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Trivandrum Tourism

Discover Trivandrum major tourist centre known for its temples and beaches

Tourism in Trivandrum

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Best time to visit
Oct - Feb
Ideal Duration
4-5 Days
Visa
On Arrival
Starting from
Rs. 2,500
  • Ideal for families
  • Ideal for friends
  • Religious Tour

About Trivandrum Attractions

Thiruvananthapuram is the capital of the southern state Kerala. Trivandrum city tour is very common for both locals and people from different parts of the world. Padmanabhaswamy Temple is one the richest temple in the world and very famous among the people. Trivandrum tourism is an exotic experience. Apart from temples and countless number of beaches, it is also the home of many important government headquarters such as the Space Research centres, Rocket Launching Stations, the Southern Air Command of the Air Force and it is also a major academic and economic hub. It is now ranked among the best cities to live in India and ranked as the best governed city in India.

History of Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram also known as Tiruvandrum was once known as “Kingdom of Travancore” between 1729 and 1949. After the 17th century the city came into limelight though it has been trading site for spices, Sandalwood and Ivory in 10th century.

The British never directly controlled the city and it was a princely state. When India got freedom in 1947, Thiruvananthapuram was an independent country but when the political tension rose, it became part of India and finally became the capital of Kerala . In 1962 it also became the home for India’s Space programme, with launch sites and research centres.

Places to see in Trivandrum

The capital of Kerala Trivandrum city tour is picturesque journey of beautiful green trees, temples and beaches. The city tour contain many beautiful sites to visit like Padmanabhaswamy temple, Poovar island, Kanakakunnu Palace, Observatory, HAppy land water theme park, Agsthyakoodam, Zoological park, Tanzania safari, Napier Museum, Chalai Bazar, Sri Chitra Art Gallery, Science and Technology Museum, shanghumukham, Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple,Priyadarshini Planetarium, CSI Christ Church Etc.

Food of Thiruvendrum

The main food of people in Trivandrum is rice, Spices like pepper, cloves, ginger and tapioca. Other important thing about Tiruvandrum cuisine is coconut, they use coconut milk as the main ingredient to cook their food. Both vegetarian and non vegetarian food is loved here. Famous food dishes of Kerala are like Idiyappam With Curry, Erissery (Pumpkin And Lentil Stew), Puttu And Kadala Curry, Appam With Ishtu (Stew), Ela Sadya, Parippu Curry (Dal Curry) and many more.

Culture of Thiruvananthapuram

Many great poets from decades have lived here like Ayyapillai Asan (15 or 16 century C.E) who wrote famous Ramakhadhappatu, which represents the stage in evolution of the southern dialect of Malayalam. Other writers were Unnayi Warrior, Kunchan Nambier, Irayimman Thampi and many more.

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Travel to Trivandrum

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By Air

Trivandrum (or Thiruvananthapuram) boasts of a large, modern airport with both international and domestic terminals. Trivandrum airport has a capacity for handling around 1.8 million passengers annually. Visa on arrival (VOA) service is provided to citizens from 44 countries. It is located near the seaside and is four kilometres from the city center and near to the Kovalam Beach, which is one of the favourite tourist attractions in the state. International tourists arrive commonly from the middle east and south-east Asian countries; for example, Malaysia, Singapore, Maldives and Sri Lanka. Airlines such as Kuwait Airlines, Qatar Airlines and Emirates Airlines conduct many flights to and from Trivandrum making it easy for international passengers to get in and out of the city. Domestic airlines such as Indigo, Vistara and Spice Jet also have several flights connecting Trivandrum to other cities across India. Travel times from Mumbai are generally 2 hrs with non-stop flights and can go up to 9 hrs with intermediate stops. From New Delhi flying to Trivandrum takes around 3 hours in a non-stop flight.

By Train

The Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station is the largest railway station in the entire southern part of India, connecting Thiruvananthapuram with all of the rest of India. The easiest and cheapest way to reach Thiruvananthapuram is by railways, and a large number of trains at a good frequency provides a very efficient method for travel to the city. Some of the better trains running to Trivandrum are the Netravathi Exp (Mumbai), Anantapur Exp (Chennai), and Sabari Express (Hyderabad).

By Road

Thiruvananthapuram is connected to major towns and cities by NH66. The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation runs interstate bus routes that connect Trivandrum to Bangalore, Mysore, Madurai, Kochi and Coimbatore. Kerala contains a good network of modern roads and bus routes that connect different cities and town centres; making bus rides a comfortable, fast and efficient way of getting around in the region. Public transport is a good mode of travel inside the city; there are several state-run buses along with taxis and auto-rickshaws that provide fast transportation inside the city. There is a major bus station at Thampanoor, from where the buses leave the city along with several state highways that serve commuters in the city.

