Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram) is regarded as the gateway to one of the most exquisite states of India—Kerala. It is the capital of Kerala and is located on the south west coast. This town is a wonderful blend of the past and the present and is the cultural center of the state. Though not as bustling as the other metropolises of South India, this town has numerous things to offer to an ardent globe trotter. This town is dotted by lavish malls as well as wonderful temples and is also home to a number of museums, palaces and wildlife sanctuaries.
This fascinating town will surely enchant you with its captivating appeal reflected by its tourist attractions that include palaces, museums and of course the bewitching beaches. While on your sightseeing tour, you will come across a number of tourist attractions in Trivandrum that include Koyikkal Palace, Napier Museum, Varkala Beach, Agastyarkoodam, Akkulam Lake, Kuthiramalika Palace Museum and Neyyar Dam. The amiable people and their rich culture and heritage get reflected in the various fairs and festivals that are celebrated here. The most important festivals celebrated here are Onam, which is also the national festival of Kerala; Vishu, Navarathri and Mahashivarathri.
Due to the significant growth of tourism in Trivandrum, a wide range of lodging options is available here and you will not have any difficulty in finding the right kind of accommodation. Whether you like the comfort and lavishness of the five star hotels or are looking for the mid range and budget hotels, Trivandrum has every class of hotels to suit your needs and preferences.
Being an important access point of Kerala, Trivandrum is easily accessible by the air, rail and road. Trivandrum is the major airport and there are flights available for the gulf countries and various important Indian towns from here.
Trivandrum at the same time is also an important railway station from where you can get the trains for various towns of south India as well as other regions of India. The network of motorable roads makes transport by road quite convenient and National Highway 47 serves this town.
This magnificent town is quite different from the other towns of India because it is a blend of modern urban planning and affluent culture and heritage that will leave an indelible impression on your mind.
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