The capital city of Kerala is known for its mesmerising beaches, palaces, historic places, rich heritage and famous religious places.
The southernmost part of the Kerala has a prominent place in the tourism map for years. The rich culture and the natural spectacles have made this land a favourite among the honeymooners. Tourism has immensely helped in the development of this place.
Fly down to this land of rich heritage with your partner to have a great vacation.
The state capital has not one but many famous picturesque beaches, including Kovalam (three beaches), Varkala, Vizhinjam, Shankumukham, Veli, Kappil, Puthenthope, Poovar, Nellikunnu, Chowara and Azhimala.
There are many resorts and budget hotels available in and around these beaches. Another major attraction around these beaches is the Ayurvedic resorts that would help you to refresh and rejuvenate your body and mind.
Thiruvananthapuram, the former governing centre of the erstwhile kingdom of Travancore, has many palaces, heritage centres and ancient temples which are entwined in history.
Puttan Malika Palace, in the vicinity of Padmanabhaswamy Temple, boasts of the traditional Kerala-style architecture. The palace is also known as Kuthira Malika (Mansion of Horses), because of the 122 wooden horses that are carved into the wooden wall brackets that support the southern roof of the mansion. There is also a museum in the palace complex which houses some of the assets owned by the Travancore royal family.
The former capital of the kingdom of Travancore Padmanabhapuram (50 km from the city) and the Padmanabhapuram Palace, presently part of the Kanyakumari district in Tamil Nadu, is a perfect place to revisit history. It is still owned by the Kerala Archaeology Department. It is one of the must visit places around the city. The palace built in 1550 is a hallmark of traditional Kerala style architecture.
Napier Museum an art and natural history museum established in 1855 in unique gothic style is a beautiful piece of architecture. It houses a rare collection of archaeological and historic artifacts and also contains the Sri Chitra Art Gallery. The museum grounds also houses India's oldest zoological garden that is spread over 55 acres.
Another must visit place is the Kerala Science and Technology Museum and the adjoining Priyadarshini Planetarium that amuses children and adults.
Nature lovers should visit places like Ponmudi Hills, Neyyardam, Botanic Gardens at Palode, Peppara, Vazhvanthol waterfalls, Bona waterfalls, Meenmutty Falls, Arippa ecotourism destination, Poovar, Akkulam, Agasthyarkoodam, Vazuvanchola falls etc...
There are so many natural wonders in Thiruvananthapuram which can’t be described in words. You need to get down here wwith your soulmate to experience these blessings of nature.