Tourist Places in Thiruvananthapuram

Places to Visit in Thiruvananthapuram

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Thiruvananthapuram Average Rating - 5.6/7 1 based on 2044 Ratings

Thiruvananthapuram is mostly preferred by travellers. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Thiruvananthapuram is, however, mostly preferred by Couple, Group. The best season or months to visit places in Thiruvananthapuram are January, February, March, August, September, October, November, December. There are 31 tourist places in Thiruvananthapuram, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Thiruvananthapuram can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Thiruvananthapuram for 2 days to 3 days.
Travellers can also download HolidayIQ.com's Thiruvananthapuram Travel Guide to learn about places to visit in Thiruvananthapuram, browse through photos & pictures, explore Thiruvananthapuram using a map, and read sightseeing reviews. Recently reviewed tourist attractions in Thiruvananthapuram, which are great places to visit, are Light House Beach, Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary, Zoological Garden, Secretariat, East fort. Thiruvananthapuram can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.
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Thiruvananthapuram Tourist Places



Sri Padmanabha Temple, Thiruvananthapuram
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is the prime attraction of Thiruvananthapuram City. Situated in one of the seven Parasurama Kshetras, Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is considered among 108 Divya Deshams or the holy abodes of Lord Vishnu. The idol of the presiding deity of Sree... Read More »
"wonderfull place of god"4 days ago "A unique temple"1 week ago
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Padmanabhapuram Palace, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Type: Palace
  • Entry: Paid
Padmanabhapuram Palace, Thiruvananthapuram
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Padmanabhapuram Palace, located within the Padmanabhapuram Fort of Padmanabhapuram Village in Thuckalay, is a major tourist attraction near Thiruvananthapuram. The palace is regarded among the top ten palaces of the world and is located at a distance of 64 km from... Read More »
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Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Type: Heritage Site
Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram
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The Secretariat, situated towards the end of Mahatma Gandhi Road (M.G. Road), is a popular place for shopping in the city of Thiruvananthapuram. The Secretariat building, built in Roman architectural style, can be enjoyed while taking a walk on M.G. Road.   Read More »
"Entry by passes only!"2 months ago "Seat of Government."3 months ago
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  • Type: Island
Poovar Island, Thiruvananthapuram
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Poovar Island near Thiruvananthapuram is a much sought after tourist destination on the Arabian Sea coast. This island close to the natural harbor Viahinjam is a wonderful place which includes the sea, rivers, beaches and backwaters all in one location. The beach at Poovar... Read More »
Shanghumukham beach, Thiruvananthapuram
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Shanghumukham Beach is a popular tourist attraction of Thiruvananthapuram, located at a distance of 8 km from the city. The beach, known for the clear views of the setting sun, is a frequented picnic spot. The beach is also famous for the huge Matsyakanyaka (mermaid)... Read More »
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Natural History Museum, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Type: Museum
  • Entry: Paid
Natural History Museum, Thiruvananthapuram
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The Natural History Museum, located to the east of the Napier Museum, is one of the popular destinations of Thiruvananthapuram. The museum was built in the style of traditional Kerala Nair wooden houses called Nalukettu and has several galleries that display items related to... Read More »
"Enjoyed a lot."3 months ago "Children's spot"Dec 14, 2013
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Veli Tourist village, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Type: Picnic Spot
  • Entry: Paid
Veli Tourist village, Thiruvananthapuram
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Veli Tourist village is one of the popular tourist spots located at the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram, at a distance of 8 km away. Veli Tourist village lies at the spot where Veli Lake is separated from the Arabian Sea by a sand bar. The clear water of Veli Lagoon offers... Read More »
"Kids paradise"Jan 10, 2014 "Nice ambiance"Oct 17, 2013
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Kanakakkunnu Palace, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Type: Palace
Kanakakkunnu Palace, Thiruvananthapuram
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The Kanakakunnu Palace, situated near the Napier Museum in Thiruvananthapuram, was constructed during the reign of King Sree Moolam Thirunal. Chithira Tirunal, one of the most famous rulers of Travancore, modified the palace and constructed tennis courts in the premises. Used... Read More »
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Samudra Beach, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Type: Beach
Samudra Beach, Thiruvananthapuram
