Trivandrum has many interesting places to visit are as follows – Kovalam Beach, Palace Museum, Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Napier Museum, Natural History Museum, Zoological Garden, Sri Chitra Art Gallery, Science and Technology Museum, Planetarium, Veli Tourist Village, Padamanabhapuram Palace, Akulum Boat Club, Kerala Legislative Assembly, Shangumugham Beach, Ganapathy Temple, CVN Kalari Sangam, Ponmudi, Neyyar Dam etc.
Trivandrum is also known as Thiruvananthpuram. Trivandrum is the capital of Kerala. Trivandrum is situated on the west coast. It is referred as the Evergreen City Of India by Mahatma Gandhi. Trivandrum is the most populous and largest city of Kerala. Trivandrum is the IT hub of Kerala. Trivandrum has ranked as the best city in Kerala. This city has many state and central government offices.
Trivandrum is also an academic hub. There are many educational institutes like as – University Of Kerala, Indian Institute Of Space Science And Technology, Center For Development Studies, Indian Institute Of Information Technology And Management etc.
Kovalam Beach : –
Palace Museum : – Puthen Maliga Palace Museum is housed in the palace of maharajahs. Its timing is – 8.30 am to 12.30 pm and 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm. and the entry fee is five rupees only.
Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple : –
Science and Technology Museum : – The Science and Technology Museum is around 100 meters away from Mascot Hotel. Museum timing is 10.00 am to 5.00 pm daily. Entry fee is 2 Rs. Only.
Napier Museum : –
Natural History Museum : – The Natural History Museum rooms an ethnographic collection. And its house built in Keralan style.
Zoological Garden : –
Sri Chitra Art Gallery : – Sri Chitra Art Gallery keeps the paintings of Mughal, Rajput and Tanjore schools and works from Japan, China and Tibet. Many modern paintings are also there like as – Nicholas Roerich, Ravi Varma and Svetoslav.
Planetarium : – Daily in the noon Planetarium shows a 40 minute show in English. The entry fee is Rs. 10 only. Closed on Monday.
Veli Tourist Village : –
Koyikkal Palace : Located at a distance of 18 kilometers from Trivandrum, Koyikkal is ancient palace and dates back to the 15th century.
Vizhinjam : The place used to be a popular site for the Portuguese and Dutch traders. It is located south of Kovalam beach and represents a modern fishing harbour.
Akkulam Boat Club :
Varkala beach of Trivandrum :
The Trivandrum’s climate is between of tropical monsoon and tropical savanna. Temperature in summer is maximum – 39 °C and in winter minimum is 15 °C. Trivandrum is the first city in the path of south – west monsoon and gets first rain in June. Heavy rainfall and is around 1700 mm.
The KTDC conducts various typed tours in the city and all tours according to the tourists.