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Destination Theme
Museums & Historical Places, Cities & Urban Areas,
Best Suited For
Family vacation and business holidays
Recommended Duration
Two to three days

Quick Info

The captital city of Kerala, formally known as Trivandrum, is one among the top ten greenest cities of the country. The city has an international airport. Thiruvanantham, a significant city in the south-western tip of India, is bound by the Arabian Sea on the west and the state of Tamil Nadu on the east. This capital city forms the academic hub as well as the political nerve centre of the state of Kerala.

Rankings & Ratings

The land of Padmanabhaswami having an interesting shoreline!

Editor's Rankings

#11 in 33 Destinations in & around Kerala
#1 in 13 Beaches in & around Kerala
#4 in 10 Museums & Historical Places in & around Kerala
#4 in 10 Hill Stations in & around Kerala

Editor's Review

Even the capital city of Kerala has plenty of tourist attractions. The long shoreline of Thiruvananthapuram offers a wide range of attractions and activities that are related both to nature and culture. The city is not a typical metropolitan city, and hence you get accommodation facilities at a cheaper rate. 


  • The city is well connected by air, rail and road.
  • The price of accommodation is quite reasonable.
  • The long shoreline has many interesting places to visit.
  • Many attractions throughout the city.


  • Some places may have a lot of crowd and traffic.
  • The weather sometimes is very dry.
  • Although it is the capital of Kerala, it is not as developed as other major cities in India.
  • Hard to get rooms in peak season.




Itinerary Tips

  • People are very sensitive about the kind of dress you wear, especially in temple areas. Try to avoid wearing shorts outside.
  • Carry cotton clothes with you because the city is generally warm.
  • Because of a few mugging incidents, it’s better for tourists to avoid travelling in isolated areas during the night.
  • Take only prepaid taxis and three-wheelers for your travel from airport or railway station. You can't trust other drivers.
  • A camera can come to good use since there are many photographic locations you will come across.


Detailed Info

With a population of more than 3 million, Thiruvananthapuram is one of the most significant cities in South India. The name 'Thiruvanthapuram' literally means 'City of Lord Anantha' in the local language. The city has been built on seven low hills around the Padmanabha Swamy Temple. Apart from this one, the city is home to many other temples. Thiruvananthapuram is considered as an alluring picnic spot because of the afforested uplands of the Western Ghats.

The city of Thiruvananthapuram is one of the favourite tourist destinations in South India because of its stunning prolonged shoreline that has popular beaches, backwater stretches and historic monuments. The city is well-known for its rich cultural heritage. Located between the Arabian Sea and Tamil Nadu, Thiruvananthapuram is one of the cleanest and greenest cities of India.


The city of Thiruvananthapuram has an average elevation of just 4.9 metres above mean sea level.


The city has tropical wet and dry climate with dry winters, lots of rain from April to November and hot summers.

Best Time to Visit?

Anytime of the year, but the months of November, December and January have the best climate.

How to Get There?

By Air

Thiruvananthapuram  has an international airport of its own that is connected to major cities. From here, a taxi or cab can be booked and the desired location can be reached.

By Train

The Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station is within the city. You can hire a taxi or auto outside the station and reach the desired destination.

By Road

Thiruvananthapuram Bus Station is situated adjacent to the railway station and the private buses can be boarded to reach the desired address. 

Local Cuisines

Some of the most sought-after delicacies in Thiruvanthapuram are Kethal Chicken fry, Biryani Chaya, Chilli Chicken, Chilli beef and dosas with special chutneys.