About Trivandrum

Trivandrum - Evergreen City of India God's Own Capital

Trivandrum or Thiruvananthapuram is the capital of Kerala State in the south of India. It is known for its calm beaches, backwaters, hill stations, and rich culture because of which it attracts several Indian as well as foreign tourists. It is one of the cleanest and calm cities in India.

Popular Places In Trivandrum

The top tourist places in Trivandrum are as under

1. Padhmanabhaswamy Temple

Padmanabhaswami Temple is a very famous and sacred Hindu temple located in the heart of the city and is one of the best tourist places in Trivandrum. The history of the temple dates back to the 8th century, and it was renovated by Marthanda Varma, the king of Travancore, in 1750.

The foundation of the present-day Gopuram was laid in 1566. It is built by the side of a tank with a 100-foot, 7-tier gopuram. The temple corridor has 365-1/4 sculptured granite-stone pillars with decorative carvings. Here, the deity Lord Vishnu is lying in an eternal sleep posture on the hood of a five-headed serpent. The architecture of the temple is very complex, a combination of Chera and Dravidian styles.

2. Shankhumugam Beach

This beach is located 7 km from Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station and a short drive from the International Airport. It is one of the best tourist places in Trivandrum. People come here in the evening to view the sunset, the Giant Mermaid statue, and some vantage points specifically created for picnickers.


The Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, one of the ancient temples of South India, is popularly described as Sabarimala of the Women, as women form the major portion of devotees. The goddess in the temple of Attukal is worshipped as the Supreme Mother, creator of all living beings, and the mighty preserver as well as destroyer of them all. Pilgrims from all over the country who visit Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple and worship the Lord do not consider their visits complete without a visit to the shrine of the supreme Mother Attukalamma. Vishnumaya took the incarnation of Bhagavathy to annihilate the evil and protect the good in the world in the present era, namely Kaliyuga.

4. Kovalam Beach

It is located at a distance of 16 km from Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station and about 10 km from Thiruvananthapuram International Airport. It has a long coastline with substantial palm, a lighthouse, and clear waters, which makes it the main attraction of tourists in Trivandrum.

There are three beaches separated by rocky projection in its 17 KM long coastline, known as Light House Beach, Hawah Beach, and Samudra Beach. These three beaches together make famous semi-circular Kovalam Beach.

5. Napier Museum and Zoo

The treasure house of ancient culture and the legacy of God's own country lie in the heart of the capital city. With its august structure and exclusive collection of artifacts, Napier Museum stands apart from other heritage structures. Recreating history, this regal edifice offers a glimpse into the past. This historical marvel, embellished with artistic brilliance, is a preserver of a bygone era.