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Trivandrum City Guide

Attractions : Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Lighthouse Beach, The Zoological Park, Hawa Beach

About - Formerly known as Trivandrum, Trivandrum City Guide is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South India. The city is mostly known for its ancient temples which have great religious importance and for the spectacular beaches it has. It is named after Lord Anantha. "Thiru- Anantha- Puram" means "Abode of Lord Anantha". Anantha is the serpent on whom Lord Vishnu reclines. This city has been a major trading hub since 1000 BCE and till now it is a prominent commercial hub. Mahatma Gandhi once called it as the "Evergreen City of India".

Best time to visit The best time to visit Thiruvananthapuram is between October and February when the weather is pleasant and ideal for the visit Trivandrum City Guide.

Tourist Attractions

Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple - This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is one of the 108 Divyadeshams and the city has got its name because of this temple only. The principle deity Lord Vishnu is enshrined here in Ananthashyanam Posture. Anantha is the name of the serpent on whom Lord Vishnu reclines and therefore the city got this name- Thiru- Anantha- Puram, meaning "Abode of God Anantha". This temple is one of the most crucial tourist destinations of any South Indian religious tour package.

Lighthouse Beach - Thiruvanathapuram is also known for its spectacular beaches which are three in number and among them Lighthouse beach is the most popular one. This beach attracts thousands of tourists every day with its panoramic and picturesque beauty. People can enjoy water sports and other fun activities here.

The Kanakakunnu Palace - The palace is known for its marvelous architecture. It has magnificent craftsmanship that attracts the tourists from all around the world. It was built during the reign of the Travancore Kings.

The Zoological Park - Thiruvanathapuram boasts of the India's first Zoological Park. This park has a lake and boat club and around 100 different species of animals and birds reside here. Some of these animals are from different parts of India and some are from other countries as well. You can even see some endangered animal species in this zoological park.

Hawa Beach - Untouched from human hands and serene, these are the words that can express the beauty of this beach perfectly. It is also called Eve's Beach as well and foreigners love to take sunbath on this amazingly beautiful beach of Trivandrum City Guide.

How to Reach ? By Air- Thiruvananthapuram has an international airport that is well connected with all major Indian cities and some cities in the Middle East.

By Train: Thiruvanathapuram is well connected by train and the city has its own railway station as well. It is connected with all the major cities of India.

By Road : You can easily get the Kerala Road Transport Corporation bus services for Trivandrum City Guide and there are many private buses also available for travels to the city.