Trivandrum: Main Tourist Centres

Shri Padmanabha Swami Temple: Situated near KSRTC Bus Stand at East Fort. the presiding deity is Mahavishnu reclining on the serpent 'Anantha'. The architectural work in this temple is famous.  'Ottakkailmandapam' is a special attraction. The rulers of Travancore were called by the name 'Padmanabhadasan'.

Attukal Bhagavathy Temple: Situated 2 Km. away from the city. 'Pongala' is the favourite offering to the Goddess Bhagavathi. The famous Pongala festival is celebrated during the Malayalam month 'Kumbha' (Feb-March).

ZOO : One of the main zoos in Asia, situated between Palayam and Vellayambalam. There is a vast collection of rare plants and very old trees in the premises. Working hours: 09.00 am to 05.00 PM.

Government Art Museum: Situated near the zoo. A rich collection of rare and old things such as, jewels, coins, sculpture etc. are exhibited here. Working hours: 09.00 am to 05.00 pm.

Sree Chithra Art Gallery: Situated near the Zoo. Paintings of famous artistes like Raja Ravi Verma, Rorich, K.C.S. Panicker etc. are seen here. There is also a grand collection of paintings from China, japan, Tibet, Bali etc. are copies of picture on the Ajantha Caves. Working hours: 09.00 am to 05.00 pm.

Observatory:  Located in the premises of kanakakkunnu  Palace. It is the highest area of the city, 60 mtrs above the sea level. it was built by King Swathi Thirunal in 1837. We get a clear view of the whole city from here.

Kawdiar Palace: Sree Chitra Thirunal the last king of Travancore lived here. He is buried in the beautiful Garden of this place. The entrance to this palarestauce of historical importance is restricted.

Science and Technology Museum: Located near PMG office, about the latest studies and inventions in the field of science and technology are available here. This place is very useful for children and elders.

Priyadarsini Planetarium: Situated near the science and technology museum. We get enough knowledge about solar system from here. Watching the orbiting of planets and stars on a domed celling through projectors is a fantastic experience to the spectators.

Sanghumughom: Sanghumughom beach lies on the western part of Thiruvananthapuram city. The huge scuputre of a 'Nymph' made by the famous sculptor kanai Kunjuraman, a star-shaped restaurant etc. are the special attractions of this place. The International Airport and a flying club are located nearby. Fishing is an attractive scene here.

Akkulam: Situated 3 km away from the city, children's park, boat club, and boating facility in fibre glass boats through the backwaters are the paculiarities of this place. 

Veli: This beach lies 1 km away from Sanghumughom. A beautiful park, floating restaurant, youth hostel etc. are the facilities here. 

KOVALAM : Situated 13 Km away from Thiruvananthapuram. This beach attracts the tourists all over the world. Anybody can take a seabath without fear.  Hawwa beach where sun-bathing is a pleasure is nearby.

SIVAGIRI: Situated 3 Km from Varkala Janardhana Swami temple. This is the final resting place of sree Narayana Guru. Rare Pictures of Guru and his belongings are kept here. This is a famous pilgrimage centre also.

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