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Backwater cruise on country boat - Poovar 11 KM

Backwater-cruise

You can enjoy the pleasure of Backwater cruising on traditional country boat and experience the enthralling beauty of Kerala's backwaters.

Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin) -80 KM

Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari is located at the southernmost tip of peninsular India. It is the place where the waters of the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea meet. There are various tourist attractions in Kanyakumari. The main tourist attractions in Kanyakumari are the temple of the virgin goddess Kanyakumari or the Kumari Amman Temple and the Swami Vivekanda rock memorial. Various other places in Kanyakumari are the Gandhi memorial and the Suchindram temple.

Suchindram Temple

Suchindram-Temple

Suchindram Temple is situated at a distance of 13 km northwest from Kanya-kumari.Suchindram Temple has a large white coloured entrance known as `gopuram`, which is 40 meter in height.The time of construction of this building is not clear. But according to the most faithful sources, much of the temple was constructed from the 17th to 18th centuries.

Padmanabhapuram Palace

Padmanabhapuram-Palace

A magnificent wooden palace of the 16th century, Padmanabhapuram Palace lies at the land's end of mainland India. The antique interiors are replete with intricate rosewood carvings and sculptured decor. The palace also contains 17th and 18th century murals.

The Napier Museum

Napier-Museum

The Napier museum and art gallery are situated in the Napier Museum compound at the center of the city. The Napier Museum is a 19th century structure, built in the Indo-Saracen style. The Napier museum houses a rare collection of archaeological and historic artifacts, ancient ornaments, bronze idols, ivory carvings and a chariot.

Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Padmanabhaswamy-Temple

Thiruvananthapuram's most Sacred Sri Padmanabha Swamy temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is a blend of the Kerala and Dravidian style of architecture. It is a best example of South Indian architecture, with an impressive seven -story gopuram (tower).

Sree Chitra Art Gallery

Sree-Chitra-Art-Gallery

Sree Chitra Art Gallery is located near to the Museum. The art gallery was established in 1935. This is a must see gallery for art lovers. Paintings of famous artists like Raja Ravi Varma, K.C.S. Panicker, Rorich can be seen here. A grand collection of paintings from China, Japan, Tibet, Bali and paintings from many parts of the world are seen here.

Veli Tourist Village

Veli-Tourist-Village

Veli Tourist village on the other side of Trivandrum city is very popular with tourists. As you enter the Veli tourist village, there is park with couple of artificial ponds and huge fish in dirty murky water but it doesn't seems to matter much. Everyone around is happy snapping pictures and posing.

Ponmudi- 30 KM

Ponmudi

The name Ponmudi, a hill station so close to the sea, in Malayalam means golden crown.
On the way to Ponmudi, the thick tropical forest greets one at the foot of the Ponmudi hill range. The road passes under a canopy of thickly matted foliage. The forest recedes gradually giving way to neatly clipped tea bushes.

Kovalam-7 KM

Kovalam

Kovalam, known as the "Paradise of the South" is just 16 kms away from Trivandrum City. The major attractions of the crescent-shaped beach are the light house beach, water sport facilities, sunbath facilities, safe swimming and bathing facilities, etc.

Neyyar Dam 30 KM

Neyyar

Neyyar dam is a dam in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala, South India, located on the foot of the Western Ghats about 30km from Trivandrum. It was established in 1958 and is a popular picnic spot. Neyyar Dam is the biggest of its kind in Thiruvananthapuram District of Kerala. A tall artificial waterfall, lion safari park, crocodile breeding & rehabilitation centers, deer park, a vast reservoir with Western Ghats hills and forests as background and a decently maintained park are the attractions at Neyyar Dam.Sivananda Ashram is another place of interest at Neyyar Dam, where people from India and abroad reach for practicing yoga in a pacifying environment.

Kottur-40 km

Kottur

Lying in the lap of the Agasthyakoodam hill range in the Western Ghats. The Kottur forest area is an ideal site to spot wildlife, especially elephants. At Kottur, for those interested in having a close interaction with the elephants can do so at the elephant rehabilitation centre at the nearby Kappukad. Here, visitors can have a close look at aged elephants leading a retired life and young ones being trained in welcoming visitors. Elephant safari is also possible here from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Vallikavu

Vallikavu

Vallikavu is a small village in Kollam District of Kerala. The village is chiefly inhabited by the fishermen community. The place is about 10 km north-west of Karunagappally and 35 km north of Kollam. Amritapuri is an important place here. It is the residence and headquarters of a global spiritual empire Mata Amritanandamayi Devi. The Amrithanandamayi Ashram, an international pilgrimage destination known for its educational and medical institutes, is a major landmark here.