Things To Do in Thiruvananthapuram

Activity in Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram the capital City of Kerala State is famous tourist spot of Kerala. Thiruvananthapuram is a historic city, dotted with many historical structures, parks, museums, tourist centers and palaces. Its also famous for its distinctive greenery, present all over, a rare site in any bustling Indian city.The best time to visit Trivandrum is between October and February, the perfect time for beach vacations. There are many activities to get involved in here in the city.

TemplesSree Anantha Padmanabha Temple is One of the most oldest temples of India, its a major Vishnu temple in the country.

MuseumsChacha Nehru Children’s Museum is a good children’s museum with a large collection of dolls, masks, paintings etc.Kerala Science and Technology Museum, near to Priyadarshini Planetarium, is one of the largest science museum. Napier Museum displays rare archaeological and historical artifacts including bronze idols, ceramics, an impressive carved wooden cart, Buddhist statues from various parts of the country and some neighboring places, ivory carvings, chests, Balinese shadow puppets, various old coins, Hindu puja items, etc.

Priyadarshini Space Planetarium– largest planetariums of India rated as one of the best horizontal planetariums of the world

BeachesShanghumukham Beach is 8 km outside the city. Kovalam Beach one of the most beautiful and hot spot beach of Kerala is located about17 km from Trivandrum City.

Village Tours– Must Visit place for Tourists in Thiruvanathapuram various options to choose here like boating, Horse Riding on the beach, a floating bridge, a shallow pond where you can feed the fish, beautifully maintained gardens. Very famous among tourists, especially those interested in water adventure sports.

Arts and Culture-Kerala Art College Housed in the grounds of an old colonial building with sprawling grounds behind, there are occasional art shows.

Visit a martial arts centre (Kalaripayattu) and Watch traditional performers perform a Kathakali dance. Stroll around the town during the dusk time when the city comes to life.It is advised not to venture out alone late into the night .If you’re there during the Onam season, be sure to pass by the secretariat building and the kanakakunnu palace for the brilliant illuminations. If it’s Christmastime, walk down a little further to the L.M.S compound to see the awesome collection of Christmas stars.

Valiyathura Pier, Trivandrum

Photo Credit - Thejas Panarkandy

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