While Trivandrum is the Capital of one of the most beautiful states of the country, it also is an impeccable tourist destination. The climate is favourable throughout the year for visiting this city that is home to a variety of physical features that land and water has to offer.
Being the most famous beach of Kerala, Kovalam beach surely is a prime attraction for the travellers. The swaying palm, a long coastline, a lighthouse on the shore, clear waters and far away horizon is the perfect description for this place. One can indulge into activities like sunbathing, snorkelling, catamaran rides and cycling on the beach. Admiring the beautiful sunsets and the losing them to the enchanting hues of the skies is an absolute delight for all beach lovers.
Situated inside the East Fort in the heart of Trivandrum is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is famous for having the deity in the eternal sleep posture. It is also considered to be sacred by the Hindus who come to worship the deity all year long. Also known for being one of the 108 abodes of Lord Vishnu the temple is embellished by murals and stone carvings.
Ponmudi is another hill station lying in the vicinity of the main city is a beautiful place with breezy pathways and lush velvety green slopes. The hill station has excellent trekking trails and is home to a variety of flowers, eye-catching butterflies andfew rivulets. The place also has a deer park nearby and imparts an exuberant view.
Named after a former British Governor (Lord Francis Napier) the Napier Museum is something you can’t afford to miss while in the city. With rare collections of bronze articles, antique musical instruments and ivory carvings, it is also known for its admirable architectural design. The museum also has Zoological Gardens and is known to be one of the well-planned zoos of Asia. The Botanical Garden also has all the species of tropical trees that exist.
Unlike the Kovalam Beach, the Varkala Beach is quiet affair yet is popular amongst the travellers. The beach is famous for being under the cliff and offers a breath taking view of the Arabian Sea. With a temple in the vicinity there is a divinity in the air. The beach also has a quiet beach called the Black Beach famous for its black sands.
Veli Tourist village is popular amongst the weekends due to its magnificent sites of the Veli Lake meeting the Arabian Sea. The village is connected with the Veli beach by a floating wooden bridge to be crossed on foot. Boating facilities are available in the village to enjoy a panoramic view of the place.