The capital city of Kerala, Trivandrum is known for its trading history
dating back to 1000 BC. It occupies a position along the southern coast of
India. The city was once an important part of the capital of Travancore.
Trivandrum or Thiruvananthapuram attracts travellers on account of its
spacious layout and the regulated pace of life, unlike the cities other
cities of India. The exotic beaches, the overwhelming greenery and the
scenic charm of the place account for a vacation travellers may never want
Climate & Best Time
Due to its closeness to the sea, Trivandrum has tropical climate
conditions. There are no extremities and the weather remains pleasurable
through the year. During summers, the average temperature records 36 degrees
centigrade whereas in winters, it shows a minimum of 18 degrees centigrade.
May to November is the time of monsoons. You can make a trip to the city
anytime between October and March, which is the pleasant time of the year.
Places to Visit
A variety of tourist attractions await you at Trivandrum. There are
beaches, temples, museums, lakes and dams for you to visit. Try to spend a
couple of days here to entirely soak up the charm of the place.
» Padmanabha Swamy Temple
major draw for visitors to Trivandrum, the temple showcases a brilliant
amalgamation of the Kerala and the Dravidian style of architecture. The
seven-storey gopuram is worth watching for everyone. The intricate murals,
carvings and sculptures are a big attraction for visitors.
» Veli Tourist Lodge
Those who are in search of an idyllic picnic spot can head straight to this
spot. The beautifully landscaped gardens, boating facilities and
well-maintained restaurants offer a wonderful experience.
Just at 65 km from Thiruvananthapuram, Ponmudi is a scenic hill station.
Fresh air, meandering pathways and wooded environs render the spot
irresistible for travellers.
» Neyyar Dam
Located 30 km east of Thiruvananthapuram, the place was founded in 1958. To
add to the delight of tourists, it has a watch tower, a crocodile farm, a
lion safari park and a deer park. At the Neyyar Sanctuary, you can spot
wildlife species like gaur, sloth bear, Nilgiri tahr, sambar, elephant, deer
To cater to the needs of a huge inflow of tourists, Trivandrum has come
with a number of stay options ranging from five star and four star to
heritage and budget category hotels. You can book your stay at hotels like
the Muthoot Plaza (5 star), Hotel Residency Tower (4 star), South Park Hotel
(4 star), the Travancore Hotel (heritage), Poovar Island Resort (heritage)
Trivandrum has an international airport with flights connecting to all the
major destinations of the country and the world. You can avail of regular
domestic flights linking with Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kochi among others.
Trivandrum is a major railhead of Kerala with regular express and superfast
trains to different parts of the state and the country. A well-established
road network connects Trivandrum with various parts of the state and