Trivandrum Tourism Map
Trivandrum tourism destinations
A popular tourist destination in the south Indian state of Kerala, Trivandrum is blessed with a wide range of tourist spots from pristine sandy beaches to gleaming backwaters, fascinating monuments, ancient temples and wildlife sanctuaries. The place sees a huge influx of tourists every season.
Located just 16 kms from Trivandrum, it is a scenic beach consisting of three adjacent crescent beaches. Of all the three, the Lighthouse beach is more popular. The serene and tranquil ambience of the white shorelines here offer much needed relief from the bustling city life. One can enjoy thrilling water sports in the cool blue waters of the beach here.
Sri Padmanabhapuram Palace:
Located at a fair distance of 64 kms from Thiruvananthapuram, it occupies a respectable position among the top ten palaces on earth. It is a well preserved wooden palace which reflects the traditional Kerala style of architecture. It was once the resident of the erstwhile Travancore rulers.
Shri Chitra Art Gallery:
It is one of the popular tourist places in Trivandrum which is famous for its exotic collection of contemporary and modern Indian art. Here, one can see the artworks of noted painters like Raja Ravi Verma and Nicholas Roerich. Moreover, it also houses intricate works from the Rajput, Tanjore and Mughal schools of art.
The Napier Museum:
A popular museum built in the Indo-Saracenic style, it has some of the rare collection of historic artifacts, ancient ornaments and various ivory carvings. It is one of the frequently visited tourist spots in this south Indian destination.
Veli Tourist Village:
A popular picnic spot, bordered by Veli lagoon and the Arabian Sea, various boating facilities are available to explore the beautiful blue lagoons. There is also a children’s park and a garden here.
Located 32 kms from the city of Thiruvananthapuram, this well known tourist spot offers breathtaking views of lush green mountains and the lake. It is also a popular picnic spot which also offers boating facilities to the visitors.
Apart from these places, you can also plan your trip to other well known attractions in and around the city like Zoological Park, Shankhumugham Beach, Ponmudi, Shree Mahadeva Temple and Secretariat among others.
One of the widely adored tourist places in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Kanyakumari is a small town most renowned for its culture and historical heritage. Also equally blessed with rich flora and fauna, it attracts many tourists both domestic and foreign every year.
Popular Kanyakumari tourism spots
Beautifully set along the southernmost tip of Indian Peninsula, it is surrounded by seas on three sides. Tourists mainly visit this place to enjoy splendid view of sunrise and sunsets especially during Chaitapurnima (full moon days) when one can enjoy stunning sight of sun set and moon rise simultaneously.
Dating back to 17th century, it is one of the top ten ranked palaces on earth. Located in Padmanabhapuram village of Kanyakumari district, the major attraction of the palace is the King’s Council Hall which is dark and beautifully coloured with mica. It really reflects the traditional architectural brilliance of the bygone era.
A popular tourist spot in Kanyakumari, it is believed to be constructed around 1600. Also well known as De Lannoy’s Fort, one can see the tombs of the Dutch Lieutenant De Lannoy and his family inside the fort. The fort also houses a bio-diversity park which remains open for the tourists.
It is a well known tourist spot blessed with culturally rich monuments. Unnumbered devotees visit these monuments to worship their gods and for spiritual and divine values. These monuments are the living testimonies of the rich diversity of culture and religion found in Indian.
Vivekananda Rock Memorial:
Erected atop a rock in the middle of the sea, it is a memorial is dedicated to Swami Vivekananda. Built of red and blue granite, it is the place where Swami Vivekananda meditated and gained enlightment. It remains open every day for the visitors and you can simply reach there by ferry services.
It is a famous memorial in this south Indian town dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. It is the exact place where his ashes were kept before immersion. It also houses a library with newspapers, old pamphlets, books, etc. of the pre-independence era.
It is one of the fun places to hang out in Kanyakumari. Here you can see many Indian history figures in the form of wax statues. Quite similar to the wax museum of London, it currently has wax counterparts of international personalities like Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Apart from these, also plan a visit to other interesting tourism spots like Government Museum, Baywatch, Thiruparrapu Falls, St. Xavier Church and Vattakottai Fort among others.