Thiruvananthapuram offers a number of places to see and things to do in to its visitors for an unforgettable Kerala holiday experience. Some of the best things to do in and around the city are to relax on Varkala Beach, which is located on the outskirts. One can also visit the nearby Vishnu Temple here, which is believed to be about 2000 years old. Don't forget to take a dip in the water here, as it is supposed to absolve all the sins. Do visit Kalamachal, a tiny hill station located in the Thiruvananthapuram district. It is a lesser-known destination in Kerala and is perfect for those who want to spend their time away from the crowds. At magic academy learn about the evolution of magic tricks. Indulge in healing Ayurvedic treatments at prominent centres in Thiruvananthapuram. A laid-back wooden boat ride to Kovalam's Main Beach is also an ideal thing to do along with indulging in sports water sports activities like parasailing, paragliding, swimming, surfing, skiing,
catamaran ride, and scuba diving among others at Kovalam Beach. The visitors also have the choice to imbibe the spiritual essence of life by practicing a yoga practice amidst the verdant greenery of the city. Yet another must do includes hopping in a City Day Tour Bus. Those with great interest in music can learn the classical music at Margi Kathakali School. There is also option for learn the techniques of martial arts at CVN Kalari Sangham. Also, tourist can plan a visit to Thenmala, which India's first planned eco-tourism centre and is 70 km away from Thiruvananthapuram. As far as sightseeing in the city is considered, the visitors have many options like Kanakakkunnu Palace, Sree Chithra Art Gallery, The Napier Museum, Akkulam Lake,Science and Technology Museum, Sree Chithra Art Gallery amongst many others.