Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram is the picturesque capital of God’s own country, the state of Kerala. This evergreen city is a popular pilgrim destination owing to its ancient temples and their intricate architecture. The city has a long stretch if coastal line, beautiful beaches, backwaters and many historical structures. Once the capital of the Travancore Kingdom, Thiruvananthapuram is famous for the ancient Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple which is popular for its religious, historical and architectural significance.

Weather

In summer season the maximum temperature touches 35°C and minimum reaches 22°C. Humidity is very high in this season.

The place experiences a humid monsoon therefore the humidity level of this region moves up to 90% during this season. Every year during monsoon, Thiruvananthapuram gets heavy rainfall of 1600 mm.

The city welcomes the winter season from the month of October and it remains till March. The minimum temperature of the city comes down to 15°C and the coldest months are January and February. The best time to visit Thiruvananthapuram is from November to January.

How to Reach

The Trivandrum International Airport connects a number of cities in India and abroad. The airport is just 6 km away from the railway station and provides best possible services to the visitors.

Trivandrum Central is the main railway station located few kilometers away from the city center. This railway station is considered to be the biggest and busiest station in the state, in terms of passenger movement. Quite a good number of trains connect the city to the entire nation.

Key attractions/Sightseeing

Shankumugham Beach: Stretched in the white sand, Shankumugham Beach is a perfect holiday spot where one will find a complimentary source of peace and tranquility. It is placed at a distance of 8 km away from the heart of Thiruvananthapuram. Witness the stunning view of sunset from this sensational beach.

Agasthyarkoodam Peak: Being the second highest peak of the state, the Agasthyarkoodam Peak is haven of rare herbs and medicinal plants. Situated at an altitude of 1890 m, the place shows various colors to the travelers who pay a visit here.

Kovalam Beach: Nestled at a distance of 15 km away from the city, Kovalam beach is one of the major Thiruvananthapuram attractions. Since a long time, the place has been listed in the top destinations of the country. The tranquil atmosphere of the city lures the attention of number of travelers from all around the world. It is also a perfect destination for those who love to enjoy water sports.

Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary: Nestled at a distance of 32 km, Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary is another major attraction of the city. It is spread in an area of 128 square km and got the tag of wildlife sanctuary in 1958. Find about 39 species of mammals including elephants, leopards, sloth bears, sambars and tigers as well as more than 170 species of birds, 40 species of fishes, 17 species of amphibians and 30 species of reptiles.

Shree Padmanabhaswamy Temple: Placed inside the East Fort, Shree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is a legacy of the city. It was established in the year 1733 by the Maharaja of Travancore.

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