Thiruvananthapuram is more than just a stepping stone to the balmy beaches of God’s Own Country. It is also a charming city with a take-it-easy vibe, royal palaces, wonderful museums, the world’s wealthiest temple: the Padmanabhaswamy Temple and marketplaces that showcase Kerala’s culture. Our concierge can help you get up close and personal with the city’s myriad charms by curating the perfect heritage walk for you and your loved ones.

Kovalam Beach

Epicentre of tourist flow, Kovalam Beach needs no introduction. This water delight seizes the top position in the list of tourist places in Trivandrum. Often crowded with both local and foreign tourists, it is located 13km away from the city.
Kovalam Beach is the treasure chest of multitude of adventure activities. Along with the sessions of para-sailing, diving and wind surfing, the beach also allows you to go on a leisure walk and offers a playful swimming time. Tourists have a choice to opt for lounge chairs to just sit and gaze at the most extraordinary sunrises and sunsets. The gleaming blue water and silver sands offers a quality time to enjoy nature at its best.

Napier Museum

Named after Lord Napier, this art and history museum was established in 1855. An exemplary example of gothic architecture-style, Napier Museum boasts greatly of its natural air conditioning system. It houses an exceptional collection of ornaments, bronze idols, chariots, and ivory carvings. The museum offers insight into the rich and glorious culture and history of Kerala.

Padmanabhapuram Palace

Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is one of the famous places to visit.
The chief attraction is the deity of Padmanabhaswamy, enshrined in a reclining posture. However, the main deity remains that of Lord Vishnu and his heavenly consorts namely, Sridevi and Bhudevi. The sacred idol is covered with a special ayurveda mixture that helps in keeping the plaster intact and clean. Devotees donate a large sum of money and precious articles in this temple. The assets are believed to be value around 90,000 crores.  The invaluable donations are kept safe in 6 different cellars.
Padmanabhaswamy Temple should definitely be included in the itinerary of the places to visit in Trivandrum. Indeed, the temple remains impeccable in appearance and religious sentiments attached to it.


The captivating hill station of Ponmudi is at a distance of 61 kms from Trivandrum. It is situated 915 meters above sea level and offers respite from the heat and hustle and bustle of other cities. Its narrow, meandering pathways, dark woods and soothing climate make it a splendid location to spend a holiday at. A multitude of colourful butterflies, springs and rapids, myriad species wild flowers and the deer park nearby are the key attraction of this fascinating hill station.

Thiruvananthapuram Zoo

Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, one of the oldest terrarium in the country which was established as a supplemental to the Napier Museum in the year 1857 by the former Maharaja of Travancore, which was originally opened for recreational purposes, the zoo becomes a conservation center of wildlife over a period of time. The zoo has a wide array of 35 species of animals, 28 species of birds and 17 kinds of reptiles. The zoo also houses botanical gardens with more than 200 species of trees, thousands of beautiful plants, orchids and snake farm.

Varkala Beach

This secluded beach is situated 54 kms north of Trivandrum. An exemplary escape from the bustling crowd of the city, Varkala is a paradise in its own right. The beach ensures a refreshing vacation with spectacular landscape, multiple international cuisines and mesmerising sunset view.

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Vizhinjam Lighthouse

Vizhinjam Light House is situated on the Kurumkal hilltop, just 10 km away from Thiruvananthapuram. The lighthouse was constructed in 1925, the 36 m high masonry tower is at an elevation of 57 m from sea level. There are 144 twisting steps and a steel ladder to reach the top. From the top, one can witness the stunning views of the Arabian Sea on one side and the umbrella of coconut trees on the other.