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Trivandrum

(Also known as Thiruvananthapuram )

Kerala | India
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Trivandrum is categorised as Pilgrimage / Business and Transit


Padmanabhaswamy Temple - Photo Courtesy Aravind Sivaraj
Zebra at the Zoo (Photo Courtesy: Augustus Binu)
Napier Museum (Photo Courtesy: Augustus Binu)
Padmanabhaswamy Temple (Photo Courtesy: Rainer Haessner)
Kuthira Malika (Photo Courtesy: Dinakarr)
Crocodile Rehabilitation and Research Centre (Photo Courtesy: Kerala Tourism)
Aruvikkara Dam (Photo Courtesy: Tinucherian)

Reasons to Visit
  • Trivandrum is a state capital of Kerala and located at almost the southern end of Kerala from where Tamil Nadu starts.
  • Trivandrum is an International Airport and therefore important access point to access Maldives, Sri Lanka and Gulf countries.
  • Trivandum is a city where guests prefer to stay only for 1 night for transit or on business and leisure tourists prefer to stay at Beach Resorts of Kovalam or Varkala for a longer stay.
Recommendations
  • Significant Hindu Pilgrimages in and around South Kerala"Padmanabhaswamy Temple is a renowned Lord Vishnu Temple at Trivandrum. The temple is one of the 108 divya desam and is renowned for being the richest temples in India. Padmanabhaswamy Temple is visited as part of Kerala pilgrimage itinerary and is popularly visited by Indian family travellers to Kovalam area."
  • Airports and Access Points for Destinations in Kerala"Trivandrum Airport and Railway Stations are access points for beach getaways (Kovalam (15 kms) and Varkala (40 kms)), Backwater destinations (Ashtamudi (70 kms), Poovar (30 kms)) and Plantation highlands (Ponmudi (60 kms) and Chittar Lake (50 kms))."
Access Information

Trivandrum has 9 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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Mid-segment1
Premium7
Luxury1
Type of HotelsCount
Hotel8
Resort1

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1 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Trivandrum

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Holiday (7 or more)1

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List of Holidays for Trivandrum

Holiday

  • Temple Heritage of Tamilnadu (9 Nights)

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Trivandrum has 18 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Airport Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Cochin Airport and TrivandrumRs. 8334
Pickup/Drop between Trivandrum Airport and KovalamRs. 889

Car On Disposal

ServicesRates Starting From
4 days Car on Disposal from ex-Madurai to Rameswaram, Kanyakumari and Kodaikanal TripRs. 14252
4 days Car on Disposal from ex-Madurai to Rameswaram, Kanyakumari, Trivandrum and Kovalam TripRs. 12839

Day Sightseeing

ServicesRates Starting From
Kovalam to Trivandrum Sightseeing and backRs. 3667
Trivandrum to Ashtamudi Lake and Varkala Day Visit and backRs. 6112
Trivandrum to Kanyakumari Day Visit and back Rs. 6112
Trivandrum to Kovalam Sightseeing and backRs. 3667
Trivandrum to Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary Visit and backRs. 3667
Trivandrum to Ponmudi Day Visit and backRs. 4445

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Ashtamudi and drop to KovalamRs. 3049
Pickup from Trivandrum and Drop to AnaparaRs. 3334
Pickup from Trivandrum and Drop to AshtamudiRs. 3850
Pickup from Trivandrum and Drop to Chittar LakeRs. 3334
Pickup from Trivandrum and Drop to PonmudiRs. 3334
Pickup from Trivandrum and Drop to VarkalaRs. 4223
Transfers between Poovar and Kovalam / TrivandrumRs. 2207

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Trivandrum Railway Station and KovalamRs. 667

