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Sree Ananda Padmanabhaswamy Temple Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Sree Ananda Padmanabhaswamy Temple is located inside East Fort, in Thiruvananthapuram - the capital city of Kerala. Sree Anantha Padmanabhaswamy Temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu.

Divya Desams are the holiest abodes of the Lord Mahavishnu that are mentioned in the works of the Tamil Azhvars. The city of Thiruvananthapuram is named after the Lord. The word Thiruvananthapuram literally means "The land of Sree Anantha Padmanabhaswamy".

The idol of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is made up of 12008 salagramams that compose the reclining lord. On top of them "Katusarkara Yogam", Navaratnams, a special Ayurvedic mix, was used to give a plaster. Followers believe that the Lord has personally come in disguise and had saved many times the Travancore Kingdom from the clutches of enemies.

Kovalam Kovalam

One of the most popular beaches in Trivandrum, Kovalam beach is situated at a distance of 16 kilometers to the south of Trivandrum city. Kovalam has three crescent shaped beaches separated by rocky outcroppings. Shallow waters stretching for hundreds of metres are ideal for swimming. The beaches have steep palm covered headlands and are lined with shops that offer all kinds of goods and services.

Kovalam offers an excellent diversity with Kovalam beach to suit all desires and occasions. Three curve shaped beaches, alienated by stony outcroppings, from the major attraction of this coastal resort. Backed by precipitously mounting headlands and covered by fertile coconut palms, the beaches, especially the southern most part of lighthouse beach.

Kovalam was brought to the public eye by the Maharaja of Travancore. Over the past three decades, the place has been well developed, and now figures prominently on the world tourism map. Today Kovalam beach is known as the "Paradise of the South".

Neyyar Dam Neyyar Dam

The Neyyar Dam is located 32 km away from Trivandrum. Neyyar is the heaven for tourists who search for some serenity and isolation. A Tour to Neyyar Dam will refresh your spirits in such a beautiful surrounding. The dam is a part of the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary which is the home of unique species of flora and fauna.

Neyyar Dam is a part of the adjoining Wildlife Sanctuary which is the home of different species of animals. The Neyyar Dam Wildlife Sanctuary stretches from Neyyatinkara Taluk to Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu. The Neyyar Dam gets its name from the Neyyar River. A Tour to Neyyar Dam will reveal more about these unique species of plant and animal life.

The major tourist attraction near Neyyar Dam is its wildlife sanctuary which has a number of tourist attractions are Crocodile Park, Lion Safari Park, Deer Park and Watch Tower.

Napier MuseumMuseum

The Napier Museum is an art and natural history museum situated in Thiruvananthapuram. The architectural masterpiece was designed by Robert Chisholm, the consulting Architect of the Madras Government and the construction was completed in 1880.

The museum houses a rare collection of archaeological and historic artefacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot and ivory carvings. It also contains the Sri Chitra Art Gallery, which contains works from Raja Ravi Varma and Nicholas Roerich, as well as examples of Mughal and Tanjore art.

The Museum grounds also hold a Zoological garden, which is one of the oldest in India. This Zoo was established in 1857 and is spread over 55 acres of land.

Akkulam Lake Akkulam Lake

Akkulam is one of the most fascinating backwater destinations in Trivandrum. Akkulam is located 7Km away from Trivandrum. Akkulam is a wonderful tourist village near the Akkulam Lake. It is an ideal picnic spot and a fascinating backwater destination.

There is a Boat Club in Akkulam Lake in Trivandrum in Kerala is a wonderful place to take a tour of the Akkulam Lake. There is also a Childrenís Park in Akkulam which is the perfect place for the kids to spend a lovely day.

Considered to be a picnic spot, there is a large swimming pool in the Akkulam Tourist Village which is one of the major highlights of this area.
 

Veli Village Veli Village

Veli Tourist Village is a prime tourist destination in Trivandrum is constructed near to the Veli lagoon area which is surrounded by lush greenery. It is located 8 kilometers from Thiruvananthapuram city.

Veli Tourist Village is an 18 acre waterfront park which comprises of a floating bridge that links the Shankhumukham beach to the village area. The village is open for public access from 10 am to 8 pm.

Shanghumukham beach is one of the attractions near to the Veli Tourist village which gives sunset watchers excellent opportunity to view the breath taking twilight.

Ponmudi Ponmudi

Trivandrum is a beautiful hill station located at a distance of 61 kilometers from the city. An unexplored destination, , Kerala is a tranquil spot located atop hills and is a must visit if you to experience true bliss and feel rejuvenated once again. The place is located at a height of 600 meters above sea level and is called the Golden peak. hill station is a welcome break from the hustle - bustle of the city life and one can relax without being disturbed in the lap of nature.

Hill station offers many adventure sports like trekking, rock climbing, mountaineering, etc. One can go on long leisurely walks along the meandering roads that wind up the hill. This beautiful hill station is a scenic view and it also has natural springs that help keeping the valley lush green.