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Trivandrum Kerala

This is the city of Anantha, Lord Vishnu’s sacred serpent. Steeped in history and mythology, Trivandrum (officially Thiruvananthapuram) occupies a seaside position in the southern Indian state of Kerala. The coastal city was once the capital of the previous Travancore state. It was far back in the 190 AD when traders began to step on the city’s soil. Due to city’s eminent history, Trivandrum was crowned as Kerala’s capital after India’s independence. The city of Thiruvananthapuram experiences a tropical climate. As soon as monsoon sets in, travelers begin flocking to Trivandrum to spend their holidays in Kerala.

What to Do in Trivandrum
A wonderful option to have the maximum of your holiday in Trivandrum is a boat ride along the backwaters. While enjoying your houseboat cruise, you will have the opportunity to feast your eyes on scenic splendours and experience the lifestyle of people living in seaside areas.

Plan your stay at one of the health resorts or Ayurvedic resorts in the city of Trivandrum. You can enroll yourself in one of the many Ayurvedic therapeutic programs. Renowned Ayurveda experts will be counseling you on how to achieve the well being of your mind and body. It’s really going to be an entirely rejuvenating experience. World famous celebrities arrive in the city to benefit from time-tested Ayurveda treatments.

Yet another exciting option to enjoy your travel in Thiruvananthapuram is to visit Veli and Shankhumuggam. Numerous temples at the Veli tourist village are worth seeing. Also plan to get to the much popular Kovalam beach, just at 16 km from Thiruvananthapuram.

In and Around
Start your sightseeing tour to Trivandrum by visiting the much frequented Padmanabhaswamy Temple. The temple’s sanctum sanctorum can be reached from three sides. Main attractions at the temple include wonderfully carved granite pillars (400 hundred in number) and a gopuram measuring 100 ft in height. If you are a culture enthusiast, you need to head straight to the Observatory and Museum in Trivandrum. Items on display at the museum include numerous ancient temple models and wide range of wonderfully crafted jewellery.

Art connoisseurs should never miss a visit to the Sri Chitra Art Gallery. One of the major draws for visitors at the art gallery is an eye capturing display of paintings by Raja Ravi Verma. In addition, the art gallery has on display paintings by such great personalities as Rabindranath Tagore, K. K. Hebar and Jamimi Roy among others.

Where to Stay
Plan your stay in Thiruvananthapuram at tourist preferred hotels like Muthoot Plaza, the South Park, Residency Tower, Travancore Heritage, Leela Kovalam, Hotel Saj Lucia, Hotel Pankaj, Hotel Horizon etc.

Trivandrum Air/Rail/Road Link
The Trivandrum International Airport offers connecting flights to Colombo, Singapore, Male and countries of the Middle East. By rail, Trivandrum has an excellent connectivity with the cities of Kerala and other key destinations of southern India. A good road network links Trivandrum with famous cities like Kochi, Alleppey (Alappuzha), Kumarakom, Chennai and Bangalore among others.