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Thiruvananthapuram Tourism | How to Plan a Trip to Thiruvananthapuram

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Thiruvananthapuram At a Glance
  • Average Climate:20 °C - 34 °C
  • Best Time to Visit:October - February
  • STD Code:0471

Thiruvananthapuram Travel Guide

The Capital of 'God's Own Country,' Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, is one of India's most beautiful and greenest cities. The capital boasts long stretches of serene backwaters, stunning palm-fringed beaches, spicy and delicious cuisine, ayurvedic massage, medicine, historical monuments, and revered shrines. Trivandrum is one of the beauties in the southeastern part of India. It is beautifully tucked away and elegantly landlocked with immense natural appeal. This city has all the components that cheer you from the tiredness of vigorous day-to-day activities.

If you are looking forward to spending some memorable moments in the shadow of nature and spirituality, plan a tour to Trivandrum and experience a remarkable vacation. You can check out this Thiruvananthapuram Tourism Guide to make your vacation smooth and easy-going.

Places to visit in Thiruvananthapuram

The town has great vibes and is a captivating tourist attraction. While each place here is worth visiting, many will undoubtedly leave you spellbound. There are numerous places to visit in Trivandrum. Look at these best places to see in Trivandrum that will enchant you and make you want to visit Kerala more often.

  • Agastya Mala Peak
  • Akkulam Lake
  • Kovalam
  • Veli Lagoon 
  • Karamana River
  • Neyyar Dam and Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Napier Museum 
  • Kanakakunnu Palace

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram 

With so much to see and experience, there is a long list of things to do in Trivandrum, and more often than not, people need clarification about what to do and what not to do in the limited period. With our list of the top, most enjoyable things to do in Trivandrum, you can avoid uncertainty and post-trip longings.

  • AMAS – Enjoy Skydiving
  • Trivandrum Museums – Rediscover History
  • Ayushmanbhava Ayurvedic Centre – Rejuvenate Yourself
  • Valiyathura Pier – Spend A Lazy Evening

Best time to visit Thiruvananthapuram 

Trivandrum can be visited throughout the year. Every season tastes like summer. You can get a great discount on hotels and flight bookings and enjoy unique dishes from the cuisine. Winter is the peak season for tourists as the weather remains calm and pleasant, perfect for sightseeing. Visiting Trivandrum in the monsoon allows you to admire its lush greenery. Read in detail about the best time to visit Trivandrum

How to reach Thiruvananthapuram 

To reach Trivandrum, you can take a flight to Trivandrum International Airport. You can hire a taxi to get to the city center on arrival. Trivandrum has one of the largest railway stations in Kerala, and the best part is that it lies in the city center, so you can quickly board a train to reach Trivandrum. You can easily board a train to Trivandrum from almost all the major cities in the country. Trivandrum can also be reached by bus/car as it is well-connected to neighboring towns. Read More here.

Accommodation in Thiruvananthapuram

Despite being the capital of Kerala, Trivandrum has, quite amazingly, managed to keep itself away from the vexatious aura of any usual capital city. Trivandrum, the capital city, has plenty of places to stay. You can easily find several luxurious hotels and resorts as well as budget-friendly hotels for a comfortable stay. Some popular stays include Hycinth Hotels, Uday Suites, The Travancore Heritage Beach Resort, Classic Sarovar Portico, and Bio Veda Hill Resort.

Where to eat in Thiruvananthapuram?

Trivandrum is a place made for you if you are a foodie. From luxurious dining to street food, you can enjoy an array of lip-smacking delicacies at several fusion restaurants and street stalls. From authentic South Indian cuisine to spicy kebabs, you will get every meal you desire. Some famous restaurants in Trivandrum are Villa Maya, Curry Chatty, Garden Grille Restaurant, O Cafe, Mothers Veg Plaza, Zam Zam Restaurant, Indian Coffee House, Thakkaaram, and Imperial Kitchen.

How to get around in Thiruvananthapuram? 

All forms of public transport are easily available. You can also hire mo-bikes, scooters, bicycles and cars to tour the city.

Travel tips

  • Keep hydrated by carrying a water bottle while exploring the city and its surroundings.
  • For an enjoyable dining experience, try the regional cuisine at well-known restaurants.
  • Book accommodations to secure the best options that fit your budget and preferences.
  • Learning a few fundamental Kannada phrases to make conversation with locals easier and to respect their language.