49 Places to Visit Near Trivandrum

Thiruvananthapuram, prior known as Trivandrum, is the capital city of Kerala. The name truly parts into "Tiru","Anantha""puram" signifying "the town of Lord ANANTHA". This is extremely valid since the sanctuary is at the core of the town and for ages, the rulers have called themselves "Padmanabha-Dasa" or the "hirelings of LORD Ananthapadmanabha", and ruled the state as the delegates of LORD Anantha-Padmanabha.
The town has a background marked by supporting artistic work and culture. The Kings of Tiruvancore (Thirunals as they are known) have advanced workmanship as well as have themselves been practiced craftsmen. The most popular of them are Swathi Tirunal who is a notable arranger in both Karnatak and Hindustani frameworks of music, and Raja Ravi Varma the globally acclaimed painter, understood for concocting paints utilizing regular materials.
The town clamors with movement amid Navaratri, when music celebrations are held in the Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple. Interesting in its style, the sanctuary joins the Chola and Chera styles and is sufficiently huge to direct parades inside the sanctuary. There is a different quandrangle for artists, where even the columns are tuned and resound to various notes! Anantha-Padmanabha in leaned back stance is a huge statue, which should be seen from three separate entryways.
Historical center is an essential and one of a kind building which houses a few curios and uncommon melodic instruments utilized in yesteryears. Inside the historical center complex is the Chitra Art gallary which houses Raja Ravi Varma's most popular works of art. It additionally exposes the novel history of Travancore state, where training was given noticeable quality. Another full length painting catches the state of mind of sanctuary section demonstration of 1932 when untouchables were permitted into the Padmanabha sanctuary. Their skepticism, worship to the LORD are brought out well.
Amid the start of this century, the state had a statesman Diwan called Sir.C.P.Ramaswamy Iyer, who made ladies' training mandatory and free. He likewise dispensed 15% of the state spending plan to instruction, establishing the framework for 100% education, which Kerala accomplished a couple of years prior. Frivolous shop proprietors were intensely fined if their clients spilled refuse (banana skins and so forth) into the lanes. This is reflected even today, every one of the shops convey a tin case as deny receptacle to keep their city clean!

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Kovalam

20 kilometres from Trivandrum Directions from Trivandrum to Kovalam

Best Time: September- March

Kovalam is a town in the state of Kerala. It falls in the Thiruvananthapuram metropolitan area. The term Kovalam means a groove of coconut trees. The village actually is filled with a whole lot of coconut trees. The place has three beaches, which are the main attractions of the place, Lighthouse Beach, Hawah Beach and Samudra Beach. Apart from the beaches, Kovalam also has other places to be visited like Karamana River, Vellayani Lake, Halcyon Castle, K...

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Poovar

37 kilometres from Trivandrum Directions from Trivandrum to Poovar

Best Time: September- February

Poovar is a town in Neyyattinkara in the state of Kerala. It falls in the Thiruvananthapuram district. At this place the lake, the river and the sea meet the land. It is an undiscovered paradise of Kerala. It is a small village which is located at the southern tip of Thiruvananthapuram and is beside the village, Pozhiyoor, which marks the end of Kerala. This beach has not been visited by a lot of people however it is one of the best places to be visited...

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Ponmudi

44 kilometres from Trivandrum Directions from Trivandrum to Ponmudi

Best Time: November-March

Settled in the laps of the moving slopes of the Western Ghats, loaded up with tea-manors, lavish green slopes and valleys, cascades, and streams, this curious little town of Ponmudi, draws experts of mountain life. You can investigate trekking and hiking on Agasthayarkoodam, the most noteworthy top in the locale at 1868 feet above the level of the ocean. This is a town in the Thiruvananthapuram region and is found at a distance of 61 km from the primary...

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Varkala

46 kilometres from Trivandrum Directions from Trivandrum to Varkala

Best Time: December

Varkala is an emerging tourist destination along the coast of Kerala. It has been developed as a major tourist destination in recent years. Varkala is quite calm except for the peak season which is around December. The beach extends around the cliff for about 500 meters. 

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Thenmala

69 kilometres from Trivandrum Directions from Trivandrum to Thenmala

Best Time: December-February

Thenmala is a place, which literally translates to Honey Hill- is India’s first planned Eco Tourism spot that lies in the dense forest of Western Ghats, in the Kollam district of Kerala. As the name suggests, Thenmala is known for its high quality honey export. The surrounding forest of Thenmala is blessed with a number of important timber trees along with rubber trees and tea plantation. The World Tourism Organisation has selected Thenmala as one of th...

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Kollam

73 kilometres from Trivandrum Directions from Trivandrum to Kollam

Best Time: October-February

Kollam, otherwise called Quilon or Desinganadu, is the spot which assumes the acknowledgement for being the centre point of the country's cashew trading and handling industry. Managing a perfect mix of picturesque encompassing, custom and cordiality, Kollam is regularly alluded to as the fairyland of Kerala. Kollam is considered as one of the most established ports on the Malabar Coast and has for some time been drawing the fascination of global nations...

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Kutrallam (Courtallam)

80 kilometres from Trivandrum Directions from Trivandrum to Kutrallam (Courtallam)

Best Time: November to February

Courtallam or Kuttalam is a small town discovered at a height of 160 m on the Western Ghats in Tirunelveli District in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Popular for its waterfalls Kutrallam remains thronged by tourists on the weekends. If you too are looking for a place to reconnect with nature then Kutrallam is a perfect getaway for you. The town is seldom referred to as 'Spa of South' since it is gifted with the natural beauty of falls which have medici...

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Pathanamthitta

111 kilometres from Trivandrum Directions from Trivandrum to Pathanamthitta

Best Time: December - February

Pathanamthitta, in southern Kerala, is a town inundated in otherworldliness and enchantment. Favored with a few old temples, it is prestigious as central headquarters of pilgrimage in Kerala as Sabarimala is located in the Pathanamthitta region. It is a place where there is immaculate excellence flooded with flawless streams, grand mountain ranges, and rambling coconut forests. Pathanamthitta is an unmistakable tourist magnet for its boat races, religio...

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Kanyakumari

111 kilometres from Trivandrum Directions from Trivandrum to Kanyakumari

Best Time: October - February

Being the southernmost tip of our Indian peninsula, Kanyakumari is renowned for its strategic location. It is at this location that the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean as well as the Arabian Sea converge. Kanyakumari is the only place where you can relish in the beauty of sunset and sunrise in the water bodies in India. It witnesses flocks of tourists who come here for the spiritual position that this location retains. Hence, it has grown as a prime tou...

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