Trivandrum has seven hills with a mix of English and traditional buildings along the seaside. The city has museum, art galleries and zoo as the main attraction. The Padmanabhaswamy Temple is the most famous tourist spot in the city.
The city has good water tourists’ spots. One is the Thiruvallam and Aruvikkara Dam. The latter is near the Durga Temple with fish that are fed by visitors. The Kovalam Beach is famous among the tourists and it has accommodation offers that would suit any budget. The Shankhumugham Beach, where sunset is the favorite scene of the visitors, has a recreation club with a gigantic mermaid sculpture called matsya kanyaka can be seen.
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The city has a lot of museum and art gallery and palace used for store historical events of the city. The Napier Museum, built in the 19th century, houses a collection of architectural artifacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments and chariots and ivory carvings. The Sree Chithra Art gallery is just near the Napier Museum which displays paintings of Raja Ravi Varma, Svetlova and Nicholas Roerich. There are also paintings from Japan, China, Tibet and Bali. The Kanakakunnu Palace is used for cultural meetings and programs. The Science and Technology Museum Complex exhibits related to science. Chacha Nehru Childrens Museum is ideal for children because it displays a collection of dolls, masks and stamps. Another scientific spot in the city is the Observatory located in the highest point of the city and one can see the captivating view of the city below.
Thiruvananthapuram also has natural parks and zoo that is perfect for a family gathering. The Zoological Park is one of the first in India with enormous trees like frangipani and jacaranda and animals like wild fowl just swimming in the lake.
There are places to visit in the city. Among these are Kerala Legislature Complex, Veli Tourist and Akkulam Tourist Village, Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave, The Folklore and Numismatics Museum, Sree Mahadeva Temple, Neyyar Dam, Varkala spa and resort, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Ponmudi, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Padmanabha Swamy Temple and the list goes on.
The KTDC Tourist Reception Centre in Thampanoor offers different tour packages to experience an unforgettable travel without spending much.
Hotels and Guest Houses in Thiruvananthapuram
The South Park Hotel
Trivandrum Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram 0471 2333333
Trivandrum Hotels, Manjalikulam Rd, Thampanoor, Thiruvananthapuram, 0471 233 3555
Kolahalamedu, Idukki, Vagamon, 0471 2463443
Comfort Inn Grand
G. Road, Trivandrum, Kerala, 0471 2471286
Hotel Magic days Aroma International
Vanross Junction, Oottukuzhy Vanross Road, Vanross, Thiruvananthapuram, 0471 4076000
Punnen Road, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram, 0471 2337733
Le Meridien Kovalam
Mulloor P.O, Vizhinjam, Thiruvananthapuram, 0471 2480566
Post Office Box 431, Aristo Junction, Thycaud, Thiruvananthapuram, 0471 2324682
SP Grand Days
Bakery-Railway Station Road, Model School Rd, Panavila, Thycaud, Thiruvananthapuram, 0471 2333344
Thampanoor Fire Station, Thycaud, Thiruvananthapuram, 0471 2330977