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  • Are you looking forward for vacations on a place that is itself a complete package with Beaches, Islands, Temples, Museums, and Dams?
  • Do you also wish to the lip-smacking seafood and regional dishes served with love?
  • And, the place should be well-connected through Roadways, Railways and Airways?

If you replied a big YES to all the above questions then, Trivandrum is your destination for upcoming holidays. There are so many places to visit in Trivandrum with the constant weather throughout the year. best time to visit Trivandrum is recommended is from October to March. Avoid vacations in Trivandrum because March to May are normally hot and dry as the summer in Kerala lasting at that time. June to September witnesses the monsoon. Holding the pride of being one among the cleanliest cities of India; Trivandrum also attracts people who are fascinated towards Ayurveda. There are several tourist places in Trivandrum that make your holidays peaceful and comfortable in pleasant atmosphere around along with relishing the pure South Indian culture.

Places to Visit in Trivandrum

If you are concerned about the places to visit in Trivandrum; then the below list is all you need to check.

1. Padmanabhaswamy Temple: World’s Richest Temple

Padmanabhaswamy-temple
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Among the richest of all temples, the Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple is dedicated to a reincarnation of Lord Vishnu – Lord Padmanabha. This temple in Trivandrum , is also famous for its firm rules of worship. There are definite dress codes to be followed by its visitors. Entry is free. The temple premises needs almost two hours for complete visit. Temple opens at 3:30 AM and closes at 7:20 PM. In between these hours the temple doors keep closing and opening at regular intervals.

2. Kovalam Beach: Best Beach in Kerala to View Sunset

Kovalam Beach

In the South of Trivandrum; approx. 13 km from the city situated is the Kovalam Beach. It is the semicircular in shape; enclosed with the coconut trees that keep swaying moderately by the gentle wind in the region. Spend your time in the water sports at Kovalam Beach. Try the mouth-watering seafood here and get the Ayurvedic massages as well. The stay near the beach are said to be affordable. The sunrise and sunset views would cheer you up. This beach is most visited beach in Trivandrum among existing beaches of Kerala.

3. Varkala Beach: Best Cliff Beach in Kerala

Varkala beach in Kerala

The beach is famous with the name ‘Paapnashanam’. The water of Varkala Beach is considered to possess remedial and healing properties. A dip in the holy water is taken to rinse the body from all impurities and wickedness.  If seafood excites your taste buds, then Varkala Beach is a heaven for you. Also if adventurous things thrill you, then have fun in doing sports like windsurfing, parasailing, paragliding and snorkeling. This beach in Trivandrum is best for Spending free time.

4. Ponmudi: Clean Hill Station of Kerala

ponmudi - Hill station in Kerala

The sumptuous tea-plantations, plush green peaks and vales with waterfalls and watercourses altogether make you fall in love with the placeA huge expanse of uncommon flora and fauna can be perceived here together with mountain florets, wild orchids and colorful butterflies.Please remember November to May is the best time for visiting the Ponmudi.

5. Poovar Island: Best Attraction of Kerala

Poovar beach in kerala

Approx. 27 kms from Trivandrum with unmapped seashores and striking backwoods of Kerala. Poovar Island is situated with all the serenity you are searching for. Visit Poovar Island to witness the point where the sea, river and the land come across. Poovar is also well-known as a fishing village. Take a cruise here to the neighboring village in the middle of the flawless blue water to gain a memorable experience.

6. Padmanabhapuram Palace: Heritage Destination of Kerala

Padmanabhapuram-palace

Approx. 61 kms from the city; towards Kanyakumari situated is the Padmanabhapuram Palace. The wooden palace is beautifully maintained and its frescoes, marvelous flowery figurines and black stonework floor continue to amaze all its visitors even to this day. The interiors are stunning leftovers with convoluted rose artifacts and sculptured furnishings. The palace remains open on all weekdays except on Mondays. The visiting hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

7. Neyyar Dam:

neyyar-dam

Are you a nature lover? If you answered a YES, then do visit Neyyar Dam on your holidays to Trivandrum. This dam is preferred tourist place in Trivandrum. This scenic dam is in the middle of the foliage of Western Ghats is enclosed with tranquility and remoteness. You would love visiting here as it makes an unspoiled sightseer place to escape from the swarming urban life. Please remember September to May is the best time for visiting the Neyyar Dam. Also plan to visit Neyyar Dam Wildlife Sanctuary when you are here.

8. Napier Museum:

Nappier museum

Visiting Napier Museum will give you a prevue of the rich Kerala’s cultural legacy. If you are a history lover or a student; this place will soothe you best. It was built in 19th century. The Indo-Saracenic construction with gothic gable and towers, stone statuaries, wood and ivory figurines along with lamps, fabrics, handiwork items etc. fascinates you. The Museum remains opened on all weekdays except on Mondays. Visiting hours are in between 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Only on Wednesdays the visiting hours are from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Pay Rs. 10/- and Rs.5- as entry fee for adults and kids respectively.

9. Agasthyakoodam: Best Trekking Place in Kerala

Agasthyakoodam

In the North-East of Trivandrum; approx. 61 kms from the city stands the second highest peak in Kerala; the Agasthyakoodam. A perfect spot of photography, bird-watching and trekking. Rich wildlife and abundance presence of uncommon medicinal herbs makes this place; a must visit when you are in Trivandrum for holidays. Please remember December to April is the ideal time for trekking at Agasthyakoodam. It is said that once Hrishi Agastya lived here; hence the place derived its name. Avoid visiting here after sunset.

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