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    Raj Kumar

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    Raj's 6 days trip to Trivandrum

    I started my trip from Munnar and there started issues 1. The hotel in Munnar doesn't have basic amenities such as water supply in the attached toilet & bathroom. No tv connection, landline, wifi, electricity 2. The site-seeings mentioned in the voucher were almost all missing on the ground. Some of them were discontinued for a couple of years for tourists. The cleanliness and staff behavior (especially the boathouse) was really good.

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    Vijay Vuyyuri

    Hyderabad

    Vijay's 5 days trip to Trivandrum

    Mr. Vikas is always available over phone throughout our trip in spite of poor network Local partner is not upto the mark... As this is our first trip with tours & travels I would like to highlight few points Places visited during our trip: Cochin-Guruvayur-Munnar-Alleppey-Cochin No .of days: 5 days-4 Nights Pros - In current COVID-19 scenario, its safe to travel by your own private cab - Helps you to cover more places* ( *Note: Driver should be also on same page with you for this) - Able to halt at few places on route for capturing the scenic views of location - You always have a person who is familiar with routes, language and places - We even covered few tourist activities which we might have missed if we go without tours & travels Cons - The Driver is not so rigid, so we not able to cover places based on itinerary shared. - We had spent addition money for autos, bike rentals as we the driver is rigid to take us around the city and we want to explore more in available time. Overall Rating: Tours & travels: 3/5 Local partner (driver): 2.5/5 coverage based on itinerary: 3/5 Value for money: 3/5

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    Gaurav Agrawal

    Hyderabad

    Gaurav's 6 days trip to Trivandrum

    Dear Kerala Expedition, Cab and driver were very good. satisfied with the selection of hotels at munnar and Thekkady. Houseboat at Alepuza were good. Arrangements was good. Thanks kerala expedition for Amazing trip. Regards, Gaurav Agrawal Dear Kerala Expedition, Cab and driver were very good. satisfied with the selection of hotels at munnar and Thekkady. Houseboat at Alepuza were good. Arrangements was good. Thanks kerala expedition for Amazing trip. Regards, Gaurav Agrawal

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    Nithin Nithu

    Panoor

    Nithin's 6 days trip to Trivandrum

    Hotel booking and vouchers were good and Comfort destination did a great work.

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    Ravimbm

    Delhi

    Ravimbm's 7 days trip to Trivandrum

    overall good experience expect cab driver response.

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    Mani Mozhi Vetrivel

    Vellore

    Mani's 4 days trip to Trivandrum

    It was a good experience this 2020 . Whatever the word made was kept by them in time managing . Allepey resort

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    Sunandu Kumar

    Hyderabad

    Sunandu's 6 days trip to Trivandrum

    The trip was fantastic and the Arha holidays traveller caring like family and their arrangements also good what we expected the same they arranged This is first time stay at Kerala tree house it's awesome experience New couple should feel the experience

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    Chetan Aladi

    Bengaluru

    Chetan's 3 days trip to Trivandrum

    . Munnar was good. Activities like kathakali etc. were interesting to watch.

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    Chandra Kant

    Pune

    Chandra's 5 days trip to Trivandrum

    Thank you Travel Unbounded and Travel triangle for arranging the Trip. Travel unbounded is very professionalise and stick to the commitments. Thank you for managing the trip and everything so well and making it memorable. Will love to plan more in future.

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    Ranjeet Singh

    Delhi

    Ranjeet's 6 days trip to Trivandrum

    Hi Dawn, The Honeymoon trip was amazing! The travel was very beautiful. The hotel was beautiful. Everyone there was so friendly. Kovalam beach and boat house were absolutely amazing! The best time we had on Kovalam and house boat.mhmmar is very beautiful and full of greenery wonderland tea museum all were so good It was awesome. We liked that one the best. We will definilty be using you in the future. We would love to do another trip in a year for our one year anniversary, just don;t know where yet! :) Thanks for all your traveling tips and suggestions. We felt very safe and it was very nice. Jungle saffari In thekkady , mattupatty dam and most beautiful house boat in Kerala backwaters Marari beach more peaceful than Kovalam

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    Trivandrum is famous for temples have worlds richest temple Padmanabhaswamy temple and is one of the major tourist attraction places according to tourist department and it is also the home of many important government headquarters such as the Space Research centres, Rocket Launching Stations, the Southern Air Command of the Air Force and it is also a major academic and economic hub. It is now ranked among the best cities to live in India and ranked as the best governed city in India.

    The city has its own Film culture. There are many film making companies in Trivandrum. There is an International Film festival of Kerala held in March/February and had been the major event of India.

    Some important writers were

    • Ayyapillai Asan (15 or 16 century C.E)
    • Unnayi Warrier
    • Kunchan Nambiar
    • Irayimman Thampi and many more.

    It is one of the richest temples in the world. Temple only grants entrance to those who have hindu faith. The architecture of the temple is such that every breath you take inside the temple, feels like the most refreshing and soul cleansing experience.

    The main ingredients of food here are:

    • Pepper
    • Cloves
    • Ginger
    • Tapioca
    • Coconut milk

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