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Trivandrum

Tranquil Beaches, beautiful lakes, historical monuments and magnificent hill slopes blended together with a vibrant cultural back drop, that’s the beautiful city of Trivandrum. Bordered by Arabian Sea in the west and Tamil Nadu in the east, Trivandrum is among the best tourist destinations in India. Once you start exploring, you realise that the city mystifyingly beholds diversity. Trivandrum, also known as Thiruvananthapuram, is the capital city of Kerala. But it is not your usual metropolis with maddening rush. The city is also a major academic hub, and is home to various universities and education centers.

From tourism point of view, the long sandy shorelines, lush good countries, pleasant shorelines and a rich social legacy engages tourists from all around the world. The city is an immaculate mix of appealing scene and fascinating history and society. Let us run you through some of the touristic spots in Trivandrum.

The Padmanabhapuram Palace is a thirst quencher for all art lovers. The beautiful palace has a special ambience with serenaded fine décor. The rosewood carved ceilings and a fine collection of paintings makes it one of the best specimens of Kerala. The coloured mica windows, antique furniture, and Chinese carvings of this palace are a treat to the eyes. Ceilings are carved with 90 different floral designs and the Durbar Hall has a glossy floor. Pictures of Lord Krishna, brass lanterns, mural paintings and a four poster medicinal bed add grace to the King’s bedroom.

Sri Chitra Art Gallery is another place you shouldn’t give a miss if you are an art lover. The Gallery houses some of the famous work of Raja Ravi Verma. His western form and style of paintings depicting Indian lives are an attraction here. Other art objects belonging to the Mughals, Rajputs and Tanjore art schools can also be seen.

Kanakannu Palace, an embodiment of excellent craftsmanship and architecture, is another must visit place in Trivandrum. The palace was built by Sree Moolan Thirunal for organizing royal ceremonies, and it retains its image as a place of entertainment for the royal family. The palace hosts many cultural programs and has been named as the heritage monument by the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH). The beautiful structure is a living testimony of the lifestyle of royals in Kerala. The palace is equipped with two auditoriums, where various cultural events take place. All India Dance Festival, popularly known as Nishgandhi, festival hosted annually, is a must watch here.

For the one’s seeking spiritual bliss Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is among the must visit sites. This temple is one of the very few temples in India where entry is strictly prohibited to those who follow Hinduism. The mystery and grandeur of the temple will leave you awestruck in its magnanimous beauty. The premises of the temple echo tranquility and every moment inside the temple feels like a soul cleansing experience.

For all the Beach babies, going to Varkala is something you shouldn’t give a miss. Let the beautiful coastal town of Varkala melt your worries and tensions away. Varkala’s peaceful seaside cliffs adjoin the Arabian Sea, setting the scene for several water spouts and wellness spas. The Varkala Beach is a paradise for those looking for an escape from the bustling city crowd. The beach ensures a refreshing vacation with spectacular landscape, multiple international cuisines and mesmerising sunset view. The swinging palm trees, the seashore, everything about this beach will ensure a rejuvenating vacation for you. The best time to visit here is between March and November, when the weather is quite pleasant.

Nestled on the borders of the Arabian Sea in Trivandrum, the Chowara Beach makes for another beach vacation. The golden sands are surrounded by diverse coconut trees, which conceal the existence of the fishing village, a temple, and an old church. Colorful boats are a common sight. The beach also houses a beautiful old traditional village. The old-fashioned Analothbhava Matha church is also located on the beach.

So embark upon a journey to this beautiful city of Trivandrum, and we promise you won’t regret it.



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