Trivandrum, the state capital of Kerala, is located at the south western
tip of India. Encircled by Arabian Sea on the west and Tamil Nadu on the
east, this city is contoured by its rippling terrain of low coastal hills
and busy commercial lanes. Regarded as 'God's Own Country', Trivandrum is an
enchanting city built across seven hills. A blend of extensive backwaters,
historical beaches, maiden beaches, rich cultural heritage and a long
shoreline make up Trivandrum. The beautiful city of Trivandrum has managed
to retain its old charm like the red tiled roofs, cramped lanes and cozy
Quick Facts Location : : 708 kms from Chennai State : : Kerala Area : : 2192 sq km Trip Highlights : : Shree Padmanabha Swamy Temple Ideal time to visit : : September - May Languages : : Malayalam, Hindi and English STD Code : : 471 Climate : : Summer (Max - 32ºC) & Winter (Max - 27ºC) Best time to visit : : September - May
Udaipur Air/Rail/Road Links
Trivandrum International Airport is 6 kms away from
city. It is linked by flights to Cochin, Maras, Delhi, Goa and
International flights also operate to Colombo, Kuwait and Dubai.
Railway Station :
There are direct trains to all the main towns of
Kerala as well as the major cities in India.
Bus Station :
Long distance buses depart from Central Bus Station.
Buses also go from Kochi, Chennai, Madurai, Bangalore and Kanyakumari.
Attractions in Trivandrum
Shree Padmanabha Swamy Temple
Located inside the fort, this temple is a beautiful amalgam of Dravidian
and Kerala style of architecture. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple
boasts of sacred pond and a large complex with a huge gopuram.
Located 12 kms to the south of Trivandrum, this is an internationally
renowned beach. Kovalam houses three crescent beaches. The southernmost
known as Light House Beach is the most popular one.
Shree Chitra Art Gallery
This art gallery displays select paintings of Raja Ravi Verma, Svetlova and
Nicholas Roerich and unique works of Rajput, Mughal and Tanjore schools of
art in India.
Built in 19th century, the Indo-Saracenic structure boasts a 'natural'
airconditioning system. It houses a rare collection of archaeological and
historic artifacts, ancient ornaments, bronze idols, a temple chariot and
Centres in Trivandrum
Your trip would be certainly considered incomplete, if you won't move
around in Trivandrum to shop something for your near and dear ones. The best
buys from Trivandrum are Kerala's handicrafts such as wood carvings, copper
ware, cane and bamboo furniture, crafts and lacquer ware. It is also famous
for its coir products, metal work, coconut shell crafts and wood and horn
carvings. The main shopping centres are-:
Famous Hotels in Trivandrum
Kovalam is an ideal place where you should go for an ideal relaxing break.
Trivandrum hotels will relax you more by providing their luxurious services.
So come right away and book a range of hotels if wish to fulfil your dream
of exotic services.
Kerala's getaways are combined with lush green environment and exotic
backwaters which make them so popular world-wide. The serene environment and
the pleasant atmosphere will lure you to visit these getaways again and
Kozikode (382 km) Kochi (220 km) Thrissur (299 km) Madhurai (264km)