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Destination Ideas

  • Kovalam - An all Season Beach Getaway
  • Padmanabha Swamy Temple Pilgrimage

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Kuthira Malika (Built in the 1840s) forms a part of Padnamabhaswamy temple compled and is an example of traditional Kerala architecture.
    Heritage Site
    Heritage Temple
    2
    Padmanabhaswamy Temple (1566) is a Lord Vishnu temple in Trivandrum and one of the richest temple trusts in India and one the most visited temples in Kerala. The 100-foot seven-tier gopuram made in the Pandyan style architecture is the prime attraction for tourists.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Vishnu
    2
    Napier Museum (1855) is an art and natural history museum situated in Trivandurm. Napier Museum is an art and natural history museum situated in Thiruvananthapuram. Museum is closed on Mondays.
    Museum
    Heritage Museum, History
    4
    Trivandrum Zoo is spread over 55 acres of greenery. Zoo is home to 82 species from within India and around the world. Indigenous species at the zoo include lion-tailed macaque, Nilgiri langur, Indian rhinoceros, Asiatic lion, royal Bengal tiger, elephants and leopard. Animals from Africa include giraffes, hippos, zebras, and Cape buffalos. The zoo also includes a snake farm which exhibits both poisonous and non-poisonous snakes. Zoo is hugely popular with families visiting with kids.
    Zoo
    Nature Park
    4
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Hawa Beach and lighthouse beach interconnect each other and have a number of bars and beachside restaurants connecting them. At both ends there are number of hotels stacked next to each other. Guests arrive here in the evening for the sunset and then hangaround at one of the restaurat / Bars / Curio shops. Mornings one can see fishermen at work taking out fresh catch from their nets.
    View Point
    Sea or Ocean or Beach
    14
    Aruvikkara is a village at 17 kms from Trivandrum having a reservoir and garden that is renowned for its ancient Bhagavathi temple dedicated to Durga
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
    17
    Sarkaradevi Temple is a Goddess Bhadrakali temple and one of the most important temples in South India.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
    31
    Kaduvayil Juma masjid is situated on NH47 is a renowned pilgrimage centre for sunni sect. The moque is attracted local Muslims and Hindus.
    Mosque or Dargah
    Mosque
    37
    Neyyar Dam is home to the beautiful and peaceful Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwanthari Ashram where you can take courses in Yoga and practice meditation.
    Institute
    Spirituality
    38
    A crocodile farm was started at Neyyar Dam in 1977 for providing a safe haven for crocodiles. The number of crocodiles varies as muggers are raised and released to the Neyyar river and lake near the dam site. It also accommodates other reptiles like snakes that are caught straying at the tribal villages before they are released back into the sanctuary.
    Zoo
    Crocodile Bank
    38
    Neyyar dam has been developed as a tourist centre and home to popular Lion safari park (where rescued lions are kept in natural environment), Deer park, Boating, Crocodile Rehabilitation and Research Centre, Lakeside garden and a Watch tower.
    Activity, Lake or Riverside, Rides, Zoo
    Reservoir, Boating, Bird Watching, Jeep Safaris, Nature Park, Dam, Crocodile Bank
    38
    Jatayu Nature Park is a park and tourism centre near Kollam (38 kms). Jatayu Nature Park holds the distinction of having the world's largest bird sculpture (200 feet long, 150 feet broad, 70 feet in height and having 15,000 square feet of floor area) of the mythical bird Jatayu.
    Museum
    Architecture
    47
    Padmanabhapuram Palace between Nagercoil and Trivandrum is example of 17th Century Kerala Archtecture. The palace is located at the foot of the Veli Hills, which form a part of the Western Ghats and part of old fortress..
    Heritage Site
    Royal Heritage
    50
    Varkala is also famous for the 2,000-year old Janardana Swami Temple which is an important Vaishnavaite shrine in India and is often referred to as Dakshin Kashi
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Krishna
    50
    Sivagiri Mutt was established by the social reformer Sree Narayana Guru and is one renowned monuments in Kerala.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Other
    50
    Ponmudi at 60 kms from Trivandrum is a hill station in Western Ghats and is renowned its bird watching possibilities. Ponmudi is home to 283 species of birds and 190+ species of butterflies.
    Activity
    Bird Watching
    56

Destinations within reach from Trivandrum

  • Kovalam ( 11 Km )

    Kovalam is one of the few developed beach retreats in India alongside Goa and home to several more

  • Poovar ( 27 Km )

    Poovar is end of Kovalam stretch of Beach and is located about 20 kms South of main Kovalam Beach. more

