"Trivandrum : The very relaxed Capital of Kerala" Top 5 Page for this destination Thiruvananthapuram by PierreZA

Thiruvananthapuram Travel Guide: 251 reviews and 545 photos

A pleasant experience

Trivandrum or Thiruvananthapuram, is a relaxed and lovely city to visit. It is a very green city with temples, museums beaches etc. The local people are very friendly and helpful.
It seems that most tourists prefer to stay in Kovalam, which is about 12km from Trivandrum city.
The busiest part of the city is MG-Road, the main road going through the city. Trivandrum has some very impressive buildings, dating from very different time periods.
If you have a chance, do visit this lovely city, with its very friendly people!

Some suggestions

Visit the Zoological Gardens & Museum Complex
Watch the goings on at the beautiful and old Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Take a guided tour at the Puthen Malinga Palace Museum
Rejuvinate the ayurvedic way
Visit Kovalam Beach
Buy sweet bananas at the local market
Enjoy South Indian cuisine, like the wonderful Masala Dosa
and more.....

  • Last visit to Thiruvananthapuram: Oct 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • mallyak's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2011 at 3:55 PM

    Its a lovely page Pierre especially the bit on the Auto driver!Many tourists claim they were ripped off Rs20 by a poor auto driver which saddens me but its very nice of you to give him what he deserved for his service.

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Jan 7, 2010 at 3:47 AM

    I am reading a book now called 'Chasing the Monsoon'by Alexander Frater -set in Trivandrum mostly. Love this page and good photos. Hotel looks good,as do restuarants. Great page & tips. Groete

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2009 at 11:03 PM

    Hello, Pierre! It's good you visited India, many fabulous places... Thanks for sharing! You have good pages!

  • 6aruna's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2009 at 9:53 AM

    i recognise our neighbourhood fruitstall owner ..imagine

  • calcaf38's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2009 at 4:53 PM

    Thanks for your kind words about my Lisbon page. Your Trivandrum page is great too. It is a dream of mine...

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2008 at 3:00 PM

    that looks really nice. it looks like i might be going there myself this january if things go as i plan.


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