The capital city of Kerala, Trivandrum is the largest state. It has natural beauty in abundance. Therefore receives a large number of tourists every year.
You can explore the alluring temples, amazing beaches, the tranquil backwaters, exotic wildlife, captivating monuments, magnificent palaces, lush plantation of spices, tea and coffee.
This glorious city is situated on the western coast of India near the southern tip. It is a perfect place to have a memorable vacation amidst serenity.
Travelogy India will help you in exploring the major tourist attractions of Trivandrum such as
1. Ponmudi Hill Station
An unspoiled hill-station of Trivandrum is Ponmudi which is a must to visit place. It has a thick carpet of forest at the foothills. The charming tea gardens add to the beauty of the city. It can be a treat for nature-lovers and adventurous souls.
Mountaineering, rock climbing and trekking can be enjoyed there. Varied species of aquatic creatures and fishes are found there. The Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Deer Park, Golden Valley, Menmutty Falls and Echo Point are the popular attractions of this hill stations.
Agasthyarkoodam is one of the highest peaks is located here which is known for its wilderness.
2. Veli Tourist Village
Veli Tourist Village is one of the wonders of Kerala. Veli Lagoon is the place where one can spend quality time with family. One can enjoy boating and other water-sports, speedboats can also be hired.
The village is connected to Shanghumukham Beach with a waterfront and a floating bridge. Children can enjoy in the park around the beach. A floating restaurant that serves multi-cuisine can be found there.
Veli tourist village is the meeting location of Lake Veli and the Arabian Sea.
Timings: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
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In the Sahyadri Mountain Range of Western Ghats, is located Agasthyakoodam- the second largest peak of Kerala. It is a Paradise for trekker as it provides opportunities for trekking. The dense forests and exotic wildlife adds to the beauty of Agasthyakoodam.
Unusual medicinal plants and herbs besides colorful orchids can be found scattered around the hill. Enriched with wildlife and birds, this hill is situated near Neyyar Dam and Bonakkad. One can walk up to the place from Kotoor.
To visit this place every traveler need to get forest pass from the Trivandrum Wildlife Office. It is recommended to visit Agasthyakoodam is between December and April.
4. Kuthiramalika Palace Museum
Kuthiramalika Palace Museum is a beautiful two-storeyed palace. This palace was built by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma near the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. It has numerous artefacts and is popularly known as horse palace.
Paintings and various precious collections of the royal family are showcased in this palace museum.
Timings: 8:30AM to 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM (Mondays closed)
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5. Padmanabhapuram Palace
Padmanabhapuram Palace is a splendid wooden palace situated at the end of Kanyakumari. This palace is a fine specimen of Kerala's native architectural style.
Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Mondays closed)
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6. Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Inside the East Fort of Trivandrum, Padmanabhaswamy Temple is located, which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The exquisite architecture of this temple has the blend of Kerala and Dravidian form of architecture.
Dress Code : Men need to wear dhoti, women need to wear sari to enter the temple
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