  • Anapara ( 50 Km )

    Anapara is a Forest retreat located at 50 kms from Kovalam and Trivandrum. Anapara is a forest more

  • Varkala ( 53 Km )

    Varkala is a beach destination at 60 kms north of Kovalam and home to ancient Janardhana Swamy more

  • Ponmudi ( 56 Km )

    Ponmudi is situated at about 3000+ ft asl at 60 kms from Kovalam / Trivandrum. Ponmudi offers more

  • Kollam ( 65 Km )

    Kollam is the second most commercially active town in Kerala after Cochin and known for Cashew more

  • Ashtamudi ( 75 Km )

    Ashtamudi means, 'eight-armed'. It is a palm-shaped extensive lake and backwaters area with eight more

  • Pala ( 166 Km )

    Pala is located 22 kms from Kottayam and is set around rubber Plantation highlands. Pala is home more

  • Marari ( 167 Km )

    Mararikulam near Alleppey is one of the best beaches in Kerala offering idyllic beach stay more

  • Teekoy ( 174 Km )

    Teekoy is a plantation area 43 kms from Kottayam enroute to Vagamon and home to some plantation more

  • Vaikom ( 180 Km )

    Vaikom set 22 kms North of Kumarakom and is renowned for its Vaikom Shiva temple and scenic more

  • Peermedu ( 180 Km )

    Peermedu is a local getaway and known to be very misty and windy and visited for a nature centric more

  • Vagamon ( 190 Km )

    Vagamon is an idyllic hillside getaway surrounded by tea plantations and forests. With over more

  • Karur ( 435 Km )

    Karur is situated around 70 km west of Trichy. Karur is a stopover as a part of Coimbatore - more

  • Trichy ( 443 Km )

    Trichy is one of the 4 most important business towns in Tamilnadu. It is generally visited along more

  • Pollachi ( 481 Km )

    Pollachi is situated 40 kms from Coimbatore on the foothills of Annamalais. The Jaggery Market in more

  • Tirupur ( 486 Km )

    Tirupur is an industrial town at 55 kms from Coimbatore. Tirupur is also visited for the 10th more

  • Thanjavur ( 498 Km )

    Thanjavur is an important center of South Indian art and architecture. The Brihadeeswara Temple is more

  • Tiruvarur ( 526 Km )

    Tiruvarur is renowned for its Sri Tyagaraja temple, as well as the annual chariot festival held in more

  • Salem ( 532 Km )

    Salem is gateway to idyllic hillside hamlet of Yercaud (35 km) and is part of Bangalore - Madurai more

Average Day / Night Temperature of Trivandrum,Kerala,India

January
35°C / 23°C
February
34°C / 24°C
March
35°C / 26°C
April
34°C / 27°C
May
33°C / 27°C
June
31°C / 26°C
July
32°C / 25°C
August
31°C / 25°C
September
32°C / 25°C
October
33°C / 26°C
November
33°C / 26°C
December
34°C / 24°C

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Trivandrum
Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
City CentreWithin 2 kms radius around Railway Station and KSRTC bus stand, where mid-segment and premium business hotels are located. Airport is 6-10 kms away.Transit/Business8
Kazhakkottam15 kms from Airport and city centre near Techno park campusBusiness-
Medical CollegeAt 6 kms from Railway station, situated around the Government Medical College. Airport is 10 kms awayBusiness-
PanampunnaA quiet area around a river, 2 kms from Arabian sea on outskirts of Trivandrum near NH byepassTransit/Getaway/Experiential-
PuthenthopePuthenthope is a beachside getaway on outskirts of Trivandrum (18 kms)Getaway-
Shanmugham BeachShanmugham Beach is a beachfront in Trivandrum and offers an alternative to beaches of Kovalam (15-20 kms)Transit/Business/Holiday/Getaway1
Airport in Trivandrum
  • Trivandrum International Airport ( TRV ) , Trivandrum
Railway Stations in Trivandrum
  • Kochuveli ( KCVL ), Trivandrum
  • Trivandrum Central ( TVC ), Trivandrum
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