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Visiting Thiruvananthapuram? Don’t Miss These 5 Must See Places

Peaceful beaches, idyllic hill slopes, historical monuments, mesmerising lakes, and popular religious centres all set against a lively cultural background is what Thiruvananthapuram is known for.

Book cheap flights from Bangalore to Thiruvananthapuram and go exploring around, to experience that the city is indeed a mystifying combination of diversities.  Apart from being the state capital, there is not a maddening rush here which is usually seen in the other metropolis. No wonder, the green, clean and safe city with its moderate climate lures quite many tourists from across the globe throughout the year.

5 Must See Places In Thiruvananthapuram

Padmanabha Swamy Temple

Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple is a combination of the Dravidian and the Kerala style of architecture situated inside the East Fort. The presiding deity in this temple is of Lord Vishnu reclining on Anantha the Serpent. The temple is a place for art lovers and is also famous for its stone carvings and mural paintings.

Padmanabhapuram Palace

This wonderful palace is located at Thuckalai; at a distance of 20 kilometres from Nagercoil and 50 kilometres from Thiruvananthapuram city. Located at the foothills of the Veli Hills of the Western Ghats, this is a well preserved wooden palace which offers a glorious testimony to the traditional Kerala School of architecture. The amazing murals, the black glossy granite floor, and exquisite floral carvings have withstood the test of time. This palace is mostly made out of rose and teak wood. Considered one of the largest wooden palaces in India, it is owned and maintained by the Government of Kerala.

Veli Tourist Village

This village is located where the Veli Lake meets the Arabian Sea. It is an amazing picnic spot where tourists visit to enjoy boating. Pedal boats can be rented here to explore the attractions of the lagoon in an enjoyable manner. If you want to experience a quick ride over the waters, you can rent out a speedboat. Kids enjoy climbing over the massive sculptures which surround the landscape. Whenever you are visiting Thiruvananthapuram, make sure you take some time to visit the Veli Tourist Village. This place is perfect for picnics as the Veli Beach is located in the village. The beach is 8 kilometres away from the central town and 10 kilometres from the Central Railway station. Moreover, the Trivandrum International Airport is just at a distance of 6 kilometres.

Ponmudi

A peaceful hill station with winding routes and green, cool, wooded environs, Ponmudi is located 915 metres above than the sea level. Along with a variety of stunning mountain flowers, small rivulets, exotic butterflies, springs and the deer park nearby, this hill station also has amazing trekking trails. Also called the Golden Peak, Ponmudi is a serene and breathtaking hill station which is a part of the Western Ghats mountain range, situated parallel to the Arabian Sea. The narrow and short route from Trivandrum makes the journey to Ponmudi a thrilling, serene, and scenic travel experience.

Magic Planet

The planet’s first ever magic house is an entirely brand-new concept consisting of a magical theme park situated at the Kinfra Film and Video Park. This innovative and unmatched skill is dedicated to the improvement of India’s street magicians.

Spread over 75 acres, the complex is a home to various attractions such as a mirror maze, museum, shadow plays, an underground tunnel, and a virtual supermarket to build mathematical skills, a food court, a children’s park, theatres for live performances along with an R&D centre.

So, don’t wait any longer, and plan a trip to Thiruvananthapuram to discover what the hype is all about.

Also Read: 5 Must-See Travel Destinations In Kerala

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