General Information about
City of Holy
Thiruvananthapuram, formerly known as Trivandrum is gateway to one of
the most beautiful Indian states, Kerala.
Stretching along the southern coast of the country, with the Backwaters
reaching deep into the verdant countryside, Kerala affords a fascinating
experience. The city of the Thousand - headed Anatha, the holy serpent
on which Lord Vishnu reclines.
trivandrum is one of the most beautiful cities of India. Perched on
undulating terrain of low coastal hills near the southern edge of the
Indian mainland, clean and green Trivandrum, which was previously called
Trivandrum, is an ancient city with trading tradition dateing back to
1000 BC. The city once formed a part of the capital of Travancore, which
had its capital at Padmanabhapuram, now in Tamilnadu.
The city is also a welcome departure from other large cities of India in
its spacious layout and regulated life.
It is also an excellent base to explore the interiors of Kerala, the
southernmost region of India, and from Kochi, the Lakshadweep Islands.
The city offers all modern facilities needed by a visitor and is a
centre for cultural activities.
Excursions of Trivandrum
Forts & Palaces
Located 36 kms from Trivandrum. The historic remains of the fort
built by the British East India Company in the 17th century and an
adjoining cemetery are the noteworthy relics of this first major
British trading station on the Malabar Coast.
Padmanabhapuram Palace (Tamil Nadu)
54 kms. A place of elaborate woodwork, it was the ancient seat of the
Travancore rulers. It contains relics of historical and artistic
Koyikkal Palace, the ancient palace, located 18 km from Trivandrum
on the way to Ponmudi hillstation and the Kuttalam waterfalls, dates
back to the 15th century.
palace, home of the late Maharaja Sree Chitra Thirunal Bala Rama
Varma and his family is off limits to the public.
74 kms. The temple contains beautiful carvings and sculptures. There
is an impressive statue of Hanuman and navagrahas carved on the
ceiling imitating universe.
Aaranmula Parthasarathy Temple
Parthasarthy temple, dedicated to Parthasarathi or Lord Krishna is
said to date back to the days of the Mahabharata. The Vaishnavite
Alwar Saints have sung its glory.
Kulathupuzha Temple is situated on a forest range on the Trivandrum
- Shenkotta road, Kulathupuzha is known for the Sastha temple.
The 'Sivagiri Mutt' is a 'Ashram' founded by the great Hindu
reformer and philosopher, Sree Naravana Guru. Even decades after the
Guru breathed his last here in 1928 AD, his 'Samadhi' (restling
place) continues to be thronged by thousands every year.
61 kms. It is a beautiful hill station away from the city. The
natural scenery, salubrious climate and the scope of hiking in high
trails make the visit an exhilarating experience.
87 kms. It is located at a junction at the southernmost tip of India
where the three water bodies, namely, Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea
and the Indian Ocean meet. From here, one can see the sun rise from
the Bay of Bengal and set in the Arabian Sea.
It is a holy place for Hindus because of the Kanyakumari Temple. The
Gandhi Smarak Mandir and Vivekananda Rock Memorial are additional
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