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5.3/ 7 1
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Samudra Beach is located towards the north of Kovalam, adjacent to Hawah Beach but separated by a headland. Samudra Beach is frequented by native fishermen who engage in their daily activities here. Read More »
"Enjoyed a lot!"3 months ago "Samudra Beach"Sep 5, 2013
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  • Type: Beach
Hawa Beach, Thiruvananthapuram
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Hawa Beach is the second largest beach of Kovalam and has been a destination of European tourists since the 1970's. This beach has several private coves owned by resorts. Read More »
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Zoological Garden, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Type: Garden
  • Entry: Paid
Zoological Garden, Thiruvananthapuram
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Zoological Gardens or the Zoological Park is one of the prime destinations in Thiruvananthapuram city. Situated in the vicinity of Napier Museum, Zoological Gardens was established in the year 1857 by the then Maharaja of Travancore. The Zoological Gardens, regarded among the... Read More »
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East fort, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Type: Fort
East fort, Thiruvananthapuram
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The East Fort area of Thiruvananthapuram is popular among shoppers, as the place is noted for shops selling traditional jewelry and handicrafts of Kerala. This area, named after the ruins of the East Fort which can be found scattered in the area, is famous for its parks. Read More »
"A shopping centre"Nov 12, 2013
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Light House Beach, Thiruvananthapuram
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The Light House Beach is the largest beach of Kovalam. The beach is named after a 35 m high light house which is situated atop the hillock of Kurumkal. The shallow waters of the Light House Beach is ideal for swimming. Read More »
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Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Type: Sanctuary
  • Entry: Paid
Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary, Thiruvananthapuram
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Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary, established in the year 1958, is one of the well known natural attractions near Thiruvananthapuram. Situated on the south-eastern side of theWestern Ghats, Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary is home to more than 39 species of mammals, 176 species of birds,... Read More »
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Neyyar Dam, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Type: Dam
Neyyar Dam, Thiruvananthapuram
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The Neyyar Dam is a popular picnic spot near the city of Thiruvananthapuram. Situated on the southern hills of the Western Ghats, the dam offers a panoramic view of the surrounding areas. The chief attractions of the Neyyar Dam are the lion safari park, deer park, watch tower... Read More »
  • Type: Palace
  • Entry: Paid
Koyikkal Palace, Thiruvananthapuram
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Koyikkal Palace is one of the main tourist attractions of Thiruvananthapuram, located 18 km away, in Nedumangadu. Situated en route to Ponmudi and Courtalam, Koyikkal Palace is famous for its architectural style, the Folklore Museum and the Numismatics Museum. The Folklore... Read More »
"Back in time"Nov 3, 2013
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Marine Aquarium, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Type: Aquarium
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Marine Aquarium, Thiruvananthapuram
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The Marine Aquarium of Thiruvananthapuram, known for its rich collection of marine life, is a frequented tourist destination. This aquarium is also famous for its image pearl production facility, in which pearls are made with the image of various deities in them. The pearl... Read More »
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  • Type: Heritage Site
Kalari, Thiruvananthapuram
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The Kalari Institute is one of the popular attractions of Thiruvananthapuram. The Kalari Institute is a training school for Kalarippayattu, which is the traditional martial art form of Kerala. The institute offers demonstrations of Kalarippayattu in the evenings and is also... Read More »
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  • Type: Temple
Mahadeva Temple, Thiruvananthapuram
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Mahadeva Temple of Kazhakuttam is one of the most frequented pilgrim spots of Thiruvananthapuram. Mahadeva Temple, built in the 14th century, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Mahadeva Temple is known for its traditional style of architecture, sculptures and intricate carvings. Read More »
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  • Type: Beach
Chowara Beach, Thiruvananthapuram
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Chowara Beach is a quiet and sandy beach situated in Thiruvananthapuram. Wedged between a long stretch of a coconut grove and the crashing waves of Arabian Sea, there is no other destination that is better to spend some quality time with your family. Unlike the more crowded... Read More »
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