooden boat ride and water sports activities at the Kovalam Beach; yoga; and visit to Thenmala, which is India's first planned eco-tourism centre. The city offers zoos, historical museums, traditional villages and beaches for a sightseeing tour. Top tourist attractions in Trivandrum would include Kanakakkunnu Palace, The Napier Museum, Akkulam Lake, Sree Chithra Art Gallery, Science and Technology Museum, and Sree Chithra Art Gallery.
A wide array of hotels are available in Thiruvananthapuram that vary according to the budget. Since the city is the capital of Kerala, and amongst the top holiday destinations in India, most of the accommodation options are equipped all necessary amenities for a comfortable stay. From luxury to budget, everything can be found in the city that serves its uest with warm hospitality.