Top 10 Places to Visit in Thiruvananthapuram

Top 10 Places to Visit in Thiruvananthapuram

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» 1. Sri Padmanabhaswamy Mandir

This temple is Dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is a blend of the Kerala and Dravidian styles of architecture. The mandir is a place for art lovers and is also known for its stone carvings & mural paintings.

Distance from the airport: 4.3 km

Opening hours: 3:30 am to 7:20 pm

Best time to visit: All year

Entry fee: Free / Special darshan: INR 150

Photography: Not allowed inside


» 2. Kovalam Beach

Kovalam beach is one of the most stunning beaches of Kerala. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful bay of calm waters and ideal for sea bathing.

Distance from the airport: 14 km

Opening hours: Throughout the day & Evening

Best time to visit: September to March

Entry fee: Free

Water Sport: Available


» 3. Poovar Island

This island has golden colored sand and the bewitching sunset gives a perfect background for a romantic date. Poovar Island which is the best place to reinvent the best moments of your life.

Distance from airport: 33.4 km

Opening hours: Throughout the day & Evening

Best time to visit: June to April

Entry fee: Free

Photography: Allowed


» 4. Shankumugham Beach

Shankumugham beach is one of the most popular beaches. It is known for its immaculate waters & soulful sunsets. Shankumugham Beach is one of the famous tourist spots in Thiruvananthapuram.

Distance from the airport: 5.3 km

Opening hours: Throughout the day & Evening

Best time to visit: September to March

Entry fee: Free

Water Sport: Not available


» 5. The Kanakakunnu Palace

The Palace was built under the rule of Travancore King. This Kanakakunnu Palace is one of the major tourist attraction in the Kerala state.

Distance from the airport: 6.5 km

Opening hours: 9 am to 5 pm All days open expects Mondays

Best time to visit: October to March

Entry fee: Free

Photography: Extra charges


» 6. Napier Museum

This Museum is an art & natural history museum. The Napier Museum was constructed in the 19th century. The museum constructed in the Indo-Saracenic style.

Distance from airport: 7 km

Opening hours: 10 am to 5 pm All days open except Mondays

Best time to visit: All year

Entry fee: Above 12 year 10.rs / Children- 5.rs

Photography: Not allowed


» 7. Thiruvananthapuram Zoo

This Zoo is one of the oldest of its kind in India. The Thiruvananthapuram Zoo is home to more than 82 species from all around the world. Indigenous species at the zoo include Nilgiri langur, Indian rhinoceros, lion-tailed macaque, Asiatic lion, royal Bengal tiger, the white tiger etc.

Distance from the airport: 6.5 km

Opening hours: 9 am to 5:15 pm All days open except Mondays

Best time to visit: September to May

Entry fee: Above 12 year 10.rs / Children- 5.rs

Photography: Extra charges


» 8. Priyadarshini Space Planetarium

Distance from the airport: 5.5 km

Opening hours: 10 am to 12 pm / 3 pm to 5 pm All days open except Mondays

Best time to visit: All year

Entry fee: 60.rs for adult / 30.rs for children /

Photography: Allowed


» 9. Akkulam Tourist Village

Akkulam Tourist village is a famous backwater destination and picnic spot with boating facilities. Lakeside recreation spot featuring kids’ playgrounds, a swimming pool & water activities.

Distance from the airport: 8.2 km

Opening hours: 9 am to 6 pm All days of the week

Best time to visit: October to May

Entry fee: Children’s Park- Adults- Rs.5 & Child- Rs.3.

Photography: Allowed


» 10. Neyyar Dam & Wildlife Sanctuary

It is one of the largest comprehensive Hindu temples, measures 299 ft long, 253 ft wide and 135 ft high, covering the vast area. Khodaldham Temple is an inspiration, magnificent and beautiful in every way.

Distance from the airport: 33 km

Opening hours: 9 am to 4 pm All days of the week

Best time to visit: November to March

Entry fee: Above 12 year 250.rs / Child 125.rs / Below 5 year 5.rs / Foreigners 300.rs

Photography: Allowed


Best time to visit Thiruvananthapuram: October to February.

It is one of the major tourist destinations in Kerala.

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